Chale Knickerbocker

Guatemalan artist Mike Alfaro is the creator of “Millennial Lotería” — updated Lotería cards for a “new generation.” [Mas…]

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casablancaThe Nazis are all, “Hey let’s sing our Nazi song!” but the freedom-loving Frenchies hanging out at Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca are all, like, “Non. Non! NON!”
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REVOLUTIONYou say you want a Revolution? You know you’ll maybe lose your head. In this episode of History in a Pinche Nutshell, the French king, the Nobility, the Clergy and the Peasants move into This Modern World as the Dangerous Ideas of the Enlightenment turn the old order in La France upside down. Also, gillotines. [Mas…]


If this short video featuring the preparation of tortillas and tacos in TJ doesn’t make you hungry, ask your doctor if having Don Jr. jerk your email chain is right for you.

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Mexican and U.S. brewers have reinvented Donald Trump as a gun-slinging mariachi to promote a new beer celebrating cross-border cooperation.

fathersdaychurchsignFather and Son Chile-Eating Contest: Quién es más macho? The East Pocho Optimists Club once again sets up shop at Fernando Valenzuela Field for their annual chile-eating contest, which pits father-son teams against each other to see who can ascend the Picante Podium of Pain. The winning team wins even more chiles! Sunday, noon.

Bronche: Angry Bull cocktails (Red Bull, tequila, orange juice) are just $3 and dads get all the Mexican Meatloaf Sliders they want for free on Father’s Day at TGI Viernes in the Rancho Pocho Mall. Sunday 10 AM – 2 PM. Mention my name, Chale Knickerbocker, for a blank stare. [Mas…]

La Cucaracha: ‘Pre-existing conditions’ and TrumpCare (toon)

by Chale Knickerbocker May 23, 2017 Cartoons
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Around Our Town: Where to go, what to do on Mother’s Day weekend

by CHALE KNICKERBOCKER, SOCIETY EDITOR May 12, 2017 Cultura
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BRUNCH: Nothing makes for a mellow mom like the All You Can Drink Micheladas Mother’s Day Brunch at stylish Bar Racho at the Ritchie Valens Hilton on East Olmos Boulevard. Executive Jefe Gustaco Naranjero once again promises his extensive buffet featuring a soft and hard taco station, the always-popular Holy Habanero salsa challenge and the […]

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Joseph Campbell: Everyone ❤️ ‘Star Wars’ because myths (video)

by OBI JUAN ELOTE May 4, 2017 Cultura
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Star Wars creator George Lucas re-imagined universal myths, and that’s why the films resonate with audiences, according to Bill Moyer’s 1988 interview with The Power of Myth author Joseph Campbell.

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Reagan tells Mex Prez on Cinco de Mayo: ‘Mi casa es su casa’ (video)

by EDUARDO BURRO May 3, 2017 El Now
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QUESTION: Why are Mexican rapists and drug dealers streaming North to enter the US of A illegally? ANSWER: They were invited by “The Great Communicator.” Check out this video about the 1988 Cinco de Mayo ceremony at the White House when Republican President Ronald Reagan told Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid Hurtado, “Mi casa […]

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What language is that? Funny, you don’t look Nahuatl (video)

by GUADA FOKTL May 1, 2017 Cartoons
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Languages around the world share similar characteristics, but how do we know if they are related?

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NO MAMES! Mexican slang with Profe. Salma Hayek (NSFW video)

by TEXAS MAN April 28, 2017 Cultura
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Now it’s easy to learn the very same pinches palabras that all the chingonas say — con Maestra Salma Hayek. No mames! [NSFW words en ingles y en español tambien.] PREVIOUSLY ON SALMA HAYEK:

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La Marisoul interviewed Cheech Marin and we’ve got the video

by Chale Knickerbocker April 20, 2017 Cultura
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Two of our favorite pochos — Cheech Marin and La Marisoul Hernandez of La Santa Cecilia — sat down for a talk last month at the Los Angeles Public Library.

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Kelvin Peña, the Dominican ‘deer whisperer’, has a deer squad (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker April 18, 2017 Cultura
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Kelvin Peña — they call him the “Dominican deer whisperer” — has his own deer squad in the woods outside of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

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Everybody loves tacos! (animated GIF)

by Chale Knickerbocker April 11, 2017 Cultura
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How will Trump’s budget cuts impact PBS? (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker March 24, 2017 El Now
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Today’s episode of Sesame Street is brought to you by the letters F and U.

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Neighborhood Guatch: Where to go, what to do on St. Patick’s Day

by CHALE KNICKERBOCKER, SOCIETY EDITOR March 17, 2017 Cultura
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LUCK OF THE IRISH: Look for a pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow today at Gustavo O’Grady’s Bar y Grill on East Olmos Boulevard. The popular hangout will serve corned beef tacos, potato-stuffed chiles rellenos and beer-marinated enchilada irlanda sliders at $1 each during Happy Hour. Happy Hour, you lucky leprechauns, lasts all […]

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Adios dinero, adios hyna, bienvenidos ‘Tacos,’ hola amor (video)

by BARNEY ASADA March 9, 2017 Cultura
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Life can be better…. But it can be so much worse…. Those Tacos, though. [Video by Eric J. Vasquez]

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White Sox manager Rick Renteria visits Chicago’s South Side (video)

by K.C. ATBAT March 7, 2017 Cultura
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Southern California homie Rick Renteria, manager of the Chicago White Sox, visits Tours the South Side Mexican-American Culture in this video from from the team’s SoxTV.

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Exploring the no-man’s land south of the border wall (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker February 23, 2017 El Now
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There's a small stretch of soil north of the Rio Grande that's still part of the United States south of the Mexican border wall. The Atlantic went inside this No-Man’s Land to uncover what life is like in a place that feels like not-quite America, but not-quite Mexico.

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Exploring ‘The Golden Age of Mexican Cinema’ (student video)

by CALLE DE CINEMA February 17, 2017 Cultura
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Antioch College student Cristian Perez-Lopez put together this cool short video for a history of film class. How many of these films have you seen?

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Oral History: ‘I came to the U.S.A. in 1962 as a bracero’ (videos)

by Chale Knickerbocker February 15, 2017 Cultura
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When labor was short in 1950s and 60s, the American and Mexican governments worked together to import laborers across the border to work as “braceros.” The American Friends service Committee explains:

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