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Monday, May 02, 2016
Friday, March 14, 2014
Who? What? When? Where? How? Why? All are standard questions, but: "Bulgogi?"
That one-word question is the headline of an ad in the Wednesday print edition of The New York Times.
I was busy reading an article about Ukraine (that's what you do if you work at NPR) when I ...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
By now, the origin story is pretty well-known. Back in the early 1970s, a crew of kids of color in the South Bronx threw a bunch of parties where they plugged their turntables and their huge, 6-foot speakers into streetlight posts. They took the breakbeats from popular dance songs ...
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Each week, we take a look at a word or phrase that's caught our attention, whether for its history, usage, etymology, or just because it has an interesting story. You can see past "Word Watch" entries here.
"Who doesn't like zombies?"
That was the subject line of ...
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Tonight, my wife and I will argue. There will be hurt feelings. She knows it. I know it.
I live in a mixed-status family. My wife roots for the Mexican national soccer team. I root for the USA. My oldest child sides with her mother in this debate, and we ...
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
I paid $10.50 to go see Instructions Not Included on a weekday afternoon. I was robbed.
The film, which is mostly in Spanish, has attracted plenty of attention for its box office success ($20 million in two weeks). This past weekend it was the third highest grossing film after Riddick ...
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Editor's note: Fair warning — this essay is, in part, about Spanish profanities, and it includes several.
The man who taught me to swear in Cuban died last week.
Guillermo Álvarez Guedes was a foul-mouthed comedian who filled 32 albums with politically incorrect jokes. Álvarez Guedes combined Jackie Mason's self-deprecating ...
Monday, July 29, 2013
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Charles Ramsey became famous overnight for his role in helping rescue Amanda Berry from the Cleveland house where she and two other abducted women were held for nearly a decade.
But Charles Ramsey did not act alone. He may not have even been the first to offer help. Angel Cordero, ...
Monday, April 29, 2013
Vin Diesel speaks lousy Spanish. No surprise, that. So why then was he invited to hand out a music award at the Premios Billboard and why did he say Sí to the invitation when it seems that's about all he can say in Spanish?
Vin's Spanish-language shout-outs — ...
Monday, April 08, 2013
Sara Montiel, the great Spanish actress and singer, has died at age 85.
The Miami Herald published a feature about her in 1996 that neatly encapsulates her appeal:
"Her eyes are still the kind of dark chocolate that cannot be refused.
They have melted for a legion of leading ...