Mandalit del Barco http://wfpl.org en Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies http://wfpl.org/post/writer-gabriel-garcia-marquez-who-gave-voice-latin-america-dies Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America's best-known writer.<p>His novels were filled with miraculous and enchanting events and characters; love and madness; wars, politics, dreams and death. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:53:40 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 9162 at http://wfpl.org Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies Sunday Assembly: A Church For The Godless Picks Up Steam http://wfpl.org/post/sunday-assembly-church-godless-picks-steam It sometimes <em>feels</em> like church in the auditorium of the Professional Musicians union in Hollywood. It's a Sunday morning, and hundreds of people are gathered to meditate, sing and listen to inspirational poetry and stories.<p>But then the live band starts up — performing songs by the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Jerry Lee Lewis. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 12:06:07 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 8150 at http://wfpl.org Sunday Assembly: A Church For The Godless Picks Up Steam In 'Alphabet' Mysteries, 'S' Is Really For Santa Barbara http://wfpl.org/post/alphabet-mysteries-s-really-santa-barbara Novelist Sue Grafton is a real hoot. She's just as likely to talk, in that native Kentucky drawl of hers, about her prized silver-coin mint julep cups as about a juicy murder mystery. But she does have a crime writer's imagination.<p>"I always say to people, 'Don't cross me, OK? Because you will be so sorry,'" she says. "'I have ways to kill you you ain't even thought of yet.'"<p>Grafton is famous for her "Alphabet" mystery series. Sun, 18 Aug 2013 11:22:22 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 6505 at http://wfpl.org In 'Alphabet' Mysteries, 'S' Is Really For Santa Barbara Does Disney's Tonto Reinforce Stereotypes Or Overcome Them? http://wfpl.org/post/does-disneys-tonto-reinforce-stereotypes-or-overcome-them The Lone Ranger has long been a fictional hero, taming the Wild West with his trusty Indian guide, Tonto. The faithful companion helps the white man fight bad guys, and does so speaking in pidgin English.<p>Tonto made his first appearance on the radio in the 1930s, voiced by a non-Native American actor, John Todd. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:46:23 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 5985 at http://wfpl.org Does Disney's Tonto Reinforce Stereotypes Or Overcome Them? What You Didn't See At The Academy Awards http://wfpl.org/post/what-you-didnt-see-academy-awards <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/02/25/172867680/argo-life-of-pi-get-top-oscar-nods" target="_blank">NPR's Sam Sanders and Mandalit del Barco were backstage</a> at the Oscars on Sunday, covering the awards show. They sat in the press room, where winners go for interviews during and after the show. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 14:28:02 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 4181 at http://wfpl.org What You Didn't See At The Academy Awards