Happy 5 de Mayo?

By Paola Schietekat If you ever lived in the US, and most recently, in a European country, you may have heard of 5 de Mayo: an excuse, poorly disguised by the remembrance of the Battle of Puebla in Mexico, to do tequila shots, often sporting a sombrero, a fake mustache, and often even a poncho. … Continue reading Happy 5 de Mayo?

This Reminds Me of Home: On New Mexican Cinema

One might say it all began in 2000 with the unprecedented blasts of frenzy and sexiness that were Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Amores Perros and Alfonso Cuarón’s Y Tu Mamá También. When before had you felt so moved, aroused and shocked by Mexican candor, Oaxacan beaches, slow dancing to ranchera music and illegal dog fights?