THE BEST OF THE 2012!
Hola my peeps and PROSPERO AÑO NUEVO to you all!
Well, here we are at the end of the year and it was quite an exciting year for Latinopia. This year we added another hundred videos to the website, we now have more than 200 original videos on Latino history, art, literature, music, theater cinema and food.
Highlights of last year include Latinopia traveling with the Librotraficantes Book tour bringing banned books by Latino authors to Latino students in Tucson, Arizona. Latinopia also covered the historic 80 year anniversary unveiling of the “America Tropical” mural painted in downtown Los Angeles by Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros in 1932. Latinopia’s own Jesús Treviño was in part responsible for the revival of the mural with his 1971 documentary which brought awareness of the mural to the American public. This eventually lead to the preservation of the mural. Latinopia also covered the 40th Anniversary of the 1972 La Raza Unida Convention held in El Paso, Texas. And, of course, we have continued to showcase the best of our Latino artists, musicians, writers and poets, and theater and cinema people.
To celebrate the end of a terrific year, Your Tia has decided to showcase five of our favorite Latinopia videos of 2012. Some of these you may have seen but your Tia encourages you to view them again. And if you haven’t seen some of these, we’re sure you’ll enjoy them. Check out Preservation of the América Tropical Mural, Librotraficantes 2, Carlos Almaráz Retrospective, Cuñao “Oveja Negra,” and Christina Granados “Man of the House.”
This week Sergio Hernández is back with the Arnie and Porfi cartoon strip. This time Arnie and Porfi grapple with the current debate on the Fiscal Cliff. Púes hay vamos! Sara Inés brings us a new blog speculating on Latino New Year’s Resolutions in her Thinking Latina with Sara Inés Calderón blog. And in Zombie Mex Diaries, Lazaro finds out more startling news about who he is and the secret society of zombies.
Enjoy it all on LATINOPIA!