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Q&A with Latino playwright Octavio Solis

Q&A with Latino playwright Octavio Solis

By Obed Manuel LatinaLista Latina Lista sat down with Octavio Solis, one of the country’s most prominent Latino playwrights, as he awaits the regional premiere of his 2008 Pulitzer-nominated play “Lydia” in the city where he got his start as an actor and playwright. Throughout his more than 20-year long career, Solis has written over


Looks like children’s book publishers need longer time-out to improve diversity in titles

LatinaLista — In 1994, the Cooperative Children’s Book Center of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison began to keep track of the diversity in children’s literature. The cooperative didn’t just want to know how many books were authored by American Indians, Asian/Pacifics and Asian/Pacific Americans, and Latinos but how many children’s books


Viernes Video: Aspiring Colombian filmmaker mixes zombies and westerns to create an unique horror short

LatinaLista — What does a zombie, whiskey and an outlaw have in common? They are the main characters of a new short film by aspiring, and recent California State University Fullerton graduate, Colombian filmmaker Carlos Cortes. The action-horror short, Rex, is about a zombie named Rex and his vigilante friend The Shadow. Though Rex is