Surrealism and Remedios Varo

I’m currently reading “Remedios Varo: Unexpected Journeys” by Janet A. Kaplan, professor of art history and executive director of Art Journal. Few books have been written about Remedios Varo, and Kaplan’s work, published in 1988, is a thorough journey into the artist’s life and gorgeous, captivating artwork. I first learned of Remedios Varo as an undergraduateContinue reading “Surrealism and Remedios Varo”

New and Noteworthy Films

Tonight I’m off to celebrate Opening Night of the San Francisco International Film Festival.  I’m super excited to start the evening off with the a screening of What Maisie Knew.  There are, as usual, some intriguing films from Spain and Latin America that I want to check out in the coming weeks: Mexico: After Lucia (DespuésContinue reading “New and Noteworthy Films”

Dulces Navideños

There are so many traditional foods enjoyed at this time of the year. I’m highlighting two of my favorite holiday sweets here, along with resources on how to make or purchase them. Mexican Wedding Cookies: These are sometimes known as Russian tea cookies. Their powdery covering is perfect for the holidays. I found a niceContinue reading “Dulces Navideños”