THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: RUDY GARCÍA ON DEATH SONG OF THE DRAGÓN CHICXULUB, SAL BALDENEGRO ON WOMEN IN LABOR, RICARDO ROMO’S TEJANO REPORT ON THE GROWING PRESENCE OF LATINO ART IN GALLERIES AND MIS PENSAMIENTOS WITH ALFREDO SANTOS.
We begin this week with a new science fiction fantasy novel by Denver-based author Rudy Ch. Garcia. Rudy’s previous novel was The Closet of Discarded Dreams. In this new book is a coming-of-age novel in which we find a Chicano with Irish roots, Miguel Reilly, doing battle with an ancient Aztec monster that threatens humankind. As we hear from Rudy we realize that his novel is more than an adventure story.
Also this week Sal Baldenegro’s Political Salsa y Más returns. This week, in anticipation of Labor Day celebrations, he looks at the role that women have played in the labor struggle. While many of his examples are based on Arizona events, his message is national in scope and quite content quite relevant to today’s struggles.
Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report returns. This week he looks at the growing impact of Latino art in museums and galleries. Ricardo ought to know, he’s one of our foremost experts on Chicano Art having been collecting it for decades. Check out his column.
And lastly, Alfredo Santos’ monthly Mis Pensamientos column reminds us about what’s featured in this month’s La Voz newspaper/magazine.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!