Ruben Hernandez

Nature’s respite

Nature’s respite

Lure of Westward Look Resort tied to its amenities, Sonoran charm

 Ruben Hernandez

The gift we give

The gift we give

Winter brings us the end of the political season and the start of the gift-giving holiday season. With the votes tallied, and experts polled, now we can answer the biggest question of the 2008 presidential campaign: Did Latino voters make a difference? National Council of La Raza reports that Latinos turned out in record numbers. […]

 Ruben Hernandez

In living color

In living color

Artist creates his works right before audience’s eyes

 Ruben Hernandez

Feasts of friendship

Feasts of friendship

When most of us living in the United States think of November, we think of the traditional Thanksgiving holiday and dinner. The two are synonymous in the American mind. But despite some evidence that it may have been the Spanish who organized the first Thanksgiving feasts on the soil of what is now called the […]

 Ruben Hernandez

Alluring lady of the roses

Alluring lady of the roses

Canyon Records is a Phoenix-based label that has specialized in award-winning Native American music for 57 years. A recent release demonstrates that Canyon’s quality productions effortlessly cross cultural lines. On May 17, I attended one of two debut concerts of a two-act opera at the small sanctuary of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Mesa. The […]

 Ruben Hernandez

Death and the Journey home

Death and the Journey home

One late October night in 1998, while residing in Naples, Florida, I got the long-distance telephone call most of us dread. “Mom has passed away,” my brother Tom said. My first reaction was numbness. I hadn’t realized my mother Stella was that sick. When we had talked on the phone two weeks before, she mentioned […]

 Ruben Hernandez

The art of the calavera

The art of the calavera

Messages of mortality

 Ruben Hernandez

Political Merry-go-round

Political Merry-go-round

Upcoming elections will decide whether old or new policies reign

 Ruben Hernandez

La vida buena – for a weekend

La vida buena – for a weekend

The Phoenician resort is all about pampering guests

 Ruben Hernandez

Happy, happy birthday, Baby!

Happy, happy birthday, Baby!

On Sept. 5, we plant another milestone in the journey of Latino Perspectives. This magazine you are reading turns four years old on that day. In terms of the granddaddys of magazine industry longevity – Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker – we are still in diapers. In terms of Latino-themed magazine life spans, we are […]