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Surviving the Atomic Bomb that Ended World War II—and Living to Testify for Nuclear Disarmament

Yasuaki Yamashita

By Signe Hammer “When the A-Bomb fell on Nagasaki, August 9, 1945, I was six years old,” says Yasuaki Yamashita—who not only lived in Nagasaki but survived to give testimony in the fight for nuclear disarmament. On Tuesday, February 19, Yamashita will tell his story as part of the 2019 San Miguel PEN Winter Lecture [...]

Lecture Will Discuss Misconceptions about Using Medicare While Living in México


By Eileen Carafiol, MSW, MBA If a serious medical issue should arise, not being prepared can cost you tens of thousands of dollars. In the US, if we have Medicare, we can just hand over our member card and know that most of the costs will be paid. But what can we do here in [...]

Two-Part Lecture on Twelfth-Century Japanese Collage Comes to Biblioteca


By Joan Hall I will be presenting a lecture and slide show on collage and assemblage, ranging from twelfth-century Japanese forms to contemporary American photo illustration, at the Biblioteca on February 22. The use of collage in illustration has become a familiar sight. In this two-part lecture, you will see everything from how artists cope [...]

Occupy SMA Shows Documentary on Conservative Political Operative Roger Stone


By Peter Weisberg When Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller indicted Paul Manafort, President Trump’s White House downplayed the significance. Representatives said Manafort had only been the President’s campaign manager for two months. When the Trump campaign’s foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos was indicted, the president pretended like he was an errand boy that he’d never met. [...]

Center for Global Justice Snowbird Symposium Panel Looks at Conditions in Puerto Rico


By Steve Gloss The Center for Global Justice continues its Snowbird Symposium with three quite different films this week. Each, in its own way, shows the value of maintaining integrity in the face of social or political or economic injustice. All events will be in La Biblioteca. Roma has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, [...]

Biblioteca Screens Migrant Documentary and Q&A with the Directors


By Judy Jackson When Pastor Ignacio Martínez, founder of the ABBA safe house for migrants in Celaya, talks about the migrant crisis in the documentary Walk with Us, he says, “It’s not about us—it’s about the dignity of our brother travelers.” Martínez started the ABBA house when he heard that Central American migrants were waiting [...]

Annual San Antonio Open Studios Art Walk Gets New Name, New Exhibit Participants


By John Berryhill Calling all culture vultures, art aficionados, the curious, the mystic, and the mad. Clear your calendars for February 23–24. It’s that time of year again when colonia San Antonio is transformed from a quaint and quiet neighborhood into the hottest art event of the season, the annual event known as My Studio-Mi [...]

Gorgeous Realism on Display at New Galeria Izamal Exhibit


By Henry Vermillion In art, pretty much anything goes these days. Abstraction thrives, loose expressionistic work is still in demand, and realistic rendering has regained esteem in higher art circles, though it has always been the choice, or at least the guilty pleasure, of the public at large. On Saturday, Feb. 16, Galeria Izamal will [...]

Art Exhibition Features Charles Turofsky’s Body of Work


By David Britt The works of a local artist whose works have been collected throughout the northern hemisphere will be on display starting February 23 at Mi Bistro 300. Charles Turofsky is an American landscape architect, painter, and sculptor. Involved in the visual arts since childhood, after more than 40 years as a landscape architect, [...]

EFT Provides an Easy Method to Calm Stress and Anxiety


By Sarah Grace Powers Stress, worry, and anxiety plague our modern-day lives. Even while living the good life here in San Miguel de Allende, you may find yourself overworrying, plagued by obsessive thinking, or simply feeling anxious for no obvious reason. Anxiety can manifest in many different ways, and at its worst need to be [...]

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