The Love for Knowledge Starts at Home

“If reading bears fruit, let the trees read,” said the writing on a Ministry of Education's wall in the city I lived a few years ago. Some scolded teenager wrote it after begging his teacher for a passing grade,...

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Mother Cruda Knows Best

Whoever has a vision of their future and wants to materialize it, doesn't have it easy. If you start your own bidness, often times you'll want to throw in the towel, you'll have to make concessions, reevaluate your views,...

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Possible Latinx Cultural Center Needs Your Voice

There is a demand for accessible events that celebrate the rise of La Phoenikera's culture, but how do we show support? Sometimes we just share shit on social media with a rally-cry that gets lost in the ether of...

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La Phoenikera Cinephiles Get Their Movie Fix for a Week

Phoenikerx cinephiles rejoice! Today the Phoenix International Film Festival starts and it has massively grown since I covered it for the newspaper during my Limbolandian years. This festival is to local cinephiles what VIVA PHX or FORM is to...

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Afromexico: Children of the moon

Queen Muhammad Ali and Hakeem Khaaliq, two local visual anthropologists have made it their mission to demystify preconceived notions about black and indigenous communities around the globe. This is no easy feat since they're against a historical propensity to blaze...

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Rita Indiana Releases Anti-corruption Anthem That’ll Shake Up Politicians

We're hella excited that our beloved Rita Indiana returns to the music scene with “El Castigador,” a politically charged jam that's pure faya. We'd given up on the idea of her return as a musician and thought she'd continue...

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5 Cruda Places in La Phoenikera That’ll Jolt You Back to Life

No, the burrito from one of the Berto's at 4 a.m. doesn't count. What we're talking about here is the first thing that comes to mind after you've been macerating inside the covers 'till noon because you couldn't restrain...

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Choose Something Else…

Choose skipping T2 Trainspotting. Choose other flicks that gladly empty your pockets and deliver a sultry sip of pus. Choose to wait until you can stream it from the comfort of your house: pause it, check your social media...

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12 Subversive Films in Spanish You Can Check From La Phoenikera’s Central Library

Sometimes the word subversive carries a negative connotation imposed by an established order. It says that if you have dissident ideas, your are part of The Red Menace, a commie, a trotskyist, an anarchist. As if any of these...

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Big Mole in Little Oaxaca

Somebody recently asked me if I knew a place with a killer mole in La Phoenikera; you know, the kind that pleasures your tongue as if it were a one night stand. I couldn't make a suggestion, luckily enlightenment...

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15 Bands We Demand in La Phoenikera

What's up with La Phoenikera not having awesome Spanish language bands transmitting new sounds, influences and sensations? The music scene is way too nostalgic and yesteryear seems repetitive to us. We understand nostalgia, we get it, it's nice, but...

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Teatro

La compañía Black Theatre Troupe presenta Broke-ology, una obra que aborda temáticas universales en comunidades afectadas por la pobreza y explora las dinámicas familiares que se dan a consecuencia. Qué: Obra sobre dinámicas familiares que se dan como consecuencia...

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