Quiara Alegría Hudes on Writing Through Grief and Joy (A Latino USA POdcast
In this episode of Latino USA, playwright and author Quiara Alegría Hudes talks about her memoir ‘My Broken Language,’ adapting it for the stage, and how joy and grief intertwine in the stories she tells.
In Musical ‘Desaparecidas,’ Jaime Lozano Looks to Honor, Celebrate Women of Mexico (INTERVIEW)
With music and lyrics by Jaime Lozano, lyrics by Florencia Cuenca, and book by Georgina Escobar, ‘Desaparecidas’ celebrates the individual lives of women in Mexico, highlighting the challenge of embracing customs while fighting for autonomy in a dangerous world of machismo.
9 Latino Films to Watch This Spooky Season (REVIEW)
There’s something particularly Latinx about “spooky season,” maybe because we have a more open —and, I’d argue, healthier— relationship to death and what lies beyond. So it makes sense to spend this month watching films and shows that feature Latinx talent dealing with monsters, murderers, and ghosts.
Puerto Rican Drag Queens Build New Life in New York After María
Vena Cava and Victoria Holiday were two well-known drag queens in Río Piedras’ nightlife scene. But after Hurricane María struck Puerto Rico in September 2017, the two moved to New York City and began making names for themselves in the drag capital of the world.
Keeping Loíza’s Cultural Traditions Alive
Poet Lola Rosario speaks with legendary bomba dancer Raquel Ayala and renowned painter and sculptor Samuel Lind, two Afro-Puerto Rican artists whose work preserves and celebrates the history and culture of the coastal town known as Puerto Rico’s “Capital of Tradition.”
From LATINO BOOK REVIEW: World Premiere of ‘Migrare Mutare’ at the Kennedy Center
On Tuesday, March 15, Vocal Arts DC presented the world premiere of ‘Migrare Mutare’ by the Venezuelan American composer Reinaldo Moya, with texts by Rossy Evelin Lima.
Jajaja: ‘Español Please’ Brings Spanish Comedy to New York
Español Please is a New York comedy circuit that relies on Spanish humor, rather than “American” jokes told in Spanish, and is showcased on mainstream comedy stages that traditionally host English-language comics.
Selling the Fantasy With José Hernandez (A Latino USA Podcast)
José talks about pushing the boundaries of who and what is considered beautiful in the mainstream.
A Spoken History Of The Nuyorican Poets Cafe (A Latino USA Podcast)
Several artists step up to the mic for a spoken history of the cafe.
How I Made It: Ayodele Casel (A Latino USA Podcast)
Ayodele Casel takes us through her life and career and how she reclaims tap dancing as a Black art form.
Selena Gomez and the Complicated Nature of Latinx Representation
Selena Gomez can’t represent our entire community, but her character in the Hulu series ‘Only Murders in the Building’ is a positive addition to the Latinx canon.
Sandra Cisneros Takes Us Back to Her Early Narratives With MARTITA, I REMEMBER YOU
“When I began the piece, I didn’t realize that that first part was going to be like a letter, a letter that she never sends,” Cisneros tells Latino Rebels.
The Magic of Lucha Libre in El Paso, Texas
A new “Lucha Libre: Stories From the Ring” exhibit opened in late August to the eager attendance of hundreds of El Pasoans.
How an Indigenous Artist Became Inspired to Reconnect With Mapuche Culture
“My art is a reflection of what it is to be Mapuche. Mapuche people value and respect nature a lot,” Alexis Mariqueo told Latino Rebels.
How I Made It: Ada Limón (A Latino USA Podcast)
Ada Limón tells her story of a young woman falling in love with poetry and revisits her debut poetry collection “Lucky Wreck” 15 years later.
Portrait Of: Carmen Maria Machado (A Latino USA Podcast)
Carmen Maria Machado talks about writing memoir, her fascination with horror, grappling with her mental health during the pandemic, and confronting her Cuban-American identity while growing up in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
How I Made It: El Peso Hero (A Latino USA Podcast)
This July, “El Peso Hero” is celebrating 10 years of fighting Mexican cartels, corrupt officials and advocating for the rights of migrants on the border.
How I Made It: Kali Uchis (A Latino USA Podcast)
Kali Uchis talks about growing up between Colombia and Virginia, the inspirations behind her biggest hits, and why she decided to ignore those who told her not to sing in Spanish.
‘We Are Here’ Is A Vibrant Acclamation of Black and Brown Artists
The book is a colorful and vibrant acclamation to 50 artists whose work captures the voices in our communities—featuring interviews with each creator.
How I Made It: Futuro Conjunto (A Latino USA Podcast)
Created in collaboration with more than 30 local artists, Futuro Conjunto imagines what the Rio Grande Valley might look and sound like several generations into the future.