John Orozco, a 2012 U.S. Olympic gymnast who left the sport after tearing an ACL three weeks before the Rio Games, is returning as a Puerto Rican.Continue Reading
The GRAMMY-winning reggaetón duo has landed many hits over the past two decades and collaborated with T- Pain, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Enrique Iglesias and more.Continue Reading
Myke Towers returns with Easy Baby Money, the long-awaited follow-up to his 2016 debut studio album El Final del Principio.Continue Reading
Patricia Velázquez once tried to search any records of the word “reggaetón” on the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueño’s official website. She came up emptyhanded, so she plotted a way to change this.
“What we want is to expose and study reggaeton as part of our culture,” says Velázquez, who’s a student of Cultural Management at the University of Puerto Rico. “What really matters is that the people who lived the genre and were raised with it are able to study and analyze it.”Continue Reading
I was first introduced to Afro–Puerto Rican actor Juano Hernández in the uneven, treacly 1950 drama Young Man With a Horn. It may have been top-lined by icons like Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, and Doris Day, but it is Hernández’s eyes — luminous, soulful, warm — that have singed themselves into my memory.Continue Reading
What united Black Panthers, Puerto Ricans, white Southerners? New doc details ‘First Rainbow Coalition’
In Chicago, a Black Panther member enlisted Latinos and white Southerners to fight police misconduct and poverty in Chicago in the late 60s.Continue Reading
Behind every popular Urbano track is a mastermind producer. And some of this year’s biggest hits rose to the top of the charts thanks to Puerto Rican producer DJ Luian.Continue Reading
Four promotions show that the Puerto Rican wrestling scene is healthy for 2020.
The Puerto Rican wrestling scene started in 2019 with its usual uncertainty. At the start of the year, WWC was still doing poorly and the Colons were still under WWE. Meanwhile, the best promotion of the previous year, World Wrestling League, had an exodus of stars that included Mecha Wolf 450.Continue Reading
The Sundance Film Festival is set to premiere some high-profile documentaries in 2020. The audiences in Park City, Utah, will be the first to screen projects about two legendary Puerto Ricans: Walter Mercado and Luis Miranda.Continue Reading
The island is recovering “slowly” from Hurricane Maria, and its museums are opening… but visiting the Museo del Jefe is free.Continue Reading