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2009-03-24 05:30:00

LOS ANGELES, March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Maya Entertainment, the Latino-owned film entertainment company that brought "How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer" to the big screen, is teaming up with Blockbuster Inc., a leading global provider of in-home movie and game entertainment, to support the growing Latino filmmaking industry in the U.S. and spotlight quality examples of its work. Together, the companies are presenting two programs. The first is Maya Independent sponsored by...

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2009-03-14 14:15:00

Archaeologists have unearthed stucco panels carved with images of cosmic gods, monsters and serpents in the northern jungles of Guatemala.  The two panels, each 26 feet long and stacked on top of each other, were created around 300 BC and are the oldest known depictions of a notorious Mayan legend, the Popol Vuh.It took investigators excavating El Mirador three months to uncover the carvings, said Richard Hansen, the site's lead researcher, during an interview with Reuters on Wednesday....

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2009-03-12 11:31:49

Archeologists in Guatemala's northern jungle have uncovered carved stucco panels from the Mayan civilization that depict cosmic monsters, gods and serpents that are the oldest known depictions of a famous Mayan creation myth, Reuters reported. Experts believe the panels were created around 300 BC and show scenes from the core Mayan mythology, the Popol Vuh.  Both panels are 26 feet long and stacked on top of each other. The site's head researcher, Richard Hansen, said on Wednesday that...

2009-01-07 04:30:00

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new young adult novels from WestSide Books blend coming-of-age stories with historical fiction to shed new light on race relations and young people's experiences in mid-twentieth century America. In Between Us Baxters, by Bethany Hegedus, the friendship between two girls-one white, one black-reveals a 1950s Southern town torn apart by racism in the Jim Crow South. In Seattle Blues, by Michael Wenberg, a young black teen spends the summer of 1969...

2008-11-13 09:00:24

Maya Gold & Silver Inc. (TSX VENTURE: MYA) is pleased to announce Guy Goulet nomination as President of the company. In 1986, Guy Goulet graduated with an engineering degree in geology from l'Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. Mr. Goulet has sat on several boards of directors for both public and private companies over the past 20 years. His extensive network of contacts in the corporate and financial worlds will contribute to the rapid development of projects undertaken by Maya Gold and...

2008-11-11 21:00:16

Maya Entertainment has announced plans to produce "American Tragic," a big-screen drama starring America Ferrera. Ryan Piers Williams, who wrote the film, is also slated to direct it, while Heather Rae will serve as producer. Sergio Aguero is to executive produce along with Ferrera, whose company, Take Fountain Productions, will receive production credit. Ferrera is best known for her Emmy Award-winning work on the TV comedy "Ugly Betty." "Ryan has written a very compelling film that...

2008-10-02 15:00:36

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Just seven months into its launch, Maya Entertainment, a vertically integrated, full-service motion picture production and distribution company targeting the growing entertainment interests of Latinos living in the U.S., has established itself as a force in Hollywood. With a strong executive team of experienced film and television veterans in place, Maya Entertainment is going for the jugular by snatching up several noteworthy films that are garnering...

2008-09-24 09:00:36

YADKINVILLE, N.C., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Maya Wrap, Inc., manufacturer of baby slings, ties and pouches, has launched an organic line of its already popular Maya Wrap ring sling. The new organic fabrics feature eye-catching colors and patterns on the pocket and shoulder, introducing a much-needed burst of style and color into a world of earth-toned organic options. Maya Wrap's organic ring sling is made of the highest quality 100% organic cotton and printed with patterns using...

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2008-08-16 15:14:24

A maze of stone temples in underground caves which ancient Mayans believed was a portal where dead souls entered the underworld have been discovered by Mexican archaeologists. Explorers said some of the caves were submerged in water and contained human bones. Scuba clad divers discovered the stone ruins of eleven sacred temples and what could be the remains of human sacrifices at the site in the Yucatan Peninsula. Mayans believed the underground complex of water-filled caves leading into dry...

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2008-05-13 13:43:33

RIT Professor Bill Middleton uses novel approach to study Zapotec cultureSatellite imagery obtained from NASA will help archeologist Bill Middleton peer into the ancient Mexican past. In a novel archeological application, multi- and hyperspectral data will help build the most accurate and most detailed landscape map that exists of the southern state of Oaxaca, where the Zapotec people formed the first state-level and urban society in Mexico."If you ask someone off the street about Mexican...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'