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‘Son of Monarchs’ Gives New Meaning to the Butterfly Effect

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‘Son of Monarchs’ Gives New Meaning to the Butterfly Effect

Vast colonies of monarch butterflies have made their home in Michoacan, Mexico, as they have in various parts of Canada, California, and Texas. Unbound by borders, the monarchs float through the air, blissfully oblivious to the perils of the grounded, mortal world. At least, that’s how it should be. Like [...]

Mexico’s Agave Spirits: Decolonizing Mexican Alcohol

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Mexico’s Agave Spirits: Decolonizing Mexican Alcohol

Chef Mateo Herrera describes himself as shy and soft-spoken. The El Paso, Texas-based Indigenous chef therefore surprised himself and others when he took to his Instagram stories in September to call out Sotol Raramuri, a Ciudad Juarez-based sotol brand, for their use of Native American and Indigenous Mexican imagery in [...]

«Salón Cosa» Un Festival De Diseño en Guadalajara Se Enfoca en El Talento Creativo Mexicano

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«Salón Cosa» Un Festival De Diseño en Guadalajara Se Enfoca en El Talento Creativo Mexicano

Read in English Lejos de querer emular a la Ciudad de México, la cultura tapatía ha formado a sus propios grandes maestros y movimientos artísticos sin la necesidad de ir a buscar la fama fuera de Guadalajara. Durante el siglo XX, una comunidad de diseño muy unida estableció la reputación [...]

Guadalajara Design Festival Salón Cosa Highlights Mexican Creative Talent

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Guadalajara Design Festival Salón Cosa Highlights Mexican Creative Talent

Leer en español Guadalajara’s culture has always formed its great masters and artistic movements without the need to seek fame outside of Jalisco or emulate the art scene of Mexico City. During the twentieth century a tight-knit design community established the Jalisciense capital’s reputation as a domestic and international destination [...]

In Claudia Llosa’s ‘Fever Dream,’ Motherhood Is Terrifying

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In Claudia Llosa’s ‘Fever Dream,’ Motherhood Is Terrifying

Peruvian Filmmaker Claudia Llosa’s “Fever Dream” wastes no time delivering on the promises of its title. Its opening moments are a barrage of disorienting imagery and unbodied narration as Llosa offers answers to questions that haven’t been asked yet. Amanda (María Valverde) is being dragged through the forest; by who, [...]

‘House of Gucci’ Follows the Controversial Dynasty’s Rise and Fall (and Rise)

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‘House of Gucci’ Follows the Controversial Dynasty’s Rise and Fall (and Rise)

Ridley Scott, now an elder statesman of genre filmmaking, is motivated only by what moves him. “I’m a moviemaker, not a documentarian,” he once said, and nothing is a greater testament to that philosophy than Scott’s own body of work. Endlessly fascinated by the human experience while comfortably removed from [...]

Digital Archive Project ‘Nuevayorkinos’ Is Redefining NYC’s Latine History

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Digital Archive Project ‘Nuevayorkinos’ Is Redefining NYC’s Latine History

Djali Alessandra Brown-Cepeda is a New York City-born-and-bred filmmaker, racial justice advocate and archivist. You may recognize Brown-Cepeda from her digital archive project Nuevayorkinos, which was born in 2019 out of a void in representation for Latinx people in New York City. Brown-Cepeda describes this project as her “homage to [...]