THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: RICARDO ROMO ON LARRY PORTILLO’S ARTISTIC TRAJECTORY, ANTHONY MACIAS ON CHICANO CHICANA AMERICANA: POP CULTURE PLURALISM, ROBERT BELTRAN ON STAR TREK VOYAGER AND RICHARD YÑIGUEZ ON WORKING WITH ANTHONY QUINN AND JESÚS TREVIÑO’S REMEMBRANCE OF THE LATE GREAT LUPE ONTIVEROS.
Ricardo Romo’s Tejano Report return this week with a look at the artistic trajectory of artist Larry Portillo. Originally from New Mexico but now residing in San Antonio, Portillo’s life reflects humble beginnings that led to extraordinary artistic achievements. Check out the visuals that Romo has selected for this report.
Also this week, we visit with D. Anthony Macias, Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California at Riverside who has recently publish a new book, Chicano Chicana Americana Pop Culture Pluralism. In the book, Macias examines the impact that four actors, Anthony Quinn, Katy Jurado, Robert Beltran and Lupe Ontiveros have had in shaping American pop culture perceptions of Latinos.
And while we’re recalling the work of these film giants, we repost our Latinopia interview with Robert Beltran on his role in Star Trek Voyager, actor Richard Yniguez’s recollections of his work with film legend Anthony Quinn, and Jesús Treviño’s remembrance of Latinopia Hero Lupe Ontiveros.
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!