Latino Studies Journal Review of “Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina”

I was delighted to find that my book, now out in paperback, was reviewed in the Autumn 2014 issue of the (otherwise academic) Latino Studies journal. I’d like to send a special shout-out to Ms. Kiley Guyton Acosta, PhD., for the thoughtful deconstruction of the themes in my book. Check it out, below. NOTE: And on another subject, my site was …

A Vignette, for The New York Times: Travel

I contributed a piece in today’s New York Times called “My Caribbean: 5 Vignettes” which was published as the Travel section’s coverstory. I contributed a postcard, if you will, about a recent trip to my ancestral land, the Dominican Republic. I had gone there on a production jaunt earlier this year for a documentary I’m currently in production on called …

Time Flies When [OR] My Life in Lovetaps

It’s been a long time: a little over a month to be exact. I had started and deleted several blog postings over the last five weeks—I usually like to talk about cool events after they’ve happened out of superstition but I should probably rethink that quirk—and decided that I couldn’t let another day go by without checking in. It’s been …