By Angie Romero | 05/04/2010 - 18:00
So the summer is creeping up on us and the one question most of us are asking ourselves is: Are we ready for that bikini yet? Personally the answer is no; but I’m working on that. And I’m really hoping Mario Lopez (yes, Mario Lopez) will help me via his new book, Extra Lean: The Fat-Burning Plan That Changes The Way You Eat For Life (Celebra, $24.95). Lopez isn't a first-time author (I greatly enjoyed his children’s book, Mud Tacos).
By Angie Romero | 04/27/2010 - 18:00
As I mentioned some weeks back, it's been four years since Isabel Allende wrote a novel, and some of us—including myself and my dad, who is arguably her biggest fan—have been waiting impatiently for Island Beneath The Sea ($26.99, amazon.com).
By Angie Romero | 04/16/2010 - 18:00
A while ago, Cinema Tropical put together a list of the best Latin American films of the past decade. Not surprisingly, Argentina dominated the list, with 39 mentions (and 3 in the top 10 alone). Looking over the list, I realized I have a lot of catching up to do. So imagine how happy I was when I discovered the new Film Journal from trendy notebook maker Moleskine?
By Angie Romero | 03/26/2010 - 18:00
Whomever doesn't deem the Mara Salvatrucha, aka MS-13 gang, a threat to our society is in denial. Their activities consist mainly of drug and arms smuggling, kidnapping, robbery, human trafficking, and murder. With close to 10,000 members in the U.S. alone, the Mara is one of the FBI’s and ICE’s biggest concerns. Most MS-13 members are immigrants who fled Central America's civil wars for inner-city Los Angeles during the 1980s. Nowadays, Mexican cartels work with gangs like MS-13 on the distribution front.
By Lori Hoffman | 02/22/2010 - 17:31
Lone Star Legend by Gwedolyn Zepeda
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 Angelique Serrano | 09/10/2009 - 15:45
A co-worker told me I looked very “emo” today. I had no idea what that word meant. It was explained to me this way: Like Brandon Flowers from the band The Killers is all “emo” with his black guy liner and “emotive” rock lyrics. Emo. I got it. So I guess since I'm wearing skinny black jeans, a loose gray tank, a necklace and dirty-looking hair, I'm like an alternative (whatever that means today), cool rocker chic. I took it as a compliment.