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CULTURE & POLITICS

Surviving Trump’s America

Isat in silence the morning of the 9th, coffee cup in hand, staring at a wall. Having had no sleep, I was thinking about how to talk to my children about what had just occurred with this election, when I began to get a series of texts, IMs and emails from ...

Our Greatest Rapper of All Time – Big Pun

“I’m like G.Rap, Pac, Master P, all balled up with a twist of Marc Anthony.” – Big Pun, “100%” From his mouth to our ears, Christopher Lee Rios summarized who he was in a singular line. Rios was a student of the art of rap and represented to the fullest...

5 Panamanian Men You Need to Know

Panama is a country known for many things from the political strife it has endured, to it's contributions to the world of music and sports, to its largest architectural wonder the Panama Canal. However, it has also produced men that have not only paved success...

El Cucuy vs. La Chupacabra

Who doesn't like a good mashup? Freddie vs. Jason, Alien vs. Predator, Batman v. Superman and the list goes on. With Halloween front and center we thought it a good time to compare some of the scarier myths and legends that have become a part of this beautiful...

El Matador – Chi-Chi Rodriguez

The putting green was his stage, a golf club his prop and the 18-hole course his partner; it may be an unlikely medium for a poor, Puerto Rican boy in the 1940s to find his calling, but Chi-Chi Rodriguez did that and more thanks to his quick hands and natura...

Piri Thomas | The Flow Master

Living in a dichotomous world where color was chosen over culture, Piri Thomas an Afro-Cuban-Puerto Rican man busted open a literary door for future Latino writers to successfully walk through. For so many U.S. Latinos who grow up “in-between” instead of “...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Nicaragua

If you only know Nicaragua, the land of “lakes and volcanoes,” because of its dictators and political strife you’ve got a few things to learn about Central America’s largest country. From its postcard perfect natural beauty to its badass native sons, there...