THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: ELIZABETH PEÑA REMEMBERED, WHAT IS DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS? EDUARDO DÍAZ ON JIM ESTRADA AND LOVELY CLOUDS.
Latinos are still reeling from the loss of consummate actress Elizabeth Peña. This week Latinopia posts remembrances of this great actress by her friends and colleagues from the Resurrection Blvd drama series. Visit this posting and get more insight into the legacy Elizabeth Peña has left.
Also this week, we explore what exactly is Dia de los Muertos, often confused with the United States celebration of Halloween. Check out his insightful video featuring noted installation artist Amailia Mesa-Baines and learn more about this centuries long tradition.
Our regular blogger Eduardo Díaz returns with a review of Jim Estrada’s provocative new book “The ABC’s and Ñ of America’s Cultural Revolution” Jim takes on the growing presence of Latinos in America and ties it to traditional “dichos” (sayings). And check out Angela Ortiz’s Photo of the Week, this week “Lovely Clouds.”
Enjoy our week on Latinopia.