By Monica Herrera | 12/10/2008 - 09:11
By Mariela Rosario | 11/21/2008 - 15:05
That is most definitely true, especially in this crapulent economy. But thankfully, there is such a thing as free Junot! Diaz, that is. The Pulitzer Prize-winning hottie (well, if nerds are your thing as they are mine) is doing a reading on Monday Nov. 24, 7:30 p.m., at Solas Bar in NYC. So put down that new Bolaño book, which will likely take you three lifetimes to finish, and join the 39-year-old Dominican author as he thrills us with passages from his critically acclaimed, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/19/2008 - 13:47
Sigh. I still remember the first time I came across those words back in middle school. Miss Toranzos (I think she’s on Facebook now!) made each one of us learn Neruda’s “Poema 20″ in its entirety and then recite it in front of the whole class. Of course the boys all made fun of the girls because, well, little did they know they too would be vulnerable one day.
By smundhra | 09/30/2008 - 09:36
We've seen Mario Lopez sign up for some pretty random gigs to keep his name in the papers, but children's book author is one that even surprised us.
The muscle-bound actor is working on an illustrated children's book called Mud Taco, based on his adventures as a Mexican kid growing up in California. In keeping with the family-friendly theme, Mario will be working with his sister Marissa to write the book, which will come out next year.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/22/2008 - 16:51
In response to Esquire's list of 75 Books Every Person Should Read (which we found ludicrously tilted in favor of old, dead white dudes), we decided to compile a list of the best literature every Latina should check out. Although we focused on Latin American literature, there are also a few universal masterpieces that we were compelled to include.
By Latina Staff | 02/27/2008 - 13:54
Looks like things between Dayanara Torres and her ex-husband Marc Anthony are about to go from bad to worse. The New York Postreports and Latina.com has confirmed that the former beauty queen and ex-Mrs. Anthony has written a book, called Married to Me: How Committing to Myself Led to Triumph After Divorce, about her split from Marc—who left her for Jennifer Lopez--and how she eventually found happiness again (in the arms of hunky Amaury Nolasco, of course).
By Latina Staff | 02/22/2008 - 16:31
The Sum of Our Days, a sequel to Paula, recaps new episodes in the emotional lives of Allende’s colorful friends and family following the death of her daughter. First published in Spanish and already a best seller, those curious about the juicy details of the everyday life of the famous writer and an active member of her self-ascribed “clan” will be intrigued by Allende’s frankness. When her son Nico found out she was writing another non-fiction book he asked her why she was doing so.