[OP-ED]: Shame on CBS for its mistreatment of ‘Hawaii Five-0’s’ minority co-stars

 07/12/2017 - 16:42
The fact that this show is set in Hawaii -- where nearly half the population is Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander -- should have prompted executives to put more value in their Asian-American stars. youtube

I usually don’t get this upset over someone being underpaid, unless I’m the someone. But when one of my favorite TV shows appears to have been hurt -- perhaps gravely -- by one of my least favorite things, it bothers me.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 4:30pm

[OP-ED]: CBS debería avergonzarse por el trato dispensado a las co-estrellas minoritarias de ‘Hawaii Five-0’

 07/12/2017 - 16:39
El hecho de que este programa esté ubicado en Hawaii--donde casi la mitad de la población es asiática, nativa hawaiana o de las Islas del Pacífico--debería haber instado a los ejecutivos a poner más valor en sus estrellas asiático-americanas. youtube

Generalmente no me altero mucho cuando a alguien no se le paga adecuadamente, a menos que yo sea el interesado. Pero cuando uno de mis programas favoritos de TV parece haber sido dañado--quizás gravemente--por una de mis cosas menos favoritas, eso me molesta.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 4:30pm

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