"I NEVER knew anyone so keenly alive to a joke as the king was. He seemed to live only for joking. To tell a good story of the joke kind, and to tell it well, was the surest road to his favor. Thus it happened that his seven ministers were all noted for their accomplishments as jokers. They all took after the king, too, in being large, corpulent, oily men, as well as inimitable jokers. Whether people grow fat by joking, or whether there is something in fat itself which predisposes to a joke, I have never been quite able to determine; but certain it is that a lean joker is a rara avis in terris..."
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La semana que viene el caricaturista Lalo Alcaraz, recientemente radicado en Los Ángeles, vendrá a AL DÍA para discutir su trabajo. Lalo es mejor conocido por “La Cucaracha”, la primera historieta en los Estados Unidos que aborda la política desde una perspectiva latina. Fuera de página, Alcaraz satiriza las noticias en su programa semanal de radio “The Pocho Hour of Power” y en su página web asociada www.pocho.com.
Next week, cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz, lately of Los Angeles, is coming to AL DÍA to discuss his work. Lalo is best known for “La Cucaracha,” the United States’ first nationally syndicated comic strip which tackles politics from a Latino perspective. Off the page, he satirizes the news on his weekly radio show “The Pocho Hour of Power” and its associated website, pocho.com.
Under Martin Baron leadership, the Post has tackled with great success the odds of the digital era, surpassing in unique views the once unbeatable New York Times
For over 20 years, AL DIA has empowered the young to write their own story. Our Foundation is about to launch a project to bring the experiment to the next level.
This is the way I explained this to a dear Puerto Rican friend.
El ex-Fiscal General de los Estados Unidos al presidente George W. Bush visitó al Centro Nacional de la Constitución el 8 de septiembre para arrojar más de algunas curiosidades acerca de su nuevo libro, Verdadera fe y lealtad. Recibido por Chris Stigall de CBS Filadelfia, Gonzales ilumina lo dudoso y lo arcano de una de las administraciones presidenciales más disputadas en la cara del decimoquinto aniversario de 9/11.
The "billenials" are, by definition, hybrid creatures that share more than one culture and speak more than one language. This is becoming more commonplace in Philadelphia among the newest, youngest residents of the city.
Me encontré con este libro de nuevo esta semana, inicialmente lo recogí hace varios años en una tienda de Barnes & Noble en Filadelfia.
Es un libro que el ex director general de la Corporación Chrysler, el Sr. Lee Iacocca, escribió, después de su cambio mágico y también polémico de la empresa fabricante de automóviles, quien es una de las "Tres Grandes" en Estados Unidos.
I came across this book again this week, after I first picked it up several years ago in a Barnes & Noble Store in Philadelphia.
It is a book the former CEO of Chrysler Corporation, Lee Iacocca, wrote, after his magical and also controversial turnaround of the car manufacturer company, one of the "Big Three" in America.
Well, there were already 2 in my family.
My brother Agustín, Electrical Engineer, and my brother Raúl, who just retired from his noble profession, after a long and meritorious career as a Mechanical Engineer.
At age 16, I wanted to be, if not "somebody", at least somebody else.
Make my life count for something —not like in an act of heroism— but, in a more earthly purpose, to avoid being a blatant redundancy.
Or perhaps, God forbids, a plain-vanilla, mediocre, self-conceited brat.
I dreamt for a long time about the idea of meeting this young lady in person, perhaps some time into the far future.
This ‘‘Colombiana,” in the good, not bad sense of the word, is influencing more the U.S. mainstream culture than Julián Castro ever would do, even if he gets the shot of being the running mate of Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton.
As presidential nominee Donald Trump continues to berate a California judge for his Mexican parentage and alleged conflict of interest in presiding over a case against Trump University, a more nuanced conversation is taking place in small cities throughout the United States.
I recently walked by the house Gabriel García Márquez owned and used to stay at in Cartagena, Colombia, and I couldn’t wait to get to the keyboard to tell a personal story about this maestro of good literature and even better journalism.
Only the best is good enough,” Johan Cruyff wrote in his weekly column in “De Telegraaf” at the end of last year, when he had no idea death was going to ambush him this week in Barcelona, Spain.
Although his sainthood is yet to be declared by the Catholic Church, miracles abound in the life of Father Felix Varela, the champion of thousands of Irish immigrants who in the 19th century suffered, fought and, eventually, prevailed in carving out their own space in the American society, just as Latinos are doing today.
The event was a part of AL DÍA's "Diverse Reads" series.
Estas son las tendencias en materia de lectura de los habitantes de Estados Unidos.
Just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month, a new book series for kids captures historical Latina women like you never seen them before.
El próximo verano, Matt Goodwin tiene planes de lanzar la primerísima antología de ficción especulativa escrita por Latinos titulada “Latino/a Rising”. Desde este momento su lista de autores es geográficamente diversa: los escritores proceden de California y Carolina del Norte, Filadelfia y Arizona.
Next summer, Matt Goodwin plans to launch the first ever anthology of speculative fiction by Latino/a writers called “Latino/a Rising.” As of now his authors list is geographically diverse: writers come from California and North Carolina, Philadelphia and Arizona.
Known as the biggest Peruvian heroine during World War II, a Hollywood studio plans to take the story of Madeleine Truel to the big screen.
Hollywood planea llevar a la pantalla grande la historia de Madeleine Truel, catalogada como la mayor heroína peruana en la Segunda Guerra Mundial.