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La Cultura: Semana Santa

Semana Santa

Semana Santa

Easter is near, however in Mexico, it’s not all chocolate and Easter bunnies. Read the rest of this page »

 Jessi’s Blog: Mariachi Femenil

Mariachi Femenil

Mariachi Femenil

“Rosa Quirino liked to perform with leather huaraches on her feet and a shawl criss-crossed over her chest, in a nod to Pancho Villa. When men teased her as she sang, she would tell them: “Gentlemen, we are working.” Then, she’d pull out her gun. The year was 1903, and Dona Rosa, a mariachi from Mexico who began playing violin at age 13, was a rare sight”… – Los Angeles Times

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Vamonos al Cine: Intacto

Intacto

Intacto

In 2001, an intriguing little film from Spain was released and it deals with the subject of luck. Or, as I see it, the possibility of living a full life and remain undamaged.  Read the rest of this page »

La Cultura: Carnaval Mexico

Carnaval Dancer

Carnaval Dancer

Around the world, the Carnaval in Rio De Janeiro and Mardi Gras in New Orleans are well known events that welcome the last moments before giving up something for Lent on Ash Wednesday. In Mexico, Read the rest of this page »

Featured Art: Ab Eo Quod – Leonora Carrington

Ab Eo Quod. 1956. Oil on canvas, 71.1 x 61 cm

Ab Eo Quod. 1956. Oil on canvas, 71.1 x 61 cm

The cloth covered altar table holds the wine and bread of the Eucharist, a symbolism reinforced by Read the rest of this page »

Vamonos al Cine: Cronos

Cronos

Cronos

As I have mentioned before, Guillermo del Toro is one of my favorite directors to come out of the 90s. His first feature was Cronos, a moody, psychological thriller which introduced the world to his cinematic style and themes. Read the rest of this page »

Jessi’s Blog: Mexican Coffee

Mexican Coffee Bean Tree

Coffee is the second most valuable commodity behind oil. It’s health benefits at moderate consumption are well known, as well as the worldwide love for the coffee bean Read the rest of this page »

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