Ambient Latinidad

6 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Two Latino magazines take very different approaches to capturing and expressing the complexity of Latinidad.

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27 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Latinos keep changing things up on US radio stations, messing with that format... and it's working.

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6 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

Eva Mendes is not quite white enough to require protection from lingering fears of black men's virility, not so black as to alienate audiences, and just exotic enough to be titillating. Her casting clearly indicates that Hollywood still won't handle interracial romance.

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2 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

The view from Herrón's City Terrace looks something like this: elements reminiscent of the Catholic Baroque combine with visual cues from Chicano aesthetics, such as skulls and wrestling masks, to evoke a sense of presence that is as lovely as it is tough. And the view has a sound. And that sound has a history.

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12 Jan 2005 // 1:00 AM

Despite the abundance of Mexican restaurants all over the globe, they are rarely placed in the same category as fine French or Japanese establishments. Burritos, tacos, fajitas, guacamole, quesadillas, salsa, tortilla chips and so forth have become so ubiquitous that what passes for Mexican food outside of Mexico is a poor approximation of what the country's diverse regions actually have to offer.

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1 Dec 2004 // 1:00 AM

A half century after Kinsey, Corpus' challenge is to take HIV/AIDS discourse back from medical abstraction, and reintroduce the intimate.

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27 Oct 2004 // 1:00 AM

Pitbull comes across as a clever guy, attuned to the interplay of social, political, and economic dynamics. He insists that he can weave some heavy stuff in among the booty music, but he's still prone to broad clichés.

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5 Oct 2004 // 10:00 PM

Should a celebrity's pointed comments on political issues slip past the censors, it's worth listening.

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The new Latin alternative sound is an interweaving of languages, styles, and rhythms that is nothing short of exciting.

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28 Jul 2004 // 1:00 AM

Is it necessary that Latinos represent Latinos? Or is it sufficient that Latinos be represented regardless of who plays them? How does one judge the quality of the representations on offer?

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30 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

Designating someone a "hero" involves an underlying claim about what is good in this world and for whom it is good... The question when it comes to Reagan is quite simple. Who was he good for?

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2 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

With the privileges that create, sustain, and idealize physical beauty in mind, Cruz argues that although attention to weight-related health risks in racialized populations is necessary, the violence of such racialization, and the gender inequity, class discrimination, and poverty that frequently accompany such attention, have direct repercussions on mortality for those people who are considered 'less than ideal'.

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4 May 2004 // 10:00 PM

Ambient Latinidad is the recognition of Latino geographies, writes Cruz. Conquests, migrations, and memories of home give rise to the Latinidad sensibility; a sensibility that is felt virtually everywhere, even if it is not always seen and heard.

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//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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