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Reflections On One of the Weirdest Terms of My Life 🙂

Posted by: Magalee

Well, this was a strange term, to say the least! Although this course occurred during a less than ideal time in human existence, I would say that it was still  really fun! Learning about Latin American history and popular culture in this class has truly helped calm some of that home sickness I feel for … read full post >>
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Week 14: The Final Goodbye :'(

Posted by: Ana Laura Vazquez Paniago

Wow! I can’t believe it has already been 14 weeks since we first got together (virtually) and talked about popular culture. I have learned so much from this course and I’m very excited to share my knowledge with others – especially if it means I can tell them about why Latin American stamps are moreContinue reading "Week 14: The Final Goodbye :'(" read full post >>
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Week 13: TV and The Internet

Posted by: Ana Laura Vazquez Paniago

This week, I was fascinated by the article “La Revolución Digital: Mobile Media Use in Contemporary Cuba”. Back when COVID-19 didn’t restrict travel (what feels like a lifetime ago), I went to Cuba with my family for a week. It was strange to be in a country that was so detached from the world. IContinue reading "Week 13: TV and The Internet" read full post >>
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Nick Morgan + Sin tetas no hay paraíso

Posted by: Magalee

Nick Morgan’s take on Sin tetas no hay paraíso is particularly interesting to me this week. One of the most interesting points Morgan makes in his article is that film noir and narconovelas are similar in style and roles within society. In this article, the author remarks how film noir was originally viewed as sensationalist and … read full post >>
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Week 12: Comics

Posted by: Ana Laura Vazquez Paniago

I was excited to start looking into comics this week. As a kid, my parents would read me Turma da Monica every night before I went to bed. Although Turma da Monica doesn’t compare to Mafalda, it will always hold a special place in my heart. I really liked how each comic is very distinct from one another; forContinue reading "Week 12: Comics" read full post >>
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Mafalda and Argentina’s Middle Class

Posted by: Magalee

Ever since I was little, my mom has been sharing Mafalda comics with me! We have entire books in our house full of Mafalda comics. This weeks’ readings on Mafalda and other Argentine comics are especially interesting to me because I have never realized how significant comics are to Argentinian society as a whole – … read full post >>
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Week 11: Music

Posted by: Ana Laura Vazquez Paniago

The topic of this week made me feel pretty nostalgic, especially after watching “Moro No Brasil”. Since I moved away from Brazil at such a young age, I’ve always felt more connected to my home when I listen to music. Thinking back on it, I’m so grateful that my parents tried their best to exposeContinue reading "Week 11: Music" read full post >>
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The Importance of Music

Posted by: Magalee

This week’s reading/documentary hit home for me as music is a huge part of my life and has been since I can remember! My mom likes to joke that music runs in our family’s blood. My dad’s dad, my Zeide Simon, is a lover of all kinds of art and culture (e.g. literature, music, paintings, … read full post >>
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Reflections of a Sinful Argentinian: The Meaning of Soccer

Posted by: Magalee

From becoming vegetarian when I was 17 to finding televised soccer boring, I have never been the upstanding Argentinian of my family haha. My interests have never really aligned directly with anything “traditionally Argentinian” except for empanadas and Argentinian art/music (which I found later on in life). Luckily though, I have been given slack for … read full post >>
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Week 10: Football

Posted by: Ana Laura Vazquez Paniago

I found “Soccer In Sun and Shadow” such a good read. It was super engaging, witty and still quite informative. I especially enjoyed how easy it was to read. As someone who doesn’t really understand football, I appreciated this factor a lot. You would probably expect me to know a decent amount about football sinceContinue reading "Week 10: Football" read full post >>
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