Did You Find the Easter Egg Made of Tamales in Oscar Front-Runner ‘Birdman’?
Even if you haven’t seen the Academy Award-nominated ‘Birdman,’ you’ve probably heard about this scene: Riggin Thomson (Michael Keaton) speedwalking through Times Square in nothing but socks and his skivvies.
Despite the location and the actor – both very USA – tucked away in the sc… http://goo.gl/xI9hmg
Ancient and Modern Cities Aren’t So Different
Despite notable differences in appearance and governance, ancient human settlements function in much the same way as modern cities, according to new findings by researchers at the Santa Fe Institute and the University of Colorado Boulder. FULL STORY
Mexico City’s Architectural Treasures: A Resident Photographer’s List
This is a city for the bold, for those who love art, architecture and adventure and are open to its beautiful chaos.
At first glance, the capital — also known as DF for its “Distrito Federal” administrative designation — may seem like a concrete oasis. But dig a little and you… http://goo.gl/RMh0GF
Aztec App Brings Historic Mexico Codex into the Digital Age
A 16th century document considered one of the most important primary sources on the Aztecs of pre-Columbian Mexico went digital Thursday with a new app that aims to spur research and discussion.
The Codex Mendoza is a 1542 illustrated report ordered by Spanish viceroy Antonio de Mendoza that… http://goo.gl/FPuHii
Mexico City Wants Cabbies to Color Their Taxis Pink
Every few years, Mexico City’s taxi owners are required to repaint their cars a designated color.
The uniform standard has helped to control and monitor cabs, going a long way in making a once-notorious business more professional, reliable and safe. The number of kidnappings by taxi… http://goo.gl/M0fwdg
Luxury Stores Flock to Mexico
For years, wealthy Mexicans have traveled to Houston to shop in The Galleria’s tony boutiques. That is likely to continue, although there’s growing evidence that the most exclusive names in fashion are coming to them.
The latest to join the crowd is Prada, which just opened a new bo… http://goo.gl/xFmDAW
Northeast Portland’s Pollo Norte an Ode to Mexico City’s Rotisseries
The chickens have landed at the corner of NE Killingsworth and NE 42nd Avenue.
Rotisserie-focused Pollo Norte opened December 4, bringing a slow-food-fast lunch and dinner option to the Concordia and Cully neighborhoods. With its small menu of free-range rotisserie chickens, tortillas, salsa, an… http://goo.gl/ORD7sA