Hola my Peeps! Hey big changes at Latinopia this week. We’re welcoming two new bloggers! Sara Ines Calderon is a firme sister who until recently was editor at the Newstaco.com You can check out a Latinopia profile of her in the Latinopia Showcase Newstaco. Sara is an accomplished reporter and writer and will be writing regularly on issues pertaining to Latinas in particular but also culture, politics and all things Latino–don’t dare put here in a box! Watch for her blog Thinking Latina with Sara Ines Calderon!
Our second new blogger will be artist and cartoonist Sergio Hernández. Sergio will be communicating to us his views on Latinos and the world through his regular cartoon strip Arnie & Profi. Who are Arnie and Porfi? These are two cousins, one rather naive and “tapado,” the other street smart and savvy. Sergio created them for the legendary magazine Con Safos back i the 1970s. Latinopia has convinced Sergio to revive the cartoon strip for the year 2012 and beyond. Watch for the adventures of Arnie and Porfi beginning next week!
And of course we’ll continue to hear from our man in Hollywood, enterainment and cultura, Dan Guerrero. Dan was busy with his one-man show this week, so we’ll see his new blog next week. And of course this week we have new videos. We’ll visit the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, new Mexico as they host the arrival of the Librotraficantes Banned Book Caravan. Poets and authors turned out from all over New Mexico and they read from their works. Check out the impressive list of authors!
And speaking of impressive authors. Your Tia Tenopia and all of us at Latinopia congratulate our friends and acclaimed writer Rudolfo Anaya for winning the 2011 Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award given by the Los Angeles Times. This is a muy especial and most prestigious award is given to a living author whose work relates to the West. We’re so proud of Rudy being in the company of other winners of the award like Ray Bradbury, Joan Didion, Caroyln See and Larry McMurtry. Rudy couldn’t attend the awards ceremony but sent a video acceptance speech that so firme we’re thought we’d share it with you. Check it out and avientate Rudy!
Okay, púes, time to let you check out our new bloggers, new videos and the new Latinopia look.
Abrazos, Tia Tenopia