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Penelope M. Alegria

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Her Mom Wants to Know What He Does for a Living

She brings him home, but not without warning the house first: the good plates, the scratched table, the dining room’s pear green walls.


On Their Fifth Date, He Promises Her the Sky

He is from / speckled dirt in sour beer, / from the swaying hips of el barrio / and its fog of heat under the stars that can fix / everything underneath them


El Micro

She’s the only blonde in a sea of brown, and in the jumble of legs and sweaty heads and jutting elbows, his brown eyes meet her brown eyes.


'The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Preview: Sorkin’s Next Big Hit

Written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, "The Trial of the Chicago 7" portrays the violence of the protest that occurred in Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention and the court proceedings of those accused of inciting it.