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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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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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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!: [Mas…]

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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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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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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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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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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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Mozart’s music sounds chingon when it’s performed Banda style! (video)

by Bronco del Camino March 29, 2018 Cultura
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They say Sinaloa’s style of Banda is influenced by its history of German immigration. What would Austrian Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart think about this arrangement of his Sonata #13 from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik? [Music by Alan Jovan Espinoza Aguilera.]

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Hebrew homies Jaquann and Luis get munchies, make matzo balls (NSFW video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE March 28, 2018 Cultura
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On Passover (“Pesach” in Hebrew), los Judios eat “bitter herbs” to remember “the bitterness of slavery in Egypt.” In this video, Hebrew homeboys Jaquann and Luis start out with a sweeter herb and then have to satisfy their munchies with matzo balls. Passover starts Friday night a little after 4:20 — sundown, to be exact. […]

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VIDEO: Excuse me, Mr. Mariachi, but it’s ‘Taco Tuesday’

by Barney Asada March 27, 2018 Cartoons
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That time El Mariachi met El Taquero on Taco Tuesday. [Video by Dylan Carrow.]

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Women’s History Video: To shave or not to shave is ‘A Prickly Subject’

by LA PELUDA March 26, 2018 Cultura
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A Prickly Subject is a poetic account of a woman who is grappling with the decision of whether or not she should embrace her body hair in public. [Video by Helen Plumb.]

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VIDEO: How to humanely wrap your elephant seal like a burrito in a wet towel

by Chale Knickerbocker March 22, 2018 Cultura
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Wrapping your elephant seal in a “burrito wrap” is much easier if you wet the towels first. Also, don’t sit on his flippers. [Video by Stan Jensen.]

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He’s the one guy you don’t want to babysit: ‘Irresponsible Tío’! (video)

by Bronco del Camino March 21, 2018 Cultura
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Sure, blood is thicker than water, but when it comes to watching the kids, you better think twice about Irresponsible Tío.

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First Person: I took a telescope around L.A. so folks could see the moon

by Bronco del Camino March 19, 2018 Cultura
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Alex Gorosh took a telescope around the streets of Los Angeles to give strangers a close-up peep of the moon.

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‘Cuerdas en la vida’: Cut the ties that bind in order to be free (video)

by Comic Saenz March 16, 2018 Cultura
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Film-festival favorite Cuerdas en la vida – Ropes in Life reminds us that we are in charge of our own freedom. This Jalisco-born stop-motion video has a killer concept, startling models/marionettes, amazing live action and sound integration, plus pinpoint pacing. [Directed by Gerardo González Pérez.]

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Bang Data’s new music video is puro ‘Loco’ (NSFW)

by QUESO QUESEM March 15, 2018 Cultura
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Life is crazy and it’s hard to keep it together, but we must persist for the children. Bang Data’s new music video is puro Loco. That’s why it’s also the title track from Oakland-based alternative band’s third studio album. [NSFW F-bomb.] PREVIOUSLY ON BANG DATA:

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In Miami, this San Diego homie keeps it real at ‘The Taco Stand’ (video)

by Andalé Mono March 14, 2018 Cultura
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Lookin good in Miami! San Diego pocho Fernando Mendez keeps it real at The Taco Stand, 313 NW 25th St., where, apparently “raza” means “squad.” The taqueria has 5 stars on Yelp!

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This is how they make a basic, everyday burrito in Art School (videos)

by Barney Asada March 13, 2018 Cultura
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For David Tang’s and Justin Ye’s final stop-motion project at [school unknown] they made this Fantasy Burrito. It would go great with this fantasy stop-motion guacamole, we’re so sure:

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Tired of standing over a hot comal, flipping tortillas? We’ve got robots!

by Barney Asada March 9, 2018 Cultura
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A middle class Anglo family, tired of Mom’s home cooking, join la revolución with the help of an electric tortilla toaster.

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