Friday, February 3rd, 2017

15 Books by Contemporary Mexican Writers That Make America Greater

*Why you should read this: Because it’s the weekend, and while you’re waiting for the Superbowl to begin (or not) this is a good option to pass the time. Because in these days of Trumpian reality reading Mexican and Mexican-American authors is an act of resistance. VL By By Emily Temple, Literary Hub  (6 minute read)    Now

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

‘Librotraficante’ Tony Diaz Launches a First of Its Kind Latino Bookstore in Downtown Houston

*Why you should read this: Because in an era when Chicano books are banned and Latinos are used as a political wedge a Chicano bookstore in downtown Houston becomes an act of resistance. VL By Christina Noriega, Remezcla ...

Friday, January 13th, 2017

Solange Proves She Rides Hard for Selena in a New Interview With Beyoncé

*Why you should read this: Because it proves that Selena is forever. Because crossover isn’t just about popularity, it’s about artist’s recognition. Becasue we’re transforming America. VL By Isabelia Herrera, Remezcla (2.5 minute read)  In the cover story...

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Anthology gathers best Latino sci-fi stories

*Yes, Latin@s write science fiction. In fact Latin@s write good science fiction. VL By Steve Bennett, San Antonio Express-News (4.5 minute read)  Matt Goodwin compares “Latin@ Rising,” the new anthology of science fiction from San Antonio’s Wings...

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Publisher Jonathan Marcantoni Seeks Latino Books Outside ‘Usual’ Themes

*This is a profile of a Latino writer/editor based in Colorado. But it’s also a call, of sorts, for Latinos to write about things other than immigration and identity. That’s the box that mainstream publishers have put...

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Cuba’s madres (y padres) of invention

*This is a wonderful read, well worth the time invested. This is one of me favorite online magazines. It never disappoints. VL By Rob Waters, Craftsmanship Quarterly (30 minute read) My first encounter with what Cubans call...

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

No Latino Theatre Company, No Problem. Make Your Own!

*What do you think? Is it that easy? I know there are many theater-Taquistas, what do you say? VL By Diep Tran, American Theater (6.5 minute read)  In 2013, Cleveland Public Theatre artistic director Raymond Bobgan was onstage...

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Aftermath: Sixteen Writers on Trump’s America

*This is heavy “food for thought.” Bookmark it, come back to it. Read the essays. There’s only one Latino in a list of 16 writers, that’s the only downside. VL RADICAL HOPE – The New Yorker By...

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

The Political Awakening of a Fashion Power Player

*My pick for your lunch break read of the day. Where fashion and politics were destined to meet. VL By Jennifer S. Altman, The New York Times (6 minute read) American fashion has never been afraid of declaring...

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Truthful Reflections: Repainting an American Story

*Why did a chicano artist from San Antonio take on the KKK? We’re glad he did. VL By Eduardo Diaz, Director, Smithsonian Latino Center (4 minute read)  It is astonishing the lengths to which a person, or a people,...

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Latin American Artworks, and a New Institute, Will Go to MoMA

*This is excellent news! A major donation of 102 works for the research of Latin American Art. VL By Robin Pogrebin, The New York Times (3.5 minute read) Before Lygia Clark was getting major museum retrospectives; before Adriana...

Thursday, October 6th, 2016

This Is the Largest Exhibit on Mexican Art in 60 Years

*Beautiful! If you happen to be in Paris between now and January. . .  VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (2 minute read) Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera are undoubtedly two of the 20th century’s most important artists in...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Junot Díaz Dedicates Hispanic Heritage Award to Latin@ Immigrants and Undocumented Youth

*Follow the link and listen to Junot Díaz’s speech. It’s worth your time. VL By Luz Chavez, Gozamos (2 minute read, 4.5 minute video) On Thursday, Pulitzer-Prize winning author Junot Díaz accepted the Hispanic Heritage Literature Award at the...

Monday, September 26th, 2016

National Book Festival Highlights Prominent Latino/a Authors

*From the article: “Among the more than 120 authors were Latino writers from the United States and a variety of Latin American countries, including some who specialize in ‘crossborder’ themes.” VL By Patricia Guadalupe, NBC News (4.5...

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