Cultura


In Hot Thrills Warm Chills, a 1967 movie advertised as “Wild Madness That Will Make Your Innards Sizzle,” Rita Alexander shimmies to Mama a Go Go by Perez Prado (credited as Dario De Mexico.)

Then there’s this 60s surf guitar mashup version: [Mas…]

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POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal – who admits to not being a very good Mexican – will never forget the parents he met when he took his kid to the park.

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Food Fix host Zakir shows how to prepare “Mexican Chicken Steak,” at least that’s what he says. Brought to you by the Malaysian Palm Oil of Pakistan people, which is why there is a lot of environmentally-suspect palm oil in the recipe: [Mas…]

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Yo, dude. Yes, you, Mr. Hard-Working Macho Guy! Have trouble getting to sleep after a hard day in the coal mines? None of that Sleepytime® tea for you. You’re not a professor or a poet. You need a real man’s sleep aid — the new Sleepytime® Burrito.

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Oakland’s Bang Data puts a contemporary political spin on this remake of Creedence Clearwater’s Fortunate Son.

“Some folks are born made to wave the flag,” they sing. “Ooh, they’re red, white and blue. And when the band plays Hail to the Chief, ooh, they point the cannon at you.”

Bang Data wants you to register to vote.

POCHO does too.

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Creeper is back in the barrio — home from la pinta — and wants to share his workout tips with the neighborhood. [Video by POCHO amigo Frankie Quiñones via Funny Drop.]

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When you get a horchata cocktail at Salazar Los Angeles, a little chapulin tops off your drink with special sabor.

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Kawaii cutie Yuka Kinoshita, or Kinoshita Yuka, (it depends) taste tests a Taco Bell “quesarito” and a 12-taco party pack. Taco Bell? It’s a popular American restaurant chain that specializes in Mexican food, according to her smart phone. Click on [CC] to see the English subtitles.

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Mexican food without those Mexicans: Tamales, $110, delivered

by EresNerd August 22, 2016 Cultura
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Got a hankerin’ for authentic Mexican tamales made with stone ground corn, top quality meats, lard, spices and natural flavoring? How would you like those little “Mexican power bars” delivered to your door all frozen and stuff? Got $110? There are three colors to choose from, all for just under $20 a pound! Here’s your […]

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Cristina Martinez: Don’t mess with this Chicana! (NSFW poetry video)

by Verdana Bold August 22, 2016 Cultura
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This Latinx does not want your stereotyping BS. Cristina Martinez performing Chicana at the Cherokee Man and the Mockingbird graffiti mural at Decatur Station in Decatur, Georgia. [NSFW F-bomb.]

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The day my Mexican father met Cesar Chavez

by Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D. August 22, 2016 Cultura
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Long live the farmworkers! My late father, Salomón Chavez Huerta, first arrived in this country as an agricultural guest worker in the mid-1900s, during the Bracero Program. The Bracero Program represented a guest worker program between the United States and Mexico. From 1942 to 1964, the Mexican government exported an estimated 4.6 million Mexicans to […]

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Ruben Pardo has been an elevator operator for 40 years (video)

by Andalé Mono August 19, 2016 Cultura
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Ruben Pardo, 75, is the oldest manual elevator operator in Los Angeles. Six days a week for 40 years, Pardo has helped the patrons of the Art Deco Wilshire Tower building “up and down” while sharing his positive musings on the simple joys of life.

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La Cucaracha: Gentrification in the barrio (#TBT 2007 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 18, 2016 Cartoons
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Hola! I’m the ghost of Frida Kahlo and I have some advice (video)

by LUNA SOL August 18, 2016 Cultura
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Frida Kahlo is back from the dead, live on video, and has some advice for you! [Mature content.]

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In Tijuana, Javier is el super taquero recargado! (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN August 18, 2016 Cultura
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In Tijuana, Chef Javier of Tacos El Poblano on Boulevard Diaz Ordaz las Huertas serves up tacos with style and flair. [Recargado (“recharged”) is slang for “kick-ass” or “awesome”.]

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Beck vs Mexican Institute of Sound: ‘WOW/GUAU’ (YouTube audio)

by Soy Capitan August 17, 2016 Audio
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The cumbia-flavored remix of Beck’s WOW aka GUAU by Mexican Institute of Sound is now on YouTube and we’re sharing here so you don’t have to deal with pinche Spotify. You’re guelcome. 🙂 POCHO MEXCLUSIVE PHOTO:

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This is how you do it! Kid cleans nopales like a boss (video)

by Barney Asada August 17, 2016 Cultura
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This kid scraping the spines from nopales (cactus paddles) knows what’s up! PREVIOUSLY ON NOPALES:

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La Cucaracha: History is hard (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 16, 2016 Cartoons
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Wall of Voodoo: ‘Mexican Radio’ (music video)

by Soy Capitan August 16, 2016 Cultura
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Three and a half million viewers can’t be wrong, right? Wall of Voodoo released Mexican Radio in 1982.

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We Are One: Preschoolers know more than Trump voters

by KAT AVILA August 16, 2016 Cultura
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In the lobby of the school where I work, there is a huge image of Earth taped onto the wall. It is made of kraft paper and crisscrossed with colorful broad strokes of tempera paint. Circling the perimeter of the planet are cutout drawings of children holding hands. No two children are the same, partly […]

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The rarest Pokémon of them all: The elusive Pikacholo (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 15, 2016 Cartoons
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Renee Goust live music video: ‘La Cumbia Feminazi’

by Soy Capitan August 15, 2016 Cultura
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Brooklyn-based Mexican singer-songwriter Renee Goust wrote La Cumbia Feminazi in response to online abuse suffered by women. “I’ve considered myself a feminist ever since I learned the actual meaning of the word,” she says:

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What’s that smell? Is somebody roasting Hatch Chiles? (video)

by Barney Asada August 15, 2016 Cultura
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It’s that time of the year — Hatch Chile Season.

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Take pounds off and keep them off with the all-new Churro Diet (video)

by LA FLACA August 12, 2016 Cultura
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Santa Monica celebrity lifestyle guru Marisol Weaver shows how you can eat all the churros you want and still lose weight — if you follow her Churro Diet.

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