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Frida Kahlo: A Ribbon Around a Bomb
Not strictly a documentary, this film combines the interviews with photos, historical footage, paintings, poetry, Mexican folk songs and excerpts of a play. The play, The Diary of Frida Kahlo,...
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Film Review  January 31, 1992, by Kathleen Maher
"...Not strictly a documentary, this film combines the interviews with photos, historical footage, paintings, poetry, Mexican folk songs and excerpts of a play. The play, The Diary of Frida Kahlo, is an English adaptation of Abraham Oceransky's Spanish language play Las Dos Fridas..."

Frida Kahlo Inspires Women of Color-Centered Marketplace
Market celebrates "Frida Friday" every month
DAILY Arts  July 12, 2017, by Maria Mendez
"...Frida Friday, a women of color-centered market, will celebrate Frida Kahlo’s birthday and female artisans this Friday (July 14) at Kebabalicious from 6-10pm...."

Frida
Frida Kahlo, the Mexican surrealist, feminist icon, bon vivant, and revolutionary populist, lived a life that has been begging for a film version since her death in 1954 (although her...
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Film Review  November 8, 2002, by Marc Savlov
"...Starring: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Ashley Judd, Antonio Banderas, Edward Norton and Valeria Golino. Frida Kahlo, the Mexican surrealist, feminist icon, bon vivant, and revolutionary populist, lived a life that has been begging for a film version since her death in 1954 (although her parting shot -- “I hope the end is joyful, and I hope never to come back” -- might suggest otherwise)..."

No Manches Frida
A thief becomes a substitute teacher to get his loot
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Film Review  September 9, 2016, by Josh Kupecki
"...See Compadres for homework) as a thief released from prison, who discovers that his long-lost loot, once buried in a school playground, is now under a recently built school gymnasium. That school is the Frida Kahlo High School (now the title makes sense!)..."

Okoge
As this Japanese movie opens, Sayoko (Shimizu) and her friend spread out their beach blanket and picnic basket only to discover they have plopped themselves into the middle of an...
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Film Review  July 30, 1993, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Later on, she rediscovers the two men, Goh (Murata) and Tochi (Nakahara), in a gay bar and, learning that they have nowhere to be together that night (Tochi is married and Goh's mother has invaded his “bachelor” pad), Sayoko offers them the use of a room in her tiny apartment. While they are upstairs trysting, Sayoko is downstairs thumbing through a coffee table book of Frida Kahlo paintings..."

UT: Major Arts Commissions Announced
Landmarks will get new mural, CoFA a Spanish-language opera
DAILY Arts  August 4, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...This time of year, most talk about the University of Texas concerns the football team, but the arts may generate some chatter this week with the news of two major commissions: from public art program Landmarks, a massive mural by José Parlá and from the College of Fine Arts, an opera about Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera...."

Dinner With Diego's Daughter
Arts Story  September 29, 1995
"...Dr. Rivera Marin is the author of Frida's Fiestas, Recipes and Reminiscences of Life with Frida Kahlo..."

food-o-file
Arts Story  September 8, 1995
"...414 Barton Springs Road 476-4838 September 12 6:30pm What better way to kick off a week of Dies y Sies celebrations than to attend a benefit for Mexic-Arte Museum featuring the recipes of famed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo? Fridamaniacs and Mexican food lovers alike can pay $50 to spend an evening with Guadalupe Rivera, author of Frida's Fiestas - Recipes and Reminiscences of Life with Frida Kahlo. The menu will be prepared from recipes presented in her excellent book about life in the home of Rivera's father, Mexican muralist Diego Rivera and her stepmother, artist Frida Kahlo..."

Food-o-File
In this week's edition of Food-o-File, Austin Chronicle Cuisines editor Virginia B. Wood credits the Austin-based owners of Z'Tejas Grill for their inclusion on Gourmet magazine's list of best restaurants for fun in the Phoenix / Scottsdale area and details several upcoming food events.
Food Column  October 22, 1999, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Call 345-9630 to purchase $30 tickets... Dress up like Mexican artist and cult figure Frida Kahlo to attend the Mexic-Arte Museum 15th Anniversary and benefit this Sunday, October 24 at 6pm at Fonda San Miguel (2330 W..."

Day Trips
The Outdoor Art Museum reproduces some of the most famous works of the art world on the walls of the little town of Eastland
Columns  December 17, 2004, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...The Outdoor Art Museum brings some of the most famous works of the art world to the little town of Eastland. The collection includes images by Picasso, Georgia OKeefe, Frida Kahlo, and many others hanging on the outside of buildings..."

No-Cost Travel
Cookbook Heaven II
Arts Story  July 7, 1995, by Virginia B. Wood
"...[[exclamdown]]Estoy encantado con este libro! My absolute favorite new cookbook has to be Frida's Fiestas (Clarkson/Potter, $35 hard) - recipes, anecdotes, photos, and recuerdos of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, written by her stepdaughter, Guadalupe Rivera. The book is arranged month by month, with recipes for corresponding celebrations such as Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) and Diez y Sies (September 16)..."

