What a Revolutionary Is Made Of

“Sometimes, the greatest safety can be found in taking the right risk. Whether it be an individual, a community or a country, when faced with tragedy or fearful uncertainty, we either become bigger and enter life more fully, or else we accept a diminished life and resign ourselves to a smaller way of being.” MichaelContinue reading “What a Revolutionary Is Made Of”

Sueñito

By: Gabriela Yareliz Keep the sueñito (little dream) alive. There has been a lot of backlash regarding In The Heights, with people mad at Lin-Manuel Miranda for the alleged “colorism” in the film, as many afro-latinos didn’t feel represented by the film. On the contrary, I want to point out that here we had aContinue reading “Sueñito”

Bordel

By: Gabriela Yareliz Sometimes, I wonder if we all have a suspicion that this all ends like a Cédric Klapisch film. Does it? Does it end in bordel? Are we too quick to forget Jane Austen didn’t get a Jane Austin ending to her story? Are we better off to forget facts like these andContinue reading “Bordel”

Studio Update 29

By: Gabriela Yareliz Guys, somehow, I survived the day without caffeine. Between the fighting upstairs, washing and blow drying my hair and finishing up Aisha (an entire Bollywood movie)— I went to bed at 2am. Yup. That movie started when I got in the shower and ended when my hair was fully dry. That justContinue reading “Studio Update 29”

Being Human: Look Ugly in a Photograph

“The more you see the less you know The less you find out as you go I knew much more then than I do now” City of Blinding Lights, U2 By: Gabriela Yareliz GREAT EXPECTATIONS Expectations can be a funny thing. This week, I experienced this, first-hand. I was going to exchange letters with someoneContinue reading “Being Human: Look Ugly in a Photograph”

Leading Lady

By: Gabriela Yareliz I am committed to writing more regularly here because I simply miss it. I am here, already dreaming of Easter. Pastel colored dresses, and light trench coats with no leggings. A dream. February is almost over. It’s wild. Tonight, I read a magazine for a bit. Cherry Bombe featured the lovely andContinue reading “Leading Lady”

Be True

By: Gabriela Yareliz Thérèse Desqueyroux. Does that name ring a bell? Thérèse Desqueyroux is François Mauriac’s most respected novel. It was turned into a film with the brilliant Audrey Tautou starring as Thérèse.  Indulge me. Spoiler and storyline breakdown (it was published in 1927– so if you haven’t read it by now— *eye roll*): It’sContinue reading “Be True”

New Love

By: Gabriela Yareliz Finding love is such a mindf***, as they say. Relationships are hard work, but I think the hardest thing of all that determines the rest of the story is finding that person. Who. People come together, oftentimes, for shallow reasons, (not always). But regardless of why or how they come together, theContinue reading “New Love”

Tuesday Badinage: March 20, 2018

I read this description, and I thought, This is lovely. Who wouldn’t want to be described like that? “I don’t think he was a genius. Einstein was a genius; Buster Keaton was astonishing. I’ve never seen any human being able to perform as brilliantly and gracefully with such unusually gifted timing. There was only one Keaton.Continue reading “Tuesday Badinage: March 20, 2018”

Pad Man

Countless Bollywood actors are rising up in support of the film Pad Man, based on the true story of a man whose pad-making skills changed India and women’s health. It’s a fantastic film celebrating a feminine hygiene pioneer. It has been powerful to see some of India’s most famous faces holding a pad. No bigContinue reading “Pad Man”