September 10, 2013 The teams play a crucial World Cup qualifying match tonight in Columbus, Ohio. Code Switch editor Luis Clemens writes about how he'll watch the game with divided loyalties.
September 10, 2013 The Latino comedy, Instructions Not Included, has proven a hit at the box office. But, the movie isn't making Code Switch editor Luis Clemens laugh much.
August 8, 2013 A foul-mouthed, politically incorrect comedian served as a cultural guide for generations of Cuban-Americans. Code Switch celebrates the life and bad words of Guillermo Álvarez Guedes.
May 8, 2013 Angel Cordero said he arrived at the house where the women were being held before Charles Ramsey.
April 29, 2013 Actor Vin Diesel spoke "lousy Spanish" at the Billboard Latin Music Awards last week, which prompted Code Switch editor Luis Clemens to question the presence of English and poorly-spoken Spanish on Spanish-language television.
April 8, 2013 Sara Montiel, the great Spanish actress and singer, has died at age 85.
October 24, 2012 Tom Wolfe's new novel is a sprawling portrait of Miami and its many ethnic groups, centering around a Cuban-American police officer and an immigration conflict. NPR editor Luis Clemens says the book nails the physical descriptions of Miami, but falls down badly in the portrayal of actual humans.
November 14, 2011 Stereotypes frustrate photographer Shahidul Alam. In a new book, he presents his view of Bangladesh.
October 11, 2011 For one Cuban-American kid growing up in Miami, hearing Spanish spoken on I Love Lucy was a surprisingly important experience with English-language media.
May 10, 2010 Lena Horne will be rightly remembered for her celebrated acting on screen and on stage. But I, perhaps wrongly, will remember her for singing a beautiful duet with "Sesame Street's" Kermit the Frog.
December 21, 2009 My favorite line in Shakespeare is from the changing of the guard in the first scene of Hamlet when Francisco tells Bernardo, "For this relief much thanks: 'tis bitter cold. And I am sick at heart."
December 4, 2009 By Luis Clemens Come Monday, we air an excruciating interview. Excruciating, not because it involves any actual tooth-pulling, but because it involves the belated baring of a young girl's soul. We'll hear from Sarah Wildman. She is a D.C.-area r...
November 10, 2009 Sesame Street provided the soundtrack of my childhood. I watched the show every day. As a latchkey kid, I kept myself company by singing aloud in front of the television set.
June 2, 2009 There are some books that meet all these criteria and still don't make it on the air. These volumes inhabit what I call "the shelf of constant reproach." It is kind of an editorial purgatory inhabited by worthy titles awaiting just the right news ...