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Open Your Eyes: A South Philly Gallery Celebrates Latin American Art for Nearly 50 Years

 08/04/2017 - 15:53
One of the many multihued and adorned walls of Eye's Gallery. Photographed by Mónica Marie Zorrilla. 

If the cliché rings true and the eyes really are the window to the soul, then "Eye's Gallery" on 402 South Street has been the enchanting window to Latin American, Moroccan, and Indian folklore since 1968. The love child of Julia and her husband, the renowned "Magic Gardens" creator Isaiah, the gallery's origins are wondrous like its contents. 

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 3:33pm

In Search of the Maya World: From Central America to Philadelphia

 06/27/2017 - 14:26
Gallery of archaeological pieces of Mayan culture exhibited at the Museum of Archeology and Anthropology of the University of Pennsylvania. Photo: Supplied UPEnn

One of the most intriguing mysteries of Latin American culture is what happened to the Maya civilization. How come after over 3,000 years of history, from about 2, 500 BC to 950 AD, most of the glorious Maya centers in Mesoamerica were abandoned? Before the arrival of the Europeans in the 1500’s magnificent cities like Tikal in Guatemala and Copán in Honduras had all but disappeared; left uninhabited, they were covered by thick jungle growth, hidden throughout the mountains and the lowlands. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 1:15pm
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Desde Filadelfia a Centroamérica: En búsqueda del mundo maya

 06/27/2017 - 13:47
Galería de piezas arqueológicas de la cultura maya expuestas en el Museo de Arqueología y Antropología de la Universidad de Pennsylvania. Foto: Suministrada UPEnn

Uno de los enigmas de la cultura prehispánica en Centroamérica tiene que ver con lo que sucedió con la civilización maya. ¿Cómo es que tras más de 3.000 años de historia —desde el 2500 a. C. hasta el 950 d. C.— la mayoría de los centros mayas en la región  abandonados? 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 1:15pm
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John Leguizamo: “Tienes que trabajar el triple para conseguir el trabajo de un Blanco.”

 09/30/2016 - 12:02
John Leguizamo. Photo: Peter Fitzpatrick/AL DÍA News

El reconocido actor colombiano habla con AL DÍA de los retos de ser un actor hispano en Hollywood y de la importancia de que los Latinos salgan a votar en las próximas elecciones.

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 9:45am