Hector Tobar

author and journalist

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Columnist and former Mexico City Bureau Chief for the Los Angeles Times; author of Translation Nation: Defining a New American Identity in the Spanish-Speaking United States and The Barbarian Nurseries: A Novel

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ALOUD is a reading series that’s been happening at downtown LA’s central library for 25 years. Some of the world’s best known writers come to discuss their works.

Renowned writers oppose dismissal of ALOUD’s founder

ALOUD is a reading series that’s been happening at downtown LA’s central library for 25 years. Some of the world’s best known writers come to discuss their works.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

One voter group Donald Trump consistently polls better with than Hillary Clinton are working-class whites. Trump’s message is resonating with those voters in key states like Ohio.

What Hector Tobar's students taught him about white despair

One voter group Donald Trump consistently polls better with than Hillary Clinton are working-class whites. Trump’s message is resonating with those voters in key states like Ohio.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In this election year, anger has taken center-stage. The Black Lives Matter movement went viral even before the battle for the White House ramped up.

Where is the Latino Outrage?

In this election year, anger has taken center-stage. The Black Lives Matter movement went viral even before the battle for the White House ramped up.

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