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Here is a new article from Vanessa‘s monthly section, Algunas cosas buenas y otras no tanto, where she recommends movies, books, places, and websites, among other things. The articles are written both in English and Spanish. (You can see her previous articles on our blog.) Enjoy!

Algunas cosas buenas y otras no tanto

Recomendaciones mensuales de Vanessa Montilla
Vanessa Montilla’s monthly recommendations

Un podcast: Tlatelolco: la plaza en movimiento

Tlatelolco es un podcast que consta solo de 5 episodios en los que reconstruye cómo surgió en México el movimiento estudiantil del 68. Los dos primeros episodios se centran en la situación social, política y cultural que se vivía en ese entonces. Mediante testimonios y entrevistas se repasa el momento histórico que desencadenó los hechos del 2 de octubre. En los episodios restantes, exploran el impacto de lo sucedido en la sociedad y cultura mexicana de la época.

El podcast está coproducido por Spotify y Rolling Stone México y cuenta con la colaboración de Cultura UNAM.

Tlatelolco está disponible en Spotify.

Podcast

A podcast: Tlatelolco: la plaza en movimiento

Tlatelolco is a podcast consisting of only 5 episodes in which it reconstructs how the 1968 student’s movement in Mexico emerged. The first two episodes focus on the social, political and cultural situation as it was at the time. Through testimonies and interviews, the historical moment that led to the events of October 2 is reviewed. In the remaining episodes, they explore the impact that these events had in Mexican society and culture of that period.

The podcast is co-produced by Spotify and Rolling Stone Mexico and has the collaboration of Cultura UNAM.

Tlatelolco is available on Spotify.

Un libro: Aura, de Carlos Fuentes

Un día cualquiera Felipe Montero encuentra una oferta de trabajo en un periódico que parece escrita específicamente para él. Felipe quiere ignorarlo, pero su curiosidad le hace ir a la dirección que indica el anuncio. Allí conocerá a Doña Consuelo, quien le encargará un trabajo muy especial.

Aura es una novela de genero fantástico con reminiscencias góticas. Es una novela corta que se debe leer despacio para disfrutar de los detalles de las descripciones del autor.

Está disponible en Amazon.

Aura

A book: Aura, by Carlos Fuentes

One random day Felipe Montero finds a job offer in a newspaper that seems to be written specifically for him. Felipe wants to ignore it, but his curiosity makes him go to the address indicated in the ad. There he will meet Doña Consuelo, who will entrust him with a very special job.

Aura is a fantastic genre novel with Gothic reminiscences. It is a short novel that must be read slowly to enjoy the details in the author’s descriptions.

Available on Amazon.

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