While Mexico searches for untapped aquifers, the US government allows companies to pollute potential sources of fresh water.
After a decade of absence, the Mexican-American author and activist returns to the literary scene to discuss her new book, what it takes to ‘compost’ grief into light, and the long road for writers of color.
Unwrapping the history of Mexico’s real national snack uncovers classism, dynamite, and shifting definitions of culture.
As narcotraficantes terrorize Mexico with surreal acts of violence, it’s time to reconsider our basic assumptions about the U.S. War on Drugs.
A conversation recorded on the road reveals the late author’s take on the role of the writer-as-activist. Read and listen.
Are Mexico City’s violent wars over gentrification a window onto our collective future?
In the mountains of rural Mexico, a photographer documents the space between staying and going.
Little boys in drifts of dulling orange were trying / to pack balls of wings to throw at each other; / she thought perhaps she wouldn’t have children.
The genre- and language-blending Mexican-American singer discusses “Indian-ness,” making music in the land of cultural chameleons, and says she may never be hip in the U.S. But her songs might be the most eloquent response yet to the likes of Joe “You Lie” Wilson.
Cowering behind an almost idiotic silence, I avoided looking into his eyes, gripped by the same fear that must have gripped Odysseus as he ran from the singular gaze of the Cyclops.
Since it is very hot out at sea, sometimes someone comes down with a little fever.