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NYC’s Afro-Latino Festival Founder Mai-Elka Prado Is Making Space for Herself

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NYC’s Afro-Latino Festival Founder Mai-Elka Prado Is Making Space for Herself

After almost 10 years of working behind the scenes, Mai-Elka Prado is taking the stage for the first time. Prado is the founder and creative director of the Afro-Latino Festival, an annual celebration that pays tribute to the African roots of Latin American and Caribbean people. Through a series of [...]

The History of Mexico’s Agave Spirits

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The History of Mexico’s Agave Spirits

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 [...]

‘Down the Garden Path’ Highlights Food Sovereignty Amidst Immokalee’s Food Desert

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‘Down the Garden Path’ Highlights Food Sovereignty Amidst Immokalee’s Food Desert

On a serendipitous June afternoon in 2020, amidst a global race reckoning, Nicaraguan-born and Naples-based photographer Lisette Morales and Immokalee activist Lupita Vazquez-Reyes attended a local Black Lives Matter protest in Immokalee, Florida. In a town where locals try not to make waves, the two women knew this would be [...]

Review: The New Museum’s 2021 Triennial ‘Soft Water Hard Stone’

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Review: The New Museum’s 2021 Triennial ‘Soft Water Hard Stone’

Walk off the small elevator onto the New Museum’s second floor and find yourself immediately enveloped by a sound reminiscent of construction: a constant pounding — thunk, thunk, thunk — reverberating off the museum’s walls and concrete floors, penetrating and pulse-raising, suggesting the impending arrival of something bigger, a crash, [...]

How Opportunism Made Tulum an Eco-Chic Playground

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How Opportunism Made Tulum an Eco-Chic Playground

Everything in Tulum — a trendy, laid-back oasis in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula — is designed to make you feel good. Not good in the glitzy, over-indulgent style of St. Tropez, Miami, or Ibiza, those infamous playgrounds for the moneyed classes. Rather, Tulum promises an atmosphere that will elevate your consciousness [...]

New Releases from The Marías, Flores, La Dame Blanche, and More

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New Releases from The Marías, Flores, La Dame Blanche, and More

  Para bailar, anhelar, and all the feels in between. We share our favorite music releases of the week. The Marías “Un Millón” A sepia-toned, ‘70s aesthetic? Platform boots and a plush red conversation pit? María Zardoya’s iconic bob and sleek bangs? Check, check, and check. With the release of [...]