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It was just another evening, just another Mexican Dinner with la familia, until the son decided it was time to make an announcement that would rock the house.

tehuana_dresssqSelected photos of Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe – locked away for half a century – will go on exhibit in London next week.

fridaydiegoaskidsDangerous Minds reports:

After Kahlo’s death in 1954, her husband Diego Rivera shut her belongings in a bathroom at their Mexico City home, the Blue House, [video, below] the marvelous house they shared—and then insisted that it be locked up until 15 years after his death (which, in the event, happened in 1957).

In fact, the room wasn’t opened until 2004, when Ishiuchi Miyako was given permission to photograph its intimate contents.

The photographs will be on display at the Michael Hoppen Gallery in London from May 14 through July 12.

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cassandroHe’s here, he’s queer and he’s the three-time world champion. Meet Cassandro, Luchador Exotico. Arielle Castillo reports for Fusion Live. [Mas…]

undocustrangersDirector Rocsi Diaz’s short video The Secrets of Strangers explores what happens when undocumented immigrants reveal their status to people they have just met — other undocumented immigrants. [Mas…]

(PNS reporting from MEXICO CITY) Inspired by NBA basketball star Jason Collins’ recent revelation that he’s gay, beloved Mexican singing star Juan Gabriel will make a special announcement tomorrow, PNS has learned.

An exclusive interview with Balones magazine will feature this stunning quote from Gabriel: [Mas…]

THIS JUST IN: (PNS reporting from REDMOND, WA) Former Microsoft Office Assistant Clippy, fired after a controversial career just trying to help some people out for crissake, will come out as gay in a forthcoming tell-all autobiography, PNS has learned.

The book, tentatively titled Don’t Ask Me Again, details Clippy’s crush on icon rival Happy Mac (photo), tempestuous meetings with erstwhile colleague Microsoft Bob, and all-night drug-fueled parties with the Tux, the Linux Penguin. [Mas…]

Pocho Ocho secret items from Frida Kahlo’s closet *not* on display

by Especial Correspondents January 9, 2013 Cultura
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What’s behind the blue door? While visitors to the Casa Azul Museo Frida Kahlo in Mexico City think they’re viewing a definitive selection of items from Kahlo’s closet that have been hidden for 58 years, POCHO has learned that curators, sensitive to the artist’s legend, have held back some items from public display. Here are […]

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Romney is out of the closet and into the polling booth, girls (photos)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 23, 2012 Cultura
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Mitt camps it up in this high school yearbook photo. And in this photo taken after the first debate:

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Cilantro haters, come out of the closet! You were born this way

by JEFE BOYARDEE September 12, 2012 Cultura
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Cilantro is a key ingredient in Mexican cooking. The herb flavors Thai and Indian and Middle Eastern food too. But some people just can’t stand it and insist it smells/tastes like soap and looks “green as old vomit.” You people — it’s OK. You can come out of the comida closet now. You were born […]

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Video: The ‘Sheriff Babeu for @MexicanMitt’ TV spot

by Moss Kratloff February 20, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from ARIZONA) It’s the commercial the Mexican Mitt Romney campaign didn’t want you to see — an explosive TV endorsement by anti-immigrant Sheriff Paul Babeu calling for the erection of a GAYDAR border fence. The six-figure TV buy on local stations was cancelled over the weekend after Babeu faced hard questions about how […]

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Mexican Mitt Romney: ‘Sheriff Paul Babeau’s GAYDAR got to the bottom of the illegal problem’

by Mexican Mitt Romney February 18, 2012 El Now
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Anti-Immigrant Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has resigned as Mitt Romney’s Arizona GOP Primary Campaign Co-Chair.  Sheriff Babeu is facing explosive allegations that he tried to intimidate a former Mexican immigrant lover with deportation threats. Especial Guest Columnist Mexican Mitt Romney offers his Opinión: Sheriff Babeu has stepped down from his volunteer position with the campaign […]

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Clean sweep: Santorum not pooped out yet

by Lalo Alcaraz February 8, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from THE HEARTLAND) Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum swept the nominating contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado Tuesday night, claiming, “My campaign is far from pooped out.” The fiercest gay-baiting candidate in recent history, Santorum now has four victories under his belt in the GOP race, more than any other closeted candidate. “People […]

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‘Mom, Dad – I was born this guey’

by Comic Saenz January 6, 2012 Cultura
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It took Mark a long time to screw up the courage to talk about it with his parents, but finally, thank God, finally, he was ready. He sat them down on the couch and pulled up a chair. “Mom, Dad,” he said, “I have something to tell you.”

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