Post Tagged with: "culture"

Stefany Vega helps her friend Lucy Martínez adjust her outfit. Martínez is the Queen of the Pollera (the dress) in Panamá and she has represented Panamá the world over wearing it. (Photo by Mariana Romina Marcaletti/Voices of NY)

A ‘Happy People’ Celebrate a Shared History

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Traditions October 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm

The Hispanic Day Parade is an opportunity for young Latinos to learn about their roots and traditions.

“Covers,” playing at the ArcLight Theatre, is based on the cast members’ own struggles to "reconcile the different parts of their Jewish life." (Photo via Jewish Week)

New Play Highlights Russian Jews’ Struggles with Identity

Culture, Immigration, In the News, Traditions May 30, 2013 at 3:56 pm

The struggles of young Jews from the former Soviet Union to “reconcile the different parts of their Jewish life” is the focus of a new play by an experimental project of the National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene, reports The Jewish Week.

Who’s the Next (Non) American Big Star?

Who’s the Next (Non) American Big Star?

Culture, Featured Posts, In the News November 9, 2012 at 9:38 am

We’ve all seen the video: dark shades, slick suit, and that trademark horsey dance. PSY and his “Gangnam Style” are sweeping the United States. Now, we’re looking for the next viral international music superstar. Help us find the next non-American Idol!

Something as simple as a dress can convey a sense of culture and make you feel at home. Show us an object that allows you to hold onto home.

What Feels Like Home? Tell Us

African American, Asian, Culture, Featured Posts, In the News, Latino November 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Something as simple as a musical instrument can convey a sense of culture and make you feel at home. Share with us an object that allows you to hold onto home.

Organization Nurtures Spanish Culture and Language in NY

Culture, Latino September 7, 2012 at 6:52 pm

El Diario La Prensa profiles Instituto Cervantes, a non-profit with branches in 20 countries founded by the Spanish government in 1991. The organization offers Spanish-language courses and cultural activities in an effort to promote “Spanish and Hispanic-American culture.”

Nishta Sookdiyal with mother Shakila: “At the end of the day, it would be my child’s decision and she would have to face the consequences of that." (Photo via Little India)

Indian Families in Conflict Over Dating

Culture, South Asian September 7, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Indian immigrant families across the globe are caught in an intense inter-generational conflict over dating, a tug-of-war between children wanting more freedom and parents trying to hold on to long-held traditions, Little India reports.

Queens Latino lists events planned for this weekend to celebrate Andean culture in New York. (Photos by Javier Castano/Queens Latino)

Voices in Focus: Jews and Latinos Connect Politically and Culturally

Culture, Politics June 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm

In today’s rundown of stories from the ethnic and community media: The Jewish Daily Forward examines Jewish vs. Latino political clout, while the Jewish Star looks into Jewish eating disorders; The Irish Voice celebrates its 25th anniversary; and Queens Latino celebrates Andean culture in New York.

Year of the Dragon-moms

Asian, Culture, New York January 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Forget about Tiger moms. 2012 is the year of Dragon moms. The 2012 dragon in particular has many potential parents excited. The so-called Water Dragon is believed to balance less-desirable dragon qualities, including arrogance and a fiery temper.