Latin Culture in New York

Redefining Latin Urban: Introducing Our “Cultura Dura” Series
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Redefining Latin Urban: Introducing Our “Cultura Dura” Series

We’re bringing you a content and event series to shatter speakers and stereotypes AT THE SAME DAMN TIME.

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Actress Gina Rodriguez is Our New Friend Crush. Here’s Why
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Actress Gina Rodriguez is Our New Friend Crush. Here’s Why

Gina Rodriguez’s interviews while promoting her new show ‘Jane the Virgin’ make us want to be her BFF.

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TRAILER: Cuba’s First CGI Animated Film Mixes the Look of ‘Shrek’ With the Writing of Jose Martí
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TRAILER: Cuba’s First CGI Animated Film Mixes the Look of ‘Shrek’ With the Writing of Jose Martí

It might look a little like a Nintendo 64 game but ‘Meñique y el espejo mágico’ is a milestone in Cuban animation.

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Backyards Are the New CBGB: Angela Boatwright on Making a Doc on the East L.A. Punk Scene
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Backyards Are the New CBGB: Angela Boatwright on Making a Doc on the East L.A. Punk Scene

We caught up with famed photographer Angela Boatwright to chat about her new documentary series on the Latino kids throwing backyard punk parties in East…

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7 Super Sized Reasons to See the Mexican Normcore Comedy ‘Paraiso’
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7 Super Sized Reasons to See the Mexican Normcore Comedy ‘Paraiso’

Check out the Mexican romantic comedy ‘Paraiso’ at Latinbeat this weekend. Unironic normcore never looked so good.

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5 New Faces of Independent Film That Filmmaker Magazine Missed
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5 New Faces of Independent Film That Filmmaker Magazine Missed

Filmmaker Mag might not be looking to Latin America for emerging talent but we are. Check out this weekend’s event at Latinbeat: “New Voices in…

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Dream Casting the Celia Cruz Biopic. Who Would Play ‘La Reina de la Salsa’?
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Dream Casting the Celia Cruz Biopic. Who Would Play ‘La Reina de la Salsa’?

11 years after her death, there still isn’t movie about ‘La Reina de la Salsa.’ Who would play Celia, Johnny, Tito, and el ‘Judio Maravilloso’?…

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TRAILER: 3D Animated Film ‘Book of Life’ Promises a Land of Epic Fiestas & All You Can Eat Churros
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TRAILER: 3D Animated Film ‘Book of Life’ Promises a Land of Epic Fiestas & All You Can Eat Churros

We were sold after the all-you-can-eat churros but, it gets better. Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Danny Trejo, and Ice Cube also lent their voices to…

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TRAILER: Benicio del Toro as Pablo Escobar in ‘Paradise Lost’ Is Scary as Hell
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TRAILER: Benicio del Toro as Pablo Escobar in ‘Paradise Lost’ Is Scary as Hell

‘Paradise Lost’, about a gringo who falls for Pablo Escobar’s niece, is coming soon to a theater near you.

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ICYMI: Get Caught Up With ‘Metastasis’ the Colombian Remake of ‘Breaking Bad’
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ICYMI: Get Caught Up With ‘Metastasis’ the Colombian Remake of ‘Breaking Bad’

Metastasis, the Spanish-language remake of ‘Breaking Bad,’ is playing daily on UniMas just like your mom’s favorite novela. Here’s a primer to help you catch…

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Is ‘Jane the Virgin’ the Next ‘Ugly Betty’?
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Is ‘Jane the Virgin’ the Next ‘Ugly Betty’?

What happens when a virgin gets pregnant? A Latina-led sitcom happens.

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VIDEO: Skateboarding in La Paz, Bolivia, The Highest Capital City in the World
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VIDEO: Skateboarding in La Paz, Bolivia, The Highest Capital City in the World

A new documentary depicts the creation of the Pura Pura skatepark in La Paz, a place where the skate scene in Bolivia can come together.…

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Where to Eat at Rockaway Beach
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Where to Eat at Rockaway Beach

The Latin food scene is growing at Rockaway beach — check out these staples and new additions.

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Handcuffed & Detained by Border Agents
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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas Handcuffed & Detained by Border Agents

Jose Antonio Vargas, journalist, filmmaker, and immigrants rights activist, is being held by border agents in Texas.

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Four Reasons Why Mexican Indie Film ‘Somos Mari Pepa’ Rocks It Hard
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Four Reasons Why Mexican Indie Film ‘Somos Mari Pepa’ Rocks It Hard

Samuel Kishi Leopo’s feature film debut ‘Somos Mari Pepa’ proves that punk will never die. See it this week in NYC at the Anthology Film…

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