Culture2022-04-15T06:01:37-04:00

A Kelis Thanksgiving: A Good Cocktail, Willie Colón and Arroz con Gandules

Culture|FOOD  

A Kelis Thanksgiving: A Good Cocktail, Willie Colón and Arroz con Gandules

‘Tis the season for tamales, mole, and turkey (or pernil). On Thanksgiving, families across the States come together to celebrate with several courses of food and conversation, with the possibility of cocktails or coquitos in between. Some folks come prepared with a new outfit, even though they’ll be celebrating in [...]

Natalia Lafourcade Honors Vulnerability in Her New Album

Culture|MÚSICA  

Natalia Lafourcade Honors Vulnerability in Her New Album

When Natalia Lafourcade returned to her home in Xalapa, Mexico, after a long period of traveling and performing, she found a withering garden with only a few blooming flowers. Lafourcade had neglected her garden during her time away. But soon after her return, the pandemic hit, and, like the rest [...]

Felix Contreras Helps Spotlight Latin Artists on ‘El Tiny’

Culture|MUSICA 

Felix Contreras Helps Spotlight Latin Artists on ‘El Tiny’

Over the last few years, Tiny Desk, a musical series where emerging and established artists perform a medley of songs behind NPR Music’s All Songs Considered Bob Boilen’s desk, has soared in popularity. Conceived in 2008, the series expanded during COVID-19 into "Home" concerts, where artists play intimate sets [...]

Paula Mendoza’s Jewelry Is Breaking The Mold

Culture|FASHION 

Paula Mendoza’s Jewelry Is Breaking The Mold

Colombian jeweler, Paula Mendoza, entered the jewelry industry 20 years ago. Today, she’s collaborating with one of America’s most beloved brands: J. Crew. The brand, founded in 1947, initially focused on offering affordable clothing options to women. As the brand grew, it became increasingly expensive and catalogs catered to [...]

Mo Amer and Teresa Ruiz Find Parallels In the Immigrant Experience

Culture|TELEVISION 

Mo Amer and Teresa Ruiz Find Parallels In the Immigrant Experience

Mo Amer and Teresa Ruiz, the romantic duo at the center of Netflix’s newest original series “Mo,” have known for a long time that there are cultural parallels between them. Mo, who immigrated from Palestine, and Teresa, who immigrated from Mexico, are no strangers to the fact that, when [...]