Miguel Piñero was poet, playwright and actor -- and thief, liar and junkie. If everyone has within them a mix of the beautiful and the ugly, few of us have either to the extremes Piñero did. He was in Sing Sing by his early twenties, the iconic leader of New York's Puerto Rican artistic movement by 30 and a dead junkie by 40. Yet the causes for Piñero's life trajectory remain largely undetermined. Leon... More >>>
From Sing Sing to stardom to cirrhosis: Benjamin Bratt plays the paradoxical Piñero.