While Mexico’s busiest city might get a few things “wrong,” there are many things it gets right, too Continue reading I Just Traveled to Cancún Over Christmas, in the Middle of A Pandemic
These spectacular Mayan ruins are a few hours drive south of Cancún Continue reading Photo of the Week: Tulum
Basilica in Wisconsin commemorates Día de la Virgen de Guadalupe Continue reading Photo of the Week: Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians
The Spanish romantic poet was born on this day in 1820 Continue reading ¡Feliz cumpleaños, Carolina Coronado!
A few thoughts on using a language subconsciously Continue reading Is It Possible to Dream in Spanish?
The well-known Mexican muralist was born on this day in 1886 Continue reading ¡Feliz cumpleaños, Diego Rivera!
The Chilean writer died 25 years ago today: December 7, 1996 Continue reading On This Day in Hispanic History: The Death of José Donoso
These pre-Columbian ruins are a photographer’s dream Continue reading Photo of the Week: Teotihuacán
Award-winning documentary from Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and Maite Zubiaurre is chilling look at the tireless volunteers who search for human remains of Latino immigrants in the desert Continue reading Short film: “Águilas”
Today, I begin a new feature on Hispanophilia: The Photo of the Week. As the name suggests, at the beginning of each week, I’ll upload a single photo from one of my travels, with minimal description. All photos are my … Continue reading Photo of the Week: Chichén Itzá
While some presentations seem dated, fascinating art and artifacts remain Continue reading Checking Out the Milwaukee Public Museum’s Representations of Pre-Columbian and Hispanic Cultures
The emotional story of Mexican immigrants who start a successful cross country program is based on a true story Continue reading Movie Review: “McFarland, USA”
With some thoughts on the most Mexican of traditions Continue reading Event Review: Día de los Muertos Celebration at Western Illinois University
Thrilling performance at Western Illinois University demonstrates richness of music from Spain, Argentina, and Mexico Continue reading Concert Review: Faculty Recital by Brenda Iglesias Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
“You don’t choose a life. You live one.” Continue reading Movie Review: “The Way”
Art from Wendy Ewald and Amalia Mesa-Bains in Weinberg/Newton Gallery Gives Poignant Glimpse of Chicago’s Vibrant Mexican Community Continue reading Art Exhibition Review: “Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40”
When you love something, it’s easy to write poetry in its honor Continue reading In Praise of the Guayabera
The Milwaukee Art Museum’s exhibition is a feast for any Hispanophile and art lover Continue reading Art Exhibition Review: “Americans in Spain: Painting and Travel, 1820-1920”
A chance to view the Mexican surrealist’s works first hand should not be missed Continue reading Art Exhibition Review: “Frida Kahlo: Timeless”
In general, I try to keep my academic career separate from this website, but my stance on that may be changing a bit, since there’s quite a bit of overlap. This brief post is just to share a book review … Continue reading Book Review: “Imagined Truths: Realism in Modern Spanish Literature and Culture”
Embracing what’s good about another culture without following blindly Continue reading Contemplating Snobbery and Stereotypes Over Calimochos
Reminiscing About the US vs. Mexico Soccer Rivalry and What It Means to Me Continue reading The Clásico That Changed My Life
500 years later, millions of us still feel its impact Continue reading Ignacio de Loyola Was Shot in the Leg with a Cannonball
A visit to “La Fontana de Oro” played a pivotal role in my love of Spanish literature Continue reading The Night I Met Benito Pérez Galdós in an Irish Pub in Madrid
The Portrayal of Spain in Hemingway’s “The Sun Also Rises” Continue reading Fiestas, Bullfighting, and Wine
Designed by famed Spanish architect, the museum alone is worth a visit to Milwaukee Continue reading The Milwaukee Art Museum: Santiago Calatrava’s Masterpiece
An original work of flash fiction in Spanish Continue reading “Instrucciones para no respirar”
A comparison of attempts to turn oneself into a legend Continue reading Don Quijote’s Emulation vs. Captain America’s Imitation of Heroes
A meditation on “La noche oscura” (“Dark Night of the Soul”), by San Juan de la Cruz Continue reading Searching for God in the Darkness
Thoughts on the passing of a soccer legend Continue reading Gracias, Diego.