An Infrastructure of Links: Online Media, Cultural Outlets, Writers' Blogs & Public Policy Sites


Photograph by Walterio Iraheta. Used by kind permission of the artist.


  • Alt.Latino — NPR's Music Program for Latin American Music & Rock en español.
  • Americas Quarterly: The Policy Journal for Our Hemisphere — Launched in 2007, Americas Quarterly is "dedicated to policy analysis and debate of economics, finance, social development, and politics in the Western Hemisphere."
  • Art in General — Art in General is a nonprofit organization that assists artists with the production and presentation of new work. It changes in response to the needs of artists and informs and engages the public about their work.
  • Arte Público Press — The nation's largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovered literature by U.S. Hispanic authors.  
  • Arts & Letters Daily — Philosophy, aesthetics, literature, language trends, breakthroughs, ideas, criticism, culture, history, music, art, disputes, gossip.  
  • ¡Ask a Mexican! — Gustavo Arellano's national syndicated column for Orange County's alternative alternative newsweekly, OC Weekly.    


  • Gonzalo Baeza — Gonzalo Baeza is the author of La ciudad de los hoteles vacíos (Amargord Ediciones, 2012). He was born in Houston, Tex., in 1974, lived most of his life in Santiago de Chile, and currently resides in Virginia. He is one of the editors of the literary magazine Plots With Guns.  
  • The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library — One of the world's largest libraries devoted entirely to rare books and manuscripts. Yale University's principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books.    
  • Bookforum — A sister publication of Artforum, Bookforum brings incisive reviews of the latest titles, author interviews, and commentary––the one-stop hub for literary enthusiasts.  
  • BBC News –– Latin America & Caribbean  
  • The British Library's Flickr Photostream — More than one million copyright-free images are available in the Library's Flickr account.   

"Take a Sophisticated Holiday." Air France (1954). Illustration courtesy of David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, from The Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History's collection of textual and multimedia resources.


  • The Christian Science Monitor ––  Latin American Monitor  
  • Sandra Cisneros — Author of books such as The House on Mango Street (Vintage, 1991 [1984]); Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories (Random House, 1991); and Caramelo (Knopf, 2002).  
  • Club Fonograma — "We are Iberoamerican pop."
  • Code Switch — News from the frontiers of race, ethnicity and culture from NPR.
  • ColorLines — An online journal with articles concerning race, culture, and organizing.
  • Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) — A Hispanic nonprofit and nonpartisan leadership development organization in the country providing scholarships, internships, fellowships, and other education and career services for Latino youth.
  • crImmigration— The intersection of criminal law and immigration law. | A blog by César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández, a visiting professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. 

Summer School Spanish Program (1951). Photo courtesy of Duke University Archives Flickr Photostream



  • é-misferica — The Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics is a collaborative, multilingual, and interdisciplinary consortium of institutions, artists, scholars, and activists throughout the Americas. 
  • El Museo del Barrio — New York City's Latino/a museum dedicated to Puerto Rican, Caribbean, and Latin American art.
  • Patricia Engel — Official website of the author of Vida (Black Cat, 2010) and It's Not Love, It's Just Paris (Grove Press, 2013).    


  • Fox News Latino — News, politics, entertainment, health, and lifestyle stories that impact U.S. Latinos.
  • — Pop culture, satire, news.

Joseph Hatton's "Henry Irving's Impressions of America, Narrated in a Series of Sketches, Chronicles, and Conversations, by J.H." (1884), p. 285. Illustration courtesy of The British Library's Flickr Photostream


  • Galería de la Raza — Founded in 1970, the Galería de la Raza is a non-profit community-based arts organization whose mission is to foster public awareness and appreciation of Chicano/Latino art and serve as a laboratory where artists can both explore contemporary issues in art, culture and civic society, and advance intercultural dialogue.  
  • Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center — The San Antonio-based Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center was founded in 1980, and  is one of the largest community-based, multi-disciplinary organizations in the United States.
  • Guernica / a magazine of art & politics — Follow the special issues link to read Guernica's coverage on "Class in America: The Fault Lines" (June 2014); "The American South: On the Map and in the Mind" (March 2014): and "Race in America" (June 2013).


"Field Maneuvers," H.H. Stratton firm (1906). Illustration courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, from the digital collection "Mexican Revolution, ca. 1910-1917."


  • Iowa Literaria — Iowa Literaria is the e-Journal of the MFA in Spanish Creative Writing of the University of Iowa.
  • Internet Archive — Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 419 billion archived web pages.
  • Walterio Iraheta — Photography. Video. Installation. Drawing. Painting.      


  • La Bloga — Literary and cultural reviews, news, views.
  • La Casa Azul Bookstore — Located in the heart of New York City's El Barrio, La Casa Azul Bookstore is much more than the average retail store, it is the literature hub in the neighborhood serving as the third place, a meeting space in the community. Events at the Bookstore range from book clubs, author signings, gallery shows, film screenings, writer’s conferences and workshops.
  • La Respuesta | A Magazine to (Re)Imagine the Boricua Diaspora
  • La Tolteca 'Zine — Promoting the advancement of a world without borders or censorship.
  • Latina Lista — News from the Latino perspective, including politics, lifestyle, and culture information.
  • Latino Americans — Latino Americans is a three-part, six hour documentary series that aired nationally on PBS in the fall of 2013.
  • LatinoJustice PRLDF — LatinoJustice PRLDEF litigates precedent-setting impact cases across the country and trains young people to be leaders in their community, working to ensure that they have more opportunities for political, economic, social and educational equality."
  • Latino Rebels — Humor, commentary, & analysis.
  • Latino USA — NPR's Latino USA with Maria Hinojosa.  
  • Latino USA Tumblr  
  • Libro Traficante
  • Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB) — The LARB is a nonprofit, multimedia literary and cultural arts magazine that combines the great American tradition of the serious book review with the evolving technologies of the Web.  

