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Life Lessons Learned From Salsa

Lissa Coffey | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Lissa Coffey

Every one of us is going to have our own pace. We can't compare ourselves to other dancers, or other people. We need to be patient, and gentle with ourselves. Just do your best and trust in the process. When we keep going, we eventually get there. There are many paths to any destination.

Fania Records 50th Anniversary at SummerStage: Everyone's Latin Thing

Craig Carpenter | Posted 07.08.2014 | New York
Craig Carpenter

Out of that gumbo has been produced myriad cultural exports, and among New York's many contributions, there is salsa music. It can be defined as combining elements of various styles of Latin music, jazz, African and rock, and all of those ingredients were found in the Big Apple.

Baalbeck: Marriage of History and Performing Arts

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

The briefly displaced Baalbeck International Festival is going home. The world-renowned annual event that was moved last year for security reasons f...

FedEx: The Man, the Company, the Motto

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Dorian de Wind

When all the news is doom and gloom, as it is these days with respect to Ukraine, Venezuela, Syria and so many other places and faces, it does the ...

Do Not Be Afraid

Alice Carey | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Alice Carey

I'm not much one for crying. But this morning I did, as I watched Irish poet Seamus Heaney's funeral, and heard his last words. Words he sent to his wife minutes before he died. 'Noli timere' -- don't be afraid.

Flammable or Inflammable

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business
William B. Bradshaw

"Inactive" means not active; ""incapable" means not capable; "inseparable" means not separable; and on and on the examples go. It doesn't make sense that "inflammable" means flammable. But we need to keep in mind that it's not always easy to translate one language accurately into another.

Two Thumbs Up for Bless Me, Ultima

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
DeeDee Garcia Blase

As a woman, I especially enjoyed the strong matriarch role of Ultima's love and its empowering effect on her grandchildren.

Pope a Free Agent at the End of the Month

Joe The Nerd Ferraro | Posted 04.14.2013 | Comedy
Joe The Nerd Ferraro

Pope Benedict XVI, leader of the Roman Catholic Church, has broken his contract with the Holy See. As with married couples, the Pope had a "'til deat...

Pope Benedict XVI Faces Challenge In Trying To Resurrect Latin

Religion News Service | Alessandro Speciale | Posted 11.15.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Reviving a long-dead language might sound like a tall order for a church that's already weakened by widespread secularization and t...

Carpe Diem!

Alice Carey | Posted 01.12.2013 | Travel
Alice Carey

As I watch Syria collapse into masses of stones, dust and mortar, do I even more keenly realize the importance of Carpe diem.

Gaby Moreno Releases Postales

Eddie Cota | Posted 11.13.2012 | Latino Voices
Eddie Cota

Gaby Moreno released her first all-Spanish album Postales earlier this month. I sat down with her at my Los Feliz neighborhood café to discuss her new music, that I believe has the potential to break boundaries and integrate new audiences to Spanish-language music.

The Man Behind The Goldman Letter 'Always Did What Was Right'

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business

By David Dolan and Pascal Fletcher JOHANNESBURG, March 15 (Reuters) - Greg Smith was a principled and competitive student, the kind of...

Astoria Characters: The Well-Engineered Family

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.28.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Jarda Nehybka never thought he'd have a wife and two tow-headed toddlers, not at this age, 69.

College Grad Under Threat of Deportation Has Reason To Hope

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.31.2011 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Robyn Gee President Obama recently a...

Judging A (Holy) Book By Its Cover: Personal Appearance and Faith

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 06.20.2011 | Religion
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

While the Quran does not directly link piety with having a beard, many Muslim communities have developed a vague expectation that pious or devout Muslim men ought to have beards.

The Lowly Pencil

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Meg Waite Clayton

There is nothing like the freedom of a pencil as I'm taking the muck that is a first draft and trying to make something of it. Not quite right the first time? Erase and try again!

Grammy Preview: The Best CDs of 2010

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

In anticipation of the Grammys on Sunday night, here are my favorite albums of 2010, followed by my favorite singles and some early favorites for 2011.

Speaking Out Against Afro Latino Indifference, Through Music - ChocQuibTown Set For Grammy's Center Stage

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Axel W. Caballero

ChocQuibTown is set to take the 53rd Grammy awards by storm this Sunday, as they set the stage for a pre telecast performance and are the odds favorite to take Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album of the year.

Astoria Characters: The Classic Educand

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The "defining moment" of Helen Polychronis's life occurred when she was 5. She went to bed one winter night, and the next morning she couldn't raise her arms or legs.

June 15: King John Signs Magna Carta

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

Many people, especially those who write articles on this subject for Wikipedia, would say the Magna Carta is the most influential and important foundation of constitutional law.

Andrew Weil, Ram Dass And The Harvard Psychedelic Club

Shelf Awareness | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Aldous Huxley was a major inspiration for the four men Don Lattin profiles in this lively retelling of the start of America's romance with hallucinoge...

Cutting to the Chase

Robin Lakoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robin Lakoff

It seems obvious that people create shortened forms to save time. And yet, most often, we don't save that much time and may run the risk of endangering intelligibility.

Thank God It's Thursday: Book Expo '09 & The 27s plus The Singular Thomas Dolby

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

This year's BookExpo in New York City had its usual small arena of publishers at gussied-up kiosks hawking the latest and greatest by writers known and unknown.

Channeling "Tito the Builder" in Miami

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul Appell

The media and the Democratic Party would have us believe that Dems will clean up down here at the Sunshine State's tip, and as NPR's "All Things Consi...