Remembering Selena at 41

The anniversary of Selena Quintanilla’s death is always bittersweet, one moment we commemorate her passing and 16 days later we celebrate her birth. I like to think that this in-between period leads to a figurative resurrection. Seventeen years have gone by and Selena still makes our hearts, pitter-patter “Bidi bidi bom bom.” Before she died she…

Why I am still boycotting Tipsy Cake

Why I am still boycotting Tipsy Cake You know that CTA slogan, “See something, Say Something?” Well, that’s exactly what people did last week after watching a video of Tipsy Cake owner, Naomi Levine talking bad about Humboldt Park, the community where she originally opened her bakery in 2006; and where everything is still “produced…

Birthday: Reinaldo Arenas

Today (July 16) Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas would have celebrated his 67th birthday. I imagine that had he lived to see it, he would have described himself as an old queen. On December 7, 2010 it will be the 20th Anniversary of Arenas death. After reading much of his work – Before Night Falls, The Door Man and…