November 22, 2015 |
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Donald Trump backed away Friday, amid a firestorm of criticism from Republican and Democratic opponents in the presidential race and civil-liberties advocates, from discussion of requiring Muslims in the United States to register in a national database. Trump did not mention the issue during a lengthy town hall session with a moderator at Wofford College here, and his staff physically blocked reporters from approaching him with questions. He later distanced himself on Twitter from the controversial comments.
October 21, 2015
BEFORE Karla Marquez came to America, she had no idea how bad things were in Mexico. This was 2006, she was 18 and scored an internship for international students at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. When she arrived, she thought she knew how to speak English, "but I really didn't," she discovered, so she took classes and learned. Her job was in hotel food and beverage, and that's where she met Penn State student Michael Eisenhart, but I am getting ahead of the story. "When I came to the U.S.," she says, "I realized that I was happy.
October 12, 2015 |
The last decade of the 20th century was rough on Mexico City. Everything that was already spinning out of control got worse: political corruption, the economy, social inequity, poverty, violence. But, as often happens in periods of crisis, art thrived on the bad news. Artists who might otherwise have been drawn to traditional modes of art-making turned to installation, performance, actions, video, and other more socially engaged art practices that could exert a physical intervention with, or offer a sharp rebuke to, the status quo. "Strange Currencies: Art & Action in Mexico City, 1990-2000," at the Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, is the first exhibition to thoroughly examine that change in Mexico City's cultural landscape through the works of artists who lived and worked there in the 1990s.
September 25, 2015 |
WITH THE PENDING arrival of Pope Francis , we were hoping that today's Tattle would be joyful. Ain't gonna happen. People magazine reported yesterday that the father-in-law and brother-in-law of former Miss USA (and Super Bowl Doritos pitchwoman) Ali Landry were found dead in Veracruz, Mexico, on Saturday, roughly two weeks after they were kidnapped. Juan Manuel Gómez Fernéndez and his son, Juan Manuel Gómez Monteverde have been positively identified as the father and brother of Landry's husband, filmmaker Alejandro Gómez Monteverde . Fernéndez and Monteverde were kidnapped on Sept.
August 26, 2015
HE'S A BULLY in China's shop, he's kicked Mexico in the shins, he's a shameless braggart and blowhard. Worst of all, Donald Trump believes his own bull, so he's both authentic and dangerous. The Bad Boy of Bluster's genius is bombast. He uses offensive language to hammer home a point. Criticism only further inflates his ego. He's like a science-fiction monster that gets stronger when you nuke it. He's the worst messenger for his own issues, but does get a few things right. He made immigration - legal and illegal - a hot potato, employing things he thinks are facts, but are not. P.T. Barnum in a Sikorsky, he brushes facts off like dandruff.
July 28, 2015 |
PERHAPS THE least recognized part of the CONCACAF moniker is that the third "C" stands for Caribbean. Despite having 31 associations in CONCACAF, Caribbean teams have played in the shadow of their North and Central American confederation mates - especially Mexico and the United States. Only four Caribbean nations - Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago - have ever qualified for a World Cup, and none has qualified more than once. Haiti, in 1973, is the only Caribbean nation to win a CONCACAF championship - nearly two decades before the Gold Cup Tournament format was created.
July 28, 2015 |
Corruption scandals off the field, refereeing fiascos in both the quarterfinals and semis, all that already had given this CONCACAF Gold Cup its unsavory flavor. Until Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field. In the final, it was all about the soccer. After taking advantage of the events that got its national team to the Linc, Mexico displayed its virtuosity, burying a beautiful first-half volley, then finding the net again immediately after halftime. A third Mexican goal came in the 61st minute, when a blunder by a Jamaican defender had put the ball on a tee. This time, bad officiating had nothing to do with Mexico's victory, the final a decisive 3-1. The crowd of 68,930 was announced as the largest to see a soccer game in Philadelphia.
July 27, 2015 |
CONCACAF is always a circus, and it's in town. Unless the image is somehow topped over the weekend, the enduring one of the 2015 Gold Cup will be a makeshift sign held up in Panama's lockerroom by its national team players after Wednesday's semifinal game. Certainly in the view of Panama's players - and much of the viewership all over the continent - that game in Atlanta had been snatched away from them in the final minutes with a couple of penalty kicks awarded to Mexico. The largest words on the sign: CONCACAF Ladrones . Translation: Thieves.
July 24, 2015 |
Who: Jamaica vs. Mexico Where: Lincoln Financial Field When: Sunday, 7:30 p.m. TV: Fox Sports 1, Univision Forecast: partly to mostly cloudy, chance of thunderstorms, low 70s HOW THEY GOT HERE Jamaica Group stage: Jamaica 2, Costa Rica 2 (StubHub Center, Carson, Calif.) Group stage: Jamaica 1, Canada 0 (BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston) Group stage: Jamaica 1, El Salvador 0 (BMO Field, Toronto) Quarterfinals: Jamaica 1, Haiti 0 (M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore)