Monthly Archives: December 2013

I Have Also Have a Hetero Friend

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“Her” and Disembodied Femininity

It’s not like I was expecting a gender-neutral artificial intelligence from Spike Jonze, as I was already assuming “Samantha” (with Scarlet Johansson’s voice) was going to represent a straight woman, but here we go again, another lost opportunity for those … Continue reading

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Congress On Break While Immigrants Await Boehner’s Decision

Washington-Despite a 4-week hunger strike and various activist efforts, Congress went on break this Friday leaving 11 million undocumented immigrants without a final resolution about putting the HR15 immigration reform bill to a vote in the House. House Speaker John Boehner’s … Continue reading

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In Argentina Soccer Team is Threatened for Wearing Pink.

Let’s talk about machismo. Argentina might have progressive gender laws, but soccer fans are not happy to see their male team in pink.  This Sunday, the players of historical argentine team Boca Juniors wore pink T-shirts in the field for the first … Continue reading

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Black Friday, Why Fighting For a Towel Is Not That Crazy

  What can some people’s fights for acquiring and affording objects of commodity teach us about inauthentic utopias, and the underlying authentic struggles for a better quality of life we are overlooking?  Last week I followed Black Friday news in … Continue reading

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Esta Noche, Este Mundo

“I hate to be psssst at I hate to be pssst at me cae pero sura I hate to walk by a man and be psssst at I hate to sit at a table at some mistake joint and be … Continue reading

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Junot Díaz and The Rockets: Race, Class, and How You Lose Her

Washington Heights-In November the United Palace of Cultural Arts hosted the deluxe release of Junot Díaz’s third book titled This is How You Lose Her. Junot Díaz is a Pulitzer Prize winning writer and current editor of The Boston Review. Joining the conversation … Continue reading

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