Little Dominican Republic

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Little Dominican Republic Elected officials, community leaders and activist designated Washington Heights as “Little Dominican Republic.” They took a lot of photos.  “WaHI” Anytime I describe or explain Washington Heights and Inwood, I’m pretending I know what I’m talking about. On the surface this is what Washington Heights and Inwood looks like: Some businesses are [….]

You are probably a Crackhead

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You are probably a Crackhead “Are you a crackhead?”If you are presently in the dating pool or are a serial-monogamist, you might be a crackhead. Before I explain, let’s consider the first lines of these classic novels. “When Gregor Samsa woke up one morning from unsettling dreams, he found himself changed in his bed into a [….]

Fernandito y La Verguenza

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Fernandito y la Verguenza 1. Lo Sagrado y La Vergüenza 2. La canción «Compañera» de Fernandito Villalona siempre me ha encantado por lo obvio; la voz del Mayimbe, la composición y las letras. La voz y la composición funcionan como el sol alumbrando las palabras. Y las palabras, bajo la luz, se oyen claramente haciendo sombras [….]