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Eric J. Garciathe New Mexico-born, Chicago-based artist whose toons frequently appear here — has a book of his toons — Drawing On Anger: Portraits of U.S. Hypocrisy — coming out in September. [Mas…]

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I get along well enough with my neighbors, but we really don’t talk. That’s why it was surprising to me when I got a knock on my door one night from the lady across the street.

She had never talked to me before, even though she and her family have lived in my hood for years. But now, la vecina was all smiles and excitement.

“So is that a Chevrolet Traverse in front of your house?” she asked. Why yes, it was!

“Did you buy it?”

Nope, it was a test drive.

“When you’re done with it, can you let me know what you thought?” she said. “Because I want to get one, but my husband wants to go with a Toyota.

Better conversation than her asking me to not play Los Bukis so loud, amirite? [Mas…]

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Raza Comida is your source for traditional cuisine with a modern flair, like the new and delicious Sunday morning menudo pops. [Audio via our friends @ Librotraficante.. Check out Tony and friends tonight on the radiola!]

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POCHO amigo Eric Holland thinks something smells funny in the United Estates. (Eric is a new dad which may account for the diaper analogy.)

Mira los lyrics: [Mas…]

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La Cucaracha: U*S*A*Landia is ‘The Trumpiest Place on Earth!’ (toons)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 5, 2018 Cartoons
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Dave Alvin, Flaco Jimenez, David Hidalgo y Los Cenzontles: ‘Hey, Baby, It’s the Fourth of July’

by Comic Saenz July 4, 2018 Cultura
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Roots rock singer/guitar slinger and East Los homie (Downey) Dave Alvin sings a classic ode to America, folky roots, broken hearts, independence and Mexican kids shooting fireworks Hey, baby, it’s the Fourth of July! Alvin is backed in this version by Los Cenzontles, Tex-Mex accordion superstar Flaco Jimenez and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos. Here’s […]

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La Cucaracha: Help ‘build the wall’ at U*S*A*Landia Theme Park (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 3, 2018 Cartoons
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Around Our Town: Where to go, what to do over the July 4 break

by CHALE KNICKERBOCKER, SOCIETY EDITOR July 3, 2018 Cultura

FIREWORKS: Mission Pocho Viejo American Legion Post 536 once again presents their Annual Fireworks Extravagonzo tomorrow at sunset. This year the pyrotechnics come from Los Light & Loafers Sparklistas with their presentation Rainbows of Love. Watch out for the confetti and glitter bombs! Moms: Bring your blankets and sit the kids on the grass at Sotomayor Stadium. […]

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Today’s Special: Nachos and a side of history at SARAPE’s GRILL (toon)

by ARNIE BERMUDEZ July 3, 2018 Cartoons
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POCHO amigo Arnie Bermudez’ new cartoon series follows events at your favorite local taqueria, SARAPE’s GRILL. Let’s take a look ….

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La Cucaracha: ME … in Space! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 2, 2018 Cartoons
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In futbol and in life: ¡Viva Mexico! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 24, 2018 Cartoons
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Sacre Bleu! French commercial for taqueria has no tacos (video)

by Barney Asada June 15, 2018 Cultura
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There’s something that might be a square burrito, but we’re not so sure. Nevertheless, bon appetit! TacosChickenLand’s website is here.

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Around Our Town: Puro Party Picks for Father’s Day Weekend 2018

by CHALE KNICKERBOCKER, SOCIETY EDITOR June 15, 2018 Cultura
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Father and Son Chile-Eating Contest: Quién es más macho? The East Pocho Optimists Club once again sets up shop at Fernando Valenzuela Field for their annual chile-eating contest, which pits father-son teams against each other to see who can ascend the Picante Podium of Pain. The winning team wins even more chiles! Sunday, noon. Bronche: […]

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NYC profe visits East Los, eats tacos, takes photos, buys Doyers shirt

by Steven Alvarez June 14, 2018 Cultura
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From #PueblaYork to #OaxaCalifornia I live in NYC, and I have to admit, it had been a long time since I spent time in L.A., close to a decade. In 2008, I visited my tía abuela who lived in Orange County. She drove me up to L.A. to see Olvera Street and a quick drive […]

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La Cucaracha: Please! Satirist needs help (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 11, 2018 Cartoons
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Just for White People! Mind Your Own F**king Business (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz June 11, 2018 Cultura
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Hello, White People! Are you having a sad because there’s a family enjoying a picnic in the park while being Black? Did the customer in front of you just speak a language that makes you irrationally angry? Ask your doctor if Mind Your Own F**king Business is right for you. [NSFW language. Video by Cat […]

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