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muertosaltarHola! Is Tia Lencha here! I haf big news! I move to Los Angeles in the California! And I find a novio! Can ju believe?

Is a new life here. My novio and I met on the Google when I live in New Jork. Then he visit from Los Angeles and I visit from New Jork and now I live in Los Angeles. He make me micheladas and likes walking romatical to the taco trucks. Tia Lencha has little hearts in her eyes.

Okay, but I can’t leave my pochos without some advice. One pocho ask me, how ju build an altar for Día de los Muertos? I tell ju how!

I make an altar for my old life with mijo’s daddy in New Jork as a sample, okey?

We make Mijo’s Daddy Day of the Dead altar: [Mas…]

vivacalacaThe dead not only CAN dance, but they DO dance in Viva Calaca, an animated short based on the Voltaire tune from 2007. [Video by Ritxi Ostáriz.] [Mas…]


Oingo Boingo rocks the Dead Man’s Party in this scene from Back to School.

Tia Lencha: What pochos need to know about El Dia de Los Muertos

by TIA LENCHA October 31, 2016 Cultura
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Happy Day of the Dead! Is Tia Lencha here. Many people ask me questions about Dia de Los Muertos. I answer the questions today. Question numero one: Tia Lencha wass this Dia de los Muertos? Is it the Mexican Halloween? Gwell, kind of, I say. Except that the Day of the Dead celebrations come from […]

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La Cucaracha: What’s your Halloween costume? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 28, 2016 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: And the winner for best costume is… (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 27, 2016 Cartoons
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La Bruja makes an altar for Dia de Los Muertos (video)

by Lucida Grandé October 27, 2016 Cultura
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It’s all so atmospheric in La Bruja en Día de Muertos by Mexico City artist Gimena Romero.

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Calaveras y catrinas y skeletons parade in Mexico City (video)

by Verdana Bold October 27, 2016 Cultura
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Hundred paraded through the streets of Mexico City last weekend to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, aka Day of the Dead.

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La Cucaracha: We’re solving problems in the Land of the Dead (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 26, 2016 Cartoons
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New for Dia de Los Muertos 2016: Not your abuelita’s veladoras (toons)

by Jake Prendez October 26, 2016 Cartoons
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How to make Dia de Los Muertos calaveras (skulls) from paper (video)

by Lucida Grandé October 24, 2016 Cultura
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Hey, kids, teachers, parents, and/or enthusiastic paper cutters! Here’s how to make Dia de Los Muertos Calaveras with just a sheet of paper and a pair of scissors. [Video by art instructor Jaime Shilen.]

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Can a Day of the Dead skull blowing bubbles sell more burritos? (video)

by Barney Asada May 19, 2016 Cultura
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Kingston University (UK) Product and Furniture Design students Milo and Hannah conducted a controlled experiment to see if a motorized remote-controlled Dia de los Muertos sugar skull that also blows bubbles could drum up more business for a local burrito stand, Mighty Burrito & Co. You won’t believe what happened next! (Día De Las Burbujas […]

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Artist Carlos Barberena: Nicaragua to Chicago in Calacavison (toons)

by HABLO PICASSO April 5, 2016 Cartoons
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Nicaraguan-born Chicago artist and printmaker Carlos Barberena mixes up traditional calacas and current events. Wall Street, Mickey Mouse, McDonalds, Halliburton, British Petroleum and other icons look better as muertos, don’t you think?

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¡Viva Calaca! It’s not only Dia de los Muertos, it’s Day of the Dead, too!

by Soy Capitan October 30, 2015 Cartoons
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In Viva Calaca, an animated short based on the Voltaire tune from 2007, the dead be dancin’. [Video by Ritxi Ostáriz.]

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La Cucaracha: Day of the Dead? Or Dia de los Gentrified? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 29, 2015 Cartoons
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Day of the Dead M-A-C makeup video has TMI but no skull *UPDATED

by Verdana Bold October 29, 2015 Cultura
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* UPDATE #4 1:50 PM PST 11-02-2015: What’s wrong with this picture? [Hint: Got diversity? IG photo via @IncludeLatinos.] Remember that time when #Legend @patricia_field styled you in #VintageCouture and the one and only @officialdanilohair styled your hair into a sculpture for your very own @maccosmetics #PhotoShoot, where #JamesGager watched the entire filming from the […]

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La Cucaracha: Can coffee cure the walking dead? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 28, 2015 Cartoons
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