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Living Colour, Michael Madsen, and Rhody's new media

The travails of the Providence Journal are the stuff of coffee house and talk radio chatter. And the troubles afflicting the local newscast fill the pages of this week's Phoenix .
Rhode Island has seen its share of media strife in recent years.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 26, 2009

Buns, buns, buns

The sunshine yellow trim of the La Bodega Latina, a corner store and deli geared toward Spanish-speaking immigrants, peeks out above the eight-foot-high pile of dirty snow along Congress Street.
A Dominican fried treat whomps health-nut-ism
By LINDSAY STERLING  |  February 11, 2009

Juana Molina | Un Día

Un Día shows Molina’s music in its weirdest, most mesmerizing, ideal version of itself.  
Domino (2008)
By CAITLIN E. CURRAN  |  October 15, 2008

Sharp accents

Boston has its own vital scene of pan-American jazz and folk (hey, Mili Bermejo, Alex Alvear, Sergio Brandão, and everyone at Ryles on Wednesday nights!).
Forro in the Dark and Marta Topferova talk the talk
By JON GARELICK  |  June 30, 2008

El Chapincito

A recent experience at one of the city’s Latin-American restaurants left me with the distinct impression that if I don’t hurry up and learn Spanish, I’m going to be out of the loop.
Hospitality from south of the border
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  April 30, 2008

Taquería El Amigo

Far from Waltham’s downtown restaurant cluster, this 16-seat storefront is a hidden, tiny cash-only gem where every patron is speaking Spanish and lustily devouring bowls of menudo.

A tasty reunion with a beloved neighborhood friend

By MC SLIM JB  |  April 30, 2008


Bad-boy cool

“People look at an oil painting and admire the use of brushstrokes to convey meaning. People look at a graffiti painting and admire the use of a drainpipe to gain access.”
‘Street Level’ at the ICA, plus Ranjani Shettar and David Claerbout
By GREG COOK  |  March 24, 2008

Politicos Latinos

This article originally appeared in the February 22, 1983 issue of the  Boston Phoenix.

The growing clout of the Hispanic community

By ALAN LUPO  |  February 22, 2008

Back to the earth

‘I didn’t want to be a salsa singer — I wanted to be a singer .’
Mili Bermejo’s aesthetic gravity
By JON GARELICK  |  January 30, 2007

The latinos take it to the next level

The latest US Census data — showing a growing number of immigrants living in the US, including many from Mexico — won’t come as a surprise to anyone familiar with Rhode Island politics.
More candidates, more challenges, and the quest for clout
By MATTHEW JERZYK  |  August 29, 2006

JP residents on fearing Fidel

The streets of Miami’s Little Havana were bustling with Cubans earlier this month, anxious about Fidel Castro’s sickness and his decision to cede power, at least temporarily, to his younger brother Raul.
Cuba libre?
By HANNAH VAN SUSTEREN  |  August 23, 2006


WRIB’s ethnic broadcasting bites the dust

A few decades back, long before the political activation of Rhode Island’s extended Latino community, the Spanish-language programming on WRIB was a vital source of news and information for newcomers to the state.
By IAN DONNIS  |  July 12, 2006

Today’s illegal-immigrant haters uphold a proud tradition

The “Day Without Immigrants” and Nuestro Himno , the Spanish-language version of the “Star-Spangled Banner,” have prompted lots of gum flapping about whether these gestures would actually reduce support for a more lenient policy on illegal immigration.
Angry white men
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 17, 2006

The rise of reggaeton

That beat you’ve been hearing — the steady boom-ch-boom-chick  rattling the trunks of passing cars and moving masses in the club — isn’t just another fleeting hip-hop trend.
From Daddy Yankee to Tego Calderón, and beyond
By WAYNE MARSHALL  |  January 19, 2006