A long chat with Gabriel H. Sanchez, editor and publisher of The Raving Press out of Mission, Texas.
A two-hour late-night discussion with author, playwright and publisher Jonathan Marcantoni on everything from the brown-washing of pre-Columbian history, puritanical liberalism, and the conservative nature of Latino culture, to the crises in art and literature, and the state of the #MeToo movement.
If artists of color are to create the best works they possibly can, then we need the freedom to treat them as we do their white male counterparts.
Each evening hundreds of chatarreros (scrap collectors) comb the streets of Barcelona for metals. Their only tools are supermarket shopping carts, which are filled with discarded appliances and other sharp debris until resembling apocalyptic rolling sculptures. This work is done almost exclusively by migrants, mostly Africans without papers. Ubiquitous but invisible, their presence is so…
If we are going to tout diverse books, we need diverse narratives.
Reading Latino literature, you’d think everyone either lives in a shack in the desert or a bohío in the jungle and that there are dirt roads everywhere, zero medical clinics, and zero schools or universities.