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Un Verano en Nueva York (A Summer of Latin Alternatives)

Si te quieres divertir

Con encanto y con primor

Solo tienes que vivir

Un verano en nueva york

–El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico

Every year for 15 years now, New York has hosted the Latin Alternative Music Conference, a four-day affair that celebrates and promotes emerging Latin music that diverges from traditional genres like salsa, cumbia, norteƱo, tango, bomba, plena, son cubano, milonga, bachata, merengue, etc. 2,865 more words

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Kara Walker and the Culture of Decay

Made it over to the last day of viewing for Kara Walker’s “A Subtlety,” the now-famous (or infamous) installation at the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 879 more words

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Taco Bell's Mixed Message

From the Just Because We Seem To Be Obsessed With Deconstructing Ads Doesn’t Mean They Don’t Carry Potent Messages About Self and Other Department:

This latest Taco Bell ad for their new unhealthy product, the “quesarito” was so intriguing I had to view it several times. 319 more words

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When Is a Civil War a Civil War?

Things have taken a turn for the worse in Iraq. The conflict is being portrayed as a re-emergence of radical islamic insurgency. But the distorted “nation building” process the US initiated with its 2003 invasion and occupation has resulted in the inevitable: a civil war and possible three-way partition of the country. 3,441 more words

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Eric Cantor, Immigration Reform, and the Paralysis of US Politics

The defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is a clear signal that American national politics is in a self-destructive spiral of extremist fear-mongering that has brought about a dangerous creeping paralysis. 571 more words

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