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La Quirky Nancy’s Cousin Becky from the Bay Area moves in with Nancy, but when they grab some METRO shared bicycles and tour the new hood, things don’t turn out exactly like Nancy expected.

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In 1973, comedy group The Firesign Theatre unleashed this public service announcement — distributed to “underground” rock radio stations on a 45 RPM disk — for the Free Mexican Air Force.


An energetic dreamscape captures Mexico’s passion for molé, a signature celebration dish, through the eyes of Mexican chef Enrique Olvera.


Rachael Leigh Cook explains that the war on drugs is a racist war on people in a remake of her iconic spot. [Video for the Drug Policy Alliance.]

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Cameras were rolling in Jerusalem when Nazareth carpenter Yeshua Ben-Yosef and friends gathered for a Passover seder that would turn out to be Ben-Yosef’s Last Supper. Here’s their video.

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The first targets of American border agents were Chinese, not Mexican. When the California Gold Rush ended and the railroad building boom came to a close, it became easy for politicians to exploit anti-Chinese sentiment. The result was an immigration policy that led to the first smuggling operations across the U.S-Mexico border. [Video by Timeline.] […]

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The Mexico City Metro has installed a “penis seat” in one of its subway cars, featuring a molded likeness of a man’s torso and penis. Por que? They hope to get men thinking about the sexual harrassment Mexico City mujeres have to put up with every pinche day. Trade magazine Adweek reports:

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On January 11, 1944, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt promised the country a Second Bill of Rights when World War II was over, but he died before the conflict ended. America’s future security, he said, demands citizens have a right to good housing, good healthcare, good education, a living wage and more. POCHO FACTOID: FDR […]

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Watch: Mexican mom talking sh!t about my makeup (voice over video)

by Verdana Bold March 15, 2017 Cultura
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Lessly Tocano loves her mom even though she talks sh!t about her makeup. “GUAU!”

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Truth coming from the well armed with her whip to chastise mankind is an 1896 painting by the French artist Jean-Léon Gérôme. It is also known as La Vérité (French: Truth).

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Lucha libre is no longer just for men, as Marcela and her friends explain to the BBC.

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The word “Nazhé” means “seed” in the Mexican Zapotec indigenous language and inspired this short animation about the cyclical nature of life and death. [Video by Chilango artist Fafer Reyes.]

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Can you hear me now? ‘Te escucho!’ (video)

by Verdana Bold November 17, 2016 Cultura
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On a dark and stormy night, a pregnant woman stumbles and falls in the rain. What can a passing stranger do? Te escucho, a 2009 entry in a Mexican cell phone company video contest, has the answer. [Video by creator and artist Alexander Da Silva.]

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NYC electroclash band Le Tigre reunite to pledge their support for La Hillary in their first new song in over a decade, I’m With Her. [Video by Laura Parnes.]

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Surf’s up on the Amazon when the Pororoca comes in, and Brazilian adventurer Richard Rasmussen is there to demonstrate. Remember, kids, when you ask “Que onda?” the onda you get may require you to run as fast AF. Pororoca? Wikipedia explains:

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Mykki Blanco reads Zoe Leonard: I want a dyke for president (video)

by Verdana Bold October 5, 2016 Cultura
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Artist, photographer and activist Zoe Leonard wrote “I want a dyke for president” in 1992. Rapper Mykki Blanco delivered the word in this new video. Here’s the text:

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In La Graduación | The Graduation by Anna Clare Spelman, we meet an undocumented Latinx DREAMer about to graduate from the Harvard’s Kennedy School with a master’s degree. Thank God Donald Trump promises to deport rapists and narcotrafficantes like her and her mom!

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by Verdana Bold September 20, 2016 El Now
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Dr. Harold Bornstein — that wack long-haired doctor who wrote a weird-ass letter about Donald Trump’s health — comes clean with the whole truth and nothing but the truth in this shocking new video. [Yes, that’s STTNG’s Brent Spiner, Trekkies!]

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