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Diez minutos (2004; live-action short)

Under pressure! We are into December, which means that semesters are drawing to a close and final exams are looming. This is an intensely busy time of the academic year for learners and educators alike, which is why it seemed… Continue Reading →

Espuma y nada más (1950; short story by Hernando Téllez)

I first encountered this story when I was a teaching assistant during graduate school. I was teaching fourth-semester Spanish with Pasajes, a textbook published by McGraw-Hill. I did a little checking, and it looks like Pasajes: Lengua is still available,… Continue Reading →

Café para llevar (2014; live-action short)

In the past week, the temperature has begun to creep downward. We have had a number of gray, rainy days recently, and today we have a generous dusting of snow coming down. This kind of weather always puts me in… Continue Reading →

“Remember Me/Recuérdame” (Miguel/Natalia Lafourcade, 2017; song)

Welcome to November, everybody! It’s the time of year for Día de Muertos, All Saints Day, All Souls Day, Veterans Day … many traditions converge on late autumn and early winter as a time for remembering those we have lost…. Continue Reading →

La leyenda del espantapájaros (2005; animated short)

Now that Halloween is upon us, I thought I would make the 2005 cortometraje “La leyenda del espantapájaros (The Legend of the Scarecrow)” the topic of my next post. This animated short is very much in the Halloween spirit, with… Continue Reading →

Dia de los Muertos (2013; animated short)

  Following the previous post about Disney/Pixar’s Coco (2017), it feels right to focus next on one of my favorite cortometrajes, an award-winning student project from Ringling College of Art and Design entitled “Dia de los Muertos” (2013). (Note: Even… Continue Reading →

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