In a society ruled almost without exception by machismo, Chavela Vargas was throughout her life an extraordinarily empowered woman. She began her career by busking in the streets, but became well-known for subverting the traditional ranchera style, usually sung from a masculine point of view. She took these songs about adventure and love and society and sang them in long, drawn-out phrases […]
Salsa has long been part of mainstream American cuisine, but has mostly languished in hyper branded jars of red sludge that might as well be spicy ketchup. The fare at tex-mex restaurants is generally no better. With the rise of American gastronomy and DIY cuisine, though, one million and one variations with all manner of modifications, […]
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