The eve of the conquest of Mexico -Tenochtitlan by Hernan Cortes and his Spanish army was plagued by omens that Miguel Leon–Portilla enumerates in his book, “Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico”.
Based on codices as well as from memories of the p...
Hay más tiempo que vida
There is more time than life.
Hierba mala nunca muere.
Bad weed never dies.
Se me subió el muerto.
The deceased climbed on me! Which means: “It really scared me!”
Ya ni en la paz de los sepulcros creo.
I don’t even believe in the peace of the tombs anymore....
José Guadalupe Posada, an ingenious and original artist, lived during one of the most turbulent times in Mexico. He knew how to capture the essence of this turbulence in his lithographs to the point that they became the icon of Revolutionary Mexico.
Posada was born in Aguascalientes in ...
Read in Spanish
“They say that a crazy weeping woman appears
in a street near the high school/
That she dances the twist and rock‘ n roll;
that she dances rock‘ n roll and the twist,
and if you look at her you’ll go completely mad…”
Los Gliders, 1961
For over 500 years and ev...
I hold close to my heart and in my soul those good old days of November when I, as a child, and would help my abuelita ,grandmother, commemorate our loved ones who had passed away. Beginning in October I would ask:
- “Abuelita, when will we go to the market to buy the papel picado"(paper with c...
Halloween, as it is celebrated in the United States, is a holiday, which derived from the Druids, a learned and priestly class that existed in Roman times. Little is known about these people except that they were an elaborate political and religious organization, and that they worshiped many gods...