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We All Just Want To Be Literary Rock Stars: Reading Roberto Bolaño's Distant Star

Title:  Distant Star Author:  Roberto Bolaño Translator:  Chris Andrews Publisher:  New Directions, New York (2004)

Last weekend eight or ten books by Roberto Bolaño fell off a bookstore shelf and landed on my head.   1,625 more words

Fiction

#latinamericancook~Okra and Tomato in Chilli Sauce

Okra is in high season and showing off her glorious colors- puprle or green. Whatever the color, now is the time to get them and make something simple. 364 more words

Side Dish

Lime Opens Nearby, Offers Eight Varieties of Salsas

Since I didn’t have a great Mexican experience yesterday, I thought I’d give it another try today… with something a bit more mainstream.

Lime Mexican Grill just opened near my office, so a couple co-workers and I stopped by to grab a quick lunch.   380 more words

Latin American

Choriqueso from Tenango's Taqueria

Ever order food for no other reason than…  it sounds intriguing?  I often do — and am always up for trying something new, like the… 277 more words

Latin American

Venezuelan Patacón, the Twice-Fried Plantain Sandwich

What’s the essential ingredient in any sandwich?  Why the bread, of course!

Now, imagine a sandwich without bread.  In place of bread, think twice-fried green plantains — some of you may know these as tostones — sliced lengthwise.  163 more words

Latin American

Recommended: Cold War Camera

Cold War Camera is an exciting new collaborative project that explores photography’s role in mediating the Cold War. Under the supervision of professors Thy Phu and Andrea Noble, it aims to go beyond the standard iconography of the mushroom cloud, surveillance footage and news reports to explore the wider visual culture of the Cold War as captured on camera. 114 more words

Cold War