Everyone is talking about the new Cineteca which opened its doors in November, just before the change of government. The revamped Cineteca was constructed where the original one was, which no doubt will be missed.
Federico Casas and his partner opened Driven in January 2012. Since then, they’ve organized over 10 events (one every month) all over Mexico City, in places only known to those invited. Read More
For years, the Monument was a white elephant, the elephant in the room, a waste with elephantiasis. Today it attracts many visitors, both local and foreign, who appreciate the ‘lookout’, who enjoy the store and the cafeteria and who are overwhelmed by the opportunity to get near a beaming, dignified and amazing Revolution Monument.
One day we woke up and had Gap, H&M and Penguin, brands which oddly enough didn’t yet have a store in town.
Everyone knows mezcal is the new fashionable drink, one that everyone is out to order, one which has seen its price rise, one that is now cooler than tequila and whose degree of craftsmanship defines its quality. Read More
A city chronicler is one who recounts events from the past and combines them with those of today to construct knowledge, and above all, contemplation. When we think about city chroniclers, Carlos Monsiváis, who passed away two years ago, immediately comes to mind.
San Miguel Chapultepec and Tacubaya are now part of the hegemonic list of neighbourhoods in the artistic galleries scene.
The less known part of the Historic Centre is near Juárez Avenue and Balderas. However, the owners of the famous Mog Restaurant (Álvaro Obregón 40, Roma) went ahead and opened a new place right there: Café 123 (Artículo 123 No. 123).
In the credits for both films one can read the name Emilio Azcárraga, owner of Televisa and the number one public enemy to lots of youth, especially those belonging to the Yo Soy 132 movement. Anyway, both Hecho en México (Duncan Bridgeman, 2012) and Después de Lucía (Michel Franco, 2012) portray the Mexican youth in a very serious way.
Mexico City is everything but predictable. It lives through simultaneous realities like a planetary system; its roots are those of a leafy tree. That is why the cultural paradigms, in this case gastronomic ones, change constantly in fast and irretrievable ways. While some see the growth of fair trade and organic products, others lament the expansion of fast food chains, and some celebrate the arrival of more international food establishments.
The Korean neighborhood in the city has existed for decades, right in the middle of the most burgeoning young neighborhoods —Juárez, Condesa, Roma y Cuauhtémoc— walking distance from Insurgentes’ subway station and Paseo de la Reforma. Have we just started noticing its importance?