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New Play Explores a Latin American Dictatorship

Madres Plaza de Mayo

By Marcela Brondo Armed with a megaphone, Hebe Pastor de Bonafini stood before a frenziedly cheering crowd in the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was the late 1970s, and Bonafini was the founder of the Association of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, whose children had disappeared during the country’s “Dirty [...]

One Author’s Quest to Find a Mysterious Ancestor

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By B. Black The designation “Unknown,” written on her grandfather’s death certificate where his mother’s name belonged, sent author Bonnie Lee Black on a quest to discover her mysterious Scottish great-grandmother, Helen Reid David Black, of Kirriemuir, Scotland. With little to go on, beyond a sure grasp of place and history, Black imagines Helen’s dramatic [...]

Occupy SMA


By Jim Carey On Monday, OccupySMA will revisit Moyers and Company`s last broadcast on January 1, 2015. Bill Moyers’ calm and thoughtful questioning regarding climate change causes us to realize as few other broadcast journalists “The Fierce Urgency of Now.” “The very agencies created to protect our environment have been hijacked by the polluting industries [...]

Your Deceptive Mind Part 8: “Heuristics and Cognitive Biases”

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By Frank Simons The Meditation Center presents the 24-part Great Courses series, Your Deceptive Mind Part 8: “Heuristics and Cognitive Biases,” Thursday, August 16, 2018, 5:30pm, Meditation Center, Callejon Blanco 4. Our thinking is inclined, often in subtle or subconscious ways. We are biased. This lecture examines our cognitive biases, one example being a heuristic—a [...]

Film Human Flow Explores International Migration

Director Ai Weiwei in HUMAN FLOW, an Amazon Studios release. Photo Courtesy of Amazon Studios.

By Joseph Plummer In a feat of extraordinary documentary filmmaking, the movie Human Flow will bring next week to San Miguel de Allende artist Ai Weiwei’s compelling examination of migration in today’s world of millions of refugees displaced by war, persecution, extreme violence, and impoverishment. One major stream of that flow moves between Latin America [...]

Rodrigo Ayala: Regio retratista


Por Alfredo Rivera Flores Sí, creció rodeado de una familia amorosa, pero que todo lo envolvía en las precisas líneas y las rigurosas perspectivas de los proyectos de arquitectura. Sin embargo, un afortunado día el óleo, los pinceles y la espátula le abrieron los horizontes ilimitados del mundo del color que lo estaba esperando. A [...]

Post46 Opens with Photographs of Mexico by Paul Strand

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By Victor Aguilar Post46 will be opening their new space to the public with the exhibition Photographs of Mexico by renowned photographer Paul Strand (1890–1976), an American photographer and filmmaker who, along with fellow modernist photographers like Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Weston, helped establish photography as an art form in the twentieth century. Strand’s extremely [...]

We Can Always Be Sure of Death and Taxes!


By Marjorie Burren We all know the expression “the only thing we can be sure of is death and taxes.” We all pay attention to our taxes—paying them on time to avoid penalties and staying conscious of what we need to do to prepare. But do we prepare for death in the same way? Most [...]

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Youth Orchestra in Concert at  Bellas Artes

By Tim Hazell Pro Musica’s thirty-member Youth Chamber Orchestra will perform at the historic Bellas Artes patio on Sunday, August 5 at 12pm. The event is part of their ongoing commitment to bring classical music to people of all ages in a beautiful setting. Concerts are frequently attended by over 300 music lovers, including families [...]

Lady Zen, Don Krim, and Paul Voudouris in an All-Star Benefit Concert

Lady Zen, Don Krim, Paul Voudouris

By Fredric Dannen The biggest problem I’ve had producing concerts for three of San Miguel’s greatest vocal stars—blues and gospel singer Lady Zen, countertenor Don Krim, and singer-songwriter Paul Voudouris—is that on each occasion, there were more people clamoring for tickets than there were seats in the concert hall. As they say, it’s a good [...]

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