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July 27, 2011 12:56:01

The man behind Peru's colorful chicha posters

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Elliot's poster have certainly brightened up Lima's streets. (Photo: sientemag.com)

By Susana Aguirre

For Peruvians, there's a lot to celebrate and be proud of this July 28th. Here, we place the spotlight on one of Peru's most colorful poster makers. Born Elliot Urcuhuaranga Cárdenas, he's now known as Elliot Tupac: chicha poster master. He was born in Lima though his parents are from Huancayo and artisans, so Elliot's artistic talent should come as no surprise.

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July 27, 2011 12:33:18

Meet The Break's stylish blogger: Ale

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Ale Gallegos will talk all things lifestyle in Peru. (Photo: alegallegos.com)


 

Introducing Ale: blogger and newest member of The Break!

Ale just finished her studies in advertising & marketing and she's currently working in digital marketing. She’s a fashion junkie and her personal blog alegallegos.com is a mix of all things she likes: clothes, beauty, shopping, travel and photography.

She’s our first contributing blogger here at The Break and there's nothing better than a Q&A session to get to know Ale better:

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July 27, 2011 11:22:37

Video face off: Hans Solo vs. Magnum PI

Two of the greatest action stars, galaxies apart, face off: Magnum, Hawaii's very own private investigator of the 80s vs. Hans Solo, the reluctant hero and captain of the Millenium Falcon (a spacecraft for the non-Star Wars fans out there)... Tom Selleck and Harrison Ford never looked so good.



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July 27, 2011 10:44:49

To Live and Diet in Lima



 
By Agnes Rivera

Before departing Oregon, U.S., I contemplated becoming a vegan with hopes of carrying such a lifestyle with me throughout my six-month stay in Lima. Truth is, like an additional carry-on bag, restricting your diet, especially so drastically, can be burdensome when placing oneself in a completely new culture. It was not veganism in particular that I was drawn to; it was establishing something in the U.S. that I could hold onto in the new land.

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July 27, 2011 3:51:11

What’s Hot: San Diego Comic-con 2011

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There is nothing bigger, nothing greater. (Photo: screencrave.com)


By Juan Carlos Manning

The San Diego Comic-con 2011 has ended and with it many upcoming movie, game, comic, manga, anime titles have been revealed with lots of new teaser trailers to enjoy. The San Diego Comic-con is an international convention that displays the upcoming hot titles for many forms of entertainment including the already mentioned ones. It is a fun event that includes cool activities such as dressing up as your favorite character form any TV show, movie, game, etc. that you particularly like.

Among the new titles are classics such as the new Spiderman movie with allegedly amazing 3D action and Legend of Zelda game with an incredible new retelling of the story, as well as sequels of already popular titles such as Sherlock Holmes, Batman and TV series like The Walking Dead (2nd season) and the very popular Game of Thrones (2nd Season). This will definitely be an interesting fall 2011 and 2012, with lots of new exciting titles that will keep us really very much entertained all year long.

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July 27, 2011 3:21:40

Event: Short-film festival in Lima

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These people known as filmmakers can surely cook up neat stuff out of colossal machines...


By Juan Carlos Manning

Starting next Tuesday August 2 through August 4, the 5th annual short-film festival of Lima, FILMOCORTO 2011, will display the hottest new Peruvian short films of the past three years, including many 2011 creations.

These short films are some among many more that were carefully selected with quality purposes in mind to display only the best of the best. This festival is an opportunity and an invitation for people in general who enjoy the art of filmmaking and those who are studying it at the moment who want to learn new skills from other short films.

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July 27, 2011 2:32:13

Feature: Peruvian women conquer at roundtable for filmmakers

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Snapshot from a scene of the short-film "Payasos" (Photo: payasoscorto.blogspot.com)


By Juan Carlos Manning 

This Tuesday 26, at CCPUCP (the cultural center of PUCP University) a roundtable was held for the subject of Peruvian women filmmakers in today’s world. The speakers for this event were Valeria Ruiz (“Rey de Londres”), Rosario García Montero (“Are you feeling lonely?”), Judith Velez (“Seis con ocho”), Gabriela Yepes (“Danzak”), Marianela Vega (“Payasos”), Silvana Aguirre (“Ela”) and Josue Mendez, a director with a special interest in the discussed subject.

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July 26, 2011 23:27:51

Young designers can apply to present at Peru Flashmode 2011

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Flashmode 2011 will showcase young Peruvian talent in fashion. (Photos by Jelle Lieuwens)




The Allianza Francesa de Lima will host the 2011 Flashmode fashion show from November 14 to 19, under the theme "Global Urban Village, Re-construct, Re-create." As in previous years, the event seeks to showcase young Peruvian designers and are now calling for submissions. 

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July 26, 2011 18:05:33

New scholarship for art students

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There's a new scholarship opportunity for art students in Peru!

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July 26, 2011 15:12:00

The Break is looking for contributors!

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Want to share your interests with thousands of subscribers? The Break is an e-magazine that reaches out to English students and young people living in Peru who want to know what’s going on in Lima and beyond.

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