Latinos in Hollywood, Uncategorized, Urban/Global Politics

200 Cartas Screenplay Leaked!

200 Cartas, a film about the Nuyorican/Puerto Rican experience, is coming this September! You’ve probably already read this feature about the clever way the producers raised money to make the film through “product placement and brand partnerships.” Let’s not kid ourselves–bringing in corporate partners to support “the arts” is an essential strategy in today’s globalized […]

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Blackwater Bailed Out

Excuse me for my skepticism about the New Year’s Eve decision by federal judge Ricardo Urbina to throw out the charges against five former Blackwater operatives who were accused of killing 14 Iraqi citizens in Baghdad in 2007. Announced just after midnight Iraq time and into media oblivion as most of us were getting ready […]

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The Global Archipelago

I’m writing from the southern tip of the Bronx, the only borough in New York City on the U.S. mainland, my window overlooking Manhattan, the center of this island archipelago that rules our illusory world. You may have read my essay on the subject of how this city is an echo, or some might say […]

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