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THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA 4.19.15

THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: VINTAGE ESTRADA COURTS MURALS, DON FELÍPE PROPOSES A “MODEST PROPOSAL,” SAL BALDENEGRO ON THE ROLE OF COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND ANGELA ORTIZ’S “SOME DAYS.” Holal Latinopians! … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART ESTRADA COURTS MURALS

Estrada Courts is a neighborhood housing project in East Los Angeles. In 1973, Charles "Cat" Félix, a Chicano artist and muralist, decided that the walls of this community merited murals reflective of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1968 CON SAFOS 1

Today we take for granted the large body of Latino and Latina literature available in the United States. But back in 1960, there was no extensive body of literature to speak of. That all changed when … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1967 CON SAFOS 2

Con Safos Magazine, a daring and irreverant literary magazine featuring the writings of Latino authors was first published in 1967 under the stewardship of Ralph "Rafas" López and Arturo "Tudi" … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART VINCENT SÁNCHEZ CARDONA

Victor Sánchez Cardona is an abstract artist of Puerto Rican descent residing in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In this virtual gallery tour we are introduced to some of his latest paintings. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DAGOBERTO GILB “VOICE”

Dagoberto Gilb is a Mexican American writer of short stories and novels whose short story collection The Magic of Blood won the 1994 PEN/Hemingway award. His writings have appeared in The New Yorker, … [Read more...]

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BRAVO ROAD with DON FELIPE 3.29.15 “A MORE PERFECT UNION?”

A MORE PERFECT UNION—DOES IT INCLUDE HISPANICS? Like ever other y country in the world, the United States is a work in progress. Every day the nation confronts new and unique problems, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DANNY ROMERO

Danny Romero is a California poet and novellist based in Sacramento. In addition to several chapbooks of poetry, he is the author of the novel Calle 10. He read his poetry at the 2010 Flor y Canto … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LUCHA CORPI ON CRIME WRITING

Lucha Corpi is the author of such crime novels as Eulogy for a Brown Angel, Cactus Blood, Death at Solstice and others. Latinopia asked Lucha about writing crime novels and how that differs from her … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC SIHASIN “THEY CAN’T KEEP YOU DOWN”

Sister and brother musical team, Jeneda and Clayson Benally , are Sihasin. This musical group from the Navajo (Diné) Nation in Northern Arizona combine bass, drums and original lyrics into songs that … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “THE SAN PATRICIOS”

During the U.S.-Mexican War of 1846, more than 500 immigrant soldiers, mostly Irish, deserted the U.S. Army and fought on the Mexican side of the war. This battalion of Irish soldiers were known as … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO PROPERTIES OF SILENCE 2

Properties of Silence is a new American play written by Theresa Chavez, Rose Portillo and Alan Pulner and directed by Theresa Chavez. The play imagines a dream encounter between seventeenth century … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA GUEST BLOG MARGARITO J. GARCIA III “AFRO-MESOAMERICANS PART TWO”

AFRO-MESOAMERICANS PART II As I have mentioned in previous writings, nothing validates more what I do through my own writings than the responses I get from my readers about my writings. Such … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LUCHA CORPI “CONFESSIONS OF A BOOK BURNER”

Lucha Corpi is a celebrated mystery writer who has created the character of Gloria Damasco a clairvoyant Chicana detective who solves crimes in novels such as Eulogy for a Brown Angel, Cactus Blood, … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 3.08.15 “REFLECTIONS AND CLOUDS”

Reflections and Clouds Driving in town after a rainy night. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart). … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA TEATRO “PROPERTIES OF SILENCE”

Properties of Silence is a new American play written by Theresa Chavez, Rose Portillo and Alan Pulner and directed by Theresa Chavez. The play imagines a dream encounter between seventeenth century … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ALBERTO RÍOS “HOW TO WRITE A POEM”

Alberto "Tito" Ríos is a celebrated poet and author who has published ten books of poetry, three short story collections and a memoir. Latinopia was intrigued by his body of work as a poet and asked a … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART WILLIE HERRON’S “THE WALL THAT CRACKED OPEN”

Willie Herron is an artist, muralist and musician. In 1972 his brother John was attacked and nearly killed by gang members in an East Los Angeles alley. Willie depicted the attack in an iconic mural … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ALEJANDRO MOLINA “SAN VALENTÍN”

Alejandro Molina is a poet and member of "Noches Bohemias," a group of poets from various Latin American countries who meet regularly at the Tia Chucha Cultural Center and bookstore in Sylmar, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ALEJANDRO MURGUÍA “16TH AND VALENCIA”

Alejandro Murguía is a  poet and prose writer who has won the prestigious American Book Award twice for his short story collections.  In 2013 he was named Poet Laureate of the city of San Francisco. … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA ROBERT BELTRAN ON STAR TREK VOYAGER

Robert Beltran is an accomplished actor of stage, screen and television.He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Raoul in the cult film, "Eating Raoul," and as Chakotay in the science fiction … [Read more...]