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Book Review: Easter Rising – An Irish American Coming Up from Under by Michael Patrick MacDonald

A haunting, moving and powerful portrait of growing up Southie in 1980s Boston. Read More »

Mom Was a Punk Rocker

I was cool once, a club-hopping, New York punk rocker. Now they play my music in the supermarket. Read More »

TV Review: The Shield – Season 6 Thus Far

Just when you thought The Shield couldn’t get any more exciting, season six arrives with more twists and turns than a celebrity marriage... with an Uzi! Read More »

It’s My Fiesta and I’ll Cry If I Want To

Ann Hagman Cardinal looks at the cultural and personal implications of being a contently, overly emotional Latina. Read More »

Yes Carlos, the Easter Bunny Does Visit Vermont

As we stood in 30-degree weather, sleet pounding on our heads and shoveling ice cream in our mouths with gloved hands, Carlos began to cry. Read More »

DVD Review: The Naked Brothers Band Movie

Spinal Tap goes to grammar school. Read More »

Lipstick Crunchy

A displaced New York Latina finds that under her designer apparel beats the heart of a Vermont tree hugger. Read More »

Interview: Back to Brazil With Jazz Singer Luciana Souza

Jazz singer and musician Luciana Souza talks with Ann Hagman Cardinal about her upcoming tour, her music, her inspirations. Read More »

Interview: Gesine Bullock-Prado – An Artist With a Pastry Brush

"There isn’t anything that hasn’t been done before! It’s just variations of the same thing. It’s all just sugar, butter, eggs, flour." Read More »

Stir, Chop, Cha-Cha-Cha

Who would have thought someone as culinary-challenged as I could conjure the memory of my Puerto Rican mother through cooking? Read More »