I just turned around and X was there. he just said hi after years of not seeing each other but his mind was made up, he loved me and was determined to be with me. He started approaching me and I realised he wanted to hold me and kiss me. This feeling of arousal came over me just for having him close. And happiness, so much happiness. When I realised what was happening, I began to tremble. I just let go of everything that had been holding me back and kissed him and hugged him and felt everything I haven’t…


Just a couple of years ago I couldn’t have acknowledged how much truth there is to this passage. This is an extract from David Foster Wallace’s “Up, Simba!” from 2000. Yet, here we are, 17 years later and I’m just beginning to learn how deep politics can hurt me.

I even feel a bit of a hypocrite by saying so because so far none of the policies, legislations, bans, bills, or whatever, have affected me directly like, say, the Muslim people that just getting off their airplanes couldn’t go through, or the people threatened by losing their health care, or…


This week I went to watch Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman. And the gears in my head haven’t stopped thinking about it since then. The movie has had great success making about $228 million in the box office showing how much the world has embraced it. But I want to talk about this film in a very personal way, as this character proved to me first hand how much we need more female leaders, on and off the screen.

The movie

I won’t be dwelling much on this point because I’m sure there will be more than enough articles about how big of…


For the following list, I have selected 5 of the most iconic war films of all times. These classic films remind and talk to us about the profound emotions, ruptures and absurdity that haunt humanity during wartime. Hoping that by remembering the past we can do something about our future.

5. Paths of Glory (1957) - Stanley Kubrick

According to Winston Churchill, Paths of Glory is “a highly accurate depiction of trench warfare and the sometimes misguided workings of the military mind”. One constant in all of Kubrick’s war films is that we can never see the enemy; this happens in Fear and Desire, Dr. Strangelove and Full…


Exactly 10 days ago I got back to Mexico from studying in the UK. This was an experience that marked me forever in so many ways and it came with both it’s sweet and bitter flavors. I got to the UK in September 2015, spent all of the maniac 2016 there and came back to my country in January 2017. …


In this digital era we have to cling to art to stay human.

Technology will be the brains, but art should be humanity’s soul and heart; a way to connect with emotion and the human beings sitting behind the screens. To communicate, understand and be understood. To learn there is more beyond our compact bubbles. To comprehend the struggles from around the world. To take in the ugliness of people’s suffering through beauty and move us to action.


I am not American, I didn’t even have a vote in the matter, but everybody will agree that what happened this November will affect us all. Many people are worried about what is going to happen now that Trump is president. What I worry about the most is the kind of ideology that has been predominant to allow somebody with such a hateful speech to become president and leader of a nation. And, not doing much good for the optimistic side, I think the biggest damage of this whole issue has already been done. As we have seen during this…


“… No? You are, completely and only, what you would die for without, as you say, the thinking twice.

The world is a big place. And I know you know this, but it is surprising how easily we tend to forget it. Maybe this is a self-defence mechanism for the fact that we are just thrown into this big world from the day we are born and are expected to make the best out of it. That is quite a task. I had been wanting to explore this big, wide world for quite a long time and it was just a year ago that I had to opportunity to get out of my well-known-and-trusted comfort zone and do it…


There is a lot going on and talked around Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s movie The Revenant and its place in this year’s Academy Awards for many reasons. If The Revenant is to win any of the different categories in which it is nominated, many would be very significant beyond the award on its own. For starters, if Leo DiCaprio (finally) wins the Oscar for Best Actor, the internet and social media will go crazy and be flooded with memes; if the award is given to cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki he would be the first one to win his third Oscar in a…


Sebastião Salgado

Los créditos de la película terminan, te dejan con las luces apagadas frente a una pantalla en negro delante de tus ojos. Pero no tienes solo eso, miles de sentimientos tratan de articular su camino de salida de entre tus entrañas, los procesas tratando de recordar una a una las imágenes que presenciaste durante la hora con 50 minutos de duración de LA SAL DE LA TIERRA.

En este documental se cuenta la trayectoria de Sebastião Salgado, un renombrado fotógrafo brasileño que ha dedicado su vida a recorrer el mundo y capturarlo en bellísimas e impactantes imágenes a blanco y…

Mariana Pz

Although of course you end up becoming yourself.

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