Filmmaker Anthony Nardolillo Makes Spanish Harlem Come to Life in ‘Shine’

After spending some time on the set of the 2007 dance movie Stomp the Yard with his actor friend Columbus Short, Italian-Puerto Rican dancer and filmmaker Anthony Nardolillo wondered why a feature about dance had never been set in the Latin music world. Instead of waiting around for someone to do it, he started working on the script himself. Continue reading Filmmaker Anthony Nardolillo Makes Spanish Harlem Come to Life in ‘Shine’

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MLB Is Honoring Stickball’s Importance in Latino Communities As Part of Hispanic Heritage Month

Baseball and Latin America are inextricably linked throughout history, and MLB especially has benefited from the talents of Latino players. From Luis Manual Castro in 1902 to the stars of today–hi José Altuve–the major leagues wouldn’t be the spectacle that they are today without players hailing from Latin America. That’s why MLB is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) with events throughout the country. The most intriguing of those involves stickball and it’s happening on Saturday, September 23 in front of one of the most famous cathedrals of the sport: Yankee Stadium. Continue reading MLB Is Honoring Stickball’s Importance in Latino Communities As Part of Hispanic Heritage Month

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17 Young Authors Shaping the Contemporary Latin American Literary Scene

The Latin American boom of the 1960s and 1970s gave us some of the most celebrated writers of the Americas, including Gabriel García Márquez, Vicente Aleixandre, Miguel Ángel Asturias, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Camilo José Cela. But as we keep extolling their works, we should also make way for a new generation of writers. Continue reading 17 Young Authors Shaping the Contemporary Latin American Literary Scene

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Nike Partners With Hispanic Artists for “Los Primeros” Pack During Latino Heritage Month

Nike has big plans for celebrating Latino Heritage Month this year. For more than a decade, Nike has celebrated cultural moments with limited footwear projects that include Black History Month, Chinese New Year, West Indies Day, and Puerto Rico Day to name a few.

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