Archive for: May, 2014

Wassily Kandinsky: the visionary language of abstraction

By Béa Aaronson “The more frightening the world becomes… the more art becomes abstract.” “In every painting a whole is mysteriously enclosed, a whole life of tortures, doubts, of hours of enthusiasm and inspiration.” (Wassily Kandinsky) From Moscow where he was born in 1866, to Paris, where he died in 1944, via Venice, Rome, Munich, [...]

Benefit concert for Children’s Art Foundation

By Guillermina Fonseca   On Sunday, June 1, at 6:30pm, a piano and flute concert will be held at Auditorio Miguel Malo, in Bellas Artes. The proceeds of the concert will benefit Children’s Art Foundation, the art program for children from marginalized and rural communities of San Miguel de Allende. The box office will be [...]

Celebrating your relationship

By Norman Araiza Something happens over time in most romantic relationships that causes the relationship to falter, lose its sparkle and fade into mediocrity. It occurs slowly, insidiously, without the couple being aware of the changes that are inherent. Oftentimes it isn’t due to any impropriety or event on either side that is causing the [...]

Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition

By Jim Carey The Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission helped unleash unprecedented amounts of outside spending in our elections. With the American Legislative Exchange Council [ALEC], the percent has massively funded political changes in North Carolina, West Virginia, Wisconsin and a host of other counties and cities in the US. [...]

Sleep

By Sergio Lopez Salamanca It is known that a good sleep is strongly related to health; surely there will be very few people who deny the importance of sleep in the proper functioning of our bodies, yet we know very little about this phenomenon to which has been defined as a the state of unconsciousness [...]

Shakespeare acting workshop

By Melissa Eidson Anyone can say the lines of Shakespeare like a pro, by learning the same tools and techniques that Shakespeare used himself to direct the actors in his troupe, The Kings Men, in Renaissance England. He was a clever one, writing the directions within the lines, using things like grammar and the measurement [...]

GravityKids, the circus children of San Miguel

By Robin Loving Rowland When I was a kid, the big deal was waiting all year for the circus to come to town, and the people in it were all adults. Here in San Miguel, the circus is alive all year ‘round for local youth, and they are the participants, not the observers. The troupe [...]

End Polio Now!

By Robin Loving Rowland Almost all expats in San Miguel are old enough to remember the polio scare of the 1950s. As children, we dutifully rendered our arms to receive the polio vaccine. Now, we know a few folks who were afflicted, but polio is almost a thing of the past – or is it? [...]

Vía Orgánica: Celebrating five years of organic growth

By Pilar Five years ago this May, Vía Orgánica opened its doors in colonia Guadalupe with the goal of creating a network of consumers and producers to promote traditional farming practices, while increasing awareness and availability of organics in Mexico. Vía Orgánica has come a long way since 2009 thanks to the continued support of [...]

Welcome to San Miguel de Allende!

By Sandra Ríos Here are some tips on how to have a great day in this beautiful town full of joy and fun! Begin the day with great energy and a delicious breakfast.  We recommend La Mesa Grande where you can order tasty chilaquiles or enchiladas. Or if you’d rather have something sweet, the French [...]

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