Cultura


In New York City’s Jackson Heights neighborhood, at Los Amigos Thin Crust Pizza, you can get a pie that’s sorta like al pastor, but not really. They’re on Facebook.

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Despite vehement protestations of innocence, the local constables have incarcerated a member of Manic Hispanic on criminal charges. At least according to this song [NSFW lyrics]: [Mas…]

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East Los pocha Hope Sandoval and her group Mazzy Star’s Quiet, the Winter Harbor — their latest release — is both lovely and disturbing. As always, Sandoval shines with the most distinctive and memorable voice in rock music today, and the atmospheric production makes the melody soar. Mazzy Star is on Facebook.

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The Gipsy Kings burn it up in this version of the traditional song about that nasty Cockroach (La Cucaracha) who is a mota-smoking fool, doncha know.

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Does Chunky Diesel go well with carne asada? Is Girl Scout Cookies a good cannabis pairing for kale tamales? You won’t mess up your meal with a marijuana mistake when your Weed Sommelier is POCHO amigo Chris Garcia!

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In Michoacan, Abono Punzo makes art from copper waste (video)

by HABLO PICASSO April 19, 2018 Cultura
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Mexican Handcraft Masters/COPPER from Mariano Rentería Garnica shows Abono Punzo and his crew hard at work making beautiful, functional artifacts from waste copper in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacan.

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My mom is a ‘Chankla Abuser’ (Manic Hispanic NSFW video plus lyrics)

by Soy Capitan April 18, 2018 Cultura
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Making good on their threat to release a new song every week, So Cal homies Manic Hispanic ask you to consider this ode to Mexican moms everywhere: Chankla Abuser. [Barely audible F-bomb.] Confused? ¡Mira los lyrics!:

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At Toloache in Manhattan, ‘Grasshopper Tacos’ are a big hit (video)

by Barney Asada April 18, 2018 Cultura
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The New York City mini restaurant chain Toloache recommends three orders of Tacos de Chapulines for a party of 10. Your mileage may vary. [Video by Keziah Tutu for Pavement Pieces.] PREVIOUSLY ON CHAPULINES: TV Chef Chris Oh loves the Tacos de Chapulines in NYC (video) Tacos de Grillos — grasshoppers (how-to recipe video)

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Welcome to Tacos Hipódromo, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico (video)

by Barney Asada April 17, 2018 Cultura
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La Cocina — an observational documentary — is by Bad Barista Films.

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La Cucaracha: If you had just one ‘superpower’ …. (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 16, 2018 Cartoons
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I am the fifth generation of my family in Los Angeles (video)

by Janelle Gonzales April 16, 2018 Cultura

I am the fifth generation of my family in El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles. This is my story.

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Start your weekend Frijol Style! (#FFF Feliz Frijol Friday meme)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ April 13, 2018 Cartoons
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Is this ‘new’ PLANET J really new or something else entirely? (video)

by ZORRO MULDER April 12, 2018 Cartoons
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A delegation to newly-discovered PLANET J says the humanoids inhabitants are obviously different from us, but they are very kind. They all live together in harmony despite their differences. Same as it ever was?

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That time when a Nazi dude ordered from the taco truck (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada April 11, 2018 Cartoons
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Director Darren Bachynski turned Charlie Demers’ live comedy routine about a Nazi’s trip to a taco truck into a cartoon video. [NSFW F-bomb.]

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Manic Hispanic: ‘We Are the Mas Chingones’ (video plus NSFW lyrics)

by Soy Capitan April 10, 2018 Cultura

Mas Chingones is the latest new musica (new song every week for new LP Back In Brown) from Manic Hispanic — the guys are “vatos locos brown and down.” [Some NSFW adult language.] Mira los lyrics:

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LatinoUSA Audio: “How I Made It” is Yesika Salgado’s love poem to L.A.

by Andalé Mono April 9, 2018 Audio
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Yesika Salgado dissects “What I Know,” a poem from her book about family, love and loss, and the city she calls home. [Audio from our friends at NPR’s Latino USA.]

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It’s Casual Friday, but you work for POCHO (#FFF Feliz Frijol Friday toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ April 6, 2018 Cartoons
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Pocho Ocho Most Important Terms and Conditions for Dealing With Me

by CARLOS AGUILAR April 5, 2018 Cultura
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I’m not a hard guy to get along with, as long as you adhere to the Pocho Ocho Most Important Terms and Conditions for Dealing With Me: 8. Don’t call me amigo; it’s the first sign we’re not friends 7. Friends don’t let friends… put lettuce in their burritos 6. Every time you microwave a […]

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Manic Hispanic’s love song for the president: ‘Naranjo’ (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz April 3, 2018 Cultura
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Hardcore SoCal homies Manic Hispanic reserved a special color for the president – orange – and a pet name – something about “pendejo” – in this brand new video. [NSFW in Spanglish.] PREVIOUSLY ON MANIC HISPANIC:

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Is your Tio like this or only at SARAPE’s GRILL? (toon)

by Comic Saenz April 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 as Tio Sarape reveals his latest plans….

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La Cucaracha: Weird News я Us (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 2, 2018 Cartoons
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GMC’s Terrain is a baby SUV with teenaged style and big boy verve

by Gustavo Arellano April 2, 2018 Cultura
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Photo Courtesy GMC A couple of years ago, the wifey and I were just outside Albany, Kentucky (pronounced “Al-BANE-EE” down there), when my dad’s 2005 GMC Yukon told me something it had never shared before. “LOW TIRE PRESSURE” a sensor on the dashboard screamed once I went to turn on the ignition, a sensor I […]

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The Beandocks: Why do we hate Twitter so much? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 30, 2018 Cartoons
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