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Composer Lee Holdridge says his new opera, "Dulce Rosa," hits "very close to home" for him in several ways. First, as a native Latin American. Second, as the son of a passionate, indomitable woman. And, third, as a lifelong aficionado of stage drama...
Tags: Music Industry, New York City, Mexico, Costa Rica
The organizers of the LéaLA Spanish-language book fair want to make the annual event in Los Angeles one of the biggest book gatherings in the United States. The schedule announced Tuesday for this year’s event makes the organizers’ ambitions...
Tags: Authors, Mexico, Literature, Book, Arts and Culture
Somewhere between her Chilean family's life-or-death political realities and its intuitive, fantastical imagination is where Isabel Allende writes. Where she lives is the Bay Area, arriving in California about 25 years ago with a famous surname she's gone...
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If you’re stuck in a cell — and in legal limbo — for an undefined period that might be forever, what do you do? You read, of course. The library at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp was established during the Bush administration, in...
Whatever happened to magic realism? The question arises when dipping into "Maya's Notebook," Isabel Allende's bruising, cinematically vivid new novel. It's an exercise in gritty realism rather than the fanciful folkloricism that Allende has been known...
Tags: Interpol, FBI, Authors, Junot Diaz, Literature
As Maya Vidal writhes on a filthy mattress, hog-tied with an electrical cord, she wonders how much worse this confinement by killers is going to get once the pangs of her drug addictions kick in. Readers of Isabel Allende's new novel, “Maya's...
One thing to know about our book club Our Spanish book club, Circulo de Lectores (Readers' Circle), started in October 2009. The founder spent a lot of time on the train reading Spanish novels and nonfiction during his commute to and from work, so he...
A kind of crash course in 50-plus years of environmentalism, the documentary "A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet," adapted from the book by Philip Shabecoff, proves a worthy reminder of how much has been done to help heal our planet's...
Tags: Movies, Meryl Streep, Robert Redford, Greenpeace, Ashley Judd
Anna Deavere Smith, famed for creating one-woman, documentary theater pieces about taut social issues in which she portrays multiple people she’s interviewed, has won the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the most lucrative awards in...
Our story Our book club started meeting 48 years ago and we've been discussing books ever since. The original members were young, married women who'd just had their first children and wanted to stay intellectually active. Over the course of almost five...
Tags: Philip Roth, Tom Stoppard
Our group is ALIOS, which stands for "A Little Island of Sanity." We are nine Lombard women who have been meeting in our homes since September 2005. Favorite book: "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell. We spent most of the evening talking about it,...
Isabel Allende estuvo esta semana en la Universidad Internacional de Florida (FIU) y deleitó al público asistente mientras relataba anécdotas y vivencias personales impregnadas de un inteligente sentido del humor. La escritora chilena vino a Miami para...
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