THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA: HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! ALBERTO RIOS ON DÍA DE LOS REFUGIOS, SARA INÉS CALDERÓN ON THE ORLANDO TRAGEDY, MOCTESUMA ESPARZA ON THE MAKING OF SELENA THE MOVIE, DON FELÍPE ON A WRITERS LIFE PART TWO AND UTOPIAS DISCIFRADAS “PERDIDO” (LOST).
Hola Latinopins! We celebrate Indepence Day this week with a slightly different look at what the Fourth of July means to many Latinos. Arizona poet Alberto “Tito” Rios reminds us that in Mexican culture the fourth of July is also known as the Día de los Refugios, Saint’s Day of those named Refugio. Check out his cool video poem. Last week we devoted our homepage to remembrances of the victims of the Orlando massacre. Sara Inés Calderón weighs in with her always thoughtful Thinking Latina analysis of the tragedy.
This week the late Selena Quintanilla-Perez received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Selena was immortalized in Edward Olmos motion picture Selena. Producer of the motion picture, Moctesuma Esparza, shares how he came to bring together the difficult elements of this project.
Our regular blogger Don Felípe De Ortego y Gasca returns with Part Two of his reflection on A Writer’s Life. Now 89, Don Felípe recalls the fiery days of his youth when he led the takeover of the administration building at the University of Texas at El Paso.
And José Muratti returns with his Utopias Discifradas poetic blog. This week check out “Perdido” (Lost).
Enjoy your week on Latinopia!