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POCHO amigo Top Chef alumnus Katsuji Tanabe doesn’t want you to waste food. That’s why he’s sharing his recipe for chilaquiles.

Maybe it is a thing: The Curse of Chavez Ravine (toon)

by SERG HERNANDEZ November 3, 2017 Cartoons
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READ MORE ABOUT THE SAD HISTORY OF CHAVEZ RAVINE HERE.

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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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La Quirky Nancy visits a ‘gentrified’ East Los coffee shop (video)

by Verdana Bold September 11, 2017 Cultura
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La Quirky Nancy’s Cousin Becky from the Bay Area moves in with Nancy, but when they grab some METRO shared bicycles and tour the new hood, things don’t turn out exactly like Nancy expected. PREVIOUSLY ON LA QUIRKY:

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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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Hipster ‘Palm Pies’ or culturally-appropriated empanadas? (video)

by Barney Asada June 1, 2017 Cultura
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In the second episode of Welcome to the Northside, a Denver hipster brings his Palm Pie food cart to the hood, but our hero Mikey Gonzales is skeptical. Gonzales, a Chicano young professional, just bought a house in this gentrifying neighborhood, but still finds himself searching for home. See all the episodes of Welcome to […]

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Barrio Watch in Full Effect: Protect Our Communities! (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ April 11, 2017 Cartoons
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The Barrio Nostalgia of ‘Veteranas and Rucas’ on Instagram

by Memo Nericcio April 4, 2017 Cultura
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The internet is so much about what to look at. For me, that’s weird. You see the bulk of the first part of my life was bound up with reading—which is all about looking at things, reading words, but has little to do with seeing, with reading pictures. It is true that as a kid, […]

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‘Highland Park’: Binge-watch all the episodes right here! (NSFW videos)

by Comic Saenz December 29, 2016 Cultura
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Have you been watching Highland Park on the YouTube? We’ve got all the episodes right here for your binge-watching convenience. You can start with this trailer (above), or dive right in (below). [NSFW. Adult situations, language.] In Episode 1, Los Angeles locals Juanita and Diego had a holy vision in Highland Park. Who knew Tonantzin, […]

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Boyle Heights’ The Tracks want you to ‘Go Out Tonight’ (video, lyrics)

by Soy Capitan December 5, 2016 Cultura
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Go Out Tonight is the debut release from Boyle Heights band The Tracks. The noir-looking video — with visuals from the 1961 film The Exiles — sets a contrasting stage for the band’s poppy high energy sound and escapist lyrics:

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La Cucaracha: It’s a gentrified day in the neighborhood (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 28, 2016 Cartoons
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Can Juanita and Diego survive the gentrification of ‘Highland Park’?

by Moctezuma Cortés November 10, 2016 Cultura
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Los Angeles locals Juanita and Diego had a holy vision in Highland Park. Who knew Tonantzin, Aztec mother goddess, had a cousin named Concepción? [Video by Lone Stars Entertainment.]

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The reason Trump wants to build a wall? To keep America white

by Paul A. Garcia, Ed. D October 14, 2016 Cultura
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Emilio is a childhood friend of mine who we appropriately call Malo (mean). Usually, Malo and I converse about old times; friends we have lost and experiences we shared growing up. So it surprised me the other day when he asked me, “Poule, why does Donald Trump want to build a pinche (damn) wall?”. I […]

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Hey, Trump! Come down to my barrio and say that again

by Dr. Alvaro Huerta September 16, 2016 El Now
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On the first day of class, I always inform my university students that I hold two PhDs — one from a premier research institution, UC Berkeley, and the other from one of the toughest neighborhoods in the country, East Los Angeles’ Ramona Gardens housing project or Big Hazard projects (named after the notorious gang). While […]

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This painting says it all about gentrification (toon)

by HABLO PICASSO June 30, 2016 Cartoons
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San Diego artist Ricardo Islas used acrylic on wood to create this miniature 5″ x 7″ gem — Gentrification. PREVIOUSLY ON GENTRIFICATION: SPONSORED: Take the worry out of gentrification – with GENTRÍFIA®

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Bienvenidos a Minneapolis, Minnesota, Aztlan (photos)

by RUSSELL CONTRERAS August 10, 2015 Cultura
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During the National Association of Black Journalists Convention in Minneapolis last weekend I decided to take a break and visit East Lake Street. That’s the heart of the city’s Mexican and Somali immigrant communities. I had tacos at Taqueria Los Ocampo then strolled down East Lake and discovered scenes one might find in East Los […]

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Notes from Technotopia, SF:
 On the Cruelty of Indifference


by Guillermo Gómez-Peña July 13, 2015 Cultura
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 On the Cruelty of Indifference


Dear Ex-local artist, writer, activist, bohemian, street eccentric, and/or protector of difference… Imagine a city, your city and your former “hip” neighborhood, being handed over by greedy politicians and re/developers to the crème de la crème of the tech industry. This includes the 7 most powerful tech companies in the world. I don’t need to […]

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POCHO Poetry Corner: Chicano Love and Barrio Streets

by FRANK SOLIS February 27, 2015 El Now
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A rose grows among the cracked sidewalks, of the tear stained barrio streets, where happiness is a luxury and can easily be lost forever. While deep in their thoughts a young Chicano couple are falling in love. A painting of the Virgin looks down upon streets which are so far from heaven, yet not so […]

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[TGIF Music Video] Beck: ‘GameBoy Homeboy (Qué Onda, Guero?)’

by MOON GUAC September 27, 2013 Cartoons
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Eight bits rule the world in this remixed version of the Beck tune. But what are the words? Qué onda guero? Qué onda Jose? See the vegetable man In the vegetable van With a horn that’s honking Like a mariachi band In the middle of the street

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