Features

 Ruben Hernandez

Chance to participate

Chance to participate

Kristin Kiptiuch has studied cultural diversity in urban development in Phoenix for 15 years and has come to a conclusion: The system locks Latinos and other minorities out of city planning. Despite Latinos comprising one-third of the city’s population, “I do think that a key feature of this city has been the White Anglo lock […]

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Fall Arts Preview

Fall Arts Preview

Scripting their future in film By Anita Mabante Leach Lourdes Gonzalez and crew are fresh from the fierce, frenetic 48 Hour Film Project, a competition in which teams are charged with creating a movie during one hot late July weekend. If that sounds simple and fun, consider what they were given to use by contest organizers: […]

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Drawing attention

Drawing attention

By Anita Mabante Leach Vivaldi’s Four Seasons trickles into the ear as we wait to speak with a busy Cheech Marin. He’s on his way to work on A Perfect Game, the true story about a Monterrey, Mexico Little League team that won the 1957 championship (he plays the team’s organizer, a priest). But he […]

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Looking for a place to sit

Looking for a place to sit

By Don Rodriguez Feeling like an outsider. It’s been the topic of many songs, books and movies about teen angst, and with good reason. Today’s younger generations of Latino students in America are discovering that getting an education also means having to figure out which group you fit in. Acceptance is the goal, but the […]

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2007 Best of Latino Hot Spots Phoenix

2007 Best of Latino Hot Spots Phoenix

By Ruben “El Vato” Hernandez and Anita “Bailarina” Mabante Leach Where do you like to play? Whether it is great comida shared with good friends at a hole-in-the-wall, engaging en el baile loco (dancing) at a club that makes you feel part of the “in” crowd or enjoying the melodious sonidos of creative musicians, Latinos […]

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5 ways to Mexico

By Anita Mabante Leach Jungle all around you. Sand beneath your feet. The soothing sights and sounds of turquoise waters. Is it the set of Lost, or your next vacation? The destinations you’ll read about on the next few pages represent what we feel are among the best places to vacation in Mexico. Whether you […]

 Ruben Hernandez

A place to kick back

A place to kick back

For Alex Redondo, Rocky Point– ‘gringo-ese’ for Puerto Peñasco, Sonora – was the scene of the most important rites of passage of his life. In the early ’80s, he took his girlfriend Cecilia there to romance her on Mexican moonlit beaches, spent his honeymoon in a loaned Las Conchas beach house when he married her, and […]

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A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s Love

By Angela Rabago-Mussi & Anita Mabante Leach These days, it seems Latina mothers are the focus of many studies, from prenatal weight-gain studies to postpartum depression surveys to the psychosocial characteristics of new immigrants. We wanted to take Latina moms out from under the microscope and frame them in their primary function as parents and […]

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Mastering the game

Mastering the game

By Victoria Sweeney Arizona is a tourism state, where special events help the state to grow. Such high-profile events as Major League Baseball spring training, the Fiesta Bowl, the FBR Open, Barrett-Jackson Classic Auto Auction, and NASCAR are touted as good for all involved. Arizona and the Grand Canyon Minority Supplier Development Council each offer […]

 Ruben Hernandez

Big score?

Big score?

Champion football teams and big-name entertainers aren’t the only ones that will take center stage at Super Bowl XLII on Feb. 3, 2008 in Glendale The National Football League awarded the event to Glendale four years ago, and since that time business and civic leaders have collaborated to help Arizona’s big and small businesses benefit […]