América invertida

A group of us Spanish-speakers in my workplace have begun a monthly chat and social time, usually focused on a particular article, book, or film. We discuss topics related to Latin America and Spain, and reflect on our experiences as Spanish speakers here in California. Our first meeting focused on the idea of “pegarle deContinue reading “América invertida”

Highlights from Madrid

My husband and I just enjoyed two days in Madrid. It’s not a lot of time, but we made the best of it, especially considering jet lag! Here are some highlights… Cava and manchego cheese at the bar in our lovely hotel, Posada del Leon de Oro. Also, this is what we dubbed the “wineContinue reading “Highlights from Madrid”

Delivering Good News

The title of this new post sounds suspiciously religious, but it’s not! I’m offering a roundup of some good, positive things that have been going on in the Spanish-speaking world. In the summertime and other vacation days, I spend a lot more time listening to news on the radio or perusing news stories online. As weContinue reading “Delivering Good News”

Atención: riesgo de amnesia

Who should art belong to in times of economic crisis? This weekend El País has published a series of articles about the challenges to the Spanish art world in this time of economic crisis. How do public institutions continue to acquire relevant and important works when their budgets are being scaled back? How do museumsContinue reading “Atención: riesgo de amnesia”