The Tico Times’ second book pays homage to Costa Rican life and language
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The Tico Times’ second book pays homage to Costa Rican life and language

Jill Replogle - December 5, 2016

The Tico Times Publications Group is pleased to announce that its second book, “Love in Translation: Letters to my Costa Rican Daughter,” is now available worldwide. The…

5 questions for a U.S. painter and writer in Costa Rica
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5 questions for a U.S. painter and writer in Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - December 4, 2016

"Following vivid dreams and color signposts, she left New Mexico at the height of the 2008 U.S. financial crisis for a life she could never have planned…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - November 18, 2016

If world news has you weary, let the power of story take you away this weekend as the International Storytelling Festival returns to Alajuela. Storytellers from across Latin America…

5 questions for a U.S. writer in Costa Rica
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5 questions for a U.S. writer in Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - November 6, 2016

Mary Smathers grew up and spent her entire life in the San Francisco Bay Area. On a trip to Costa Rica, however, she and her husband fell in love…

‘Point West’: The story of Oliver North’s Costa Rican airstrip
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‘Point West’: The story of Oliver North’s Costa Rican airstrip

Jill Replogle - October 7, 2016

On July 25, 1989, Costa Rican President Óscar Arias -- having expropriated the land where a mile-long, secret, Nicaraguan Contra airstrip was located -- inaugurated Guanacaste National…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - September 30, 2016

If you've been lamenting the end of the recent International Book Fair, take heart: poetry will soon be flowing through the streets of San José, so to…

Mobile library brings books and more to Limón communities
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Mobile library brings books and more to Limón communities

Jill Replogle - September 27, 2016

The heat is shimmering on this late Friday morning in the sleepy town of Cahuita on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. As I drive towards the sea, a…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - September 9, 2016

It's Children's Day today, and celebrations of los pequeñitos will dot the country throughout the weekend. One of the largest takes place at the National Museum on…

In love with language: An interview with U.S. poet Mary Jo Bang
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In love with language: An interview with U.S. poet Mary Jo Bang

Katherine Stanley - September 5, 2016

For a book-lover who sometimes feels a bit constrained by the shrink-wrapped volumes in many of Costa Rica’s bookstores, the International Book Fair is unquestionably Christmas Day. For…

Costa Rican prisoners use poetry to change perceptions at International Book Fair
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Costa Rican prisoners use poetry to change perceptions at International Book Fair

Michael Krumholtz - September 3, 2016

The U.S. poet Richard Wilbur once told an interviewer, "One of the jobs of poetry is to make the unbearable bearable by clear, precise confrontation." There is, perhaps,…