Stories about Puerto Rico (U.S.) from September, 2011
“Over the years, I've worried about how I'm doing as a father”, says Gil the Jenius – which is why he has nothing but praise for a new website that “bring[s] good Dads together and let[s] them…share what it is to be a father.”
Dondequiera says of the country's rising murder rate: “Greed and apathy are Puerto Rico's sins, and the only way out of this nightmare is through our unity as humans.”
The International Development Group (IDG) and the Community Innovator's Lab (CoLab) at MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) will be hosting a lecture by renowned planner Lucilla Fuller Marvel, titled “Planning in Puerto Rico since 1940: An Examination of Opportunities Presented and Choices Taken.”
The art blog Fractal [es] covered what seems to have been a wonderful night during the event Santurce es Ley, a collective artistic movement dedicated to revitalizing and connecting the Santurce community, a sector in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Sofía Gallisá writes about the “Occupy Wall Street” movement in the digital publication 80 Grados [es].
The websites of photojournalists Luis Alcalá del Olmo, Xavier Araújo, Andre Kang and Tonito Zayas showcase their beautiful and intense photographs from Puerto Rico and around the world.
The music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es] has a photo gallery of the concert of the Mexican band Hello Seahorse! [es] at La Respuesta, in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Verónica RT posts a summary and the video of the conference “The Body and Women's Citizenship” [es] offered by the Mexican feminist scholar Marcela Lagarde.
En Serio is a new political satire program broadcast on TV and through the web. It’s inspired mainly by successful American political satire shows, and the team of hosts and producers have adapted those influences for a young Puerto Rican audience.
Anayra Santory [es], Carmen Rabell [es], and Huáscar Robles Carrasquillo write about 9/11 from different perspectives for various online publications.
Police in Puerto Rico have been accused of civil rights abuses – including using excessive force; Gil the Jenius and Dondequiera weigh in.
Journalist Mariana Reyes Angleró interviews Puerto Rican saxophonist and musician Miguel Zenón about his most recent album “Alma adentro.”
The music blog Puerto Rico Indie [es] presents the latest from the alternative local post-punk band Campo-Formio.
Prensa Comunitaria features [es] the project Departamento de la Comida [es], founded by Tara Rodríguez Besosa and Olga Casellas, dedicated to supporting local agriculture by distributing fresh organic produce to consumers in the island.
Aníbal Rosario Lebrón analyzes [es] the gender biases entrenched in Puerto Rico's judicial system.
The collective of independent artists Santurce es Ley [es] celebrates the third edition of their festival this Saturday September 10 dedicated to promoting the arts in the community of Santurce, in San Juan.
Mariángel González from the digital magazine El punto es [es] interviewed the Puerto Rican jewelry designer Lucía Nieves, who lives in Berlin, Germany. You can see her beautiful collection “Snou” here.