Arts & Culture

Wed
19
Oct
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Heritage, Feminism, & Folk: An Interview With Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff

Néstor David Pastor

Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Lee Segarra considers herself a feminist from an early age, having noticed, even then, the violence and oppression that women face in society: “I always felt the need to fight against it and...

Mon
17
Oct
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Café Con Comics: Boricuas in the Comic Book Industry

Freddy Martínez

Last week, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, a graphic designer, curator, and community activist, was speaking about the anxieties that come with Puerto Rican diaspora to one of the last remaining visitors to his newest...

Tue
13
Sep
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Dig My Feeling: The Legacy of Nuyorican Jazz Musician Willie “Bobo” Correa

Néstor David Pastor

Before his untimely death at the age of 49 in 1983, legendary Nuyorican jazz percussionist Willie “Bobo” Correa left behind an impressive and eclectic discography that includes fourteen records as bandleader, with...

Mon
27
Jun
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The Next Generation Nuyoricans: An interview with the Founder of Capicu Culture

Charlie "Isa" Guzman

Since 1958, the Puerto Rican Day Parade has been an event that brings together several organizations dedicated to preserving and advancing Puerto Rican culture. Capicu Culture, a grassroots organization out of...

Fri
24
Jun
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Don’t Call It A Comeback: An Interview With Musician Fernandito Ferrer

Néstor David Pastor

“I had no idea of the amount of connections I had in New York...it’s like reaping the benefits of ten years worth of work,” says singer-songwriter Fernandito Ferrer on his recent move to the city....

Fri
10
Jun
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An interview with Ivan Velez, a Bronx-born Boricua comic artist

Charlie 'Isa' Guzman

Ivan Velez Jr. is a little-known Bronx artist with great significance to the comic book industry. Creator of the 80s comic series Tales of the Closet , and Co-Creator of the early 90s series Blood Syndicate , Ivan has...

Mon
23
May
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La India and Her Feminism: An Exclusive Video Interview

By: Berta Jottar

When I was invited to interview Linda Viera Caballero, better known as the Salsa Princess: La India, the first thing that came to my head was “ Love and Happiness ,” a house...

Mon
23
May
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Jorge Luis Rodriguez: Mastering The Art of Perspective

Néstor David Pastor

I overhear an older woman leaning toward her friend to tell her, “Es un Da Vinci,” as they each take another astonished look around the room. The friend nods while waiting to speak with the artist.

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Fri
22
Apr
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Interview With MC & Poet The Color Brown

By Néstor David Pastor

Last month, poet turned rapper Rubén Borrero opened up for the godmother of Spanish hip-hop, La Mala Rodriguez, in Chicago. Only a few months earlier, he had released a video in which he recites the poem...

Fri
25
Mar
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Boricua Woman Slays Webcomic World

By Charlie “Isa” Guzman

Comic books and their heroes and villains constantly prove to withstand the test of time. But the way that readers engage with comic books and culture has definitely evolved over the the years.

Webcomics emerged alongside the advent of...

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