Fiction has proven an unwieldy tool in relaying the violence of the Mexican drug war. Roberto Bolano’s final novel 2666 captured the innards strewn over dusty streets and splayed the gore over an expanse of pages centered on a fictive rendering of Ciudad Juárez. Show More Summary
Kingdom of Shadows Dir. Bernardo ruiz [Participant Media; 2015] by Matt Biancardi Rating: Fiction has proven an unwieldy tool in relaying the violence of the Mexican drug war. Roberto Bolano’s final novel 2666 captured the innards strewn over dusty streets and splayed the gore over an expanse of pages centered on a fictive rendering of Ciudad Juárez. Show More Summary
Roberto Bolaño’s now-famous praise of the writer Andrés Neuman, who must have been no older than 23 when it was written, is remarkable not only for its epic pronouncements (“the literature of the 21st century will belong to Neuman and a few of his blood brothers”), but also for its fearfulness. Show More Summary
At the Asymptote blog Katrine Øgaard Jensen's Translator's Profile Q & A this week is with Natasha Wimmer -- translator of, among much else, Roberto Bolaño's The Savage Detectives and 2666. The description of her forthcoming translation,...Show More Summary
“Only poetry isn’t shit.” - Roberto Bolaño
El legendario comediante mexicano Roberto Gómez Bolaños, el aclamado Chespirito, murió el 28 de noviembre, a los 85 años. Fue el creador e intérprete de series populares que se difundieron en todo el mundo hispanohablante para deleite de generaciones de televidentes.
“In an interview on Friday, he traced the impulse behind the gift to a trip several years ago to London, where he saw Nicholas Hytner’s lavish adaptation of Philip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials’ at the Olivier Theater.”
The Goodman Theater will produce an adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's novel, with funds provided by Roy Cockrum, who won a $259.8 million Powerball jackpot in Tennessee last summer.
Cuban author Leonardo Padura (The Man Who Loved Dogs, etc.) isn't impressed by Roberto Bolaño as literary critic, calling him: "the worst literary critic of recent years", as Prensa Latina reports in Bolaño: Good Writer, Bad Literary...Show More Summary
Children dressed as "El Chapulin Colorado," or The Red Grasshopper, the character Mexican actor Roberto Gomez Bolanos was known for, release doves during the comedian's memorial service in Mexico City. | (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte) Workers sift through salt ponds at the Maras mines in Cuzco, Peru. Show More Summary
It is difficult to overstate the influence that Roberto Gómez Bolaños had on the childhoods of Spanish-speakers all over the globe.
Roberto Gómez Bolaños, the man behind Latin American hero "El Chapulín Colorado," died at age 85.
The death of beloved Mexican comedian Chespirito, born, Roberto Gómez Bolaños has been a great loss to the entertainment world. Chespirito, 85, died from heart failure Friday afternoon in Cancuin. His funeral was held inside the studio where he spent much of his life. Show More Summary
The Mexican TV comedy legend, Chespirito, died on November 28, 2014 at the age of 85 in Cancun, Mexico according to The BBC. Chespirito was a nickname and he was legally known as Roberto Gómez Bolaños. In America, many people that follow...Show More Summary
Mexican comedian and screenwriter Roberto Gomez Bolaños, known by his nickname "Chespirito," passed awayFriday, reports The Los Angeles Times. He was 85. Bolaños had been battling respiratory problems and died of a heart attack at his home in Cancun. Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com El Chapulin Colorado El Chavo Live
One of Latin America's biggest comedy stars, Mexican actor Roberto Gomez Bolanos, better known as Chespirito, died Friday in Cancun from heart failure. He was 85. The beloved comedian's career spanned six decades and was highlighted by his signature roles roles in the Televisa series El Chavo del Ocho, El Chapulin Colorado and Chespirito. Show More Summary
Mexico’s iconic television comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños, who enchanted generations of Latin American children by playing an orphan who lived in a barrel and a goofy superhero, died Friday aged 85. Gómez Bolaños died in the Caribbean coast resort of Cancun, where he retired years ago due to...
Chespirito -- a.k.a. Roberto Gomez Bolanos -- died Friday in Mexico.The iconic comedian passed away at his home... according to Televisa -- the company he worked with for most of his career.Bolanos was beloved for his main character role on the…
Famed Mexican comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños passed away today at the age of eighty-five at his home in Cancún.Prior to becoming an actor, Bolaños was an amateur boxer, studied engineering in college and wrote scripts for film and TV. Show More Summary
The actor, writer and director was a staple of Mexican television comedies and children's programs for decades.