Image courtesy of El Museo de la Ciudad de México When he told the newspaper La Jornada that his work isn’t meant to scandalize, perhaps the painter Daniel Lezama was being disingenuous. It is, after all, laden with Mexican iconography – the flag and its colors, the Virgin of Guadalupe, the most popular soccer […]

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Queens of a certain age here are beside themselves because, as part of her world tour, Liza Minnelli will shortly set foot on Mexican soil after a ten-year absence. Among her activities will be a concert at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City on April 28. One hopes that the fragile diva, who has been […]

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Investigative journalism

The intrepid reporter in the photo is named Tania Negrete, but her friends address her with the modest moniker Super Tania. The nickname comes in part from her efforts as a journalist, and two exposés she wrote for Chilango magazine about hoteles de paso. For the uninitiated, an hotel de paso is of the hot-sheet […]

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Sign language

Much of public space in Mexico City has been raped. Enormous billboards are not only in your face on the inner-city highways, they hover over the main boulevards, and even in residential neighborhoods are painted on the sides of buildings or hang like banners over balconies and terraces. Others are pasted on walls hastily constructed […]

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