Gloria and my life

When it is officially announced that actor Mary McDonnell is going to portray writer and activist Gloria Steinem in Emily Mann’s play Gloria: A Life, I instantly realize something. The first and most evident fact I am immediately sure of upon hearing this news is that I am not going to miss this opportunity to [...]

Awarding a life

People like him exist to remind us that it is not just politicians, scientists, or humanitarian workers (category the latter to which he belongs without a doubt) who have the fate of the world in their hands. Artists do, too, and the wider their celebrity and their success, the bigger their responsibility for sharing their [...]

Of molds and ceilings

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to be among the press covering the IV Platino Awards of Latin American Cinema ceremony. These awards celebrate the Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American movie industry and promote our shared culture, language and history in a borderless, genuine, and cheerful brotherhood. As directors, actors, actresses, editors, producers and other [...]

Premiar una vida

Las personas como él existen para recordarnos que no son sólo los políticos, los científicos o los trabajadores humanitarios (categoría ésta última a la cual él pertenece sin duda) quienes tienen en sus manos las riendas del mundo. También son los artistas, tanto más responsables de aportar su visión, su inspiración y su ejemplo cuanto [...]