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San Diego Comic-Con International 2018 is one for the books — a glorious cosplay and comics extravaganza.

A personal highlight for POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz was his first-ever spot on the Quick Draw panel, said to always be the funniest panel at Comic-Con. This year’s group featured the rapid-fire Sharpies of comics god Sergio Aragones (photo ^^) and “has drawn everything” cartoonist Scott Shaw: [Mas…]

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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 through Boyle Heights. It’s been a decade since then, and this summer I had a few days and a rental car, so I saw some things. I had some taco literacy work to do, but more than that, I wanted to learn more about the gente, to visit some places that have been mythologized for me, a Chicano from rural Arizona.

Califas, as I heard y’all refer to yourselves, I had come to get to know you better. [Mas…]

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We asked POCHO readers — on Twitter and IG and Facebook — to send in selfies with the Lalo Alcaraz EMMA GONZALEZ poster (she approves, by the way — see below) and here is what we got. [Mas…]

He lives in a piña under the sea — Bob Esponja — and you can too! Two lovely pineapples for just 25 pesos, or about $1.33. Test your piña for ripeness by pulling out a leaf at the top as you sing along with the Sponge Bob theme song below. If it pulls out easily, it’s ripe (according to my Abuelita). The leaf, you pervert. Get your mind out of the gutter.

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They came, on Saturday, they saw, and they were escorted out, as the home team chanted “fuera”… Once again.

Attempting to re- ignite the alt-right revolution with greasy pizza, local hater Roger Ogden and the Border Town Patriots, Inc. (sic) came down to San Diego’s Chicano Park to host “Patriot Picnic 2.0” promising to bring in a large number of supporters — all 25 of them — to stand up against the hundreds from the Chicano Park Autodefensa.

Unlike their response during the first confrontation last October, San Diego Police Department closed Logan Avenue and placed barricades, insuring that both “Patriots” and Autodefensa members remained separate (keeping the “Patriots” enclosed for a few hours until once again escorted out by SDPD). [Mas…]

New Mex restaurant used to be Chinese? No problema! (photo)

by Comic Saenz February 1, 2018 Cultura
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So your new Mexican restaurant is taking over a space formerly occupied by a Chinese restaurant and there’s a big pandas mural painted on the wall? No problem! (Snagged from REDDIT.)

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They call this a quesadilla in NYC? Unclear on the concept! (photo)

by LAURA MARTINEZ January 25, 2018 Cultura
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Sure, whatever you say, Westside Market 🙄 pic.twitter.com/t0TmWzVNLC — Laura Martínez ®️ (@miblogestublog) January 24, 2018 [Editor’s Note: We found Westside Market’s website. It features cheese, unlike these “quesadillas”. Go figure.]

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The time MLK sent a telegram to Cesar Chavez (photo)

by Especial Correspondents January 15, 2018 Cultura
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“I am deeply moved by your courage,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, wrote to UFW founder Cesar Chavez in 1966. “As brothers in the fight for equality,” he wrote, “I extend the hand of fellowship and good will and wish continuing success to you and your members. The fight for equality must be fought on […]

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Trump warns Americans about fat Mexican in a mask (photo)

by Comic Saenz December 21, 2017 El Now
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Before the Doyers: ‘Once Upon A Time in Chavez Ravine’ (videos, photo)

by Comic Saenz October 25, 2017 Cultura
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Although we root root root for the home team, we can never forget the gente who were forced out of their homes in Chavez Ravine to make way for Dodger Stadium. Last night Chavez Ravine looked like this …

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Those rolls of paper Trump threw in Puerto Rico? ¡Mira! (photo)

by Especial Correspondents October 6, 2017 Cultura
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[Photo via A Margarita on the Twitter.]

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POCHO Lost & Found: USSR-Mexico Friendship Society Pin (photo)

by CARLOS MARX October 2, 2017 Cultura
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Bed, Bath and Taco Trucks? And they appear to be on sale!

by Especial Correspondents September 14, 2017 Cultura
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Spotted and photographed in the wild by Guatemalan-American Facebook friend Carolina E. Barillas, so don’t know if they are discontinued, on sale, or destined to be ON EVERY CORNER. In the Bed, Bath online store, they come with gummy worm straws and “chopsticks” (!) for $23.99: We are like, “OK, sure but hold the worms.”

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The Kate Spade ‘Taco Truck Purse’ is a Latino cultural barometer

by BERNADETTE RIVERO September 7, 2017 Cultura
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A Guide To Understanding The Differences Between Different Kinds Of Latinos, As Manifested By Responses T O   T H I S Kate Spade Taco Truck Purse ($251) · Mexican: Ay, no. · Mexican-American: Hell. No. · Latinx: That’s cultural appropriation. · Tex Mex: OMG I WANT THIS PURSE!!!!!!

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Make America Truck Again – in Spanglish! (photo)

by Especial Correspondents August 21, 2017 Cultura
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Looks legit and it’s good advice, too. No passing on the right! [Stolen from REDDIT.]

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Does this tortilla have a message for me? (photo)

by Janelle Gonzales July 25, 2017 Cultura
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I was making late night dinner at home Monday, and got a message from the cosmos. What do you think it means?

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The Zoot Suits you are looking for are in Ciudad Juarez (photos)

by EDDIE ALMOST July 17, 2017 Cultura
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Just across the Rio Grande from El Paso is Ciudad Juarez, where suits are still zoot and chucos are still suave. Photographer Francesco Giusti shared his Ciudad Juarez photos with Roads and Kingdoms and we’re sharing some with you.

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Trump piñata gets gig as carpool lane dummy (photos)

by Especial Correspondents June 16, 2017 Cultura
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I’m bored bigly and I’m tired of just hanging around! Sad!

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High fashion lets you look like a cholo – if you have the dinero

by Memo Nericcio June 8, 2017 Cultura
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Thanks to Professor Eliza Rodriguez Y Gibson who pointed my now-scalded eyes, my scarred Mexican-American soul, to this fantabulous atrocity! Haute couture non-mexican “cholos”!!!! Holy Baudrillard meets Eddie J. Olmos’s Pachuco — who would be rolling over in his grave if he weren’t still thriving in Hollywood!

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L.A. movie money gives Hamilton chola eyebrows (photo)

by La Chata June 5, 2017 Cartoons
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Bro: if you’re gonna slip a fake ten at least don’t give Hamilton chola brows. Nice try, though. [Spotted at The Echo Saturday night.]

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Quick-thinking tourist snaps photo of MR. POCHO in Puerto Vallarta

by JUNCO CANCHÉ May 31, 2017 El Now
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What was Our Fearless Leader MR. POCHO doing in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico on Tuesday? We can’t tell, but it was NOT COLLUSION and NO GLOWING ORBS were involved. We CAN say this:

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