Gregory Rabassa on Translation

Arts, Culture & Media

Kurt Andersen and America’s most renowned translator, GregoryRabassa, look at translation beyond literature, across art forms, and between cultures. Rabassa is a professor at Queens College and among the best American translators working today. He has translated more than 30 novels from Spanish and Portuguese into English — including works by Mario Vargas Llosa, Octavio […]

Girl sitting with other students look to side

Once, students were punished for speaking Spanish. Here, they are honored.

Brothers John and George Campbell ride donkeys in the forests of Segovia, Colombia.

‘OK, Dad. Why did you kill Spanish in our family?’

An adult education language class at Ahrens Educational Resource Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Learning English on the fly

Rihab Massif teaches at a preschool in Austin, Texas. Her mother tongue is Arabic.

You may not know it — but if you speak Spanish, you speak some Arabic too

A tilde added to the sign for the N subway line in Sunset Park, a heavily Hispanic neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.

Ride New York City’s N train, with a Spanish twist

Arts, Culture & Media

Anonymous street artists are putting accent marks on a New York City subway line to draw attention to the growing number of Spanish speakers in the city.

Ancient Pyramid Destroyed in Peru as Developers Eye Land

Peruvians are struggling to protect a 4,000-year-old archaeological site that is being threatened by real estate development.

Cuba Colors Itself Yellow for “Los Cinco” Prisoners in the U.S.

It has already been 15 years since the arrest of five Cubans who infiltrated anti-Castro groups in Miami. A new campaign is demanding the release of the four remaining prisoners.