• Culture
  • LA Files: Pan Dulce in East LA

    Pan Dulce* is a staple if you grow up in a Mexican-American household, or if you live in LA. They come in different shapes, sizes, and textures but in general, they are all covered in sugar and a symbol of your grandparents, cousins, heritage, sometimes church, and probably a Sunday morning with coffee at home. Everyone […]

  • Colombia
  • Ajá Quiubo: De Nuevo en Bogotá.

    “Ajá quiubo” is a coloquial term in Colombia for saying “Hey, what’s up?”. Ajá, comes from the coastal region of Colombia to mean: “yes”, and used as a feeling of acknowledgement/recognition, while also not really meaning or saying anything at all. Quiubo, comes from “que hubo” (what happened) and has been shortened and simplified to: […]

  • Colombia
  • #MeToo

    This week, the hashtag #metoo prompted thousands of women (many of them your own friends, family, and classmates and co-workers) to come forward with their own stories of sexual harassment and assault, in order to put a visual understanding on the magnitude of this problem: “If all the women who have been sexually harassed or […]

  • Culture
  • LA files: Angeleno Culture

      Angeleno culture is a number of subcultures working together • Angeleno culture is a freeway• Angeleno culture is a helicopter humming in the distance• Angeleno culture is 85 degrees in October• Angeleno culture is 2 tacos al pastor at 2am• Angeleno culture is the story of immigrants looking for a better life, told by […]

  • New York
  • NYC Subway Life

    Like any good New Yorker, I learned to take the metro (subway). I am now fully dependent on it and am even starting to appreciate it. It’s usually dirty, hot, and crowded. More and more often, my fellow riders are aggressive and straight up weird; but you learn to live with it. My daily ride […]