Please Knock Before You Walk in on My #FoodPorn: National Tequila Month at El Centro D.F.

Refreshing. Fresh. Creative. Delicate. If my taste buds had thoughts and could articulate them, this is what they would be screaming after savoring the menu at El Centro D.F. in the Georgetown More »

From Stress to Success in the City Part I: Renting vs Buying

When moving to a new city, finding a place to live can leave you wondering, “should I rent or should I buy?” Weighing the pros and cons of renting before you commit More »

Mass Mothers and Children Deportations Discussed with former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. On MSNBC

‘merica isn’t having a good day when almost three dozen mothers and kids are flown back to a worn-torn country and it doesn’t make as much a blip as, for example, José Antonio Vargas–immigrant More »

Summer Break: Smart Packing for Beach Trips

A recent getaway to Jamaica taught me a great deal about items that should be staples when traveling to the beach. Factors such as safety around water, hair damage, and boredom are all issues that could More »

From Stress to Success in the City: 4 Reasons to Utilize Your Alumni Network

When moving to a new city, it is important to quickly establish a contact base. Joining alumni groups are a great way to network for potential professional contacts and opportunities and easier because of the common ground More »

VIDEO: Unaccompanied Kids, Humanitarian “Crisis” or “Situation”? On MSNBC

Overheard: for President Obama, the unaccompanied children flooding the border has forced immigration from policy to politics. This assertion reflects a Beltway echo chamber, resulting in a disconnect that fails to capture More »

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Humanitarian Crisis? On MSNBC

Parents handing their children to coyotes or human smugglers for passage to the U.S. is not new. I learned that first hand when I started my journalism career in Texas, specifically in the Rio More »

VIDEO: Obama Immigration Executive Action. On MSNBC

President Obama promised at the State of the Union that he would use executive action to push his agenda forward, bypassing Republican obstruction in Congress. In “State of the Union: Immigration Executive More »



The High Heeled Kitchen: Pan con Tomate Tapa Video: Updated with Recipe

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“Even the High Heeled Kitchen needs a day off” is how this webisode of the High Heeled Kitchen begins. So we took the HHK to Washington DC’s Vinoteca Bar and Bistro where Executive Chef Lonnie Zoeller shared his once secret:  Read More...

La Maverick: My More Magazine Interview with New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez

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Check out my first article for More Magazine.  I interviewed New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (R) soon after she was elected in November 2010, making historia as this state’s first woman–and the nation’s primera Latina guv.  She is a tough  Read More...

Bebé Plus Me: Breast in Show

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¿En serio?, I thought, as I vaguely heard the din coming from the Tube. The latest  episode of the Big Boob Debate pits Michelle (with two L’s) against Michele (with one “L”)–the Democratic first lady and Republican Minnesota Congresswoman. Seriously?  Read More...

The High Heeled Kitchen: Cheater’s Delicioso Flan: UPDATED with Recipe

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Show up with this flan to a dinner party or as the dessert course for an intimate din you prepared for your amor, and you will be worshiped and gloried. In this first webisode of the High Heeled Kitchen, I  Read More...

¿Oscar de la Renta: One of the Few Latinos at the Oscars?

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Earlier in February, the title of an article in the New York Times seduced me: “Hollywood’s White Out” declared that the 2011 Academy Awards were so white, they were “blinding” (a similar article in the UK.’s The Independent “The Oscars  Read More...

Fuerza: Stay Strong Lara Logan

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Medieval Instruments of Tortura?

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Like our African-American, African, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern sisters, curly-topped Latinas follow the humidity index like entry-level CIA analysts are monitoring the revolutions in the Middle East. Mami has light brown, fine, straight hair, and struggled with not one unruly  Read More...

La Cucaracha is Forever

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Me quito el sombrero–hats off–to the Bronx Zoo, for the clever and hysterical Valentine’s Day gift of naming a Madagascar hissing roach after your amor. And in this age of recession, it will only set him or her back $10  Read More...