When you ask people of all faiths and ages in Jerusalem the question, "If you could have one wish, what would it be?" you realize that for the most part, as humans we all wish for many of the same things...
I vaguely remember the feeling that the magazine addict in me felt upon learning that my monthly collection of glossy mags would include a magazine just for Latinas. I never cared much about the face that graced my magazine's covers, it was the content listed on said cover that was the attraction. Latina-relevant stories, articles,… Continue reading 5 articles Latino publications should write when a non-Latino celebrity is arrested
Forget Romeo and Juliet. I never really understood how people thought theirs was a good love story. Always seemed kind of depressing that someone would kill themselves for love. I think love should want to make you live. But I digress. Where love stories are concerned, the ones we seem to reference, and sometimes idealize,… Continue reading The greatest [real] love story ever told
A few weeks ago I attended a lecture given by someone that is a Facebook friend and that I've also met in person. I got there a little early, and sat in the room full of people. He entered and made his away around greeting people. Though I can recognize him at seeing him, I… Continue reading That awkward moment: The wave
The year was 1992 and MTV introduced new programming that would forever change not only how we viewed them—as a misnomer—but how we viewed television. Our introduction to The Real World, with its tagline, “when people stop being polite… and start getting real…”was an omen of things to come. Almost 20 years later and reality television has taken… Continue reading Redefining reality: The rise of the Kardashians
Romney's "Binders full of women" comment hit the internet within minutes with memes, a Facebook page, a Tumblr, and even Amazon reviews(?)! Yup, even Amazon reviews. Click here to read more.
As I continue to see today's "breaking news" headlines about a 22 year-old girl's admission to cheating on her boyfriend, I'm ever more thankful that I spent my teen years in the '80s when that type of news would've been relegated to publications such as Bop, Tiger Beat, and The Enquirer. I'm not immune, I read the articles.… Continue reading Forever thankful that John Hughes movies were my generation’s Twilight