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Connie Wang travels to Nagoya, Japan to speak with local women who dress like Chicanas. You won’t believe what happens next!

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.]


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, I was all about reading while seeing, with Richie Rich, Mad Magazine, Vampirella, Batman, Eerie, and Plop! infecting the technicolor corridors of my imagination.

But after that came college and graduate school with a major in literature—so novels took over (that and critical theory), so words came to dominate the scene of my life. [Mas…]

threevatosIt’s time for old girlfriends, secret tears and family dynamics in the latest episode of Hey Vato!

When Chuy’s sister Angie hogs the bathroom taking selfies, Smiley interrupts the subsequent sibling discussion with insight from author, artist and poet e.e. cummings. [Mas…]


Sure that fine chica gave you her number, but what are you going to do to seal the deal? Hey Vato’s Chuy gives Smiley a lesson in how to talk to the hynas.


She only has one wish, Sandra Bullock told George Lopez in 2009: She wants to be “more Latina.” Sympathetic Lopez gets Bullock a chola makeover.

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La Virgen de Guadalupe: ‘I’m too sexy for your cover!’ (toon)

by HABLO PICASSO July 3, 2013 Cartoons
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La Virgen de Guadalupe’s new Summer 2013 look — as seen on a recent cover of the Santa Fe Reporter — has gotten some people upset. Fox Latino reports: “If your intent was to in effect slap Catholics across the face, by putting forth this public depiction of Our Lady as a party girl, during […]

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Reese Witherspoon goes chola, defends her man from pig cops

by María Purísima April 26, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from ATLANTA) Reese Witherspoon trotted out her East L.A. roots over the weekend after her husband was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. “Who do you think you are?” Reese demanded during the traffic stop. “You can’t treat my man like that! Do you know who I am? If you don’t […]

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PNS*Hot*Flash: Chicana frets – winged eyebrows or eyeliner?

by María Purísima April 4, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS ANGELES) Veronica Gonzalez has a conundrum: Should she go rockabilly and do winged eyeliner or go chola and do winged eyebrows? “It’s, like, hard, you know? I’m just trying to keep up with my heritage,” Gonzalez told PNS Wednesday. Gonzalez said that if she went rockabilly it would not only […]

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What a girl’s makeup means: The Chola Eyebrows Edition (video)

by Verdana Bold March 27, 2013 Cultura
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Our new friend Aury Martinez is back with an educational video about the art and craft of eye makeup and its role in maintaining group identity while simultaneously celebrating individual personality, and other deep shit like that. (Totally NSFW language.) Aury’s on Twitter.

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On the Internets, everyone knows you are ‘Chongalicious’ (video)

by Andalé Mono March 18, 2013 Cultura
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On the Internets, you can be as Chongalicious as you want. (NSFW language.) Bandwidth, tu sabes, expands to fit the waste available. RELATED: Hey white bitches talkin’ sh*t: You better back your sh*t up (video)

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eBay ‘sniper’ outbids local man for ‘Chola Low Riders’ pulp magazine

by MING SANS MERCI February 6, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from PDX) Area collector Reynaldo “Ronnie” Morales’ heart was broken Sunday night when a last-minute auction bid from an eBay “sniper” pushed the coveted September 1953 issue of Amazing Future Tales out of his grasp and into the arms of another. The sniper killed Morale’s chances with a $37.83 winning bid. Morales had […]

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If every picture tells a story–does this one? Caption contest! *UPDATED

by HABLO PICASSO September 10, 2012 Cartoons
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*We have a winner! Scroll down for all the entries and the best caption. Caption this image to win something cool from us and perhaps the esteem of pochos everywhere! Contest begins now and ends at midnight PDT tonight. POCHO decisions final. Bribes accepted but no guarantees, OK? Deal? Deal. Write your caption below to […]

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Cholas turning Japanese? We really think so! Meet the J-Cholas (photos)

by SEÑOR BLACKWELL September 7, 2012 Cultura
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Yakuza lowriders? Check. Spanish Crip-walking cholo wannabes? Check. Good ole boy Southern Comfort luchador-looking surf rockers? Check. Face it, brown is the new black. Today’s example? Japanese cholas!

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See ‘Cholas Gone Wild!’ (the video, Homies Hip Hop Show style)

by Comic Saenz March 12, 2012 Cultura
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From the late Homies Hip Hop Show on LATV.

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