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"Literature to listen to" is a new podcast production of AL DÍA News. 

Perhaps because he wrote all his work in Spanish, this master of literature is easily overlooked. In the age of the Internet, not anymore. His words were alive this week in a AL DÍA Studio during the recording of the first episode of a podcast series entitled “Literature to Listen to” (Literatura Oral), soon to be launched.

Juan Rulfo volvió a la vida en Philly esta semana

 04/17/2019 - 15:40
"Literature to listen to" is a new podcast production of AL DÍA News. 

Suele ser fácilmente ignorado, quizá porque escribió todo su trabajo en español. Pero no en la era de internet. Sus palabras estuvieron más vivas que nunca esta semana en el estudio de AL DÍA, durante la grabación del primer episodio de una serie de podcast titulada ‘Literatura para escuchar’, que se lanzará próximamente.

Juan Rulfo was alive in Philly this week

 04/17/2019 - 15:28
"Literature to listen to" is a new podcast production of AL DÍA News. 

Perhaps because he wrote all his work in Spanish, this master of literature is easily overlooked. In the age of the Internet, not anymore. His words were alive this week in a AL DÍA Studio during the recording of the first episode of a podcast series entitled “Literature to Listen to” (Literatura Oral), soon to be launched.

¿Está el racismo siendo sacudido de la cultura pop estadounidense?

 07/20/2018 - 08:51

El corazón de dos iconos de la cultura pop estadounidense, Papa John's y La pequeña casa de la pradera, ha sido tocado durante las últimas semanas, por considerarse racista¿Cómo se pone la luz en la discriminación, tan naturalizada, sin que haya censura? ¿Cuál es la frontera con el linchamiento público?

 

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Sandra Lafuente

Muere el filósofo y poeta Ramon Xirau, voz del exilio español en Mexico

 07/28/2017 - 06:18
Spanish-born philosopher and poet Ramon Xirau is seen at his Mexico City home in a photo taken Jan. 20, 2014. EFE/Mario Guzman/File

El poeta llegó a México con sus padres cuando tenía 15 años, tras la caída del ejército republicano en la guerra civil española. Considerado uno de los máximos exponentes de la poesía y el pensamiento mexicanos, Xirau fue, según su amigo Octavio Paz, "un puente entre América y Europa."  

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[OP-ED]: By all means, take issue with ‘The Bell Curve.’ But read it first

 06/23/2017 - 08:47
t’s a shame that the controversy regarding “The Bell Curve” centered on the book’s delineation of the differences in measured intelligence between blacks and whites

When “The Bell Curve” by Charles A. Murray and Richard Herrnstein was published in 1994, I was a junior in college and didn’t know anything about the book except that it had my white literature professors in an uproar. A few of them inveighed against the book’s premise -- the very notion of intelligence as something people possess in varying degrees -- and then the whole controversy eventually died out.

[OP-ED]: Is the American Dream killing us?

 04/04/2017 - 10:31
One theory attributes the spike in “deaths of despair” to growing income inequality. There would be fewer suicides, drug overdoses and alcohol-related deaths if incomes were distributed more equally, the argument goes. People take out their frustrations and anger by resorting to self-destructive behavior.

It isn’t often that economics raises the most profound questions of human existence, but recent work of economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton (husband and wife, both of Princeton University) comes close. You may recall that a few years ago, Case and Deaton reported the startling finding that the death rates of non-Hispanic middle-aged whites had gotten worse — they were dying younger.

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Robert J. Samuelson