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A Book That’s Good Enough to Eat
By Angie Romero | 03/09/2009 - 19:00

I’ve been saving Paris for when I can either go with my sis, with a single girlfriend, or a special someone. But, given that my sis is married and with child now and most of my girls are in relationships and/or broke, that leaves a special someone. So in preparation for whenever that happens, I plan to devour Hungry Woman in Paris (Grand Central Publishing, $12.99), Josefina Lopez’s debut novel (Lopez is best known for co-penning the screenplay for Real Women Have Curves).


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Sex and The Stars
By Angie Romero | 02/13/2009 - 17:30

Normally, I would scoff at a title like that, and move on with my day. But because tomorrow is V Day, I figured I’d let you know of a new guide to spicing up your lust life called El Sexo Y Las Estrellas (Rayo, $14.99) by renowned astrologist Andrea Valeria.


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'Motorcycle Diaries' Director Walter Salles to Adapt 'The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao' for the Big Screen
By Mariela Rosario | 11/26/2008 - 13:24

As Latina.Com was the first to report back in March, Brazilian Walter Salles, acclaimed director of The Motorcycle Diaries and Central Station, is going to direct an adaptation of Junot Diaz's Pulitzer Prize–winning tome The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. It seems that the wheels for the production of the film have finally been set in motion, as confirmed by Variety recently.


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GET CULTURED: There's No Such Thing As a Free Lunch...
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.


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GET CULTURED: Tonight, I can write the saddest lines...
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.


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25 Books Every Latina Should Read
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.


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Exclusive: Chilean Novelist Isabel Allende on Her New Tell-All Memoir
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.


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