Stupidity
Could it be?: a study of human stupidity that's not, um …, stupid?
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Film Review  May 21, 2004, by Marc Savlov
"..."Dumb is sexy" is another of the film’s arguments, one that can hardly be argued with a straight face in the, um, face of Paris Hilton and her Internet ilk. From Fifties-era "duck and cover" exercises to the surreal questioning of actress Salma Hayek by a media member who is overeager to know how she felt wearing a unibrow while portraying artist Frida Kahlo, Stupidity is relentless in its pursuit of an intellectual handle on a decidedly anti-intellectual topic..."

"Selections from the Permanent Collection"
Mexic-Arte Museum's showing of selections from its permanent collection is a little confusing in setup and somewhat rough, but there's also something charming about its rusticity.
Arts Review  November 21, 2003, by Sam Martin
"...Many of the themes you've come to expect with 20th-century Mexican art are present, including the Mexican Revolution, Día de los Muertos, and the struggle of the working class to break the bonds of poverty and political isolation. There are the obligatory photos of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo (by Guillermo Zamora), who are no doubt two of Mexico's most inspiring artists from the last century, though I wondered if the images would have been part of the museum's permanent collection had the subjects been less well-known..."

Blossoms of Fire
Blossoms of Fire is a bright, amiable chronicle of the vivid lives of the women of Juchitán, a small, sun-soaked city on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, Mexico. The...
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Film Review  May 4, 2001, by Marrit Ingman
"...Blossoms of Fire is a bright, amiable chronicle of the vivid lives of the women of Juchitán, a small, sun-soaked city on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in Oaxaca, Mexico. The Tehuantepec women are already famous -- from the paintings of Miguel Covarrubias and Frida Kahlo, from their embroidered handicrafts, and from their prominent role in the COCEI, the political party that challenged the long-standing single-party rule of the PRI and has maintained a foothold in the region since 1989..."

The Years With Carlos Fuentes
Carlos Fuentes says he can not imagine a world without Shakespeare and Cervantes, but it is impossible to imagine a Mexico without Fuentes.
Books Story  November 24, 2000, by David Garza
"...AC: How do you re-create the personalities of these very distinct historical voices like Rivera or Frida Kahlo and Xavier Villaurrutia? How much freedom do you feel in giving them voices?..."

Good Show
It was a good year -- not a great one -- for the Toronto International Film Festival.
Screens Story  September 20, 2002, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Matt Dillon and Denzel Washington premiered their directorial debuts (City of Ghosts and Antwone Fisher, respectively). Salma Hayek shepherded Frida to the screen as both producer and star, and delivers a sterling performance as the artist Frida Kahlo, as does Alfred Molina as her womanizing husband and mentor Diego Rivera..."

Numerous and Curious Tongues
What two new books -- Twentieth-Century Art of Latin America by Jacqueline Barnitz and Mexican Suite: A History of Photography in Mexico by Olivier Debroise -- arrive at, like the most chaotic of the Mexican murals, is a body of work that is crammed full of dissonant faces and lives while telling a seductive tale in numerous and curious tongues.
Books Story  March 16, 2001, by David Garza
"...The final triumph of Barnitz's work is that she is able to present the complex issues of artists like the muralists and their contemporaries (among them the overanalyzed icon Frida Kahlo) in a manner that is both comprehensive and digestible. She is also careful to place these currents within their temporal and political contexts..."

The Exhibition Switch
Arts Column  August 2, 1996
"...Mexic-Arte Museum sends some disappointing news this week: Due to budgetary constraints, its big fall exhibition, "Guillermo Kahlo 1872-1941," a retrospective look at the career of this important photographer (and father of Frida Kahlo), has been postponed. But there's a silver lining to the dark cloud..."

An Ancestral Flavor
Día de los Muertos: The dead can only consume the 'vapors' emitted by our festive foods, so the rest is for us.
Food Story  November 1, 2002, by Claudia Alarcón
"...Last but not least, Marisela Godinez of Taqueria El Meson (5808 Burleson Rd., 416-0749) will reproduce Día de los Muertos specialties traditionally prepared by Frida Kahlo. Inspired by recipes from "Frida's Fiestas," the beautiful cookbook by Frida's stepdaughter Guadalupe Rivera Marín, El Meson will serve over the weekend calabaza en dulce and capirotada, a traditional Mexican type of bread pudding, for dessert and will have champurrado, a chocolate-flavored atole, to drink..."

Food-O-File
Food Column  September 12, 1997, by Virginia B. Wood
"...The event is celebrated annually on Mexican Independence Day, Dies y Seis. The gala dinner is inspired by stylish parties given in Mexico City by renowned artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera during their marriage..."

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