[TV/Literature] ‘The Alienst’ Is Coming To TV

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/post.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FTheAlienistTNT%2Fphotos%2Fa.1766537223639357.1073741827.1464896313803451%2F1778264899133256%2F%3Ftype%3D3&width=500Wonderful news out of cable TV land, for a change! Many years ago, my friends Andrea and Lalo introduced me to the works of Caleb Carr, a historian and author who caught my attention with his work of historical fiction, The Alienist. Apparently, Carr has wanted to turn this book into a film or movie, […]

[Literature] Palabra De Borges

Youtube provides some of the most amazing treasures… For those of you who are comfortable with Castilian Spanish, this is the final interview conducted by Argentine fabulist Jorge Luis Borges. The host, Raul Burzaco, completed this for ATC Studios in June of 1985. Two legends speaking.

[Television] Univision to End ‘Sabado Gigante’ After 53 Years

Anyone who grew up in a Spanish-speaking household will be very familiar with Sábado Gigante, and its ringleader, Don Francisco. It was the be-all and end-all of Latin American variety shows, and it spawned countless cheesy imitators. The king has given up his throne. 53 years of fun and silliness will always be appreciated. The […]

[Video] Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. “Borges: South America’s Titan”

This video sums up precisely the raison d’etre of this website and blog. William F. Buckley, Jr., intellectual giant of the Conservative movement, interviewing perhaps the most important write of the 20th Century (at least in my estimation), Jorge Luis Borges. One couldn’t ask for a better pairing.