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Mexico Honors Octavio Paz In Major Way

AP | Posted 04.01.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans honored Nobel Prize poet and essayist Octavio Paz on Monday, marking the 100th anniversary of the late writer's birth. ...

A Holiday Worth Celebrating

Sandy Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Sandy Goodman

Millions of our Latin-American neighbors, and some of us, have just celebrated a wonderful holiday. It's a shame that so many millions of Americans are not even aware of it, and have never considered whether our neighbors have an idea worth adopting.

The Mexicanadian Threat

Francis Levy | Posted 10.21.2013 | Comedy
Francis Levy

European and Middle Eastern countries are often bounded by hostile neighbors. The Battle of Britain was a turning point in the Second World War. Yet ...

Killing Shiites

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 03.25.2013 | Religion
Shahid Mahmood

Only when a person believes in the plurality of life will it become normal to condemn violence. Still, Sunni clerics routinely condemn minority groups, like Shiites, who think differently.

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?

Celebrating Our Favorite Hispanic Poets for National Poetry Month

Posted 04.08.2012 | Latino Voices

In honor of National Poetry Month, we want to remember some of our favorite poets -- pioneers who experimented with their craft, who broke the rules a...

WATCH Bill Maher: Nobel Committee Must Rename The Prize

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

In the wake of Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa's Nobel Prize in literature, "Real Time"'s Bill Maher has a new rule: The prize committee must chang...

Ilan Stavans' Magnum Opus: After 13 Years, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature Is Here

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joshua Kors

I make my books for elite audiences, mainstream audiences, families in the barrio. That's not a contradiction. It's a full life.

Arizona: the Other as Enemy

Aldo Civico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aldo Civico

On the day the governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, signed an outrageous immigration law, I was at the JFK airport in New York about to embark on a one-mo...

"The Pachuco" & The Vuvuzela: South Africa, the World Cup, and Social Justice

Daniel Maree | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Maree

A year ago I wrote about the eerie similarities between South Africa under the African National Congress (ANC) and Mexico under the Institutional Revo...