Book Club

Emo Rock and Dirty Locks
By Angelique Serrano | 09/10/2009 - 15:45

A co-worker told me I looked very “emo” today. I had no idea what that word meant. It was explained to me this way: Like Brandon Flowers from the band The Killers is all “emo” with his black guy liner and “emotive” rock lyrics. Emo. I got it. So I guess since I'm wearing skinny black jeans, a loose gray tank, a necklace and dirty-looking hair, I'm like an alternative (whatever that means today), cool rocker chic. I took it as a compliment.

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The 10 Hottest Summer Reads
By Mariela Rosario | 07/17/2009 - 13:30

As the temperature rises, no doubt you're spending more time outside soaking up the sun and working on your tan (with an appropriate sunscreen, of course). So why don't you take the time afforded by the extra-lazy days this summer to catch up on your reading? We've made it so easy for you by rounding up the 10 hottest summer books, so slip into your swimsuit, throw one or two novels in your beach bag and lose yourself in the worlds created by these talented Latino writers.

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Guillermo del Toro Dishes on New Vampire Trilogy "The Strain," Slams "Twilight"
By Mariela Rosario | 04/24/2009 - 14:45

Guillermo del Toro likes his vampire movies scary, as in, quaking in your booties scary. Not like, "romantic young men sucking on the neck of beautiful people" scary. He wants his vampires menacing and absolutely disgusting, which they should be—you know, given the fact that they're undead beings who lust after our blood and want nothing more than to eat us.

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Gabriel García Márquez Says He Continues to Write
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 04/06/2009 - 16:15

We reported several days ago that key people in Gabriel García Márquez's camp were speculating that the legendary Colombian author would soon retire. Well, we’re relieved to say that García Márquez vehemently denies those rumors.

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Is Gabriel García Márquez Retiring?
By Monica Herrera | 04/02/2009 - 11:01

Just when you thought it was safe to pre-pre-order Gabriel García Márquez's rumored new novel on, now comes word that the legendary Colombian author—who hasn't released a new work since 2004's Memorias de Mis Putas Tristes—may be putting down his pen for good.

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"Zoetrope: All-Story" Highlights Up and Coming Latin American Authors
By Mariela Rosario | 03/27/2009 - 17:00

Ten up and coming Latin American authors under 40 have taken front and center in the latest issue of Francis Ford Coppola's accalimed literary journal Zoetrope: All-Story. Many of the authors are being published for the very first time in English thanks to the award winning filmmaker.

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Roberto Bolaño and Juan Felipe Herrera Win National Book Critics Awards
By Mariela Rosario | 03/16/2009 - 16:30

Roberto Bolaño was posthumously awarded recently when his critically acclaimed novel 2666 won the fiction prize at the National Book Critics Circle, an honor bestowed last year upon Dominican author Junot Diaz for The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. Although Bolaño died in 2003, his translator, Natasha Wimmer, accepted the award on his behalf, recalling a time when the author once said that "posthumous" sounded like a Roman gladiator.

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Two New Novels Found in Roberto Bolaño's Desk
By Mariela Rosario | 03/11/2009 - 12:00

Two new novels were found among the papers recovered posthumously from famed Chilean author Roberto Bolaño's desk in Spain. La Vanguardia reports that the previously unknown manuscripts are entitled Diorama and The Troubles of the Real Police Officer. It is also believed that a sixth section of the author's critically acclaimed novel, 2666 may have been found.

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Haunted House
By Angie Romero | 02/19/2009 - 16:15

I can’t remember the last time I went to an actual play. And what a shame that is, being that I live in NYC. So when I found out about a new stage adaptation of Isabel Allende’s masterpiece of magical realism, The House of Spirits, which started yesterday at the Repertorio Español theater, I was actually moved to buy a pair of tickets for this weekend.

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Nina Garcia To Pen Budget-Conscious Fashion Guide
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 01/28/2009 - 14:00

Marie Claire fashion director and Project Runway judge Nina Garcia is busy working on her third fashion book, due to be released in August. The Style Strategy: A Less is More Approach to Staying Chic and Shopping Smart will teach women how to look like a million bucks on a budget.

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