On This Day: September 19, 1998

Its sometimes quite strange to think that 1998 was now a full twenty years ago. These were the days of the Oasis, Nintendo 64, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Zinedine Zidane and The X-files. There was no Facebook, no Twitter, no YouTube and the iPhone was still just the dreams of Star Trek. There had been…

Legends of the Squared Circle: A History of Mexican Lucha-Libre (Part One)

In July of this year Mexico City declared that lucha-libre, the Mexican sport of professional wrestling, was Intangible Cultural Heritage, giving the sport a status to stand alongside any other of the many cultural and historic riches that the Mexico can offer. The status was applied using the international standards on intangible heritage set forth…