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by Sandra GuzmÁn Mar.31.2017

Latin America’s Vibrant Film Renaissance on Display at MoMA

NEW YORK – Latin America’s film renaissance continues to captivate critics and audiences all over the world and some of the most thrilling films of the region are being showcased in a small but impactful series currently showing at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art.

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by Sandra GuzmÁn Nov.20.2017

‘A Mighty Voice’: Black feminist intellectual Audre Lorde’s essay book is reissued

The late Black Lesbian and feminist poet Audre Lorde is a contemporary social media darling.

 

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by Sandra GuzmÁn Nov.20.2017

‘A Mighty Voice’: Black feminist intellectual Audre Lorde’s essay book is reissued

The late Black Lesbian and feminist poet Audre Lorde is a contemporary social media darling.

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by Sandra GuzmÁn Apr.11.2017

These 3 Scientists Are Saving Puerto Rico’s Most Endangered Species

Somewhere in the rainforest there is a Puerto Rican Amazon Parrot named Heineken.

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by Sandra GuzmÁn May 26, 2017

Alice Coltrane’s Sacred Songs celebrated in one of a kind concert:

For decades Alice Coltrane has had a strong underground cult following among music collectors, DJ’s, and yogis. But the larger world does not know Ms. Coltrane’s greatness and this despite the fact that she left an exquisite music catalog and led a remarkable life–she founded and was the spiritual guru of an ashram in California with hundreds of devotees.

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by Sandra GuzmÁn May 26, 2017

Alice Coltrane’s Sacred Songs celebrated in one of a kind concert:

“An industrial space in Maspeth, Queens that was once a glass and door factory was transformed into a mesmerizing temple complete with marigolds, meditation cushions, and a golden cosmic installation of a sun”.

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by Sandra GuzmÁn Apr.20.2017

The Must-See Latino Films at the Tribeca Film Festival

Fans of Latin American cinema are in for a treat at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival which kicked off Wednesday night with a lavish red carpet and concert. Now in its 16th year, the festival is showcasing a delicious mix of films exploring a wide range of subjects and stories from the region.

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by Sandra GuzmÁn Aug.07.2017

These Women Are Fighting Back Against Catcalling, Street Harassment With Powerful Video

Women all over the world experience catcalls and street harassment, ranging from annoying and insulting to threatening and dangerous.

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by Sandra GuzmÁn Aug.07.2017

These Women Are Fighting Back Against Catcalling, Street Harassment With Powerful Video

Women all over the world experience catcalls and street harassment, ranging from annoying and insulting to threatening and dangerous.

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by Sandra GuzmÁn Nov.15.2017

After Hurricane Maria, mental health specialists see toll among U.S. Puerto Ricans

Orlando, Florida-based therapist Janera Echevarría was not surprised to see an upsurge in the number of Hurricane Maria refugees arriving from the island…

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by Sandra GuzmÁn Mar.31.2017

The Cuban Music You Haven’t Heard: ‘Forbidden Shore’ at Havana Film Festival New York

If there is one film that can serve as a metaphor for how little the world knows about Cuba, Latin America, and the rest of the region, it’s “The Forbidden Shore,” a marvelous documentary that introduces the world to forty Cuban artists.

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by Sandra GuzmÁn Mar.31.2017

The Cuban Music You Haven’t Heard: ‘Forbidden Shore’ at Havana Film Festival New York

If there is one film that can serve as a metaphor for how little the world knows about Cuba, Latin America, and the rest of the region, it’s “The Forbidden Shore,” a marvelous documentary that introduces the world to forty Cuban artists.

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by Sandra GuzmÁn Nov.10.2017

He has one of the most dangerous jobs on earth, but is thrilled to be helping the island of his heritage.

He has one of the most dangerous jobs on earth, but is thrilled to be helping the island of his heritage.

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by Sandra GuzmÁn Sep.21.2015

Voices: “The Women’s List” Is Dazzling Portrait of Female Achievement

When I was offered the opportunity to interview fifteen trailblazers for “The Women’s List,” a documentary film featuring intimate interviews with some of the brightest American minds, I knew I hit the journalistic jackpot.

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by Sandra GuzmÁn Sep.21.2015

Voices: “The Women’s List” Is Dazzling Portrait of Female Achievement

When I was offered the opportunity to interview fifteen trailblazers for “The Women’s List,” a documentary film featuring intimate interviews with some of the brightest American minds, I knew I hit the journalistic jackpot.

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by Sandra GuzmÁn May.11.2016

Move Over JLo, There’s a Puerto Rican Superhero and She Can Fly

With a crushing debt and a health care and humanitarian crisis in the making, the beautiful island of Puerto Rico could use a superhero right now.

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by Sandra GuzmÁn Mar.28.2018

From former White House leaders to artists, stateside Puerto Ricans keep focus on island

More than six months after Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico, the island’s ongoing struggles are far from being resolved. For stateside Puerto Ricans in high-profile positions, their fundraising and recovery efforts are taking on added urgency as the voice for their island families.

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by Sandra GuzmÁn Mar.28.2018

From former White House leaders to artists, stateside Puerto Ricans keep focus on island

More than six months after Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico, the island’s ongoing struggles are far from being resolved. For stateside Puerto Ricans in high-profile positions, their fundraising and recovery efforts are taking on added urgency as the voice for their island families.

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by Sandra GuzmÁn sep.21.2008

Sugar & Spike

PERHAPS WE’VE CAUGHT Spike Lee on a good day. But the allegedly caustic, combative, defensive director is nowhere in sight as he discusses his World War II epic “Miracle at St. Anna,” out Friday. Instead, there is – in words rarely used to describe the legendary New York filmmaker – a sweet, gentle and thoroughly open Spike Lee.

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by Sandra GuzmÁn Mar.23.2008

My New York: Fat Joe

“What people don’t really, really, really realize is how much this city is better than any other city in the world. I’ve traveled the world and could tell you this is a fact!”

 

Fat Joe is a born and bred Bronxite who still speaks in the singular city accent: “When I get to South Africa, they tell me, ‘Yo, South Africa is beautiful, it’s like a little New Yawk.’

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by Sandra GuzmÁn Mar.23.2008

My New York: Fat Joe

“What people don’t really, really, really realize is how much this city is better than any other city in the world. I’ve traveled the world and could tell you this is a fact!”

 

Fat Joe is a born and bred Bronxite who still speaks in the singular city accent: “When I get to South Africa, they tell me, ‘Yo, South Africa is beautiful, it’s like a little New Yawk.’

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by Sandra GuzmÁn Mar 14, 2007

J.LO Sings Her Soul

When asked what headline she wanted to accompany a story about her upcoming album, “Como Ama Una Mujer” (“How a Woman Loves”), Jennifer Lopez thought about it for a second and offered, “Jennifer sings her soul.”

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by Sandra GuzmÁn Sep 23, 2013

Why Hispanic Heritage Month matters

From the White House to statehouses across America, from Main Street to Wall Street, there will be many commemorations marking Hispanic Heritage Month, which officially kicked off on September 15 – but does all the hoopla matter?

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by Sandra GuzmÁn Sep 23, 2013

Why Hispanic Heritage Month matters

From the White House to statehouses across America, from Main Street to Wall Street, there will be many commemorations marking Hispanic Heritage Month, which officially kicked off on September 15 – but does all the hoopla matter?

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by Sandra GuzmÁn May 8, 2013

Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s trip to Cuba isn’t

the problem,

the embargo is

When does a romantic anniversary trip with your hubby to celebrate five years of marital bliss become an international kerfuffle, complete with calls for you to be prosecuted for treason?

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