La Cucaracha: How Trump can clean up his campaign (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 8, 2016 Cartoons
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La Chingona Sandeh stitches to empower mujeres (photos)

by HABLO PICASSO July 8, 2016 Cartoons
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“Sandy Perez picked up her first embroidery hoop three years ago, and what started as a hobby quickly turned into a passion project as she stitched empowering feminist messages and humorous pop cultural references into her designs,” Huffington Post explains.

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MADåPPLE goes down to ‘Mexico’ — they still got respect for the dead

by Soy Capitan July 8, 2016 Cultura
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Los Angeles-based analogelectroclash blues band MADåPPLE — the insane lovechild of Stevie Wonder and Tom Waits — goes down to Mexico in this music video. Why Mexico? They’ve still got respect for the dead. New Orleans, too. MADåPPLE is on the Fesibuk.

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It’s a miracle! Meet Our Lady of Springfield, aka Margelupe (toon)

by Cartoonistas July 8, 2016 Cartoons
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Margelupe is an original painting by Montebello, CA, artist Ariel Torres. This 16″ by 20″ acrylic on canvas mashup is not for sale yet, but will be soon. Torres still needs to shoot that one perfect photo of the painting so he can make reproductions, he told POCHO via email. After that, fine art prints […]

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Half-fast country music classic: Jim Reeves ‘Adios Amigo’ (video)

by Soy Capitan July 7, 2016 Cultura
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The country music legend Jim Reeves had a lot of big records, but we like this “half-fast” April 16, 1964 live-in-Norway version of his hit Adios Amigo. He died later that year behind the controls of a small plane that crashed in Tennessee during a violent thunderstorm. He was 40 years old.

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To win playing BORDERS, you need to beat La Migra (video)

by Comic Saenz July 7, 2016 Cultura
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BORDERS is a game from Gonzalo Alvarez where players walk in the shoes of an immigrant to endure the danger of a journey across the desert. You only win if you can avoid La Migra and beat the heat by hiding under bushes and staying hydrated. Many make the journey towards the border with the […]

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Julie Anne: Please tell us about your taco (video)

by Barney Asada July 7, 2016 Cultura
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On Food Network’s CHOPPED, it’s all about the context, am I right, Chef Geoffrey Zakarian?

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La Cucaracha: How to do absolutely nada and make $174,000+ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 6, 2016 Cartoons
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Los Cenzontles: I’ve looked at clouds from ‘Both Sides Now’ (video)

by Soy Capitan July 6, 2016 Cultura
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Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) mariachicize [Is that even a word? It should be!] Joni Mitchell’s classic Both Sides Now (Clouds). MIRA LOS LYRICS:

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La Cucaracha: Another July 4, another all-American cookout (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 5, 2016 Cartoons
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TORTILLA TOWEL: You know you want it, you know you need it (video)

by Verdana Bold July 5, 2016 Cultura
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When getting wrapped up in a soft and fluffy, warm from the dryer tortilla is your ComidaCosPlay character, you know you want it, you know you need it, the Tortilla Towel! The only question is — corn or wheat?

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You can ‘Reach for the Stars’ with a plastic grabber thingy (video)

by Lucida Grandé July 5, 2016 Cultura
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TAPE RECORDING: Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write, shoot, cut and complete a short comedy video in 48 hours including this line of dialogue –“Am I missing something here?” — a character named Lee or Leah Gregory, and a plaster grabber thingy as a prop. SERGIO AND JULIO GONZALEZ OF […]

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July 4th on Broadway: West Side Story: Rita Moreno: ‘America’ (video)

by Soy Capitan July 4, 2016 Cultura
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I like to be in America! OK by me in America! Ev’rything free in America. For a small fee in America! — West Side Story (1957). LOS LYRICS:

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Happy Cuatro de Julio from La Cucaracha, Lalo y POCHO (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 4, 2016 Cartoons
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El Charro de Oro Sebastien de La Cruz: ‘Star Spangled Banner’ (video)

by Soy Capitan July 4, 2016 Cultura
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El Charro de Oro Sebastien de La Cruz sings The Star Spangled Banner at the NBA finals in 2013. This stunning performance wowed the fans and pissed off the haters. Screw the haters.

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Born in East L.A.: “They’re coming to America!” (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés July 4, 2016 Cultura

Far, We’ve been traveling far Without a home But not without a star Free, Only want to be free We huddle close Hang on to a dream On the boats and on the planes They’re coming to America Never looking back again, They’re coming to America

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The Blasters’ Dave Alvin: ‘Hey, Baby, It’s the Fourth of July’ (video)

by Soy Capitan July 4, 2016 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!

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Elie Wiesel: No human being is illegal (toon)

by HABLO PICASSO July 2, 2016 Cartoons
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Bay Area artist Favianna Rodriguez illustrated a quote from Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel. R.I.P.

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Happy 4th of July! ‘Star Spanglish Banner’ by Horchata Ice (audio)

by QUESO QUESEM July 2, 2016 Audio
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Here’s one from the vaults! Is Star Spanglish Banner a lost track from INSANE IN THE BRAIN, the unreleased 2007 album that was the subject of speculation, lawsuits and at least two shootings? Those close to HORCHATA ICE (photo) won’t say. And those ties to Biggie and Tupac? Don’t go there.  

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POCHO History 101: Signing of the Declaration of Independence (toon)

by Bronco del Camino July 2, 2016 Cartoons
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