• She is the Hungry Wolf: La Loba Campeona

    She is the Hungry Wolf: La Loba Campeona

    One of these days I will go on a rant about names. The names Latino parents like to give their children. Damn, I think I can write a book about it. But that will be another day. Today I want to focus on this name: Oxandia Napoleon Castillo or “La Loba” as she is affectionately…

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  • Oscar and Lupe: A Tale of Forgetfulness

    Oscar and Lupe: A Tale of Forgetfulness

    So, I’m about 5 days late and 35 thousand dollars short but I need to talk a little about the Oscars. I don’t want to talk about Seth MacFarland‘s hosting stint and the boobs song (and his problem understanding beautiful Latinos – I know it was a joke, take it easy). I’m not gonna talk…

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  • Netflix Instant: MAD HOT BALLROOM

    Netflix Instant: MAD HOT BALLROOM

      Today is February 27th. It’s Dominican Independence Day. I am Dominican-American. Being born in Brooklyn, NY to Dominican immigrants makes me a Dominican-York, or more accurately a York-Dominican. But these are all just titles. Some are given to me and some I cling onto with every bit of strength in my soul. Which leads…

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  • Hello world!

    Hello world!

    Hello, mi gente. My name is Giovanny Blanco. I’m a filmmaker (director/writer/editor) and a musician but more importantly I love movies. Movies and music are my life (note to self: got to get through more books). It’s my fuel. These are crazy times we live in; the music industry is upside down and the movie…

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