Playground of the Americas, NYC


  • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) — "Founded in 1968, MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the 'law firm of the Latino community.'"
  • Mexika Resistance — "The purpose of is to preserve, maintain and advance the indigenous cultural inheritance of Chicano-Mexicanos through the principles of Mexikayotl. soundly rejects the paternalistic, racist and oppressive ideologies of Indigenismo, Mestizaje, and La Raza Cosmica."
  • Mexodus — "A student journalism project that truly crosses fronteras."
  • The Millions — An online magazine offering coverage on books, arts, and culture since 2003.
  • Ed Morales — A blog about the global archipelago. 

"West Side Story." Clanhassen Dinner Theaters (1985). Photo courtesy of David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University, from The Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History's collection of textual and multimedia resources


  • Nacional Records Tumblr — Nacional Records shakes up the Latin music mix.
  • Naropa Poetics Audio Archives at the Internet Archive — The Naropa University Archive Project is preserving and providing access to over 5000 hours of recordings made at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. The library was developed under the auspices of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics (the university's Department of Writing and Poetics) founded in 1974 by poets Anne Waldman and Allen Ginsberg. It contains readings, lectures, performances, seminars, panels and workshops conducted at Naropa by many of the leading figures of the U.S.literary avant-garde. Recordings include the audio discussion "Ginsberg Mexico City Blues July 1988 (July 1, 1988)," where poet Allen Ginsberg discusses the importance of and references in Jack Kerouac's Mexico City Blues.  
  • National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) — NALAC is the nation's leading nonprofit organization exclusively dedicated to the promotion, advancement, development, and cultivation of the Latino arts field,  facilitating intergenerational dialogues among disciplines, languages, and traditional and contemporary expressions.
  • National Council of La Raza (NCLR) — NCLR is the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy in the United States. The website includes issue briefs and research reports that are available to download.
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center — The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and advancement of Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities.  
  • National Immigration Law Forum — Advocates and builds public support for public policies that welcome immigrants and refugees to the United States.
  • The National Institute for Latino Policy, Inc. (NiLP) — "NiLP is a nonpartisan center focusing on Latino policy and political issues, established to act as an independent voice on critical social problems facing Latinos and Latinas in the United States today."
  • National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) — The NMAI cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego.
  • National Museum of the American Latino
  • National Museum of Mexican Art — Set in the heart of the Pilsen/Little Village community with permanent and traveling exhibits dedicated to the work of Mexican and Mexican American artists.
  • New York Review of Books (NYRB) — The online version of the biweekly NYRB and journal of intellectual currents.


  • Achy Obejas — Cuban American writer, journalist, and translator.
  • Open Culture — "Open Culture provides the best free cultural & educational media on the web. Free online courses, audio books, movies, language lessons, and ebooks."




  • Radio Ambulante — A podcast launched by Peruvian American and Alabama-raised writer Daniel Alarcón (War by Candlelight [Harper Perennial, 2006],
  • Lost City Radio [Harper Perennial, 2008] and At Night We Walk in Circles [Riverhead, 2013]).
  • Remezcla — Latino culture & event guide.
  • Alex Rivera — Filmmaker and digital media artist. Director of Sleep Dealer (U.S. / Mexico, 2008).
  • Favianna Rodriguez — "Artist. Agitator. Intellectual."

Photograph by Walterio Iraheta. Used by kind permission of the artist


  • Julio Salgado — Co-founder of Dreamers Adrift | "Activist. Lecturer. Queer."  
  • Sampsonia Way — An online magazine for literature, free speech & social justice.  
  • The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture — The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located in Harlem, New York is a research unit of The New York Public Library system. It is recognized as one of the leading institutions focusing exclusively on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences.  
  • Smithsonian Latino Center — Includes features promoting the history and culture of Latinos in the Americas.
  • Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) — Founded by civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin, Jr. in 1971, the SPLC is internationally known for tracking and exposing the activities of hate groups. The Center uses  litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy to seek justice for the most vulnerable members of U.S. society.
  • StoryCorps | En Español


  • The Unknown Americans Project — A Tumblr blog by Cristina Henríquez, author of the novel The Book of Unknown Americans (Knopf, 2014), chronicling "our #UnknownAmerican stories. Where did you or your family come from? What is your life like now? We'll create a chorus and make our voices known."    


  • Izel Vargas — Explore Pocholandia. Featuring artwork by the artist.


  • Women Make Movies — Established in 1972 to address the under representation and misrepresentation of women in the media industry, Women Make Movies is a multicultural, multiracial, non-profit media arts organization which facilitates the production, promotion, distribution and exhibition of independent films and videotapes by and about women.


  • Rio Yañez — "Graphic Art, Tortillas, Comics, and Troublemaking."