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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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MIRÁNDOLO BIEN with EDUARDO DÍAZ 3.24.15 “THE GREATEST GENERATION”

IN THE SHADOW OF THE GREATEST GENERATION. Magdaleno (Leno) Díaz passed way on February 10, 2015, at the age of 95. His passing gave me pause to contemplate the significance and impact of what is … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD PAT MORA “MI MADRE”

Pat Mora is a celebrated poet who grew up along the US/Mexico border. Her poetry and children's books reflect the often conflictive nature of being Bilingual and Bicultural but also reveals her love … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 3.23.15 “DRIVE HOME”

Drive Home. On a drive home with a sunset in the distant. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart). … [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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TALES OF TORRES 3.15.15 “CUBA AND FIDEL”

Who woulda thunk it? First, the Berlin Wall comes down and now they’re planning to open a United States Embassy in Havana! And the Cubans will open an official embassy in Washington, D.C. Years ago … [Read more...]

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ARNIE AND PORFI with SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ 3.15.15 “DESPICABLE, COWARDLY ACT”

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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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BURUNDANGA BORICUA DEL ZOCOTROCO 3.08.15 “LA PATRIA -SEGUNDA PARTE”

Parte II La segunda mitad del Siglo XX y lo que va del XXI, la política en Puerto Rico ha estado dominada por el asunto del status y la controversia en torno a la Constitución del Estado Libre … [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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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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SOUTH BAY COMPASS with BARBARA ZARAGOZA 3.01.15 “BORDER ANGELS”

Border Angels Border Angels is an organization that advocates for migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border seeking better lives. Volunteers have placed water in the desert where migrants … [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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BURUNDANGA BORICUA DEL ZOCOTROCO 2.22.15 “LA PATRIA – PRIMERA PARTE”

El siguiente ensayo consiste de cuatro partes que exploran: el sentimiento patrio, la relación colonial de Puerto Rico y los Estados Unidos de Norte América, el Estado Libre Asociado, y el caso de … [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...]