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Alfonso Cuaron holds the awards for Best Director - Motion Picture and Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language for 'Roma' in the press room during the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, California, USA, 06 January 2019. (Estados Unidos) EFE

Netflix’s newest foreign film by Alfonso Cuarón made a splash at this weekend’s Golden Globes, but put more than just its distributor on film’s biggest stage.

[OP-ED]: America’s postindustrial blues

 06/22/2017 - 09:43
Says Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution in his new book “Dream Hoarders.” We should not be surprised that 58 percent of whites and 67 percent of whites without a college degree voted for Trump.

Ever since Donald Trump’s election, a cottage industry of politicians, journalists, scholars and commentators has sought to understand what motivates Trump supporters. Theories have ranged from globalization to a rebellion against Washington elitism to racism. But the true cause may have been overlooked: the “postindustrial society.”

[OP-ED]: Those in the ‘resistance’ should refrain from mocking Trump’s supporters

 05/16/2017 - 15:29
According to an analysis of post-election survey data conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute and The Atlantic, financially troubled voters in the white working class were more likely to prefer Hillary Clinton over Trump.

Though it’s generally a happy home, there is a stark cultural divide in my house: My husband, who was raised in a tiny, Southern rural town that was almost 100 percent white, loves “The Andy Griffith Show.”

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

[OP-ED]:Your teens might be more exposed than you think to alcohol-related content

 03/07/2017 - 14:25
According to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, which surveyed both over-21 adults and people younger, almost one in three youngsters said they saw alcohol-related content online in the previous month.

Moms and dads: Do you know what your teen is doing on the internet right now?

It’s never easy to tell with kids always on their phones and plugged in to the newest social media platforms, but they could be tuned in to alcohol advertising.

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

[OP-ED]: As the circus leaves town for good, may the increased respect for animals endure

 01/19/2017 - 07:29
An elephant from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus eats hay during the Behind-the-Scenes Experience, as part of the introduction of their Circus XTREME show at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, USA, 13 January 2016 (reissued 15 January 2017). According to a statement by Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus on 15 January 2017, the circus will end what it calls 'The Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years. EFE

I will never get to take my grandchildren to the circus.

For that matter, I’ll never again get to take my parents -- who adore going with their own grandchildren to the circus for the cotton candy, popcorn, acrobats and animals -- now that Feld Entertainment has announced that, after 146 years, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will close in May after a few final performances.

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

[OP-ED]: Mientras el circo se va de la ciudad para no volver, que perdure el respeto por sus animales

 01/19/2017 - 07:26
Un elefante de los hermanos Ringling y Barnum & Bailey Circus come heno durante la Experiencia detrás de las escenas, como parte de la presentación de su show Circus XTREME en la American Airlines Arena en Miami, Florida, EE.UU., 13 de enero 2016 (reeditado 15 Enero de 2017). Según una declaración de Ringling Brothers y Barnum & Bailey Circus el 15 de enero de 2017, el circo terminará lo que llama "El Gran Espectáculo de la Tierra" después de 146 años. EFE

Nunca llevaré a mis nietos al circo.

Para el caso, tampoco llevaré a mis padres—a quienes les encanta ir al circo con sus propios nietos y disfrutar del algodón, las palomitas, los acróbatas y los animales—ahora que Feld Entertainment anunció que, tras 146 años, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey cerrarán el circo en mayo, tras unas pocas actuaciones finales.

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda

Love Of Learning, No Fun Intended

 02/15/2011 - 05:15
Love Of Learning, No Fun Intended

    
CHICAGO -- Is it a sign of a coming intellectual apocalypse? Probably
not, but AOL's recent announcement that it will be teaming up with reality TV
experts to create video versions of CliffsNotes Literature Guides to present
classics through "humorous, irreverent, animated shorts" has set book
lovers and English teachers on edge.

Plain Text Author: 
Esther Cepeda