Volume II, Issue 1
Aries: (March 21 – April 19) Any attempt to find solace through meditation and aroma therapy is destined to go wrong. Start smoking. Taurus: (April 20 – May 20) Soon you will meet a tall dark stranger, who will ritually dismember and eat you. Gemini: (May 21 – June 21) The growth you just discovered… full story HERE »
It has been a while since the last issue of La Cuadra hit the streets. Some may have presumed that we folded, or went dormant, or – those who know us better – may have assumed we’d just passed out after a very long night and not yet banished the hangover to wherever it is… full story HERE »
Arguably, Hip Hop is the most ubiquitous musical style in the world, with local scenes from Antigua to Zimbabwe and if you caught the movie Tsotsi (2005 Oscar-winner for Best Foreign Language Film) you’re fortunate enough to have heard the newest and best sounds coming from South Africa. The movie’s soundtrack features top performers of… full story HERE »
Much has been made of the radical right’s “hijacking of the Republican Party” since the election of George W. Bush in 2000, but according to Professor Greg Grandin of New York University, the hijackers have been plotting the take over the plane for 25 years.
Like many of us in the age of “Everything Changed on… full story HERE »
Antigua is thought to be a Spanish colonial city created, developed and inhabited primarily by the Castilian conquerors and their descendants. Reality is quite different. When the conquerors’ site of power was moved to Panchoy Valley after Almolonga was destroyed by a mudslide from Volcán Agua in 1541, there were, at most, 100 Spanish families.
They… full story HERE »
A few nights ago I met a sparkling, lovely couple from some septic backwater of the Great Neighbor to the North. They were overflowing with hope. They had the confidence of youth. They knew that through their activism and energy that their generation would make the difference. Theirs was the cohort that would properly monkey… full story HERE »
I was standing outside the office having a quick smoke before walking the half-block to the deli, same as every day. For the most part I’m completely (and thankfully) ignored by the hundreds of people who pass by, but this time a man wearing a set of large headphones looked at me and muttered something… full story HERE »
Ever since my days teaching history in Brooklyn I’ve had certain passions. Three are relevant today. First, I passionately love bars. Real bars. Dive bars. Old man bars. Gin joints. Roadhouses. Bars. Second, I passionately love railing against idiot hippies who wander into my bar; and third, I passionately love slinging a bit of historical… full story HERE »
Renato Osoy told me that his subjects are always an accident and a marvelous coincidence. I can’t say that I really believe him. It strikes me more that these are the words of a very talented and humble man.
Certainly a photographer needs to be the beneficiary of grace more so than artists in other media,… full story HERE »
Dispatches from Iraq: The following article was written by Mohammed Ibn Laith. Mohammed is a volunteer rescue worker in Baghdad who also provides security to community members targeted by death squads. The following is a memoir of a day when he and his brother responded to a car bombing in the neighborhood of Al-Sadriya. … full story HERE »