EssaysBlood and Sand: Poet Javier Sicilia Makes the Victims Visible

Blood and Sand: Making the Victims Visible

I have spent the last several weeks working with the Movimiento por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad (MPJD) (Movement for Justice with Peace and Dignity), led by Mexican poet, essayist, and novelist … Read more

BlogAmérica Tropical: Re-revealing Siqueiros’ L.A. Masterpiece

América Tropical as seen from the new viewing platform on Olvera Street

Late Thursday afternoon I park in the lot alongside Our Lady Queen of the Angels Church, whose overwrought colonial name is La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora la Reina … Read more

BlogBack to the Future con el Nuevo Folk

La onda yesterday & today: Zindu Cano, Kevin García, Franco Narro

This post will eventually lead to a utopian moment on the southern edge of Mexico City with a crew of artists that cut a new folk figure, an organic … Read more

BlogTo Mexico with #YoSoy132

México jóven: #132 students gather at Tlatelolco’s Plaza de las Tres Culturas on the eve of a historic presidential election.


We’ve been here just forty-eight hours. But given the intensity of the historical moment in that intensest of cities, … Read more