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'Jane The Virgin' And The High Art Of Telenovelas

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.28.2016 | Arts

And, action. It’s Season 2 of “Jane the Virgin,” and Jane (Gina Rodriguez), the show’s hardworking heroine, is in a spat with her creative wri...

Eva Longoria Has A Finger On The Pulse Of The Future Of Minorities In Hollywood

Quora | Posted 02.23.2017 | Entertainment

These questions originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. ...

How Hispanic Triangulation Can Help the US Innovate in Foreign Policy II

Josue Lopez Calderon | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Josue Lopez Calderon

First, the U.S. must encourage more Hispanics to study and/or work in MENA while encouraging more Arab and Jewish Americans to do the same in LAC. Second, it should welcome more diversity in corporate boardrooms and empower more women.

Dear Miss Universe: Our Filipino Telenovela

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bino A. Realuyo

Once a year, I close shop. And it doesn't happen during Semana Santa, but during a Philippine gay holy week, that is, Miss Universe season. It's been the case for as long as I can remember -- since my childhood in Manila, during which the street kids where I grew up would stage our version of Miss Universe in friends' houses.

Virgin Not the First Time for Latinos

Domino Renee Perez | Posted 12.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Domino Renee Perez

The stories appear new. They are not. Where is the Latina Olivia Pope? Where is my unified upper class Mexican American family?

Where TV Networks Could Find Their Next Hit

The Huffington Post | Ana Maria Benedetti & Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.08.2014 | Latino Voices

If you've ever watched a Latin American telenovela you know just how addictive they can be. From the twisty plots to the dramatic close-ups, there's a...

Can Telenovelas Put An End To Homophobia?

Roberto Perez | Posted 10.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Roberto Perez

The fact remains that LGBT people are only properly portrayed in a staggeringly few novelas. The majority of the melodramas simply fail the LGBT community and larger Latino community with either two-dimensional, frequently disparaged LGBT characters or a world simply not inhabited by LGBT characters at all.

'I've Been Married Three Times... To The Same Man'

Annette Ramos | Posted 03.02.2014 | Weddings
Annette Ramos

"You're going to marry me," I blurted out. He asked why I thought so. "Because you are my destiny; there is no one else for you in this lifetime but me," I declared confidently.

A Hilarious Way To Do Spanish Homework

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 12.09.2013 | College

Behold the telenovela, "El Amor de Mi Amante," or "The Love of My Lover." Julie Bryan wrote, directed and starred in this glorious piece of homewo...

Telenovela Takes Over Historic House For Five Months

Sun Sentinel | Larry Barszewski | Posted 08.19.2013 | Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE -- Stars will be out at the former River House restaurant on the city's New River for the next five months. Their faces will be very ...

WATCH: China's First Lady To William Levy: 'You Look Like...'

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.07.2013 | Latino Voices

The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping and his First Lady Pen Lyuan to Mexico seemed more like a tour of the country’s Entertainment industry rat...

Eva Longoria's Devious Maids Is a Wasted Opportunity

Tanisha L. Ramirez | Posted 07.03.2013 | Latino Voices
Tanisha L. Ramirez

I love that Eva Longoria is trying to blaze the trail for more Latino/a-produce content to hit the mainstream airways; however, her means to that end is endlessly disappointing and shortsighted.

James Bond And Novelas Have Something In Common

ABC/Univision | Posted 04.08.2013 | Latino Voices

After years of watching telenovelas, and some James Bond flicks, I'd never put the two in the same sentence, but turns out they have something in comm...

Forget Novelas

VOXXI | Kim Piston | Posted 04.04.2013 | Latino Voices

AMC’s zombie apocalypse drama “The Walking Dead” closed out its third season with another white-knuckle episode and an astonishing 12.4 million ...

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 5, Ep. 9 Extra Lap Recap: 'Drama Queens' (VIDEO)

John Polly | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Polly

This week's RuPaul's Drag Race episode was the source of a lot of tears, my dears! And I'm not even talking about the big weepy "Crying Game" mini-challenge that kicked things off.

Telenovelas Continue To Reign Supreme

Fox News Latino | Posted 02.01.2013 | Latino Voices

Miami – The soap opera, or "telenovela," continues to be the star television product throughout Latin America and is making inroads in the United S...

Telenovela Stars Cross Over

Posted 01.02.2013 | Latino Voices

Soap operas are a very popular part of Latino culture, and they are also the birthplace of major stars who have seen in them a platform to excel and m...

Janell Ross

Univision Candidate Forum Ratings May Change Network And Future Elections | Janell Ross | Posted 09.27.2012 | Latino Voices

For the audience usually glued to Univision at 10 p.m. EDT, the question of the hour is will Daniel and Camila -- a pair of star-crossed lovers played...

Cafecito, Cigars, Telenovelas... A Taste of the Latino Life in South Florida (VIDEO)

Visit Florida | Posted 11.12.2012 | Miami
Visit Florida

Miami looks and sounds like the United Nations. We hail from Cuba, Haiti, Latin America and plenty of U.S. cities, too. If you address someone in English and they answer you with a Spanish response, don't take it personally. It's a Miami thing. Just dive in.

Dadmissions: Bat Mitzvanera, Anyone?

Pete Wilgoren | Posted 09.04.2012 | Parents
Pete Wilgoren

Gloria is Catholic. I am Jewish. Gloria is Latina. I am white. I've come up with the only logical way to celebrate our daughters' coming of age... Wait for it.... "bat mitzvaneras." Say it ten times fast.

Say It Loud! The Black & the Proud Protest Stereotypes Online

Kim Kane | Posted 09.02.2012 | Black Voices
Kim Kane

The Internet has proven a useful tool for protesting offensive and sometimes painful imagery -- quite possibly shifting the landscape of mass media and popular culture.

Telenovelas Are The New Coveted Marketing Niche

Posted 08.17.2012 | Latino Voices

Last week Telemundo premiered the first episode of their web-based telenovela "Mia Mundo". The three-minute long episode features characters driving C...

WATCH: 8 Over-The-Top Romantic Telenovela Scenes (Happy Valentine's Day!)

Posted 02.14.2012 | Latino Voices

¡Feliz Día Del Amor Y La Amistad! There's a reason Spanish is the most widely spoken Romance language. After all, who else imbues night...

Lucas Kavner

Soap Operas: Can They Survive? | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.08.2011 | Media

"All My Children" is hanging on for dear life. After moving the entire production from New York to Los Angeles to save money, publicly cutting the ...

My Repression Is Her Chance to Watch Her Soap Opera

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I'm unexpectedly overcome by horror, someone just thanked me for being raw meat for the surveillance machinery, the target of guards.