Alan Grabinsky writes about cities, media and globalization from Mexico City. He is the Director of the qualitative consulting firm INTERsección.
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A Family History of Mer-Kup, a Modernist Hub in Mexico City

How my great-grandmother, a Polish immigrant to Mexico, became a champion of artists like Mathias Goeritz, Sebastián, and José Luis Cuevas

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The Ghost Architect of Vienna

Thomas Feiger rebuilds what was lost in the Austrian capital

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Preserving Jewish History in Mexico City

Monica Unikel has been leading tours for 23 years. But she’s also helped to create a cultural center inside one of the oldest synagogues in the Mexican capital.

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Preservando la Historia Judía en Ciudad de México

Tablet en Español: Mónica Unikel ha guiado tours por 23 años. Pero además ayudó a crear un centro cultural dentro de una de las más antiguas sinagogas en la capital mexicana.

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Secret Crypto-Jewish Diaries Rediscovered in New York, Displayed in Mexico City

Ahead of Mexico’s Independence Day, the autobiographical writings of Inquisition victim Luis de Carvajal finally go home

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Mazal Tov! After 500 Years, Cordoba Gets a Rabbi

Move over, Maimonides: Haim Casas, native Cordoban, renews the city’s illustrious rabbinic tradition

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Trying to Save Ladino

Sephardic culture conference lands in Mexico City

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10,000 Hard-Boiled Eggs and the Art of Pedro Friedeberg

At 82, the Mexican artist isn’t done collecting junk in his irrational house

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Stories of Emancipation: Aztecs and Israelites

Growing up as a Jew in Mexico exposed me to two narratives of brutal oppression—and peoplehood

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The Non-Jewish Family That Serves ‘Kosher’ Quesadillas to Mexico City’s Jews

La Muertita, or The Little Dead Woman, is a family-run food stand that has been serving Mexico City’s Jewish Community since 1958

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In Mexico, a Flailing President and a Bully Put on a Subdued Show

Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto welcomed Donald Trump to a country whose citizens despise the American candidate

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Mexican Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki Hits His Stride

Lubezki, who often partners with Alejandro González Iñárritu and Alfonso Cuarón, is up for a third straight Oscar for ‘The Revenant’

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