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Chavela Vargas

The Closet, the Media and the Big, Queer Family

Enrique Torre Molina | Posted 04.20.2014 | Gay Voices
Enrique Torre Molina

At this reunion at Chalo's wedding, there was something missing: That imaginary shield I wore my whole time as a teenager was gone.

Remembering Chavela Vargas

VOXXI | Paloma Corredor | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

On August 5, 2012, Chavela Vargas left us at 93 years of age. The great Mexican-adopted artist sent out a tweet for posterity: “I’m not going to d...

Mexicans Always End Up Crying (Especially on Christmas)

Sofia Aguilar | Posted 03.05.2013 | Latino Voices
Sofia Aguilar

Something happens in Mexico and I still can't put my finger on it. It happens when we meet among close friends as much as it happens when we meet among family: someone always ends up crying. Why the hell is that?

Chavela Vargas Dead At 93

AP | ISAAC GARRIDO | Posted 10.05.2012 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- Chavela Vargas, who defied gender stereotypes to become one of the most legendary singers in Mexico, died Sunday at age 93. Her friend...