Today in San Mateo Library

A Filipino-American Cultural Spotlight

Each San Mateo Public Library “Cultural Spotlight” offers programs focusing on one of the ethnic groups within San Mateo’s rich diverse community.

Main Library
55 West Third Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402

For more information: 650-522-7802

Sponsored by the San Mateo Public Library, the Asian Library Advisory Committee, the San Francisco Bay Area Consortium of Filipino American National Historical Society, the Asian American Curriculum Project and T’Boli Publishing and Distribution

Celebrate Filipino-American Heritage Month

Saturday, October 6 at 2 pm

Local Filipino Authors Reading & Book Signing

All library programs are free / Light refreshments will be served


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Quote of the Day: NY Times on “Friday Night Lights”

New York Times Television Critic Gina Bellafante, remarking on how nice it is to see attractive people cast as the working class characters on NBC drama “Friday Night Lights”, which is just beginning its second season:

The young actors who appear in it are sculptured, mesmerizing specimens, the camera pointed at them so that their bodies and faces consume the whole frame, immersing us in the world of their characters’ totalizing preoccupations. The direction suggests no universe beyond Dillon, Texas, where the show is set, and when you’re watching “Friday Night Lights,” you find yourself decidedly uninterested in looking for one.

The casting of the impossibly attractive that is so endemic with programs like “The OC” is rarer in depictions of the working class, where television perpetuates the prejudicial belief that people who attend luncheons are always going to be better looking than the sort of people who merely eat lunch.

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