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Gary Weitzman-Book Review on Cats

July 3, 2015

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By Mimi Pollack There are two camps in the world: dog lovers and cat lovers. However, there are many, who like me, love and appreciate both. The popularity of cats has grown and today more households have cats, and they have questions about their cats. Cats can be such mysterious creatures! We wonder what they […]

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Book Review on Dogs

July 3, 2015

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By Mimi Pollack Gary Weitzman, the president of the San Diego Humane Society, and Aline Alexander Newman have co-authored an informative book on dogs called, “How to Speak Dog”. The book is written for both children and adults to enjoy. It is a guide for decoding dog language and body talk. The purpose of the […]

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“Spare Parts” four Hispanic students deliver in this movie

January 16, 2015

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By Greta Kcomt Over many years there have been stories about acts of courage, overcoming obstacles and success coming from unexpected places, The film “Spare Parts” is just that. Being released in theaters January 16th, this film is the perfect flick to get you motivated for this coming year. Telling the true story of four […]

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Enrique Herrera’s “Vivir Soñando”: Reality and Fantasy Intertwined

November 14, 2014

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By Juan Andrés Bueno Most of us who left Mexico at an early age and have become integral parts of this amazing melting pot tend to view the old country through a nostalgic, wistful looking glass that tends to deform the physical reality of today. I thus assumed that Vivir Soñando would be yet another […]

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Film Review: DOCUMENTED is an emotional journey that puts a face and feelings to the immigration issue

July 3, 2014

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By Zachary Sorgalla LatinaLista I’m not afraid to admit it; I love getting my fix of ridiculous Hollywood action movies with explosions and fast cars, but sometimes it’s refreshing to watch a good documentary because they offer a glimpse of reality that you often can’t find in a Hollywood blockbuster. DOCUMENTED, a new film that […]

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So, This Gringo Walks into a Bullring…

January 24, 2014

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Peter Rombold’s 45 Year Odyssey in the land of El Toro By Mark Schwarz “…and it was destiny”, says San Diegan Peter Rombold, for years considered among the top aficionados prácticos (amateur bullfighters) in North America, if not the taurine world. Now 67, Rombold’s distinctive profile is no less recognizable than in the glory days […]

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“Lettuce Wars”, un libro crucial para conocer la realidad de los campesinos en EE.UU.

January 17, 2014

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Por Eduardo Stanley Bruce Neuburger trabajó 10 años como jornalero agrícola en los campos de California, entre 1970 y 1980. Mucho más tarde, trabajaría 5 años escribiendo el libro donde sintetiza su experiencia laboral, sus observaciones políticas y sociales sobre la industria agrícola, además de presentar una magnífica descripción del movimiento campesino de los 1960s […]

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La Pastorela del Cielo

December 20, 2013

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Por Yolanda Olivares-Córdova En el Teatro Lyceum Stage en Horton Plaza, una de las más antiguas tradiciones mexicanas, la pastorela, cobra vida con el montaje de¨La Pastorela del Cielo¨. Una adaptación muy bien escrita por Max Branscomb y dirigida por, William A. Virchis; Director de Artes Visuales y Teatro de el distrito escolar de Sweetwater […]

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El éxito profesional de la mujer latina

August 23, 2013

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Por Leylha Ahuile Sheryl Sandberg es una mujer que no necesita presentación. Es la directora de operaciones de Facebook, autora del best-seller “Lean In”, un libro llamado el nuevo manifiesto feminista y una de las mujeres más exitosas de este país. El libro ahora está disponible en español, Vayamos Adelante, publicado por Vintage Español. Al […]

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Drinking From the Fountain: Brazil’s Mario Adnet Revels in Villa-Lobos’ Lush Legacy on Um Olhar Sobre Villa-Lobos

July 26, 2013

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“I don’t use folklore, I am the folklore,” Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos stated boldly while on one of many tours in Europe. Able to compose art songs and then go jam with street bands, Villa-Lobos gave birth to modern Brazilian music, both classical and popular. Latin Grammy-winning composer, arranger, and performer Mario Adnet has traced […]

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Author Junot Díaz talks about love and infidelity

July 5, 2013

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By Juan Carlos Pérez-Duthie Five years after winning a Pulitzer Prize, Dominican American author Junot Díaz launches a collection of love stories, Así Es Como La Pierdes (This Is How You Lose Her) published by Vintage Español. Díaz is back in familiar territory, revisiting the lives of characters that have become staples of his writing, […]

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Sonia Sotomayor paints a revealing self-portrait

March 1, 2013

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By Marcia Facundo “It is impossible not to recognize that the vestiges of discrimination take a long time to erase,” writes in Mi mundo adorado (My Beloved World, Vintage, $ 27.95) Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic justice to sit on the United States Supreme Court. In her memoirs, she reveals details of her childhood growing […]

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Roy P. Benavidez: Warrior

July 20, 2012

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By Roy Cook Tango Mike Mike is the written story by Roy P. Benavidez and John R. Craig. This is the story of Green Beret Roy P. Benavidez and his heroic action in Vietnam that earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor. He is an American Indian Warrior of Yaqui and Hispanic heritage. His mother […]

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The Story of a War Hero

March 2, 2012

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By John W. Flores In February 1995, I began working on stories about the building of a billion-dollar U.S. Navy warship at Bath Iron Works, in Maine, named for a 21-year-old Marine Corps platoon sergeant killed saving his men on the morning of February 4, 1968, during the Tet Offensive in Hue City, Vietnam. He […]

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Lágrimas en la lluvia pone el futuro en tus manos

July 15, 2011

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Lágrimas en la lluvia pone el futuro en tus manos

Por Marcela Álvarez     ¿Cómo te imaginas el 2109? ¿Cuál es la tecnología que nos atrapa? ¿Quiénes son los replicantes, los tecnohumanos y los androides? Nunca es tarde para bucear en nuevas aguas. La escritora y -bien reconocida- periodista Rosa Montero se lanza a la ciencia ficción con una novela de supervivencia, ética individual, amor […]

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New book on Spanish-language grammar

June 24, 2011

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New book on Spanish-language grammar By Marcela Álvarez     To what extent is spelling necessary? Experts agree that correct spelling, proper use of vocabulary and mastery of grammatical rules are the three major areas that govern the rules of a language. To this end, the North American Academy of the Spanish Language (Academia Norteamericana de […]

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Best Selling Latino Author Goes Spiritual in New Book

May 6, 2011

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Best Selling Latino Author Goes Spiritual in New Book

By Rami Rivera Frankl     In 1992 when the original Rain of Gold hit the stands, it was a dream come true. We, Latinos, finally had our own Tolstoy, Faulkner, our modern day Marquez. And now Beyond Rain of Gold (April 2011) takes us on an ancestral magic voyage “beyond” the original. It begins with […]

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