Diego Fournier: Art just doesn’t have to be pretty, it has to say something
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Diego Fournier: Art just doesn’t have to be pretty, it has to say something

Iva Alvarado - November 18, 2018

I was drinking coffee in the Steinvorth building in downtown San José a few hours before I met the 29-year-old artist Diego Fournier. A couple of young…

Q&A: Donald Trump and “Building the Wall” with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan
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Arts and Culture
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Q&A: Donald Trump and “Building the Wall” with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga - November 17, 2018

Robert Schenkkan, 65, is a brilliant man. He’s been acting and writing for more than 40 years and penned the Oscar-nominated movie “Hacksaw Ridge,” the Tony Award-winning…

Costa Rica Rocks: An evening of progressive metal at Jazz Café
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica Rocks: An evening of progressive metal at Jazz Café

Eduardo Doryan - October 20, 2018

So there I was, at the fabled Melico Salazar Theater, about to experience the pleasure of seeing the Costa Rican Philharmonic’s Guitar Monsters show. It’s a collection…

Say hello to Priscilla Aguirre, the artist behind HolaLola
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Arts and Culture
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Say hello to Priscilla Aguirre, the artist behind HolaLola

Iva Alvarado - October 8, 2018

HolaLola is a brand that’s captivated the essence of Costa Rica. It’s one of the country’s most recognizable brands Costa Ricans and popular with foreigners and locals.…

Tapado Vargas and the healing power of sound
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Arts and Culture
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Tapado Vargas and the healing power of sound

Iva Alvarado - September 30, 2018

This week I visited the workspace of renowned Costa Rican musician Carlos ¨Tapado¨ Vargas. Tapado is a musician and composer who specializes in percussion and photography. He’s…

Costa Rica Rocks: Sun sets on El Sotano and Amon Solar
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica Rocks: Sun sets on El Sotano and Amon Solar

Eduardo Doryan - September 14, 2018

I have fond memories of El Sotano: sipping cheap red wine in a darkened room to the tune of an unbelievably talented Scandinavian cello master performing his…

Afro-descendant culture in Costa Rica: Celebrating black excellence in August
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Arts and Culture
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Afro-descendant culture in Costa Rica: Celebrating black excellence in August

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - September 10, 2018

In August, everywhere you turn there is some incredible event celebrating Afro-Costa Ricans and their profound historical contributions to Costa Rica. This year also marked the 50th anniversary…

Costa Rica Rocks: A night of heavy metal in Cartago
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica Rocks: A night of heavy metal in Cartago

Eduardo Doryan - August 17, 2018

Paraíso, a small city about 8 kilometers southeast of Cartago is known for the beautiful surroundings that gave it its name: Paradise. It’s also a bit of…

Jean Marc Calvet, part III: Leaving Marco behind
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Jean Marc Calvet, part III: Leaving Marco behind

Elizabeth Lang - May 18, 2018

This is the story of Nicaraguan-based French artist Jean Marc Calvet: a man whose complex life, obscurities and misfortunes overwhelmed him while living in Costa Rica in…

Jean Marc Calvet, part II: Fighting against Marco
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Artists
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Jean Marc Calvet, part II: Fighting against Marco

Elizabeth Lang - May 12, 2018

This is the story of Nicaraguan-based French artist Jean Marc Calvet: a man whose complex life, obscurities and misfortunes overwhelmed him while living in Costa Rica in…