Art

The Lowdown on ‘The Get Down’

Netflix’s upcoming series directed by Baz Luhrmann will present the sights and sounds of the Bronx during the formative 1970s.

  • Jan 8, 2016
  • 10:24 am

Puerto Rico al borde del abismo

“El 1 de diciembre fue un día ínfamo en nuestra historia. A ver nuestro gobernador dar limosnas a nuestro maestro colonial era una vergüenza profunda e imperdonable.”

  • Dec 9, 2015
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Room 28’s Banner Year Closes With a ‘Sketchtacular’ Bang

A look at Room 28, the Latino sketch comedy troupe launching a digital studio with the producers of ‘Saturday Night Live.’

  • Dec 8, 2015
  • 10:53 am

For the Love of the People: Miguel Piñero’s Legacy

“Throughout his life, Piñero fought difficult circumstances which led him to do unforgivable things, but he always sought to somehow help others reach for more.”

  • Dec 7, 2015
  • 10:16 am

There Are No Safe Zones in Art

“The intersection between art and politics has always been fraught with land mines and dismembered limbs of the well-intentioned.”

  • Dec 3, 2015
  • 12:12 pm

The Hustle: How Miguel Piñero Went From the Streets to the Stage

In his prison cell, Piñero found something that incarceration could never hold captive: a gift that enabled him to express all that at once haunted and inspired him.

  • Nov 30, 2015
  • 11:11 am

‘Seekin’ the Cause’: How Miguel Piñero’s Flow Changed Everything

“Piñero’s tales of ‘hood life,’ ‘ghettocide’ and ‘gangster living’ are disturbing but beautiful because they are laced with sincerity.”

  • Nov 21, 2015
  • 8:59 am

Filmmaker Silent Launches Fundraiser for Puerto Rico’s La Perla Community

The videographer and photographer is currently working on a documentary about La Perla, the historically poor section of Old San Juan in Puerto Rico.

  • Nov 14, 2015
  • 1:30 pm

Locos Por Juana: ‘Caribe’ Rebels

A chat with vocalist Itaguí Correa on how artists can bridge gaps like those created by the debates surrounding immigration and police brutality.

  • Nov 12, 2015
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Painting and Erasing: Senos que se nos respetan

After a mural depicting a nude black woman is defaced in Puerto Rico, women appear topless as a protest to reclaim their bodies.

  • Oct 31, 2015
  • 11:50 am

Dungeons Along the Camino

Continuing his journey along the Camino de Santiago, author Silvio Sirias encounters the tale of Francisco de Quevedo, one of the greatest poets of Spain’s Golden Age.

  • Oct 27, 2015
  • 10:33 am

Helado Negro: ‘Young, Latin and Proud’

A chat with the Ecuadoran-born but Brooklyn-based musician fusing the many different sounds of Latin America.

  • Oct 25, 2015
  • 12:49 pm

Artist Julio Salgado Re-depicts Classic TV Shows with Diverse Casts

The Mexican-born undocu-queer artist got the idea to reimagine some of his favorite TV shows after fans began protesting POCs in the upcoming ‘Star Wars.’

  • Oct 21, 2015
  • 11:33 am

Cuñao: Blood, Sand and Solidarity

A chat with Julio Montero, frontman for the Los Angeles-based Latin Folk group Cuñao, on the group’s latest album ‘Sangre y Arena.’

  • Oct 21, 2015
  • 9:17 am

‘Erasing the Border’ (VIDEO)

Mexican-born artist Ana Teresa Fernández painted the border fence separating the beaches of California and Baja California to show what life might be like without the wall.

  • Oct 19, 2015
  • 11:40 am

September in Puerto Rico

A thorough recap at efforts to maintain anti-colonial efforts during last month’s commemorations in Puerto Rico.

  • Oct 17, 2015
  • 2:37 pm

Art Against Deportation Displayed in Front of ICE Offices in Philadelphia

Artist Michelle Angela Ortiz’s “Familias Separadas” project involves a series of public installations on the effects of deportation on immigrant families.

  • Oct 13, 2015
  • 11:26 am

Ana Tijoux: Conmemorando la resistencia indígena

Nuestra hermana Rebelde es una diosa del hip hop en español, dictando letras anti-coloniales, intrínsecas, fulminantes y poéticas.

  • Oct 11, 2015
  • 9:53 am

Meet LAK6, the Newest Latina Superhero by Darryl Makes Comics

DMC editor-in-chief Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez discusses their latest crime fighter, and why it’s important for kids of color to see themselves reflected in comics.

  • Oct 4, 2015
  • 12:42 pm

Esai Morales: Leader of Our Rebel World

The actor talks about playing the president in HBO’s new series ‘The Brink,’ the state of Spanish-language media, and what it means to be a Latino Rebel

  • Sep 23, 2015
  • 10:02 am

At Least the Acting and Storytelling in ‘Narcos’ Rings True

Strong acting and storytelling in Netflix’s ‘Narcos’ make it a must-watch show — no matter how the characters sound

  • Sep 20, 2015
  • 3:04 pm