12 Hours in Pilsen

Antonio Zavala Publicado 2017-07-30 08:05:56


We Are a Nation of Immigrants. Photo: Antonio Zavala

Whether you visit Pilsen for its art and culture or for its food or perhaps its services, this neighborhood, also known as the Lower West Side, has it all.

First a bit of history for would-be visitors. Pilsen, since its founding in the 1840s, has gone through several transformations and each

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Back From the Past: Remembering the Mystics and Latino Soul in Pilsen

Rodolfo Aguilar Publicado 2017-07-30 07:39:15


The Mystics

“It’s just like heaven being here with you.” The opening lyrics to Rosie and the Originals’ “Angel Baby” are recognizable by many Latinos appreciating lowrider oldies. It captured the essence of Mexican-Americans as consumers and producers of sixties and seventies soul music. Other Mexican-American groups a

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Pilsen: The Literary Neighborhood of Raúl Dorantes

Juan Mora-Torres Publicado 2017-07-29 10:07:53

De zorros y erizos by Raul Dorantes
Editorial El BeiSMan, 250 pages, July 2

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Chicanas of 18th Street

Myrna García Publicado 2017-07-29 09:19:33

Chicanas of 18th Street: Narratives of a Movement from Latino Chicago by Leonard G. Ramírez with Yenelli Flores, María Gamboa, Isaura Go

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Queerness, Poetry, and the Fight for 15 Movement

Franky Piña Publicado 2017-07-25 03:08:42

Deivid Rojas is a poet, documentarian; he’s seduced by history and politics is his passion. His conscience awoke the moment he migrated from Colombia to the U.S. He arrived in Miami when he was eight years old. The idea of emigrating was his parents’. Latin America’s financial and political stability went up in smoke again. And the idea of a ‘future with b

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Una Frida entre mil en plena Fridomanía

Raúl Caballero García Publicado 2017-07-21 10:41:39

 
Fridomanía en Dallas. Foto: Dallas morning Nws

El 16 de julio ha sido el último día de la muestra México 1900–1950: Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, José Clemente Orozco, and the Avant-Garde, en el Museo de Arte de Dallas (MAD).

Esta exhibición de arte mexicano en Dallas —que tuvo más de 90 mi

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Mis albores en Gringolandia

Margarita Hernández Contreras Publicado 2017-07-21 09:49:34


Vida migrante en los campos agrícolas de Estados Unidos. Foto: Craig F. Walker via Getty Images

Entre mis múltiples fallas y defectos está el de la credulidad, el de creerle a la gente todo lo que me digan de un modo literal y a pie juntillas.

Tengo dos imágenes grabadas al rojo vivo en mi carcomida memoria, imágenes con las qu

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“Victor and David”: A Truncated Bildungsroman or Assimilation Aborted in Martínez-Serros

Melissa Huerta and Marc Zimmerman Publicado 2017-07-17 12:55:07

What is presented herein draws on a paper drafted Melissa Huerta, as a student in MZ’s seminar on Chicago Latino writing at UIC, in which she was assigned to extend, complement and question the modes of analysis developed by MZ and presented in previous issues of El BeiSMan. In this shortened version, we have eliminated most bibliographical references and notes. The older archival photos in this text are reproduced here courtesy of the

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La mujer de Strasser, de Héctor Tizón, una novela fundamental.

Fernando Olszanski Publicado 2017-07-14 09:39:17

La mujer de Strasser de Héctor Tizón
Alfaguara, 2011, 144 páginas, desde $6.99, ASIN B006GFT1DA 

La mujer de Strasser, es quizás el mejor libro de Héctor Tizón. La novela cuenta la historia de tres personajes que están afectados a la construcción de un puente que nadie sabe a dond

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TransLatinx Women in Chicago

Franky Piña and Rocío Santos Publicado 2017-07-14 09:06:39


Left to Right: Ariann Manzanares, Emmanuel García, Tanya Cordova, Reyna Ortiz and Drae James. Photo: Rocío Santos

 

Being a Trans Latinx woman in Chicago means living in constant disadvantage. As Ariann Manzanares argues, it also means, “breaking the establishment.” “It means to break the imposed obstacles by the State, the church

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Poemas de Iliana Hernández Arce

Publicado 2017-07-03 07:31:29

 
Photo: Robert Maplethorpe

 

Credo del amor precipitado

 

tú apareces,

tú me desnudas,

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Nelson Algren y Simone de Beauvoir: un idilio literario

Antonio Zavala Publicado 2017-07-03 07:13:36


Nelson Algreen y Simone de Beauvoir.

Los escritores Nelson Algren y Simone de Beauvoir sostuvieron un romance intenso de película ocurrido a fines de la década de 1940 y comienzos de la década de 1950.

El idilio ent

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