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Bad Bunny Course Will Be Taught at San Diego State University in 2023

Sofía Aguilar
Puerto Rican reggaetón star Bad Bunny (born Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio) is a global phenom. Since he entered the mainstream music industry in 2017, he’s released chart-topping albums, broken Spotify and Billboard records, received dozens of awards for his work,...
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8 Stunning Airbnbs in Latin America You Need to Check Out

Nicole Young
Majorly Instagrammable places, authentic culinary hotspots, warm weather, private pools, and, of course, ocean views. Latin America has it all and places like Mexico, Costa Rica, and Brazil are dream destinations that we could never get enough of. Whether you’re...
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How the “Miguel” Episode of ‘This Is Us’ Made Me Feel Seen

Virginia Isaad
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD On paper I don’t have much in common with the character of Miguel Rivas (Jon Huertas) on the drama This Is Us besides being Latinx and immigrating to the U.S. (even though Puerto Rico is a U.S....
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Rosario Dawson Stars in New ‘La Borinqueña’ Graphic Novel on Climate Change in Puerto Rico

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Actor and activist, Rosario Dawson, has teamed up with award-winning Puerto Rican graphic novelist, Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, on a brand-new graphic novel titled, La Borinqueña Guest Starring Rosario Dawson, that is intended to spread awareness about the climate crisis and the...
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‘Maria’ Play Follows ‘West Side Story’ Lead Character’s Return to Puerto Rico

Sofía Aguilar
Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen the play or film If you’re like us and can’t get enough of Steven Spielberg’s new adaptation of West Side Story starring Rachel Zegler, Ariana DeBose, and Rita Moreno, then you’re in luck! Long...
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Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose Call ‘West Side Story’ a Film for Latinxs

Virginia Isaad
Warning: Some spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen either film Roughly the first 10 minutes of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story is a scene with no music or dialogue that features the Jets, the gang of white boys, defiling a...
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‘West Side Story’ Remake Authentically Represents Latinidad Unlike Original Film

Sofía Aguilar
Steven Spielberg’s first-ever musical film of his career, West Side Story, brings to life 1950s New York through a more modern lens than the original and with authentic Latinx representation. Starring newcomer Colombian-American Rachel Zegler (María), Ansel Elgort (Tony), Afro-Puerto...
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“Loud” Podcast Tells the History of Reggaetón Including its Afro-Latin Origins

Virginia Isaad
Growing up on the brink of Reggaetón’s commercial rise, the heavy baseline and quick Spanglish rhymes were the soundtrack to the countless winters in Nueva York and humid summers in the Dominican Republic. Despite me being far too young to...
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Chinese-Dominican Superhero Joins ‘La Borinqueña’ Graphic Novel Series

Virginia Isaad
We are continuing to see a greater push for representation of diverse stories in the media and we’re excited to see that now we have a new bi-ethnic superhero. Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez started the graphic novel series La Borinqueña in 2016...
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New La Borinqueña Exhibit in San Juan, Puerto Rico Aims to Educate & Unite the Diaspora

As soon as I stepped through the door of Chocobar Cortés late in June 2021, I was met by a wall plastered with an image of the indy superhero La Borinqueña, created by Nuyorican graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, it was...