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Macha Mexico in Photos

Coyoacán is one of the most visited spots by postmodern hippies and artsy youngsters in Mexico City. Maybe that’s why you can find graffiti and stencils invading the facades belonged to the well-off. I found this one particularly great….

An open letter from Jesusa Rodríguez and Lilina Felipe

Jesusa Rodríguez and Liliana Felipe are a legendary couple in the history of Mexican culture and Mexican lesbianism. Rodríguez, a Mexican actress, playwright and social activist has a long career as an artist who experimented with opera, theater, cabaret, as well as other forms of popular theater such as a style of Mexican vaudeville called [...]

Frozen Hot Chocolate at El Jarocho

Coyoacán is known for its many coffee shops and the hippie intellectualism that supposedly lurks there. Indeed, if there is a place in Mexico City where you are most likely to see a young person hunched over a battered copy of Las Venas Abiertas de America Latina or arguing with a group of dreadlocked friends [...]

“Bajo Juárez, the City Devouring Its Daughters”

During the last 15 years, more than 400 women have been found in the desert in the border town of Ciudad Juárez. The profile of the victims has been a constant, dreary pattern: women between 12 and 22 years old, who work for very low wages at sweatshops that maintain the economy of this town. [...]

Chasing Frida in Mexico City

A couple of years ago the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City opened a major exhibition of Frida Kahlo’s works, photographs, and personal letters to celebrate her 100th birthday. Hordes of people lined up outside the building, waiting more than an hour to see Kahlo’s works, which were gathered together in Mexican territory for the first [...]

Tamal Festival in Coyoacán

The tradition is that those who had rosca de reyes on January 6th, and found a little plastic-baby in their slice are obligated to buy tamales for their family and friends. If you happen to be here this weekend, I highly recommend the Feria del Tamal, at the Museo de Culturas Populares in Coyoacán. This [...]

Organic Options in Coyoacán: Ruta de la Seda

Is it just me, or do lesbians seem to have a lot of dietary restrictions? Some of us are vegetarian and vegan, of course, but I’m surprised by how many of us also seem to have a lot of food allergies, be it to red dye, nuts, milk, gluten, and other seemingly innocuous items. Maybe [...]

Plaza Cafe at "La Conchita"

Coyoacán is one of those neighborhoods in Mexico City that is nice (and safe) to get lost in. Wandering off of the two main plazas, any number of the small streets you walk down might open up into another, smaller plaza with a colorful church or interesting building to sit in the shade of and [...]

Mix Platino: The LGBT Movie Fest in Mexico City

From May 22 to June 3, the Cineteca Nacional will host the XII Mix Platino Festival, focused on sexual diversity. This time, the festival features 70 films different countries, including Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Philipines, Spain, United States, and of course, Mexico. One of the most promoted films of this edition, is “Abselce” an unknown [...]

Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli Museum

I did not make it to Diego Rivera’s pre-Hispanic art museum Anahuacalli on my first, second, or third trip to Mexico City. Like the Cloisters museum in New York, often passed over by non-medievalists in favor of the better known cousin, the Metropolitan Museum, Anahuacalli’s relatively inconvenient location and decidedly non-contemporary focus mean visitors will [...]