THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: LUCHA CORPI READS FROM HER LATEST, GUGO UMPIERRE ON PUERTO RICO, MORE PROPERTIES OF SILENCE, MARGARITO GARCIA ON AFRO-MESOAMERICANS, SERGIO HERNANDEZ ON THE CORN DOG, AND ANGELA’S CLOUDS AND REFLECTIONS.
Wow, is it already another week of Latinopia? Good stuff too! Our first video this week focuses on celebrated mystery novelist Lucha Corpi who has come out with a non-noir collection titled Confessions of a Book Burner. She reads from her recent book at Michael Sedano’s recurring encuentro of literary buffs which he calls Mental Cocido in Pasadena, California. Also this week, a little later, we’ll have another clip from Theresa Chavez’s new American play Properties of Silence currently playing at the Pasadena Playhouse. What happens when Sor Juna Inés de la Cruz descends across time into the kitchen of a realtor in Phoenix, Arizona?
José “Gugo” Umpierre returns with his Burundanga Boricua blog, this time it’s the second installment of his thoughtful and panoramic view of Puerto Rico’s political history. Be sure to check it out!
Our guest blogger Dr. Margarito J. Garcia III brings us the second installment of his blog on Black Meso-Americans. His conclusion, all Latinos have some Black blood in them. In view of the tensions that often arise between Latinos and Blacks–are we fighting ourselves?
And of course, ever dependable Angela Ortiz and Sergio Hernández return with their weekly blogs, Angela’s Photo of the Week and Arnie and Porfi. Hey, what is a Mexican Corn Dog?