Marianella Belliard

Junot Díaz’s Mask: This Is How He Lost It

The award-winning author, recognizing his protected status, based his career and existence on misogyny, to the point that he could no longer differentiate the sexism portrayed in his fiction from his real life mistreatment of women—particularly women of color.

  • May 10, 2018
  • 9:11 am

From Alejandro González Iñárritu to Feidin Santana: Colliding Lives, Disrupting Narratives

When Sean Penn tossed off the ostensible insult (“Who gave this son of a bitch his green card?”) in making the Academy Awards introduction to his longtime collaborator and friend, the visionary Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu, there was universal outcry over what was later explained as both a joke between colleagues and a back-handed […]

  • Apr 24, 2015
  • 3:03 pm