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El canon hay que cambiarlo

El canon hay que cambiarlo

Siempre di más edad de la que tengo. Hace unos 20 años, el integrante de la banda alemana Rammstein (que tiene más edad que yo) me trató de usted y…
UN INFINITO SURTIDOR DE FICCIONES

UN INFINITO SURTIDOR DE FICCIONES

• Gustavo Faverón Patriau: Vivir abajo (Lima, Peisa, 2018. 646 pp). Nuestra violencia es todas las violencias. Todos los horrores del mundo son nuestro propio horror. Si esto es cierto,…
Extinción o esperanza

Extinción o esperanza

Llaman la atención los banderines en vivos colores, todos replicando el logo, tajante como la primera palabra del movimiento: “Extinction”. Otros, amarillos, muestran a una abeja en su celda. Juntos…
Cien años de la Bauhaus

Cien años de la Bauhaus

La firma del Tratado de Versalles, el 28 de junio de 1919, concretó el final de la Primera Guerra Mundial. Los alemanes vieron su derrota como una oportunidad para establecer…
Glory and its Litany of Horrors  (Excerpt)

Glory and its Litany of Horrors (Excerpt)

Excerpt from Glory and its Litany of Horrors Translated from the Portuguese by Eric M. B. Becker Brazilian actor Mario Cardoso recounts a disastrous performance of King Lear, which would…
A conversation With Buddy Wakefield

A conversation With Buddy Wakefield

Buddy Wakefield is coming back to Texas to teach a workshop at Literal Magazine on Saturday. We had an opportunity to talk to him. *** This film explores the influence…
The Chronicler

The Chronicler

The following constitutes chapter 3 of Ilan Stavans’ new book The Return of Carvajal: A Mystery (PSUP, with etchings by Eko), due out in October, which explored the resurfacing of…
Literal’s Film Festival is Coming Soon!

Literal’s Film Festival is Coming Soon!

Literal’s international short film festival, Literally Short Film Festival, is now ready for its 6th edition on June 5-9, 2019, located at Literal Magazine, 5425 Renwick Dr., HTX 77081.  From…
Chasing Tumbleweeds

Chasing Tumbleweeds

This story forms part of the anthology for young readers entitled Chapelle Creek Memories: Growing Up during the Great Depression in South Dakota, available soon through Literal Publishing. * *…
A Conversation with Dessane Lopez Cassell

A Conversation with Dessane Lopez Cassell

The Extremely Shorts Film Festival has formed part of Houston’s native Aurora Picture Show since 1998, making it one of the oldest short film festivals in the city. Every year,…