Mexico City

The new Cineteca

Jorge Pedro | January 23rd, 2013

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.

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People with ambition

Jorge Pedro | January 23rd, 2013

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

About the new Revolution Monument

Jorge Pedro | January 19th, 2013

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.

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The city gets a change of clothes

Jorge Pedro | January 17th, 2013

One day we woke up and had Gap, H&M and Penguin, brands which oddly enough didn’t yet have a store in town.

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Crazy about mezcal in Downtown

Jorge Pedro | January 15th, 2013

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

The first school for city chroniclers

Jorge Pedro | January 15th, 2013

Carlos Monsiváis

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.

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Two new neighbourhoods for art

Jorge Pedro | November 6th, 2012

San Miguel Chapultepec and Tacubaya are now part of the hegemonic list of neighbourhoods in the artistic galleries scene.

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About Andrea Balency

Jorge Pedro | November 4th, 2012

 

Everyone is crazy about Carla Morrison, and Torreblanca. But maybe not everyone is aware of Andrea Balency’s work, she who has worked on both projects. I’m sure she’ll soon be in everyone’s mind, and not just in Mexico.

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Sandwiches and antiques in Downtown

Jorge Pedro | November 2nd, 2012

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).

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Two films about Mexican youth

Jorge Pedro | October 31st, 2012

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.

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Auctions within reach

Jorge Pedro | October 29th, 2012

Morton is a Mexican auction house with 25 years of experience. It stands out thanks to its specialization abilities: antiques, modern art, jewelry, wines, decorative art and, above all, contemporary art.

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A water bar in the Roma neighborhood

Jorge Pedro | October 26th, 2012

On Puebla 242, near Romita, the oldest area in the Roma neighborhood, a water bar called Casa del Agua opened its doors.

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Small bites are hip in Roma neighbourhood

Jorge Pedro | October 25th, 2012

 

Pan Comido vegetarian restaurant

“I like studying in the Colonia Roma because I can eat at a different place every day and I always run into someone I know”, says Laura Cisneros, 21, who eats at least once a week at Pan Comido (on the corner of Tonalá and Chihuahua), a hip vegetarian restaurant in the neighborhood.

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Food a la Frida Kahlo

Jorge Pedro | October 23rd, 2012

Chiles en Nogada are made according to Frida Kahlo’s recipe

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.

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Mexico City’s Little Korea

Jorge Pedro | September 24th, 2012

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?

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