Cultura


Amarillo by Ana Pérez López considers the banana, a fruit that has been part of our cultural history for centuries and is now threatened by extinction through monocropping and a looming epidemic. López is an MFA candidate at CalArts.

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Mexico has its share of stories about the little people known as chaneque (Nahuatl) and alux (Maya).

Their appearance varies; sometimes they look like children, other times they have animal-like or deformed extremities, or are reported wearing traditional garb native to the area. [Mas…]

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The National Pork Board wants you to eat more of “the other white meat” and got Puerto Rico-born, Miami-based, Asian-gastropub-owning chef José Mendín to share how he makes Michoacan-style pork carnitas. We’re surprised by his use of condensed milk in the recipe, but that shows why we’re not a five-time James Beard Award nominee and he is!

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Oz-based taqueria chain Guzman y Gomez sells Mexican food on the other side of the world. Project Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet (Google’s parent company), is working on local delivery drone copters. It was a match made in heaven. Read more at Guzman y Gomez’ website.

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Another one rides the bus (toon)

by Cartoonistas October 18, 2017 Cartoons
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[We’re not positive, but we think this mashup is by I AM CRAVING YOU. So thanks!]

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Before America went crazy, Uncle Sam welcomed immigrants (audio)

by Especial Correspondents October 18, 2017 Audio
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Before World War II, the American government cranked up the propaganda machine to WELCOME immigrants with a Sunday afternoon radio program from the INS called I’m An American. Sara Laskow reports for NPR’s All Things Considered. Here’s the show with immigration posterboy and refugee from the Nazis Albert Einstein:

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La Cucaracha: No one had better come for my guns! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 17, 2017 Cartoons
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N.J. teacher says ‘Speak American’; Students say: ‘Adios!’ (video)

by Especial Correspondents October 17, 2017 Cultura
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Students walked out of class after an ignorant high school teacher in New Jersey told a Latina student to “speak American” last week.

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La Cucaracha: Latino Heritage Month Highlights 2017 (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 16, 2017 Cartoons
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Schoolhouse Mock! Music Video: I am a slave, yes I’m only a slave

by FREDERICK DOUGLASS October 16, 2017 Cartoons
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From the The Roots and crew at black-ish, this Schoolhouse Rock! inspired video celebrates our proud Southern Confederate Heritage through the eyes of a slave. PREVIOUSLY ON SCHOOLHOUSE MOCK:

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Los Cenzontles, David Hidalgo: Robert Palmer’s “Every Kinda People”

by Soy Capitan October 16, 2017 Cultura
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Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos team up for a fresh Chicano version of Robert Palmer’s Every Kinda People. PREVIOUSLY ON LOS CENZONTLES: Los Cenzontles: Soy Mexico-Americano (video) PREVIOUSLY ON LOS LOBOS: LOS LOBOS: Will the Wolf Survive? (original 1989 music video)

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Imagine if you will … America without immigrants (1997 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 13, 2017 Cartoons
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The 1491s: Hell, no! My culture is not your Halloween costume (video)

by ELLEN DIO October 13, 2017 Cultura
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N8V jokesters The 1491s go to a Halloween party, and you won’t believe what happens next! [NSFW F-BOMB.] PREVIOUSLY ON THE 1491s:

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Freaky Frightful Friday #FFF: The Ahuizotl (toons)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ October 13, 2017 Cartoons
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Today’s featured creature is the ahuízotl. In the Florentine Codex, written years after the Conquista, it is described as an amphibious, medium-sized dog with a dark pelt, hands like a monkey, and a long tail with a human-like hand at the end.

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Food Network 60 second video: How to make ‘chocolate tacos’

by Barney Asada October 12, 2017 Cultura
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They’re really half-moon shaped taco-folded ice cream sandwiches but we’re not complaining.

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#TBT Throwback Thursday 2002: Diversity on TV (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 12, 2017 Cartoons
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STIX NIX HICKS PICKS (#WBW Way Back Wednesday POCHO.com 1999)

by Hedda Hip-Hopper, NO VARIETY STYLE COLUMNIST October 11, 2017 Cultura

(PNS reporting from HOLLYWOOD) Latino media crix nix the new prime-time fall tele sked in latest minority tubthump, claiming the nets are ignoring a whammo part of the aud by nixing topline talent of color. They also accuse not only webs, but percenteries, individual percenters, reps, prexies and veeps for the lack of color in […]

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Worst taco recipe ever has thyme, mustard, sugar, and pickles (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN October 11, 2017 Cultura
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In Lyon, France, the folks at Bnin claim to make tacos with mustard, ketchup, thyme, sugar, mayonnaise, pickled cucumbers, “pomme frites” and “sandwich cheese” then wrap them up in flour tortillas like a burrito and toast them in a panini press. Unclear on the concept, don’t you think? Their ingredients: Taco bread or tortillas 250 […]

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La Cucaracha: When Hugh Hefner met Saint Peter (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 10, 2017 Cartoons
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Mississippi Mojado: A Mexican immigrant opens a ‘Taco Shop’ (video)

by Barney Asada October 10, 2017 Cultura
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He crossed the river several times to find work in the United States — and got sent to jail or sent back. Now Zacatecas native Pedro Leyva is a citizen and a business owner of The Taco Shop in his adopted town of Oxford, Mississippi. Link via pocho Profe Chastillez.

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Que spooky! Mira ‘Los Jinetes en el Cielo/Ghost Riders in the Sky’

by Soy Capitan October 10, 2017 Cultura
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The surf guitar cowboy classic Ghost Riders in the Sky/Jinetes en el Cielo lives to ride again in this new version by Los Baby’s.

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Christopher Columbus Was A Murderous Moron (video)

by Especial Correspondents October 9, 2017 Cultura
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Turns out Christopher Columbus wasn’t brave, he was just really bad at math. Adam Ruins Everything explains.

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