5 questions for a Costa Rican photographer
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5 questions for a Costa Rican photographer

Elizabeth Lang - September 17, 2017

Read more of our Sunday Weekend Arts Spotlight interviews here... and stay tuned for more weekly chats with artists from, in, or featuring Costa Rica. Don't have a…

Art City Tour returns to San José for ‘Chepe in the Rain’
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Art Walks
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Art City Tour returns to San José for ‘Chepe in the Rain’

Katherine Stanley - September 13, 2017

Don't just hide under the covers on the couch when the rainy season gets you down. (You know, as in this 1997 portrait of Costa Rican writer…

‘The Dictator’s Granddaughter’ premieres in San José
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‘The Dictator’s Granddaughter’ premieres in San José

Katherine Stanley - September 7, 2017

The actress Natalia Arias, whose luminous performances dazzled audiences in two films from Costa Rican director Esteban Ramírez over the past several years – “Gestación” (2009) and “Presos” (2015) –…

Hernán Jiménez to direct his first English-language film – with a star-studded cast
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Hernán Jiménez to direct his first English-language film – with a star-studded cast

Katherine Stanley - September 7, 2017

Hernán Jiménez is in love. "I'm making a new movie – that I'm hopelessly in love with – and these beautiful people are joining me," he wrote…

5 questions for a U.S. aerial artist
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5 questions for a U.S. aerial artist

Amanda Zúñiga - May 28, 2017

Costa Rica is not a "circus country," persay, but circus arts have caught the attention of more and more Costa Rican artists in recent years. One example:…

5 questions for a Costa Rican fire performer
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5 questions for a Costa Rican fire performer

Amanda Zúñiga - April 30, 2017

Dancing through flames and walking barefoot through the sand at Playa Sámara: That's the life of Allan Barboza. Barboza, 27, has been working as a fire performer…

5 questions for a Costa Rican rapper – and an exclusive recording
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5 questions for a Costa Rican rapper – and an exclusive recording

Elizabeth Lang - April 23, 2017

The passion to empower others is what has driven the Costa Rican rapper Nakury to share her work with the world. Nakury, who was born in Turrialba…

Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde
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Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde

Paul Smith - April 22, 2017

I will never forget an announcement after a Quaker Meeting in Monteverde 45 years ago when an elderly member got up to demonstrate the marvel of something…

5 questions for a Costa Rican jewelry designer
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5 questions for a Costa Rican jewelry designer

Amanda Zúñiga - April 16, 2017

Fiorella Pattoni, 34, is an architect by training, but she is using that knowledge today in a way she never anticipated. Approximately 17  years ago, before she…