Daniel Alarcón speaks with Carolina Contreras, founder of MissRizos.com, about her blog and about the issues of class, racism and identity that are associated with curly or “afro” hair in Latin America.
How hard is it for Latinos to get inside the writer's room of a television hit show like HBO's Girls? Just how hard is it to get Hollywood to step beyond the usual Latino stereotypes? We were curious, so Daniel Alarcón talked to someone who would know: playwright Tanya Saracho.
Daniel Alarcón talks to journalist and art critic Carolina Miranda, author of the Los Angeles Times blog ‘Culture: High & Low’. We wanted to tap into her vast experience covering art and culture to learn more about the Latin American and Latino art scene in the United States.
Daniel Alarcón talks to Francisco Goldman, a friend and fellow journalist and writer, about "The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle." In his latest book, Goldman takes readers on a journey through Mexico City, where his wife — the young Mexican writer Aura Estrada — passed away after a violent swimming accident.
Playing in a death metal band probably wasn't a big deal in most Latin American cities in the 1980s and 90s. But in Havana, it was a different story. Daniel Alarcón talks to Radio Ambulante producer Luis Trelles, who traveled to Cuba to produce a story about the heavy metal scene in the island.
Daniel Alarcón sat down with author and public defender Sergio de la Pava to discuss the novel 'A Naked Singularity'. De la Pava's novel tells the story of a young public defender who finds himself, quite unexpectedly, involved in the perfect crime.
Daniel Alarcón talks to art historian and curator Manuela Ochoa, the co-founder of a unique and innovative online project called Oropéndola. The goal of Oropéndola is to recast Colombia's armed conflict, and see it fresh through the eyes of its artists.
Silvia Viñas, sitting in for Daniel Alarcón, talks to producer Dennis Maxwell about his latest story for Radio Ambulante, where he chronicles the arrest of his brother Laurence during a peaceful demonstration in solidarity with the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa.