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.
How a pandemic or mid-life crisis makes us return to the classics Continue reading Reconsidering Don Quijote
Surprisingly delicious combinations of flavors in a unique coffee drink from Cartagena, Spain Continue reading Have you tried a “café asiático”?
A study of free will in “Abre los ojos,” “Niebla,” and “La vida es sueño” Continue reading Could My Life Be a Game or a Dream?
Virtual visits in the era of Covid Continue reading Walking Around Madrid
An original work of flash fiction (microrrelato) Continue reading “Inhala, exhala”
Finding an appropriate analogy for language learning, and why it matters Continue reading Learning Spanish Is Like… Playing Chess?
Finding Creative Outlets and Economic Opportunities Outside of Teaching (Without Quitting Your Job) Continue reading Side Gigs for Language Teachers
Here are the pros and cons from my experiences, but ultimately the answer isn’t so easy for most Continue reading Should I Apply to a Doctorate Program to Study Spanish?
How societal prejudices and professional expectations create divided beings Continue reading Exploring the Multiple Personalities of Jorge Luis Borges, Julia de Burgos, and Frida Kahlo
How Learning Spanish Affects Everything About You Continue reading Multiple Languages, Multiple Personalities?
Low investment, high rewards Continue reading Using Music To Learn Spanish
Why I owe all that I love to my study of Spanish. Continue reading “Hola. Me llamo Daniel. Y soy… hispanófilo.”