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Queers & Co. podcast interview

It’s my birthday today. 34 years old now, and we’re mostly celebrating indoors watching television and cuddling the cat. Coincidentally, I got another present: my interview on Gem Kennedy’s Queers & Co. podcast is out now. For a bit more than half an hour, I talk to Gem about Anglophilia and soft power, racism in […]

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Drink and Draw Monterrey

I’m in my hometown Monterrey for a couple of weeks taking care of family business; and while I’ve been mostly visiting relatives and arranging serious stuff, I’ve also had the chance to touch base with local happenings in matters of art and expression. Thus, I was thankful to attend the second edition of Drink and Draw […]

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Reporte UK: Lusts

[:en]LUSTSAs you may know, I collaborate for La Pop Life, a Mexican website on popular music and everything about it. They have weekly sections or “international reports” where different people in different countries share their latest findings and events. My turn with Reporte UK is once a fortnight, and I share the space with the magnificent Samuel Valdés from Sloucher. [Click on title to read more…]

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William Trevor – The Dressmaker’s Child

[:en]william trevor - the dressmakers childI found this William Trevor Pocket Penguin at a charity shop in Leicester City Centre. [Click on title to read more…]

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Pinacoteca de Nuevo León – Bestiario: 7 Relatos

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La Pinacoteca de Nuevo León es el organismo gubernamental encargado de exhibir y conservar las obras que pertenecen al acervo del Estado. Una de las labores que se supone que debe satisfacer el gobierno es la de educar y culturizar en todos los aspectos, compartiendo a los ciudadanos el trabajo que los mismos ciudadanos realizan. [Click on title to read more…]

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La Madriguera Monterrey: Bueno, Bonito y Mexicano

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El domingo antes de San Valentín, La Madriguera organizó una venta de arte, diseño y artesanías de productores independientes. “¿Qué es La Madriguera?”, se preguntarán ustedes. Es una pequeña tienda ubicada en el Barrio Antiguo, sobre la calle Abasolo, dedicada a vender arts & crafts locales y nacionales, así como organizar talleres para quienes quieran aprender a crear estos objetos. En pocas palabras, ayudan a los compradores a convertirse en productores y vendedores. [Click on title to read more…]

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Segunda Feria del Diseño Independiente

MonterreyFebruaryUna de las cosas por las que más me enorgullezco de Monterrey es la creatividad de sus habitantes y la efervescente actividad artística que encuentras hasta en los más pequeños lugares. [Click on title to read more…]

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Un viaje impredecible de Londres a Monterrey

¿Qué tal? Ahora escribo esto en el sillón del recibidor, con mi perra descansando a mi lado, desde la casa donde nací y crecí. Es oficial: ¡comienza Monterrey February!

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ANUNCIO ESPECIAL: Febrero en Monterrey

Estoy muy contenta de presumirles que pasaré todo febrero en mi hermosa ciudad natal de Monterrey, al norte de México.

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The In-Between: Good things come to those who waitThe In-Between: El que espera desespera

theinbetween-coverDuring the last days of 2013, Gary Korisko from Reboot Authentic released a time sensitive contest to all his mailing list. He had a few e-copies of The In-Between by Jeff Goins to give away. The In-Between was one of the most viral works of non-fiction that year. It seemed uplifting and motivational, but without the whole do-this-now, steroid-ridden, Tony Robbins hypocrite buggery you tend to see in motivational works. In fact, it proposed the exactly opposite: do nothing. If you’re waiting for something to happen and that resolution is out of your jurisdiction, don’t do anything about it. Get distracted with something else in the meantime. By the time that special thing comes, you’ll be pleasantly surprised; but if you look back to the ways you enjoyed yourself until your next big move, you’ll be proud to notice you weren’t a princess locked in a castle exclusively daydreaming about knights in shining armour. [Click on title to read more…]