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I'd Rather Ride A Mexican Bus Than An American Airline

Beth Arnold | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Beth Arnold

Yes, rather than enduring the time suck and hassle that air travel anywhere now promises--the long, expensive taxi ride to the airport, the shoving, surly crowds, and the chaotic security and boarding processes--we opted for a Mexican bus.

How To Be More Like Frida Kahlo, As Told By Frida Kahlo

The Huffington Post | Colton Valentine | Posted 07.15.2015 | Arts

Let’s face it: We all wish we could be Frida Kahlo. She was a feminist before her time, incorporated indigenous and national Mexican symbols into he...

Frida's Garden, Frida's Closet: The Artist and Her Personal Artifacts

MutualArt | Posted 06.03.2015 | Arts
MutualArt

Of all the important artists of the modern era, Frida Kahlo's work is perhaps the most inseparable from her biography and her unique physical appearance. Her life and art are presently interpreted in three exhibitions

Pacific Rim State of Mind

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

In 1939, the World's Fair in San Francisco, also known as the Golden Gate International Exposition, exhibited a transpacific unity that included West Coast modern design, Mexican and Asian artwork, and Pacific Coast goods.

"Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

One might think that as the subject of innumerable books, a Hollywood movie, and status as a feminist and artistic icon, there wouldn't be anything more to add to the conversation on Frida Kahlo. However, the recently opened exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden entitled, "Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life" is proof to the opposite.

Peter Greenway's 'Eisenstein in Guanajuato' at the Istanbul Film Festival

Karin Badt | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

It is so unusual for a Greenway film to have a narrative story that frankly it is hard to know how to react to this sensuous tale. Are we to identify with the main character, Eisenstein, and truly care about his amorous evolution? Or are we to take the love story as a pretext to enjoy a montage of fantastic images about sex and death?

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

How A Famous Muralist Turned Sketches Into A Masterpiece

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.23.2015 | Arts

A walk through the Detroit Institute of Arts’ first major exhibition since the city emerged from bankruptcy in December doesn't just offer a closer ...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

How Frida Kahlo's Miscarriage Put Her On The Path To Becoming An Iconic Artist

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.13.2015 | Arts

Before Frida Kahlo reached her 25th birthday, the Mexican artist had contracted polio, survived a horrific bus accident and endured a traumatic miscar...

8 Things to Do Mexico City

Curtis Ellis | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
Curtis Ellis

Mexico is home to one of the planet's great urban travel destinations -- a city with unmatched cultural attractions and a world-renowned gastronomy scene. We're talking about Mexico City, and it's likely that most of what you think you know about it is wrong.

Fashion Is Around Us and Within Us

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 12.24.2014 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

I realize that, in fact, fashion is deeply interesting to me. It's about who we are, who we were, who we might become. Coco Chanel said, "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."

Wayne Thiebaud, Frida Kahlo: Art Calories Galore

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.18.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Let me ask you, my friends, what would happen if I presented you with a rich variety of the most delicious eye-catching pies, candies, and many othe...

5 Great Latino Love Stories

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.14.2014 | Latino Voices

These Hispanic couples are known not only for their talents, but for their relationships. From incredibly tormented to scandal-free, they encompass it...

The Current State of Muralism (Part II)

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 12.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

In 1910, a radical academic at the San Carlos Academy, Dr. Atl, organized a national Mexican art exhibition that challenged academic realism and the scientific reflections of the current dictatorship.

Frida And Diego Sitting In A Tree

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts

Few love affairs were as passionate, or as artistically fruitful, as the the one between Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. While their hearts and live...

Walls Can Talk: Readers Get Stories of New York Murals

David Tereshchuk | Posted 12.02.2013 | New York
David Tereshchuk

According to media lore, thanks principally to the vintage series The Naked City on ABC television, "there are eight million stories" in New York. But one of the great untold stories of this metropolis is the high-quality art on its walls.

On Defending the DIA: A Reply to Roberta Smith

John Patrick Leary | Posted 11.12.2013 | Detroit
John Patrick Leary

Will the Detroit Institute of Arts' art collection really be privatized to pay the city's debts, or is the whole thing just a political gambit?

Chilean Chronicles, Part III: Visiting La Chascona

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein | Posted 10.19.2013 | Travel
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

If there was ever any shred of a doubt that Pablo Neruda, nee Neftalí Ricardo Reyes, lived an epic, fantastical life, it can be permanently eradicated by visiting La Chascona in Santiago's Bellavista neighborhood.

Happy Birthday, Frida Kahlo!

Posted 07.06.2013 | Arts

In honor of Frida Kahlo's birthday, we are revisiting a post originally published last year honoring the artist's life and work. Today marks the bi...

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts

Whether you are celebrating Cinco De Mayo by brushing up on your history, whipping up some guacamole or getting slurry with the help of some stiff mar...

Must-Have Cinco de Mayo Accessory: A Real-Life Mexican

El Guapo | Posted 07.02.2013 | Comedy
El Guapo

We wish you a happy and prosperous Cinco de Mayo. It is strongly recommended that you do not try to proceed with any celebration without a Mexican present.

Hugo Chávez and Victor Hugo

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.08.2013 | World
Norman MacAfee

I knew that Gore had seen the musical of Les Misérables with his sister, who was dying of cancer. I knew that Chávez's favorite book was Les Misérables. So I put the two men together.

Face Off! A Frida And Diego Quiz

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.20.2013 | Arts

This month, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta launched the largest ever joint exhibition of Frida Kahlo's and Diego Rivera's work. According to early ...

Epic Exhibition Honors Art's Golden Couple

AP | By KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 02.13.2013 | Arts

ATLANTA -- A major exhibition opening in Atlanta explores the work of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, the famed 20th century couple who shared influence...

Nashville Rising: Carrie Mae Weems at The Frist Center for the Visual Arts

D. Dominick Lombardi | Posted 12.02.2012 | Arts
D. Dominick Lombardi

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Art Runs in the Family

MutualArt | Posted 09.25.2012 | Arts
MutualArt

Artistic genes ran in the family of many iconic artists, although we hardly speak of the artwork of the lesser-known relatives who often provided great influence.