Mexico City

Native name: (Ciudad de) México
Country: Mexico
Global city cat.: Alpha
Climate: Cwb

Podcast Episodes (2 / 2)

In Mexico City with David Lida
By: Notebook on Cities and Culture   Released: 30/Nov/2011
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Cities: Mexico City

Recorded on location in Mexico City, Colin Marshall talks to David Lida, author of First Stop in the New World, Las llaves de la ciudad, Travel Advisory: Stories of Mexico, and the blog Mostly Mexico City. A native New Yorker, Lida moved to Mexico City in 1990 — a year considered by many to have been the megalopolis' absolute nadir in terms of crime, crowding, and pollution — and hasn't looked back, becoming the best-known English-language chronicler of el Distrito Federal in the 21st century.

The surreal life of Mexico City: bilingual bicultural binational journalist Daniel Hernandez
By: Notebook on Cities and Culture   Released: 04/Aug/2011
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Cities: Mexico City

Colin Marshall talks to Daniel Hernandez, bilingual bicultural binational journalist, blogger at Intersections, and author of Down and Delirious in Mexico City: The Aztec Metropolis in the 21st Century. In 2007, the Mexican-American Hernandez moved to Mexico City to explore its spirit of adventure, its multitude of youthful subcultures, its undercurrent of chaos, and its sheer day-to-day surrealism. His first book collects pieces on Mexico City subjects as far-ranging as fashion parties, kidnappings, original punk rock, death, cellphone-thieving transsexuals, a particularly intense native sauna, and the "emo riots" of 2008.

Map of Mexico City