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Stars are born … and then they fade. Forgotten Heroes by Pudim is a short film made for Comic Con Brazil, produced by Stink São Paulo.


In a busy life, a father tries to teach his son the right way. But what is the correct path? Alike is an animated student video from Barcelona.


The word “Nazhé” means “seed” in the Mexican Zapotec indigenous language and inspired this short animation about the cyclical nature of life and death. [Video by Chilango artist Fafer Reyes.]


Math teacher Jaime Escalante teaches Hey Vato’s Chuy and Smiley a lot more than just mathematics in this lost scene from Stand and Deliver.


Los Cenzontles (the Mockingbirds) offer up the traditional ranchera El Columpio. Life, they lament, is up and down, back and forth, like a seesaw or a swing. Lucina Rodriguez and Fabiola Trujillo sing accompanied by Eugene Rodriguez and Emiliano Rodriguez. Video by Tudor Stanley.

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Every day life comes in Colors. Video by Daniel and Katina Mercadante.

La Cucaracha: Does detection of methane mean life on Mars? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 22, 2015 Cartoons
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Belorussia’s ‘Life’ smartphones include Mexicans (video)

by MOE RIACHI September 30, 2014 Cultura
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Every new smartphone from cellphone company Life in Belorussia includes festive Mexican mariachis! Order today!

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Update Facebook Status: What’s on your mind? (video)

by Soy Capitan July 2, 2014 Cultura
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Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? On Facebook, you never know. PREVIOUSLY ON FACEBOOK:

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Animation 101: Giving your characters ