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Dear Mexican,

What do Mexicans in the United States think of the violent drug cartel problem currently in Mexico? Do local Latinos cringe with disgust or fear when they hear another drug cartel story on the news...or do they feel a sense of disconnect because they are living in Ame...

Capsule Art Reviews: October 23, 2014

"Mokha Laget: Chromatic Constructs" Mokha Laget has broken free of "the tyranny of the rectangle," a straitjacket that many artists seem condemned to wear. Her shapes are her own, and they are refreshingly different. Laget's work has elements of architecture; while the paintings are two-dimen...

Capsule Stage Reviews: October 23, 2014

Marie Antoinette The ill-fated queen of France (Emily Neves) sashays down the halls of Versailles to a heavy techno beat. Gigantic neon fleurs-de-lis flash blindingly. Looking as tasty and pastel as any of those luscious macarons piled into a decorous pyramid on the acrylic table, she ...

Whiplash Offers a Painful and Joyous Jazz Education

Jazz isn't dead. Miraculously, there's always a small but steady stream of young people who continue to fall in love with this most dazzling and elusive American genre, spending hours, days and months running ribbons of scales and memorizing Charlie Parker solos in the hopes that some of the alto go...

As Lit's Biggest Prick, Jason Schwartzman Wears Us Down in Listen Up Philip

You can't live in New York for more than ten days without meeting some truly dreadful people: couples who fret about having to choose between buying a summer home and having a second child, even as you're struggling to pay your monthly rent; large groups of people getting together for brunch and ...

Whiplash Offers a Painful and Joyous Jazz Education

Jazz isn't dead. Miraculously, there's always a small but steady stream of young people who continue to fall in love with this most dazzling and elusive American genre, spending hours, days and months running ribbons of scales and memorizing Charlie Parker solos in the hopes that some of the alto go...

As Lit's Biggest Prick, Jason Schwartzman Wears Us Down in Listen Up Philip

You can't live in New York for more than ten days without meeting some truly dreadful people: couples who fret about having to choose between buying a summer home and having a second child, even as you're struggling to pay your monthly rent; large groups of people getting together for brunch and ...

Bill Murray Plays for Laughs Until St. Vincent Gets Maudlin

The big news: In its first half, before it bottoms out with the rankest feel-goodery, Theodore Melfi's too-familiar ain't-he-irascible comedy-drama St. Vincent features scene after scene of Bill Murray actually trying to make you laugh. How long has it been? He plays Vincent, a drun...

The Cunning, Cutting Blue Room Leaves You Guessing

Mathieu Amalric's brisk, agreeably nasty thriller The Blue Room turns on a couple of murders — or does it? — but rather than corpses, it's time and space and human connection that get most memorably diced, here. Working from Georges Simenon's '64 novel of a wrong ...

Donkey Show

Dear Mexican,

I've heard that the Tijuana donkey show featuring a female whore is not real other than the fact that they do bring out a donkey and do some simulation for people who are drunk.

Down-Low Loco

Dear Gabacho,

You're right. And after ...

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