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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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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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YOGA TALK WITH JULIE CARMEN 2.15.15 “COBRA POSE”

Julie Carmen  ( http://www.juliecarmenactress.com/ )  is an accomplished actress, licensed family therapist and yoga therapist. In this continuing monthly blog “Yoga Talk With Julie Carmen,” Julie … [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...]

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LATINOPIA WORD TONY MARES REMEMBERED

Tony Mares and I were kindred spirits. Our friendship was effortless. He had a streak of the rebel, and a mischievous twinkle in his eye… both qualities I could easily relate to. He served on my … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD A.E.”TONY” MARES

Ernesto Antonio "Tony" Mares was a New Mexico poet, historian, essayist and fictoin writer. He passed away on January 30, 2015. Here Tony Mares reads his poem, "In Search of Durruti," at the 2010 … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA GUEST BLOG DR. RUDY ACUÑA 2.02.15 “DYING COMMUNITIES”

DYING COMMUNITIES-FORGOTTEN MEMORIES With age you become more nostalgic. Lately, for instance, I take things very seriously, and struggles such as the one with the university (CSUN) and its … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD THE LATINA VOICE

Today Latina authors and poets make up an important part of Latino/a literature. But there was a time when this was not the case. Dr. Tomas Ybarrra Frausto, author, art and literature critic and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1967 TIERRA AMARILLA COURTHOUSE RAID

In 1967, lay preacher and land grant activist Reies López Tijerina founded the Alliance of Free Pueblos in the state of New Mexico. His goal was to return ownership of contested land grants to the … [Read more...]

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YOGA TALK WITH JULIE CARMEN 01.18.15. “BREATHLESSNESS”

Julie Carmen  ( http://www.juliecarmenactress.com/ )  is an accomplished actress, licensed family therapist and yoga therapist. In this continuing monthly blog “Yoga Talk With Julie Carmen,” Julie … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART “IN SEARCH OF MAGULANDIA”

Gilbert "Magu" Lujan (October 16, 1940-July 24, 2011) was a much loved and influential Chicano sculptor, muralist and painter. The co-founder of the Los Four art collective, he was one of the first … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD “DEEP DOWN DARK”

On August 5, 2010, thirty-three miners were trapped underground following a mine cave-in at the Chilean town of Copiapó. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and novelist Hector Tobar obtained exclusive … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LOS FABULOCOS “UNA PURA Y DOS CON SAL”

Delta Groove Music recording artist Los FabuLocos is a Southern California band whose unique sound, "Cali-Mex,"is a fusion of blues, Americana and Chicano soul music. Band members include Jesús … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA “JOSE LUIS RUIZ ON CHICANO!”

Chicano! History of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement was a four-hour PBS documentary series broadcast in 1997. Jose Luis Ruiz was the Executive Producer of the company that produced the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA ROBERT BELTRAN ON ACTING

Robert Beltran is an accomplished actor of stage and screen perhaps best known for his portrayal of "Chokotay" in the television series "Star Trek Voyager." Beltran is also a serious theater director. … [Read more...]