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Seven books for seven days of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday celebrated from December 26 to January 1. In response to the commercialism of Christmas, Dr. Maulana Karenga (professor and...

It’s tamale season, but sales are down. Here’s how to help.

Today, an article by the Los Angeles Times found “sagging tamale sales could hint at fewer Christmas gatherings as COVID surges.”  Around the holidays, tamales...

Preserving Light: Jewish Angelenos celebrate Hanukkah amid the pandemic

This year, Hanukkah begins the evening of December 10 and ends the evening of December 18. Despite it being a rather minor holiday in...

Pandemic reflections: Learning to be lonely

“The Phantom of the Opera” has never been a musical that I pull inspiration from. But, in these strange and uncertain times of living...

How to have a pandemic-safe holiday season

Adapting to COVID-19 protocol has been ongoing for most of the year, but we are headed for arguably our biggest challenge yet: the holidays....

Finding space to mourn, Los Angeles commemorates Día de Los Muertos

As October came to a close, President Donald Trump proclaimed November 1, 2020 as National Day of Remembrance for Americans Killed by Illegal Aliens....

How to make an ofrenda for Día de Los Muertos

On Día de Los Muertos, we welcome back the souls of our loved ones who passed on. Typically we would celebrate with our loved...

Culturas Cuisine: Tortillas de Harina

To kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, Culturas co-founder Sonia Smith-Kang brings us her recipe for tortillas de harina. Can you tell us more about your...

Sunday dinner: The family tradition we need to bring back

Maskot / Getty ImagesWhen I was a kid growing up on Long Island, Sunday dinner was a thing. We never mentioned it, but everyone just knew...
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