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momchurchsignBRUNCH: 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 spectacular Flan Fountain.

New this year is the Fusion Fiesta featuring creations like the Banh Mi Burrito, the Tamales de Lox and the Philly Cheesesteak Chimichangas. Don’t miss the free giveaway of the new mini Tapatio espray bottles for when you absolutely, positively need to spice stuff up. [Mas…]

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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. [Mas…]

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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 es su casa.”

We all know how that worked out! #BUILDTHEWALL

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Languages around the world share similar characteristics, but how do we know if they are related?

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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.]

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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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via GIPHY

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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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Orange President salutes Black History Month (transcript, audio, toon)

by STEPHEN FETCHIT February 2, 2017 Audio
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Our historic President knows more about Black History Month than the last President, who was not so historic. And instead of teaching us in American, the President is going to speak English to you, you know, to class up the history of this carnage-loving people, his African-Americans. Our speech researchers here at the National Pochismo Institute took Wednesday’s […]

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La Cucaracha: Why is America backwards and corrupt? (toon)

by Chale Knickerbocker January 24, 2017 Cartoons
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Jimmy Stewart stars in ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’ (restored video)

by CISCO Y IBERRA January 20, 2017 Cultura
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An outsider goes to corrupt Washington, D.C. Can he drain the swamp?

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In Oaxaca, the Zapotecs include a third gender: Muxes (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker January 9, 2017 Cultura
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In the indigenous communities around the town of Juchitán de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, the world is not divided simply into males and females. The local Zapotec people have made room for a third category, they call Muxes – men who consider themselves women and live in a socially-sanctioned limbo between the two genders. [Video by Ivan […]

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POCHO Public Service New Year 2017 Punctuation Alert ¡Wachale!

by Chale Knickerbocker December 26, 2016 Cartoons
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The tilde — don’t leave home without it! Please share!

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For Cyber Monday (or not): Happy Hipster Holidays! (photos)

by JAI LIGA NOCHE November 28, 2016 Cultura
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Tired of the same old same old Nativity with the holy homeless Jewish family and the animals in a manger and Los Tres Reyes Magos? So 2000 years ago, am I right? What you need is the new Hipster Nativity Set, an actual product, available from ModerNativity.com for $129 plus taxes and shipping.

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¡Orale! We’re getting $5.2 million for Christmas! (audio)

by MR. UDEAGHA OLUCHUKWU November 28, 2016 Audio
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OMG! We’re getting a $5.2 million ATM Card for Christmas! Here are the deets: GOOD DAY MY FRIEND. How are you, and with your family, All the arragement is done about your ATM CARD,there is no problem again but i let you know that . Our ATM DEPARTMENT OFFICE Benin republic here are delivery your […]

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This happened backstage today at a big store near you (video)

by Chale Knickerbocker November 24, 2016 Cultura
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It takes a tough team of retail warriors to work at the Big Store in the Big Mall on Thanksgiving Day, and a tough manager to keep ’em in the game. [Video by Más Mejor.]

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