Maria Luna

Maria Luna

New Play ‘Of Mothers and Men’!

New Play ‘Of Mothers and Men’!

February 25 – March 1 Feb 25 at 8:00pm to Mar 1 at 4:00pm A heartbreaking meditation on the complex lives of women and the people they love. Rendered on stage in vignettes, each a link in the chain of disaster, deception and delectation. Writer, director and owner of The Black Latina Movement, Crystal Shaniece…

Undercover Curl Lover

Undercover Curl Lover

My hair tells stories. It speaks of Latinidad, and femininity and seduction. It does what it wants and I obey. That is except when I give presentations, or when I host events or conduct face-to-face interviews with celebrities. I think about what I am saying—without saying a word—when I go naturally curly or flat-ironed straight.…

The DREAM Project: INTERVIEW WITH A DREAMER

The DREAM Project: INTERVIEW WITH A DREAMER

    You may know me as the editor of LatinTRENDS Magazine, but before that I was a volunteer at The DREAM Project, an education and mentoring program in the north coast of the Dominican Republic. Come meet me on Thursday, November 13 at the Sueños 2014 Fall Benefit. It’s a special opportunity for you…

Latino Musician Juanes: Sanando Las Heridas

Latino Musician Juanes: Sanando Las Heridas

[Originally published in LatinTRENDS Magazine Issue #89] . It’s 8am in the Bronx. The heavy sky above threatens to decimate, spreading its greyness at any moment. At the entrance of Lehman College, a guard playfully pretends not to know HE is coming today. That today, HE is performing. We both smile. The security guard provides…

LatinTRENDS at Brazilian Day 2013

LatinTRENDS at Brazilian Day 2013

It was the day we had been waiting for all summer long—Brazil Day in NYC!!! The streets were flooded with green and yellow tee shirts, gyrating hips and caipirinhas. Can we say samba, samba, samba!!?? LatinTRENDS celebrated Brazilian Independence Day with Zeca Pagodinho, Gusttavo Lima, fellow New Yorkers and tourists alike. The heart of Little…

3.1 PHILLIP LIM FOR TARGET

3.1 PHILLIP LIM FOR TARGET

By Maria V. Luna #PHILLIPLIMFORTARGET I almost gave this web post the title “A Tale of Two Cities,” but that’s been done before, no? They say that Paris is the epicenter of fashion but after a recent trip abroad I beg to differ. Let me preface this by saying that I only spent one week…

The Great Gatsby (@GatsbyMovie) is Indeed…Great!!!

The Great Gatsby (@GatsbyMovie) is Indeed…Great!!!

The Great Gatsby is Indeed….Great!!! By Maria V. Luna “No—Gatsby turned out all right at the end; it is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams that temporarily closed out my interest in the abortive sorrows and short-winded elations of men.” Funny thing about literature is that classics,…

BENNY ADAMS AND ALI D – POP, THE HARD WAY

BENNY ADAMS AND ALI D – POP, THE HARD WAY

Subway interaction with Benny Adams and Ali D, rising Pop stars of Canada