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The Leonard Lopate Show

Eighty Novels In, César Aira Writes Twenty New Short Stories

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

César Aira has published at least eighty novels, most barely 96 pages each. They reach towards the unknown, flirting with bizarre and passionate takes on everyday reality. 

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Latin American New Yorkers Celebrate Argentine Pope

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Parishioners at St. Paul the Apostle Church in Corona, Queens, celebrated mass on Monday evening, just hours after the new Pope Francis was announced.

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The Takeaway

Where's the Diversity on Television?

Thursday, August 11, 2011

When ABC pulled the plug on George Lopez's eponymous sitcom in 2007, the Mexican-American comedian said, "TV just became really, really white again." Five years later, TBS has announced it will cancel Lopez's late night talk show due to slumping ratings. And in the five year interim, television doesn't appear to have gotten any more diverse.

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Studio 360

Returning to El Barrio

Monday, October 19, 2009

New York City’s El Museo del Barrio has reopened after a well-deserved multi-million dollar renovation.

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Studio 360

Teatro Campesino

Saturday, April 30, 2005

Luis Valdez has written and directed such films as "La Bamba" and "Zoot Suit" for Hollywood. But in the late 1960's he didn't even have a theater, just a flatbed truck, a few costumes and fake moustaches, and the drive to bring theater to Mexican-American laborers. Valdez founded ...


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Inverted Utopia

Saturday, August 14, 2004

There was a time when Latin American artists believed abstract art could help perfect society. An exhibit called Inverted Utopias, currently running at the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, traces this period, which ran from the 1920s to the 1960s. Michael May visits the exhibit and speaks with one ...