Leonel Manzanares de la Rosa

Editor, Writer, Radio and Podcast Producer, Film Programmer, Curator

Location icon Mexico

Writer, Editor and Multimedia producer from Mexico. Music and Film are my biggest loves, but I'm always expanding into other territories.

Portfolio
The Young Folks
04/26/2018
All the 2018 Eurovision Entries, Ranked from worst to best

I've been a big fan of the Eurovision Song Contest since the late 90's; I got to experience, for instance, the historic language rule change that has allowed English to remain the hegemonic force for the years to come, which has curiously taken Sweden, not the UK or Ireland, to the top of the European Pop game, creating three winners (1999, 2012, 2015) for the Nordic nation, and winning entries from other countries that include Swedish songwriter/production credits.

Passion of the Weiss
05/16/2018
The Dembow Den: The Hottest Reggaeton/Latin Urban Tracks of the Year (So Far)

Eurovision Leonel Manzanares de la Rosa discovered ABBA before did. I've been both a pop and rap obsessive all my life, and I've always been particularly interested in their role in the cultural landscapes of certain regions of the world, favoring the most thorough, globally-conscious, production-focused perspectives on the genres.

The Young Folks
04/30/2018
The K-Pop Bulletin: April 2018

South Korea has one of the fastest-growing and most sonically exciting Pop scenes in the world, so we have decided to bring you "The K-Pop Bulletin", a column highlighting some of the hottest K-Pop si

The Young Folks
03/28/2018
The K-Pop Bulletin: March 2018

Yes, this single premiered on the last day of February but made its biggest impact in March. After a very irregular 2017, WJSN (Cosmic Girls) have returned to the "cosmic" part of its concept and delivered their best single since their stellar debut "Secret".

The Young Folks
02/27/2018
The K-Pop Bulletin: February 2018

South Korea has one of the fastest-growing and most sonically exciting Pop scenes in the world, so we have decided to bring you "The K-Pop Bulletin", a column highlighting some of the hottest K-Pop si

The Young Folks
01/29/2018
The K-Pop Bulletin: January 2018

2017 was kind of a bittersweet year for Korean pop; On one hand, and thanks in part to the power of social media, BTS is now the biggest boy-band in the world, and ARMY is probably the fastest-growing global fandom today.

God Is In The TV
04/06/2018
Inarguable Pop Classics #32: Selena - Como La Flor | God Is In The TV

Being Mexican-American is tough ... We got to be twice as perfect as everybody else! ... Our family has been here for centuries, and yet they treat us as if we just swam across the Rio Grande. I mean we got to know about John Wayne and Pedro Infante.

The Young Folks
01/24/2018
Oscar Nominations 2018: The Best Foreign Language Films

On Tuesday, January 23rd the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its nominations for their big night on March 4th. One of its most historically controversial categories is Best Foreign-language Film, never a stranger to some well-deserved criticism.

The Young Folks
12/12/2017
The Best Metal Albums of 2017

Metal will never, ever die; Not only because it's a genre that constantly champions innovation and compositional evolution, but because it has served as a platform for marginalized perspectives and unorthodox voices throughout the entire globe since its creation.

The Mighty
12/13/2017
Why Headphones Mean I Need Space as Someone With Asperger's

Dear Neurotypicals: I know and deeply understand that most of you mean well, that some of you care about me in ways that sometimes I just don't see, and that a few of your concerns about me come from the right place.