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Black Velvet
December 16, 2012 – 3:09 pm | 17 Comments

Childhood memories are vivid, almost indescribable in their detail, and impossible to forget. A Christmas memory I have is that of a black velvet dress  a family friend gave to me for my seventh Christmas.
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La Via Dolorosa
March 6, 2013 – 7:34 am | 18 Comments
La Via Dolorosa

Easter Sunday is a big deal in America. A bite-the-ears-off-the-chocolate-bunny kind of big deal. I learned this early on after my first year in school here when I was 5-years-old.
It was kindergarten, and children in …

Discovering the Rebel at the Beach
July 7, 2012 – 7:46 am | 10 Comments
Discovering the Rebel at the Beach

This essay is part of the Beach Week series on the Tiki Tiki, stories by Latina writers on La Playa.
By Lisa Quinones-Fontanez
My parents always seemed to be from two different worlds and the older I got, the …

As Handsome as Orlando Bloom
June 15, 2012 – 6:38 am | 46 Comments
As Handsome as Orlando Bloom

In celebration of Father’s Day, el Día de los Padres, I remember my very special father, who came to this country from Colombia when he was 36-years-old. Sadly, he passed away suddenly when I was …

Play: Your Life Depends on It (Giveaway)
June 11, 2012 – 6:53 am | 18 Comments
Play: Your Life Depends on It (Giveaway)

The veranos of my childhood were spent at my Cuban grandmother’s house.
We watched a lot of TV and we ate a lot of ice cream. I didn’t play outside much because “hay mucho calor.” It was …

La Chancleta: A Short Story
June 4, 2012 – 7:41 am | 8 Comments
La Chancleta: A Short Story

The following is an excerpt from La Chancleta, a short story written by Kali Amanda Browne, a prolific writer and publisher of ebooks ranging on topics from crime novels, cookbooks, a women’s short story collection …

Finding Your (Hispanic) Roots – Video
May 27, 2012 – 8:32 am | 20 Comments
Finding Your (Hispanic) Roots – Video

Watch Adrian Grenier, Michelle Rodriguez, and Linda Chavez on PBS. See more from Finding Your Roots.
The Story of America
I have become a bit of a broken record.
Nearly everyone I speak to lately gets an earful …

William Levy, Salma and Me
May 7, 2012 – 9:32 am | 2 Comments
William Levy, Salma and Me

Baby Morphing with William Levy

So, a couple weeks ago, I was in the grocery store line and saw the gloriously beautiful Salma Hayek on the cover of Lucky magazine.
My first thought was: “Salma and William …

The Treasured Memory
April 30, 2012 – 7:08 am | 21 Comments
The Treasured Memory

A Favorite Bedtime Story
I often wonder about what my children will remember from their childhood.
Any sweet memories I have of being little all involve my abuela. My grandmother is the one who raised me and …

February 11, 2012 – 2:49 pm | 39 Comments

Latina Like JLo
On my last birthday, a friend gave me a wonderful pair of earrings. I was grateful and appreciative that she thought of me and remembered my love of earrings when she came across …

The Susto Set: Latino Hope, Healing, and Rituals
January 4, 2012 – 9:14 am | 16 Comments
The Susto Set: Latino Hope, Healing, and Rituals

Folkloric Beliefs for Susto and Other Ailments
By Angela Fregoso
Let me curar you of “Susto.”
Hay mi’ja tiendes “Susto!”
Is Susto some kind of a disease? No, this is a comment you often heard from your grandmother or …