News, features, and commentary from the biggest city in the Americas, Mexico City.

History and Film: Cinco de Mayo, La Batalla (REVIEW)

By Darren M. Popik — As a general rule, I enjoy movies based on actual historical events. And Mexican history is of particular interest to me. For that reason, I’ve … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

Documentary: The Day is New (VIDEO)

Today we present a remarkable look at life in Mexico City … from 1942. This film, The Day is New: Dawn to Darkness in Mexico City, is a short documentary … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · 7 Comments

Documentary: The Land of Montezuma (VIDEO)

Have you ever wondered what Mexico City would have been like in the years just after the Mexican Revolution? Well, as luck would have it, we’ve unearthed a fascinating documentary … Continue reading

January 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Condesa Then and Now – 1930 vs. 2013

How much of a difference does 83 years make? Take a look at this busy location in the Condesa, in the heart of the restaurant zone, just off calle Michoacán. … Continue reading

January 14, 2013 · 2 Comments