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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 Press, to an eclectic literary mix tape or playlist “in which there is an ebb and flow as

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

2016 in books: 15 must reads from Latin American and US Latino authors

*Suggestions for the book worms on you list. VL By Alejandra Oliva, Remezcla (15 minute read) The last few years have been fantastic for works translated into English from writers all over Latin America. Between Valeria Luiselli,...

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,...

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...

Monday, September 26th, 2016

These Latinos Were Honored with National Medals for Art, Humanities

By Ericka N. Hernandez, NBC News (5 minute read)  Some of the most notable Latino artists, musicians and writers were recognized by the White House for their cultural contributions. President Barack Obama awarded the National Medal of...

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

President Obama will award National Medals of Arts to 3 Latinos

*This is great news! Sandra Cisneros, Santiago Jimenez Jr., and Luis Valdez will be honored by President Obama. VL By National Endowment for the Arts Washington, DC — President Barack Obama will present the 2015 National Medals...

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

National Portrait Gallery Announces First Commission of an American Latino

*This is great news, but, why did it take so long? VL By NY Arts (1 minute read)  The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has recently added new portraits of prominent Latino figures and artists to its permanent...

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