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Delivered to graduating seniors and their families at Pomona College’s Class Day

It’s great to be here today
to recognize you all in this way
I want to be here fully in celebration
but I can’t without first naming some realizations
I offer these reflections
with all humility
in the lessons you’ve taught me, class of 2017
Please know, I didn’t set out to rhyme
that’s just how the words flowed this time
The severity of the issues remain
I just speak them with little academic refrain [Mas…]

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Evenuelto en Hojas in Quintana Roo specializes in tamales made with amor, and atole. How can you go wrong? [Video by Mariana de la Rosa.]

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In this pilot for a web series called Micro Bites spotlighting “unusual” Mexican dishes, we watch the preparation of beef tongue tacos. Eduardo Ramirez takes us along for tacos de lengua at Tacos Rocha, in Sabinas Hidalgo, Nuevo León, in northeast Mexico, an hour south of Laredo. Flour or corn, with a side of borracho beans.

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Little Pedro and the Street Singers explain ‘Spanish America’ (video)

by Soy Capitan May 22, 2017 Audio
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In “Spanish America”, supposed kid singers explain how tortillas are corn bread and frijoles are what’s for lunch: From the Children’s Record Guild 78, released circa early 1950s. With David Pfeffer as Pedro, also with Sally Sweetland, Earl Rogers, Lee Sweetland, Denise Alexander and David Anderson. Music by Miguel Sandoval. Story by L. Paris.

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Can this burrito get to Super Burrito in Rockaway Beach? (video)

by Barney Asada May 16, 2017 Cultura
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As near as we can tell from this minute-long video, Super Burrito is coming soon to Rockaway Beach, Queens, on the south shore of Lon Gisland. Rockaway Beach? That’s where the Ramones used to party:

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London’s Mestizo Mexican Market: Serapes, calacas, y salsas (video)

by Andalé Mono May 15, 2017 Cultura
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Stuck in London without a rebozo? Salsa-less in Soho? Caught without a calaca? Stop by the Mestizo Mexican Market — next door to Mestizo Restaurant & Tequila Bar on Hampstead Road in Kings Cross — for all your arte, comida, y ropas requirements.

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Cutty Flam’s latest prom punk rola “Runaway” is EZ 2 dance 2 (audio)

by Comic Saenz May 15, 2017 Audio
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POCHO amigos Cutty Flam, the alt.rock.band from your black-and-white-retro future, asked us a pregunta on the Twitter: Do you want a new Prom Punk Rola to dance with your Angel Baby? Why, yes we do! Here is the latest from these local faves: Runaway. Now send the Angel Baby, por fa.

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Happy Mothers Day from La Cucaracha and Mama’s Tacos (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 14, 2017 Cartoons
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Speedy-bi Speedy-bo, die schnellste Maus von Mexiko! (lyrics, videos)

by Comic Saenz May 12, 2017 Cartoons
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With Germany’s Angela Merkel the new leader of the “Free World,” we thought it was time to brush up on our German, so we asked Mexico’s Fastest Mouse, Speedy Gonzales, for help. Take it away, Speedy el Maus! Übergrosser gelber Sombrero, weisser Poncho, weisse Hose und ein rotes Halstuch. Das ist Speedy Gonzales, Die schnellste […]

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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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These are tacos al pastor, en estilo Boricua (video)

by Barney Asada May 11, 2017 Cultura
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Check out the tacos al pastor at Uikú de Boriken, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico (Boricua).

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POCHO Rock History: The Blendells ‘La La La La La’ (video)

by Soy Capitan May 10, 2017 Cultura
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In 1964, East Los Angeles pochos The Blendells had a hit with a Latin-tinged cover of Stevie Wonder’s La La La La La.

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So you want to turn avocados into guacamole? Watch this video!

by EresNerd May 10, 2017 Cultura
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Hey kids! Here’s a video about how to make guacamole, with your host and chef Tio Choko.

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Looks legit! Tacos al pastor in Copenhagen, Denmark (video)

by Barney Asada May 9, 2017 Cultura
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When you’re serving up tacos al pastor in the meat packing district (Kødbye) of old town Copenhagen, Denmark, they’ve got to be delicioso, amiright? These look legit. Also that word “Kødbye” means brown, so it’s all good. [Video by Gabriel Miranda.] PREVIOUSLY IN COPENHAGEN:

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Nam nam? Spanish ‘Tapas’ magazine features Trump on cover (photo)

by MATEO EL TEJANO May 9, 2017 Cultura
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¿Cuáles son los platos favoritos de los amos del mundo? ¿Y del presidente @realDonaldTrump? Averígualo en el nuevo número de @TapasMagazine. pic.twitter.com/cyuybb1kCa — Tapas Magazine (@TapasMagazine) May 3, 2017 Bananas. Ham? Baloney? Salami at the bottom? We haven’t seen an actual print copy. Have you?

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We like these entries in the #MyOREOCreation Twitter contest! (toons)

by Comic Saenz May 9, 2017 Cartoons
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POCHO amiga Bernadette Rivero — top cookie at Cortez Brothers, a creative broadcast production company — shared two concepts for the #MyOreoCreation contest on the Twitter. We asked her what was up with that. Here’s what she emailed back:

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La Cucaracha: Cinco de Mayo in the Age of Trumpendejo (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 8, 2017 Cartoons
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Party too much on Cinco de Mayo? This workout is for you! (video)

by Barney Asada May 8, 2017 Cultura
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Feeling stuffed and disgustingly fat after Cinco de Mayo? All those tacos, chips, salsa, cerveza, y tequila add up! We recommend crunches. [Video by Adam Rozanski.]

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I have been awaiting Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” all my life

by DOLORES QUINTANA May 8, 2017 Cultura
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I have been waiting for something like Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown all my life. Really. The CNN season premiere April 30  was a watershed moment for Chicanos and Mexican Americans. Here’s what I Tweeted the night I saw it: The show asked people like me what it’s like to be who we are and I never thought anyone […]

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La Cucaracha: Cinco de Mayo is a big American holiday now (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 5, 2017 Cartoons
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¡Ask a Mexican! How should Mexicans celebrate Cinco de Mayo? (video)

by Comic Saenz May 5, 2017 Cultura

POCHO’s Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask a Mexican! Arellano dons traditional garb to esplain How REAL Mexicans Should Celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

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