Local press publishes its first bilingual children’s book

Olita and Manyula: The Big Birthday, is the title of the first bilingual children’s book published by Luna’s Press and Bookstore, a local publishing company based in the Mission District.

Mexican songstress returns with a very personal album

Natalia Lafourcade returns to San Francisco Sept. 25, 2015 to perform songs from her new album “Hasta la Raíz”

Exhibition shows how Chicano art icon’s work is reflected in her life

Galeria de La Raza’s latest exhibition “Navigating by Hand: Lorraine Garcia-Nakata, a Retrospective 1964-2015,” pays homage to a true Chicano art icon.

Youth poetry anthology explores community, art, history

Amid the discussion over the changes wrought by gentrification in the Mission District, youthful writers have now added their voices to the conversation through poetry that showers love on the iconic murals of the neighborhood.

Film captures essence of Latino experience in Vietnam, present day

“On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam” is an illuminating documentary that examines the social and cultural circumstances that caused the American working class—and specifically the Latino community—to bear the majority of the burden during the Vietnam War.

Juan Love: Grammy award winner Juanes brings Loco de Amor to SF

With a show that featured lights, videos and his greatest hits, the Colombian artist Juanes, aka Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez, made his San Francisco stop on his national “Loco de Amor” tour.

Making space: New exhibition documents role of artist spaces in Bay Area culture

A new exhibition titled “Making a Scene: 50 years of Bay Area Alternative Spaces” is highlighting the roll artist-run, independent, alternative artistic spaces have played in enriching the culture of the Bay Area over the past 50 years.

New production chronicles the fall of Ciudad Juárez

Inspired by his childhood growing up in a middle-class family in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Ruben Polendo conceived and developed “Juárez: A Documentary Mythology” as part of a personal quest to find out what happened to the city he knew

Cuba classic car culture

On a trip to Cuba last month, I was struck by the great variety of 1950s cars on the road.

Cruisin’ down Queer Street: A conversation with the creators of ‘The Q-Sides’ photo exhibit

Galeria de la Raza’s latest exhibit, “The Q Sides,” is a play on the classic imagery of the “East Side Story” music compilations of the 1950s and ‘60s, which re-imagines the original East Side Story photographs with LGBTQI people.