THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: ROBERT BELTRAN ON STAR TREK VOYAGER, ALEJANDRO MURGUÍA ON THE MISSION DISTRICT, DON FELÍPE ON RESTORING GERONIMO, EDO DÍAZ ON NATION TO NATION TREATIES, VARGAS REMEMBERS MARES, SERG HERNÁNDEZ ON BRIAN WILLIAMS AND ANGELA ORTIZ WITH “LINES & TEXTURES.”
Greetings and salutations, hellos and hojas, que’hubos and que pasas from your Tia Tenopia! We got a lot to share this week on Latinopia. In our two original videos we visit with actor Robert Beltran talking about how he helped to shape the character of Chakotay on the Star Trek Voyager TV series and we’re at the 2010 Flor y Canto literary festival at USC to see poet Alejandro Murguía reading his signature poem, “16th and Valencia.”
Don Felípe De Ortego’s Bravo Road looks at how Apache chieftain Geronimo has been maligned in history when in actuality he was fighting fore the rights of his people. In a complimentary blog, Mirándolo Bien with Eduardo Díaz looks at how the United States broke treaties it signed with Native American nations in a new Smithsonian exhibit. New Mexico poet Richard Vargas remembers his friend and mentor author Ernesto Antonio “Tony” Mares. Sergio Hernández puts his wit to good use as he comments about the recent fiasco involving NBC news anchor Brian Williams and please check out Angela’s Photo of the week!
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!