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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

These Are the Latinos Nominated for a 2017 Emmy Award

*I hope you weren’t holding your breath for this. Latinos “remain conspicuously absent” from primetime Emmy awards. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Manuel Betancourt, Remezcla (3.5 minute read)  What does Gina Rodriguez have to do to nab an Emmy nomination? We hoped we wouldn’t need to ask this question again, but here we are. The nominations for the

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

10 Books From Latino & LatAm Authors For Your Summer Reading List

*Here’s a good list of suggestions for your summer reading. It’s ambitious – for some – but doable. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By  Alejandra Oliva, Remezcla (4 minute read)  Along with summer come long days at the beach,...

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

This Man Created the ‘Aztec of the City’ Comic to Give Mexican Americans the Superhero They Deserve

*This comic book artist is trying to raise money to take the characters he created in 1993 to the next level and a larger audience. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3 minute read)  ...

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...

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Native American Students Push San Diego State to Retire Controversial Aztec Mascot

*Why you should read this: Because, as SDSU professor Ozzie Monge says, “the use of indigenous groups as mascot . . . make students and faculty “accidental racists” in “redface.” VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3.5 minute...

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

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...

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