MAC Rodarte makeup named for Juarez is not pretty
MAC Rodarte makeup named for Juarez is n
By Teresa Puente– I don’t know any woman who would want to wear a nail polish named after the border city of Juarez. Or what about makeup named “factory,” “Ghost Town” and “del Norte?” Fashion bloggers like The Frisky first started buzzing...
Shakira sells out
Shakira sells out
By Teresa Puente — Why do some pop stars think they have to act and dress like strippers to sell music? I’m talking about Colombian singer Shakira and her music video called “She Wolf” off her new album. I recently saw it on a video screen at a bar. And it...
We need a Latina Oprah
We need a Latina Oprah
By Teresa Puente – Oprah is so big that the city of Chicago is shutting down Michigan Avenue for more than 48 hours for the season premiere of her show. The set is locked down even tighter than Grant Park was on Nov.  4, 2008 when Barack Obama hosted his election night rally there. It...
Latina viewpoints
Latina viewpoints
By Teresa Puente — How much does our ethnic, racial or cultural identity shape who we are? There are conservatives trying to discredit Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor because of her viewpoints. Clearly, her identity as a Latina has influenced her on a personal and professional...
Sonia Sotomayor deserves the nomination
Sonia Sotomayor deserves the nomination
By Teresa Puente – Sonia Sotomayor History was made today when President Obama nominated the first Latina, Sonia Sotomayor, to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. As Latina women we take pride that she has been nominated to the highest court in the land. She is the daughter of...
Swine flu stirs hate
Swine flu stirs hate
By Teresa Puente — It was only a matter of time before the hate mongers would start to blame illegal immigrants for the swine flu and stir up anti-Mexican sentiment. “Make no mistake about it: Illegal aliens are the carriers of the new strain of human-swine avian flu from...
Sandra Cisneros visits Chicago
Sandra Cisneros visits Chicago
By Teresa Puente  — It has been 25 years since Sandra Cisneros’ now famous book, The House on Mango Street, was first published. Cisneros came back to her hometown of Chicago Tuesday to read and speak at the Harold Washington Library Center, where the large crowd spilled...
Mariachi Love story
Mariachi Love story
By Teresa Puente — At 60, my mom, Santa, was preparing to retire, sell the house we grew up in Oak Park and move someplace warmer than Chicago. We threw her a big birthday party and invited the whole familia – and that’s a lot of people considering she’s one of 11 children...