Alexandra Martinez

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Alexandra Martinez is a Cuban-American writer and editor based in Miami, FL. She covers arts and culture with a focus on the Cuban diaspora. She graduated from Columbia University in 2014 with a Bachelors in Film Studies and has worked on feature-length fiction and documentary post production teams. Including Ken Burns’ “Jackie Robinson” and Frances Negron-Muntaner’s “War for Guam”. Find her at


Cover Photo: Original illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
The Night a Grieving Phantom in the Everglades Changed My Life

The land that was previously seen as harsh and brutal by colonial forces was actually a site of survival, new life, and renewal.

Cover Photo: Courtesy of Alberto Menendez
The Radio Repairman Who Started a Movement in Cuban Music

He begged his mother to let him buy the guitar. When she refused, reminding him that it was half of the month’s rent, he wept.