Volume II, Issue 3
I first met my daughter in the lobby of the Westin Camino Real, the grandest hotel in Guatemala City. The night before, my husband Walter and I had soothed our nerves running on the treadmills in the fitness center, where a polite attendant handed us plush white towels and spritzed the equipment with a flowery… full story HERE »
While visiting with the photographer, Daniel Chauche, recently I was struck by a comment. We were viewing some of his most recent work. Many of the photographs were of hairdressers and their clients at the Centro Capitol in Guatemala City. Others were of cantinas and their customers. Chauche said, “People don’t… full story HERE »
Back in the early 1980s Robert Klein had this bit. He’d recently been to Germany and was amazed that he couldn’t find anyone who actually admitted to having supported the Nazis during World War II. Klein noted that everyone he talked to claimed to be as innocent as lambs. His line to… full story HERE »
To regular readers of our magazine it will come as no surprise that the editorial board of La Cuadra thinks that the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is as irresponsible as a junkie, as reflective as woolly mammoth filled tar pit and as dangerous as a drunken baby with a flamethrower.
We hate him. … full story HERE »
Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those others that have been tried,” said Churchill. Anarchism, true anarchism, is a state in which there is neither government, nor need of one as the citizenry has attained a level of consciousness and education which no longer requires the imposition of external rules…. full story HERE »
For those of you who did not know Brendan, he was a “right cunt.” Now before you abandon this story hear me out. A: Brendan would be first to refer to himself in this way. B: Any story about Brendan must include heaps of vulgar language or it will lack — how shall… full story HERE »
A man who inspires both loathing and admiration, Fidel is one of the twentieth century’s most influential leaders and, until last year’s illness, the world’s longest serving head of state. Starting with President Eisenhower’s CIA proposed plan to “topple Castro in one year,” Castro has remained a burr under the saddle for no fewer than… full story HERE »
Sex. Sex, sex, sex. To say it’s fun is an understatement. Really, if it wasn’t, would you still be sitting on that bench in Parque Central, watching those new hot chicks in town? If sex sucked (in a bad way) would you be spending a Tuesday morning sunrise holding onto your wooden plank of… full story HERE »
I have certain friends who, when they say, “Hey, man I’ve got a really great idea,” my mind turns to memories of wayyyy too much booze, blurry images of table dancers, the police, a killer hangover, three rounds of increasingly stronger antibiotics and finally a lawyer.
Now, I’m not saying (on the strict counsel of that… full story HERE »
We were once nice Catholics boys. But somewhere early on (we think their names were Laura and Stacy) our Catholicism began to lapse. Our descent continued until completion with our transition from New York City to Guatemala. Here we’ve accepted our fate as F.C.C.’s: Fully Collapsed… full story HERE »