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I Love Dick: Cuando los esnobs del mundo del arte se aburren del amor

 01/25/2017 - 09:57
I Love Dick, de Chris Kraus, pasó desapercibida en 1997. Ahora Amazon prepara una serie de televisión inspirada en esta novela sobre el amor, el arte y las infidelidades. Estará  protagonizada por Kevin Bacon. 

La novela, que pasó desapercibida cuando se publicó por primera vez, en 1997, se ha convertido en un referente de la literatura feminista y ha servido de inspiración para la serie de televisión con el mismo nombre. "I Love Dick", dirigida por Jill Soloway y producida por Amazon, tendrá a Kevin Bacon y Kathryn Hahn como actores principales.


2016: un año fatídico para las artes

 12/27/2016 - 20:46

Estos últimos doce meses se han llevado consigo a figuras importantes de la escena artística internacional, dejando desolados a miles de fans y dejando un vacío importante en la plantilla de artistas, que pareciera no tener generación de relevo.

Desde David Bowie hasta Carrie Fischer, estos son las personalidades que nos han dejado este año:


Feeling the FIL

 12/02/2016 - 06:37
The Guadalajara Book Fair - Feria Internacional del Libro de Guadalajara (FIL)- in México, is the most important big fair in Latin America. EFE/José Méndez

The Guadalajara Book Fair (Feria Internacional del Libro – FIL) has become the most important book fair in Latin America and the Spanish language market.

More than 800,000 people are expected to visit the fair, which this year celebrates his 30 anniversary, and will stay open until next Sunday.

So Long Solo

 11/27/2016 - 16:33
Cuban propaganda, 2014. Photo: WIKI COMMONS

Fidel Castro outlasted 10 American presidents and managed to give the Caribbean island a leading role in world geopolitics. But how Did Fidel Castro Hold On to Cuba for So Long? It was thanks to a combination of geography, charisma, and authoritarianism, says Peter Kornbluh, co-author of the recent book Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana, which chronicles the countries’ history of discord and long path to normalized relations.

Sacando brillo a la verdad

 11/23/2016 - 11:47
Sacando brillo a la verdad

Lucia Berlin (Juneau, Alaska, 1936-Marina del Rey, California, 2004) empezó a escribir de jovencita, pero en vida fue una escritora desconocida. Hija de un ingeniero de minas, pasó la mayor parte de su infancia y juventud en diversas ciudades mineras del Oeste - Idaho, Montana, Kentucky-, hasta que su padre se marchó a la guerra y ella y su madre se trasladaron a El Paso, en Mexico, donde vivía su abuelo materno.


Polishing the truth. A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin

 11/23/2016 - 11:18
Polishing the truth. A Manual for Cleaning Women, Lucia Berlin

Lucia Berlin (Juneau, Alaska, 1936-Marina del Rey, California, 2004) started to write when she was very young, but spent almost all her life as an unknown writer. Her father worked in a mining company, and little Lucia and her Mum followed him everywhere. She spent her childhood in Western mining towns, manly in California and Mexico, then she moved to New York and Oakland, before ending up in Boulder, Colorado, where she became a Writing professor until she got really sick and moved to California to spend the last days of her life.


Barbarian Days

 11/22/2016 - 15:29
World Surf League shows Frederico Morais of Portugal winning his Round Four heat to advance to the Quarter Finals of the Hawaiian Pro, Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA on Tuesday November 18, 2016.  EFE/EPA/KELLY CESTARI / HO 

William Finnegan, winner of the Pulitzer prize for Biography 2016, was born into an Irish Catholic family from New York and they moved to Hawaii when he was a kid. He remembers going to the church on Sunday and going to beach to surf afterwards. Since his early years, Finnegan has tried to combine his two life passions: surfing and journalism. He has covered the Apartheid, Balkan wars and Latin American Politics:  “Power tends to corrupt people and absolute power tends to corrupt in absolute terms. The less civilized people I have seen is the people who has power.

The Humble writer

 11/17/2016 - 16:43

 Peter H. Binzen, reporter and editor for the Bulletin and Inquirer, died at 94 / Photo: Temple University Libraries Urban Archives / Philadelphia Evening Bulletin

Philadelphia lost this week one of his most distinguished men of letters. Peter Husted Binzen, a former journalist and editor at The Evening and Sunday Bulletin, died at 94, after chronicling the history of our city for half a century. Joseph R. Daughen, a former Bulletin reporter who collaborated with Mr. Binzen on two books, said he thought of his comrade as "Lincolnesque" - honest and humble.

Our Revolution

 11/16/2016 - 16:37
Vermont senator, Bernie Sanders, walks through the US Senate before the election for the Democrat leader in the Senate, in Washington, yesterday. EFE/Michael Reynolds

After Hillary Clinton’s defeat, the Democrats must redefine their future plans. The answer to their future may be in Bernie Sanders new book: Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In. Senator Bernie Sanders describes the 2014 midterm elections – in which Republicans gained control of the Senate again - as a “disaster” for establishment Democrats who failed to generate grassroots enthusiasm.

The interior circuit. A Mexico city chronicle

 11/08/2016 - 11:31

Love has always been an inexhaustible source of motivation, whether to write novels or to better know other countries and cultures. For New Yorker writer Francisco Goldman, love served both. His love for his second wife, Aura, a young Mexican aspiring writer, who died in 2007 while surfing together on the Pacific coast, first pushed him to write the novel Say Her Name (2011). Afterwards, he was pushed to know more about the city of Mexico, which became its second home since 1998.