By Grace Bastidas | 05/24/2010 - 11:00 | 0 Comments
Singer-songwriter Luísa Taubkin Maita was born in São Paulo, a gritty city that inspired many of the songs on her sultry debut album, Lero-Lero (out July 27; Cumbancha), which is influenced by everything from pop and jazz to samba and bossa nova. Raised in an ethnically mixed home—her dad is of Syrian Muslim roots and her mom...
By Elayne Fluker | 05/24/2010 - 08:00 | 1 Comment
Have you heard the news?! Wonder Woman, the 1940s DC Comics classic that was brought into our homes in the '70s via half-Mexican kick-ass queen of her day Lynda Carter, is in production to be released as a movie! (We're polishing off our action figures.)
In the meantime, we want to know which...
By Angie Romero | 05/21/2010 - 18:00 | 1 Comment
The other day I watched a short from the Columbia University Film Festival about baseball players in the Dominican Republic called The Ballplayer, which, in turn, reminded me of another film which I still rave about to this day: Sugar. Along the same lines, a new book by award-winning author Mark Kurlansky, who is known to find meaningful...
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/21/2010 - 16:00 | 2 Comments
Everything about Spanish director Alejandro Amenabar’s movies (The Sea Inside, The Others) is intimate—from story to tone to setting. Until now. His newest film, the visually stunning Agora, is a brainy epic that explores what happens when religion, politics and science mingle and clash. Set in Egypt in 391 AD, is his most...
By Lee Hernandez | 05/21/2010 - 10:00 | 9 Comments
Gloria Govan (wife-to-be of Orlando Magic forward Matt Barnes) is a smart, educated and opinionated young woman. But you don’t want to mess with her! Here, she tells Latina.com her side of what went down on VH1’s reality series, Basketball Diaries.
A lot of people don’t know you're part Latina. Who’s Latin in your...
By Angie Romero | 05/20/2010 - 18:00 | 2 Comments
No, not that General from Panama (remember Tu Pum Pum?) I'm talking about a new film from director Natalia Almada about the dictator who shaped the Mexican Revolution. Winner of the Sundance Film Festival’s US Directing Award for a documentary, El General screened at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on Sunday, May 16 and will...
By Mariela Rosario | 05/20/2010 - 16:38 | 9 Comments
Beautiful people Camila Alves and Gisele Bundchen were recently snapped leaving a gym after working out together, which made us wonder: Are they new BFF's?
It's not that crazy of a question to ponder, the two ladies have so much in common. Let's break it down:
1. They're both brasileña....
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