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Friday, May 19th, 2017

Law Enforcement Officials Take On DACA Students’ Roles In Colorado Play

*Thanks to our friend Tom Cosgrove for pointing us to this wonderful story! VL By WBUR (6 minute read)    “Do You Know Who I Am?” is a one-act show featuring autobiographical monologues written and performed by youth living in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals program, staged at the Motus Theater in

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

These Rare Photos of Frida Kahlo Show Her Life Before She Became an Artist

*Why you should read this: Because there are many Fridaphiles among our NewsTaco readers. Because these are photos that some of her most avid fans haven’t seen (we think?) VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Remezcla Estaff, Remezcla (2...

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Champions of Chicano Art Need to Face Reality: A Response to Cheech Marin’s New Art Center

*Why you should read this: Because “If you don’t like how mainstream museums are neglecting important collections, then build your own.” VL By Karen Mary Davalos, artnet (6 minute read)  For decades, comedian Cheech Marin has been finding...

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Thank the Greeks. Really?

*Why you should read this: Because architecture tells stories, and our national spaces should include more than the typical Eurocentric Geek and Roman traditions. Because there is a rich Mesoamerican architectural tradition that should be part of...

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Juan Felipe Herrera, the U.S. poet laureate, on what America should be reading now

*Why you should read this: Because we’re living strange political times, and in times like these we need to turn to our artists, our storytellers for guidance. Because it’s a huge honor for a Mexican-American to be...

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

Culture Clash to headline closing night at Cinefestival 2017

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco  (1 minute read)   This is for all the San Antonio, Texas, area Taquistas – because it’s cool, becasue it’s something to do on a Saturday night, and because it’s historic and needed...

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...

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...

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