day of the dead

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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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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La Cucaracha: The dead speak out on Dia de los Muertos (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 21, 2016 Cartoons
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Dia de Los Muertos (animated GIF)

by HABLO PICASSO October 11, 2016 Cartoons
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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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La Cucaracha: It’s not EZ being dead after Dia de Los Muertos (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 5, 2015 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Get your Dia de Los Muertos altar right (toon, photo)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 2, 2015 Cartoons
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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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Lalo Alcaraz: This year, for DDLM, my altar is ‘Muertos Crossing’ (photos)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 26, 2015 Cartoons
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This year, for my Dia de Los Muertos altar at the Grand Park (Downtown LA) ofrenda/celebration, I built a new variation on one of my favorite motifs. Check out this photo gallery to see how the Muertos Crossing piece came together. Just click on the skeletor niño to get started….

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La Cucaracha: Halloween or Day of the Dead? (#TBT 2007 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 22, 2015 Cartoons
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A jade stone Zapotec Aztec Mayan skull whistle sounds like this (video)

by EDUARDO BURRO December 1, 2014 Cultura
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Musician Xavier Quijas Yxayotl blows a “death whistle” made from jade stone (Silvato de la Muerte hecho en Jade). A death whistle? Huh? Via the Oregon Flute store:

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My friend’s new movie, ‘The Book of Life,’ is lush, hilarious (photos)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 17, 2014 Cultura
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The Book of Life opens today in theaters nationwide. This lush and hilarious Day of the Dead-inspired movie is by my friend Jorge Gutierrez and film giant Guillermo del Toro. I was fortunate enough to be invited to the flick’s “red carpet” premiere Sunday, and I had the time of my life. It was a […]

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Chipster’s Delight: Calavera fez for you stylin’ vatos (photos, video)

by Chale Knickerbocker October 17, 2014 Cultura
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With everybody and her tio dressing up for Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, it’s important to stand out from the crowd with a bold fashion-forward statement. For some stylish chipsters, that means a calavera-themed fez. Lucky for us, that’s exactly what our ‘chuco suave model, Pablo from the Internets, is wearing! Pablo’s embroidered velvet […]

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NPR Audio: ‘The Book of Life’ is spooky fun for whole familia

by Chale Knickerbocker October 14, 2014 Audio
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The Book Of Life movie premiere was this weekend, and POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz was there. He thinks it is a beautiful, lush and fun familia film. Lalo spoke to National Public Radio’s national reporter Mandalit del Barco after the film. Check out this brilliant report that explains the origins of the pelicula and features […]

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La Cucaracha: Welcome to Club Muertos (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz November 1, 2013 Cartoons
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