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CultureZohn: Off the C(H)uff With Tatiana Bilbao at the Dynamic Latin American Architecture Show at MoMA

Patricia Zohn | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

What the Latin American show demonstrates unequivocally is the necessity of political and social ideas to meld with architecture to produce innovation.This emphasis on the indigenous and away from roving starchitects is certainly appealing and hints that the way forward should be inclusive of one's own country's rich architectural heritage.

20 Years Later, Criticisms of NAFTA Often Miss the Point (Pt. I)

Laura Weiss | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics
Laura Weiss

While even the main proponents of NAFTA will admit that it is a flawed agreement, targeting it as the root of every problem that has emerged in Mexico, the U.S. and Canada in the last 20 years is misguided -- but reflects the need for more comprehensive economic and social policy collaboration between the two.

The Fundamental Choice

John Thompson | Posted 07.26.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Data-driven "reform" seems very rational, and not inhumane, from 30,000 feet above our schools and families.

Creating Educational Monocultures

John Thompson | Posted 07.23.2011 | Education
John Thompson

"Reformers" still seek to build educational monocultures. They want to destroy the educational "status quo" in order to save our diverse school systems. So, one rushed "silver bullet" after another is funded.

Arturo Herrera: Les Noces (The Wedding)

Susan Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Susan Segal

Les Noces is anchored by a digital projection -- the artist's first work to incorporate sound and moving images.

Shattered Glass, Rethinking the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil Collection

Susan Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Susan Segal

Shattered Glass, Rethinking the Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil Collection, treats New Yorkers to an exclusive look into Post-Revolution artworks that touches upon identity, life, death and the history of Mexico.

Extraordinary Finds in Latin American Culture

Susan Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Susan Segal

Currently on display at the Americas Society is a grand look at some pre-Colombian treasures: "Art and Myth in Ancient Peru: The History of the Jequetepeque Valley."

Mario Vargas Llosa on the End of the Incan Empire at the Americas Society

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Vargas Llosa speaks about Barack Obama's Nobel Prize, the state of literature, inter-American relations and politics.