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.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/17/2009 - 13:30
As the temperature rises, no doubt you're spending more time outside soaking up the sun and working on your tan (with an appropriate sunscreen, of course). So why don't you take the time afforded by the extra-lazy days this summer to catch up on your reading? We've made it so easy for you by rounding up the 10 hottest summer books, so slip into your swimsuit, throw one or two novels in your beach bag and lose yourself in the worlds created by these talented Latino writers.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/24/2009 - 14:45
Guillermo del Toro likes his vampire movies scary, as in, quaking in your booties scary. Not like, "romantic young men sucking on the neck of beautiful people" scary. He wants his vampires menacing and absolutely disgusting, which they should be—you know, given the fact that they're undead beings who lust after our blood and want nothing more than to eat us.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 04/06/2009 - 16:15
We reported several days ago that key people in Gabriel García Márquez's camp were speculating that the legendary Colombian author would soon retire. Well, we’re relieved to say that García Márquez vehemently denies those rumors.
By Monica Herrera | 04/02/2009 - 11:01
Just when you thought it was safe to pre-pre-order Gabriel García Márquez's rumored new novel on Amazon.com, now comes word that the legendary Colombian author—who hasn't released a new work since 2004's Memorias de Mis Putas Tristes—may be putting down his pen for good.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/27/2009 - 17:00
Ten up and coming Latin American authors under 40 have taken front and center in the latest issue of Francis Ford Coppola's accalimed literary journal Zoetrope: All-Story. Many of the authors are being published for the very first time in English thanks to the award winning filmmaker.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/16/2009 - 16:30
Roberto Bolaño was posthumously awarded recently when his critically acclaimed novel 2666 won the fiction prize at the National Book Critics Circle, an honor bestowed last year upon Dominican author Junot Diaz for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Although Bolaño died in 2003, his translator, Natasha Wimmer, accepted the award on his behalf, recalling a time when the author once said that "posthumous" sounded like a Roman gladiator.
By Mariela Rosario | 03/11/2009 - 12:00
Two new novels were found among the papers recovered posthumously from famed Chilean author Roberto Bolaño's desk in Spain. La Vanguardia reports that the previously unknown manuscripts are entitled Diorama and The Troubles of the Real Police Officer. It is also believed that a sixth section of the author's critically acclaimed novel, 2666 may have been found.