As a native of Wisconsin, I’ve been to its capital, Madison, many times. It’s a lovely place to visit, especially in the summertime, and it has … Continue reading Memorial Union at University of Wisconsin, Madison Displays Murals from Chicano Artist Leo Tanguma
In yesterday’s post, I reflected on an image by Everett Patterson called “José y María,” in which the earthly parents of Jesus Christ are shown as modern day Hispanic immigrants. In today’s post, I want to highlight the art of … Continue reading Kelly Latimore’s Icons Show Marginalized People As Saints
For a few years now, I’ve been admiring a profound image created by illustrator Everett Patterson, whose “José y María” you may have seen before. In the unlikely case that you haven’t seen it, here it is. As you can … Continue reading Rethinking the Meaning of Christmas through Everett Patterson’s “José y María”
Quite possibly the best way to experience cenotes in the Cancún area Continue reading Tour Review: Xenotes Enigmatic Waters by Xcaret
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
The Spanish romantic poet was born on this day in 1820 Continue reading ¡Feliz cumpleaños, Carolina Coronado!
The well-known Mexican muralist was born on this day in 1886 Continue reading ¡Feliz cumpleaños, Diego Rivera!
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
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”
“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
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”
Reminiscing About the US vs. Mexico Soccer Rivalry and What It Means to Me Continue reading The Clásico That Changed My Life
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
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?
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?