Arts & Culture

Fri
24
Apr

Ray Barretto: Remembering the Quintessential Nuyorican

On April 29, eighty-six years ago in Brooklyn, Raymundo Barretto Pagán (1929–2006) was born. Barretto was, like one of his old employers, maestro...
Fri
10
Apr

Homenaje: Adela Fargas

I found Adela hunched over the back table in her self-named restaurant in Loisada slowly poring over the numbers to see if she had won anything. “Yo juego los números cada día,” she said squinting at me over her eyeglasses...

Fri
27
Mar

The Many Sounds of Puerto Rican Identities: Miguel Zenón Speaks and Plays

It was the very first day of spring, but the snow was steadily falling over New York City. Miguel Zenón’s quartet was performing the album Identities are Changeable: Tales from the Diaspora at the Hostos Center for the Arts...

Fri
27
Mar

Pregones Theater: An Act of Love, Productivity, and Community

One of the leading Puerto Rican/Latino theaters in the United States is Pregones Theater , and the mother at its core is...

Fri
27
Mar

Hiram Maristany's Anchor Exhibit: Securing the Past, Present and Future of El Barrio

EVERYONE was there.

From college freshman girls who said sorry every time their backpacks hit someone to men in three piece suits who held their cups of wine with napkins. From abuelas in wheelchairs...

Fri
13
Mar

Homenaje: Nicholasa Mohr

We have a very special place in our hearts for this issue's Homenaje. Nicholasa Mohr is not only one of the principal figures in Puerto Rican literature in the United States, and one of the first voices of Latino literature in...

Wed
25
Feb
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To Be Or Not To Be Grifa: Boricua Women's Observations on Hair

The question is still relevant. Many Boricua women still wake up in the morning, stand in front of the mirror and ask the Shakespearian question: To be or not to be grifa? Do we really look better with straight hair? That’s...

Wed
04
Feb
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HOMENAJE: The Traveling Exhibit and a Tribute to Miguel Algarin

The Story Behind Homenaje

There are roughly 8.5 million people who can claim Puerto Rican heritage and ancestry in the world. Nearly three out of every five live on the...

Wed
04
Feb
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The Greatest Jibarito: Afro-Boricua Rafael Hernández

Rafael Hernández was a prolific composer of the popular music of his day, Cuban boleros and guarachas . He is considered not just the greatest Puerto Rican composer but one of the best in Latin America because his songs, such...

Wed
14
Jan
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We All Speak English Here: Identity, Difference and Commercialism in Salsa

Two years ago, I received, as a birthday present, a new edition of Our Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa) , the documentary of the concert at the New York City...

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