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What do the planes that appear in "Rome" mean?
I think that a slightly ignorant vision of cinema is to reduce it to telling stories. The cinema tells its own experience where history is part of that experience, but there are many elements that join that experience. If what they want are (only) stories, then read them.
story  storytelling  cinema  film  language  spanish  beauty  mexico  history 
23 days ago by allaboutgeorge
BBC - Travel - The confusing way Mexicans tell time
While in most Spanish-speaking countries the addition of the diminutive ‘ita’ to an adverb like ahora (meaning ‘now’) would strengthen it to indicate immediacy (i.e. ‘right now’), this is not the case in Mexico. Dr Company explained that Mexicans instead use the diminutive form to break down the space between the speaker and the listener and lessen formality. In this case of ‘ahorita’, the addition of the diminutive reduces urgency rather than increasing it – a difference that can be extremely confusing for foreigners.
mexico  time  language  attention  presence  spanish 
january 2018 by allaboutgeorge
BBC - Travel - How Italians influenced a South American dialect
Lunfardo spread through everyday conversation, and it wasn’t long before the slang started appearing in literature, journalism and even theatre. But it was the birth of the tango-canción (tango song) that cemented lunfardo’s role in Argentinian culture.
language  argentina  southamerica  spanish  immigration  hiphop  music  creativity 
january 2018 by allaboutgeorge
The case against foreign language study | FP Passport
"In short, Obama shouldn't worry: Americans will start picking up foreign languages in larger numbers (think: Mandarin) when they really need to."
obama  spanish  language  china  education  usa  campaigns  elections  politics  europe 
july 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Switch to Español - washingtonpost.com
"There's no comparison in the coverage. For people here, there are two places to look for better news: BBC News and Spanish-language news."
language  spanish  english  journalism  media  television  diversity  news  california 
may 2008 by allaboutgeorge
NYT: Mexico City's Indie Rock, Now Playing to the World
“There’s always what we call the Mexico City lag. In the U.S. there was the college rock boom — Pavement, Sebadoh, even Nirvana — and now in Mexico City we have our own version of that. This is our own ’90s indie boom, just a decade or so late.
rock  mexico  pop  identity  language  english  spanish  yasns  myspace  mp3  1990s 
may 2007 by allaboutgeorge
LA Weekly: Shades of Brown
"Everyone here interfaces daily with Latinos, speaks some form of Spanish, and knows Mexican culture and cuisine. In effect, everyone in L.A. is Latino. Does your morning paper feel like it’s at all cognizant of this?"
race  ethnicity  black  white  latino  losangeles  california  newspapers  journalism  media  spanish  identity  immigration  mexico 
december 2006 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: After Machismo's Long Reign, Women Gain in Spain
"One thing that really awakens my rebellious streak is 20 centuries of one sex dominating the other. We talk of slavery, feudalism, exploitation -- but the most unjust domination is that of one-half of the human race over the other."
spain  europe  women  men  gender  politics  families  feminism  spanish  latinamerica  power  love 
october 2006 by allaboutgeorge
LADN: English bypassed in L.A.: Koreans learning Spanish
"In California, Spanish is more important than English. I haven't found any inconvenience because I don't speak English. ... If you can speak Spanish, you can drive, employers can have clients, you can order in restaurants, you can do anything."
spanish  asian  losangeles  language  english  california  work  jobs  ethnicity  immigration  latino 
september 2005 by allaboutgeorge
WaPo: WHFS Changes Its Tune to Spanish
Pretty much my teen and college years' soundtrack; the first time I heard Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" was on this station
radio  dc  music  marketing  spanish  language 
january 2005 by allaboutgeorge

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