By Celia San Miguel | 09/13/2012 - 17:00
Five years ago, Dominican American Jersey boy Junot Diaz’s debut novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, making him just the second Latino to achieve this honor, following Oscar Hijuelos (The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love).
By Samantha Leal | 07/17/2012 - 16:15
Victor Cruz just released his new memoir, Out of the Blue, which chronicles his life and struggle to get to where he is now – a Super Bowl champion and proud papi. To celebrate, we’re looking at some other books by notable Latinos. Are any of these on your reading list?
By Sugey Palomares | 03/06/2012 - 13:45
One of the world’s greatest writers, Gabriel García Márquez celebrates his 85th birthday today! For decades, the Colombian Noble Prize-winner has challenged our imaginations with intricate stories layered with motifs about revolution, family, rebellion, and love. Márquez, who is known for countless of bestselling novels including his mammoth classic “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and “Love in The Time of Cholera,” has taught us that our magical journey as readers never ends.
Find out 5 things you didn’t know about him below:
By Kate Sandoval | 11/01/2011 - 17:14
From jewelry to a baby bib to an iPhone case, Dia de los Muertos has inspired a slew of new products. Whether you’re heading to a Day of the Dead party, plan to spend it at home, or want to get your kids (even your pup) in on the fun, these festive products help you celebrate.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/14/2011 - 13:12
The Cuban government has given the green light to the publication of Che Guevara's personal diaries of the revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power in 1959. Entitled Diary of a Combatant, the diaries share Che's experiences first hand—from landing on the Cuban coast in 1956 aboard the now infamous yacht, Granma, through the three years of armed conflict and fighting in the Sierra Madre mountains of central Cuba that followed.
By Irasema Romero | 05/20/2011 - 09:00
Puerto Rican author and former Latina magazine editor-in-chief Sandra Guzman brings us a book on what every Latina should know about: dating, health, succeeding professionally, and managing friendships, among other things.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/20/2010 - 14:15
As if Shakira hasn't already accomplished a lot, now the Colombian pop star can add children's book author to her long list of triumphs!
Shaki teamed up with the folks behind Nickelodeon's hit TV show Dora the Exlorer to publish a new book in their series called World School Day Adventure. The book follows young Dora and her sidekick Boots as they rush to deliver school supplies to children around the globe in celebration of World School Day.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/23/2009 - 17:00
Can you believe it's been 10 years since people were freaking out over Y2K? As we head into a new decade, we thought it would be a great time to reflect on our favorite moments between 2000 and now. We have to hang on to the good times so that they can inspire us and offer hope for a promising future. Here's our little stroll down memory lane...
Mariela Rosario and Shani Saxon-Parrish
By Angie Romero | 03/09/2009 - 19:00
I’ve been saving Paris for when I can either go with my sis, with a single girlfriend, or a special someone. But, given that my sis is married and with child now and most of my girls are in relationships and/or broke, that leaves a special someone. So in preparation for whenever that happens, I plan to devour Hungry Woman in Paris (Grand Central Publishing, $12.99), Josefina Lopez’s debut novel (Lopez is best known for co-penning the screenplay for Real Women Have Curves).
By Angie Romero | 02/13/2009 - 17:30
Normally, I would scoff at a title like that, and move on with my day. But because tomorrow is V Day, I figured I’d let you know of a new guide to spicing up your lust life called El Sexo Y Las Estrellas (Rayo, $14.99) by renowned astrologist Andrea Valeria.