Category: popularization

Beyond your expectations

The Mexican Tourism Board’s campaign slogan seems a backhanded compliment to Mexico. IT seems to be saying you probably don’t expect much of Mexico, but it’s not that…

Montezuma Natural Wildlife Refuge

Okay, this post has only the most remote possible connection to Mesoamerica. But I just came back from a trip to the Finger Lakes region of New York,…

Pink Floyd and Chichen Itza

I’m not a big Pink Floyd fan, but the juxtaposition of their music with a family visit to the Maya site expresses something of how the public views…

National Geographic’s Maya Feature

THE STRANGER ARRIVED as the dry season began to harden the jungle paths, allowing armies to pass. Flanked by his warriors, he marched into the Maya city of…

Gibson Girl

San Bernardino County Museum curator Adella Schroth admits the exhibition Five Suns: The Art of Ancient Mesoamerica (May 19-November 4, 2007) was inspired by Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto. That’s…

Are we done now?

Thank heavens that‘s over. The three most annoying idiot topics related to the Maya: New seven wonders of the world Maya 2012 prophesy Mel’s Gibson Apocalypto If these…

Apocalypse 2012

I’ve seen a lot of posts about the coming End of Days — to occur in 2012 according to the Maya calendar — in my feeds, and I’ve…

The Railroad All-Stars

The clip below is a trailer for Estrellas de la LĂ­nea, a film about sex workers in Guatemala City who organized themselves as a football (soccer) team. Guatemala…

Mayan Theater, Los Angeles

Posting is a little light while I’m on the road. Meanwhile, for your amusement, here are a couple of images of the facade of the Mayan Theater (1040…