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CULTURE | TRUTH | INTELLIGENCE

CULTURE | TRUTH | INTELLIGENCE

In March of last year, Alba Luz Maldonado Paz left her Honduras town in search of a better life. The 36-year-old woman said she left her country due to a lack of economic opportunities and physical danger. She was terrified, she explains, when members of an international criminal gang, La Mara 18, threatened to kill her.

Es realmente difícil lograr un rompimiento en el mercado de la música latina. Todos quieren pertenecer a él. Ojalá pudiese tener a mano el número de cuántos artistas están haciendo reggaetón, dembow, dancehall o trap en español. Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Drake, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry o Beyoncé han bebido de las aguas del reggaetón y han hecho sus colaboraciones con artistas clave del género cantando en español.

It might seem unusual that someone who researches how canines acquire knowledge based on information gathered from their surroundings would teach college students how to be happy. And yet, in her course Psychology and the Good Life, which attracted roughly one-quarter of the student body at Yale University last spring and became a global sensation, Laurie Santos applied her research on canine cognition directly to humans.

San Antonio’s Street Art Initiative (SASAI) unveils the first project in a series of beautification initiatives is AREA Real Estate’s Midtown Station parking lot, and the results are incredibly dope! Curated by artists Shek Vega and Nik Soupè of Los Otros Murals, SASAI’s goal is to establish a city where street art is abundant and local street artists can showcase their works. The Midtown Station parking lot, below Interstate 35, has brought together 16 artists to create 16 unique art pieces on the highway’s columns. Other artist collaborators include Robert Tatum, Angela Fox, Cruz Ortiz, Andy Benavides, and Paul Garson.