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Currently, the focus is on Hollywood and Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of harassment, attacks, and/or rape by over 70 women. This evil industry. Hollywood.

Shocking, no?

No, carnales. Before the Weinstein story broke, Bill Cosby, the sweater-wearing, jello-eating [alleged] rapist, was accused of attacking or raping 41 women. Did we forget about him? To date, he has not been convicted. People still defend him. [Mas…]

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(PNS reporting from HOLLYWOOD) Latino media crix nix the new prime-time fall tele sked in latest minority tubthump, claiming the nets are ignoring a whammo part of the aud by nixing topline talent of color. They also accuse not only webs, but percenteries, individual percenters, reps, prexies and veeps for the lack of color in the ranks of exex, scribblers, scripters, scribes, helmers and thesps. [Mas…]

The Corn Gods are not pleased when immigrants hurt immigrants

by Lalo Alcaraz July 29, 2017 Cultura
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The corn gods are not pleased. In a year of increased hate crimes against immigrants and people of color, and also rampant xenophobia, Islamophobia, misogyny, and anti-Semitism, I’m not surprised that the ire of mouth breathers has turned to street vendors.

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Stereotype much? TV spot for Spectrum cable’s Mi Plan has ’em all

by ADDISON AVENUE July 11, 2017 Cultura
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Hot sexy salsa dancers! A party — or is it a fiesta? Hopping lowriders! Flags of many nations! Something for the kids! Did Charter/Spectrum/TimeWarner/RoadRunner miss any Latinx cliches? We asked our favorite ad maven Bernadette Rivero what was missing and what was happening in this spot: “Missing?” she emailed back. “An abuela kicking a soccer […]

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L.A. OGs WAR (the ORIGINAL band): ‘Cinco de Mayo’ (1981 complete)

by Comic Saenz May 5, 2017 Audio
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This 1981 single from WAR was the first time many non-Latinos heard of Cinco de Mayo. This photo shows the original guys at the Sunset Grill (7439 Sunset, next to their offices (Far Out Productions) at 7417 Sunset. The Guitar Center swallowed up 7417 a while back. L-R: Charles Miller (sax, RIP), Lonnie Jordan (keyboards, […]

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Casting Call: Do it again, but this time act ‘Mor Mexican!’ (video)

by CALLE DU CINEMA October 25, 2016 Cultura
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In Mor Mexican! Mexico City-born actor Ricardo “Pekas” Aranda eats a McXican Burger for the casting director. But is he acting Hispanic enough? Maybe makeup and wardrobe can help.

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He made a new GIF about L.A. every day for a month (video)

by HABLO PICASSO September 19, 2016 Cartoons
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Artist James Curran explains the method behind his madness in creating LAGifAThon: In July I spent a month in Los Angeles where I animated a new GIF every day for 30 days inspired by something that happened during my stay. See all the looping GIFs on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram with #LAGifathon or follow me […]

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La Cucaracha: OSCAR Academy shout out (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 14, 2016 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Leonardo DiCaprio cast as ‘Scarface’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 10, 2016 Cartoons
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Pocho Ocho Best Ways to #MakeMoviesMexican (via Twitter)

by Comic Saenz May 27, 2016 Cultura
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Very late Wednesday night, I created a Twitter hashtag — #MakeMoviesMexican — and asked the Tuiteros if they had suggestions. Huh? What do you mean? Like this: #MAKEMOVIESMEXICAN. Gone With the Migra. White Men Can’t Cumbia. Get the idea? (It turns out I wasn’t the first with this idea. Superstar pocho comic Felipe Esparza tried this […]

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La Cucaracha: Scarlett Johansson stars in new Paramount flick (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 10, 2016 Cartoons
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[Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this post misidentified the studio as Pixar. My bad. – Comic Saenz.]

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WAR (the OG band): ‘Cinco de Mayo’ (1981 complete)

by Comic Saenz May 5, 2016 Audio
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This 1981 single from WAR was the first time many non-Latinos heard of Cinco de Mayo. This photo shows the original guys at the Sunset Grill (7439 Sunset, next to their offices (Far Out Productions) at 7417 Sunset. The Guitar Center swallowed up 7417 a while back. L-R: Charles Miller (sax, RIP), Lonnie Jordan (keyboards, […]

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La Cucaracha: Orale! An Irish pub on St. Patrick’s Day (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 17, 2016 Cartoons
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Dear Donald: Here’s my audition tape for your Internet video

by Bronco del Camino March 14, 2016 Cultura
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Remember how Donald Trump or somebody like him put out a casting call for a Latina to play the Donald’s executive assistant in an internet video? SoCal actor Diana Burbano sent in this audition tape.

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Casting Call: Latina actress to play Donald Trump’s assistant (photo)

by LUKES LEGIT March 6, 2016 El Now
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Are you an attractive and passionate Latina actress, 21-35, with perfect English and a slight Hispanic accent who wants to deliver scripted monologues talking straight to the camera about your experiences working as an executive assistant for Donald Trump for an Internet video of some sort? Don’t apply if you’re in the Screen Actors Guild, […]

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POCHO’s Last Annual (We Hope) #OscarsSoWhite Toon-A-Thon

by Comic Saenz February 28, 2016 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: #OscarsSoWhite and #BlackLivesMatter (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 26, 2016 Cartoons
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Playing near you? ‘Jesus Christ: The Musical’ Parts I and II (videos)

by SELMA CAHUENGA February 24, 2016 Cultura
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Jesus is back, this time on Hollywood Boulevard, in the person of Argentine actor Miguel Mas, fabulous star of Jesus Christ: The Musical.

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