America and Race, Hemispheric Identity, Latinos and Race, Puerto Rico's Colonial Status, Urban/Global Politics, US Intervention in Latin America

Why POTUS Needs to Set Oscar Free: An Interview with José López

On December 4th I interviewed José López, whose brother Oscar López Rivera is a Puerto Rican political prisoner in the U.S, for Living in Spanglish Radio. He has been held over 35 years and over 100,000 have signed a petition asking President Obama to pardon him before the end of his term in office. José […]

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Urban/Global Politics

“On the Road” Burns the Candle on Both Ends

Sam Riley (left), Kristen Stewart (center), and Garrett Hedlund (right) in Walter Salles’ film version of Jack Kerouac’s classic novel, ‘On the Road.’ (Gregory Smith/Courtesy of IFC Films) Early on in Walter Salles and José Rivera’s adaptation of the classic 1957 Jack Kerouac novel On the Road, the film’s narrator, Sal Paradise, makes clear what drives him […]

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