THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: RICARDO ROMO ON SAN ANTONIO ARTIST STUDIOS, ANGELA VALENZUELA’S COMMENCEMENT SPEECH “THE PANDEMIC AS A PORTAL TO A BETTER WORLD,” THE TRADITION OF LA ROSCA, JUAN FELIPE HERRERA ON “HOW TO BECOME A WARRIOR,” AND SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ BRINGS IN AN ARNIE AND PORFI NEW YEAR.
As the year 2022 comes to an end we post Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report with his remembrance of artist studios in San Antonio. Check out the studios of artists Eva Marengo Sanchez, Jenelle Esparza, Abraham Mojica and Luis Valderas.
This week we also repost Angela Valenzuela’s 2021 Commencement speech at the University of Texas at Austin. We feel that Angela’s thoughtful and forward looking essay has much to offer as we take on the new year of 2023. Check it out.
And at this time each year there is another great food invention we can look forward to: La Rosca! What is La Rosca? In Latin America and some parts of the Southwest it is a celebration of el dia de los tres magos, the three wise men. And for this January 6th celebration, there is a special culinary delight. Check out this video about this delicious New Year’s treat” La Rosca.
And in the spirit of looking to 2023 with bravado and inspiration, we repost Juan Felipe Herrera’s reading of his poem, “How to become a Warrior.” Check out this fun and inspirational poem.
Lastly, we repost master cartoonist, the late, Sergio Hernández’s take on New Year. Although it was first published on Latinopia in 2016, it still has much to say to us in 2023.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia and we wish you a HAPPY NEW YEAR!