‘Raymond & Ray’: Interview With Filmmaker Rodrigo García
Film critic Alejandro A. Riera speaks with Rodrigo García, director of ‘Raymond & Ray’ featuring Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke, which premiered in select theaters last Friday and is streaming on Apple TV+. García also happens to be the son of the late literary icon, Gabriel García Márquez, and his legendary wife, Mercedes Barcha.
Rise of the Right-Wing Judiciary
No matter what happens in the midterms, or in the next presidential election, we will be living with the grotesque consequences of a right-wing judiciary for decades.
Why Viejitos Vote Republican
My grandma votes Republican because she believes in three things: money, strength, and the rule of law. Whether the Republican Party stands for any of those things is beside the point because, to her, and to a lot of other people still, the Republicans represent those values more than the Democrats.
Why Do the Democrats Seem So Weak?
A recent survey revealed that most Americans believe the word “weak” is what best describes Democrats. Clearly, the Democrats don’t exactly project strength—and it isn’t just a marketing problem.
A Short History of Puerto Rican Coffee
For a nation that suffers from as much economic hardship as Puerto Rico does, understanding more about its colonial and coffee history may allow for conversations to develop that focus on potentially using coffee as a vessel to improve Puerto Rico’s economy.
Puerto Rico’s Right to Colonial Reparations
Although the topic of colonial reparations for Puerto Rico has been ongoing for decades, there is a newfound interest, as more people recognize that after 124 years of abuse, humiliation, human rights violations, and economic exploitation through colonialism the United States owes Puerto Rico compensation.
News from the Latino Liberal Bubble
I’m straddling two separate Latino worlds — one where people celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day and know all about what’s going on with the Los Angeles City Council, and another where people observe Columbus Day and have never heard the name Nury Martínez.
A playlist of women producers creating invigorating electronic music with rich cultural sonorities and sociopolitical mindsets.
A Preview of the 58th Chicago International Film Festival
A look at some of the most enticing movies at the 58th Chicago International Film Festival, which runs through Sunday, October 23.
Your Vote Won’t Stop the GOP
In less than a month, Republicans will likely take over the House of Representatives, and possibly the Senate too. But even if they don’t win, they’ll still win—that is, if the almost 300 GOP election deniers seeking federal and statewide offices have anything to say about it.
10 Latin Alternative Music Recommendations for Bandcamp Friday
This musical roadmap of new sounds from across the Latine diaspora features music by Nemegata, Half Gringa, El Turco Perro, Kotrina, Beats y Bateria, SavaBorsa, Conjunto Ingenieria, Charlie Palomares & Mita y Su Monte Adentro, Adrian Quesada, and San Cha.
One Nation, Under God & White Supremacy
With the news that Italy’s next prime minister may be a right-wing Christian nationalist, American conservatives are hoping that similar politics — and an even more extreme leader — will come to power in the United States.