Monthly Archives: May 2011

Starz to Launch Hispanic Net, NOT Called ‘Estrellaz’

Turns out everybody now wants a piece of the U.S. Hispanic market. And the latest to join the craze is Starz Entertainment, which today announced the launch of Encore en Español, an all Spanish-language version of its premium Encore movie channel. According to Multichannel News, which first broke the news, the new net will be called […] Read More »

Fotos de un desfile (01)

Foto: Tersites Domilo, 2011Uno se levanta y es el Día de Recordación, y vuelve a añorar el Alzheimer. ¿Cuándo celebraremos el Día del Olvido? Después de todo, quizás no es tan perversa esa costumbre americana de diluir a los héroes en los “Mem… Read More »

¡Síganlo los Buenos! Chespirito is on Twitter

I guess it is never too late to start tweeting. Take 82-year-old Roberto Gómez Bolaños (aka Chespirito) who on May 28 sent out a very amusing first tweet ever: “Hi, I am Chespirito. I am 82 years old and this is the first time I tweet. ¡Síganme los buenos! Barely a day after that first tweet, Chespirito […] Read More »

The nakedness of my dreams

Do you “have intercourse in your dreams”? Are you “chased by animals in your dreams”? Do you suffer from “nakedness in your dreams”? Well, rejoice! I’ve got the perfect church for you. You can find all the necessary information on this … Read More »

Las cuentas claras

Sin título, 1989. Óleo sobre cartulina. Jorge BáezHoy hace un año que puse un contador de visitas en este blog. Indica unas 14 600 visitas, es decir, exactamente 40 por día. Ese es un número engañoso: si descontamos las veces que entré yo antes… Read More »

Univision’s Nastassja Bolívar is Proof that You Can be Beautiful and Read Books, Consult Dictionaries

Nastassja Bolivar, the winner of Univision’s Nuestra Belleza Latina 2011 contest is proof that no matter how statuesque you are, there is always time for literature and language learning. Throughout the competition, Bolivar had to grapple with a huge obstacle: Her lack of fluency in Spanish. But she is doing something about it, holding books and […] Read More »

AXE Shoots Last Spot Before End of World

The much anticipated Apocalypse (which has now been rescheduled) was very good for all sorts of stuff, including peddling Unilever’s male deodorant in Spanish language. Because… why not?
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Ediciones a bulto

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Algunos errores tipográficos son desternillantes, otros exasperantes y otros bastante desconcertantes. Uno se imaginaría que los editores de El País pondrían más atención cuando se trata de una gloria nacional: nada más y nada menos que Antonio Banderas. (Además, a … Read More »

Nobody expects the Spanish Revolution

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Creo que tengo el deber de añadir una reflexión (o un punto de vista, mejor dicho) sobre lo que lleva pasando en España en las últimas semanas. Estoy segura de que muchos de mis colegas aquí harían un retrato mucho … Read More »

Arnie’s Mistress Not Really into Hispanic People

With all the talk about the gazillions of dollars The Governator (aka as The Fornicator) will have to pay for his imminent divorce, few people have paid attention on yet a more interesting debate going on behind the scenes of this Hispanic-Austrian-Californian telenovela (Californication?) Turns out Arnold’s mistress Mildred Baena does not really like Hispanics. […] Read More »