By Angie Romero | 01/27/2010 - 12:28
As President Obama prepares to deliver his first State of the Union address tonight it’s important to know where we Latinos stand, where we’re headed, and of course, how far we’ve come. What better way is there to get briefed on the state of our community in America than by checking out the video for the 2010 Latino State of the Union: The 3rd Annual Roundtable on Law, Policy and Civil Rights?
By Angie Romero | 01/19/2010 - 14:26
Back in December, President Obama pledged 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan over a period of six months, bringing the total U.S. commitment in armed forces to over 100,000. Quite simply, he argued, the U.S. cannot afford not to pour any more resources there, and if yesterday’s series of suicide bombings and Taliban attacks on Kabul as new cabinet members were to be sworn in is any indication, he is right—even if most Americans feel differently.
By Angie Romero | 01/12/2010 - 11:15
As we get ready for this year's Sundance, a film that made its debut at the film festival back in 2008 is finally getting released today on DVD. From Peruvian director and mun2 Creative Director Ricardo de Montreuil (La Mujer de mi Hermano) comes Máncora, a road trip drama overflowing with lust, incest (does sleeping with your step-bro count?), betrayal, the occasional high, and hot sexy bodies starring two guys and a girl. Sound familiar?
By Angie Romero | 01/08/2010 - 11:08
When contributing writer Damarys Ocaña sat down with Zoe Saldaña last summer for our June/July cover story and asked her about career goals, Saldaña, arguably the biggest female star on the planet (scratch that—the universe!) right now, replied:
By Angie Romero | 01/05/2010 - 15:59
A telenovela hunk writing a book is sort of like sharing a bar of soap to me—you just don’t do it. Unless, of course, it’s meant to be funny. And that’s exactly what Chilean actor Cristián De La Fuente’s ridiculously titled publishing debut, Hot. Passionate.
By Angie Romero | 01/01/2010 - 10:00
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the Estefans. Gloria and Emilio, married for 31 years, have always been, in my mind, our First Family. The ballad, “Con Los Años Que Me Quedan,” which they co-wrote, epitomizes grown-up love to me.
By Angie Romero | 12/28/2009 - 15:49
First things first: Happy New Year! May 2010 bring nothing but bigger and better things to you and yours. Get Cultured is set to evolve in the new year, so stay tuned for some exciting changes!
Secondly, we need some sort of closure on 2009. While some big things happened this year, like, the economy falling apart and Mexico’s narco trade spiraling out of control, it’s the small things that count, in my mind. So I compiled a list of my top 15 Get Cultured items of the past year, in no particular order:
By Angie Romero | 12/24/2009 - 10:00
During the Dubai Film Festival, the actor Lluis Homar of Pedro Almodovar’s Broken Embraces— a film noir about love and betrayal, hurt and revenge in the purest Almodovarian sense—flew in for the screening. Homar’s turn as the sought-after cineaste Mateo Blanco, who has denounced his tragic past and taken on a new identity as the blind Harry Caine is quietly seductive, even in his suffering; it’s easy to see why Penelope Cruz’s character Lena, a sort of tormented Audrey Hepburn, is drawn to him in the first place, no matter the cost.