Posted on September 9, 2014
Yesterday all of Phoenix, Ariz. was hit by record rain, more than the previous 1933 record. The state needs all the rain it can get, and it’s refreshing to see the valley come to life following the massive water deluge. The city received more than 3 inches of rain, which is more characteristic of the total rainfall for July, August and September. I found a variety of people trying to make their way out of Vista del Cerro Drive in Tempe, Ariz. where a car stalled and students played in the rain after their school was cancelled.
Posted on April 23, 2009
So to start off the next twenty wonderful days I have in this city I wanted to put together a blog post of all of the blogs I link to of fellow journalists, photographers and videographers in DF. From covering cultura to hiphop to art or whatever else is on their mind . . . mariachi ghosts even . . . it is a good collection that keeps me informed when I find myself somewhere else.
Spainish Lessons is the post above.
Gotta love the Chilangabacha action I get on my reader regularly. They’re insightful and cheeky looks into cultural issues in the city and in Mexico in general.
Hey Mamey . . . Leslie Tellez, a transplant to Mexico City has a fun blog entitled The Mija Chronicles where she even has a post of Mamey muffins. If you don’t know what a Mamey is check it out a picture here.
Another set of interesting websites and blogs include This Mexican American Life is another good blog, I love the layout and the stories . . . definitely worth checking out.
Daniel Hernandez has his own blog Intersections which covers a variety of subjects of culture in Mexico City. He has written some interesting posts ranging from Wisin and Yandel to the start of art week in the big city.
Brian Frank for his story on the drug war in Mexico
As for photographers, there are several good ones out here. Azul Enzue is a more artistic photographer as you can see on her blog here or the journalistic work of Brian Harkin on his blog. Mexico City photographer Brian Frank has a gritty, intense look at the more dangerous and rough neighborhoods.
And of course
Obviously there are loads and loads of more sites, but this is a start for me . . . feel free to suggest other good links.Alexis Okeowo’s blog, a writer for the NYTimes and countless other media in the states is an excellent look at not only Mexico City but different African nations where she worked for two years.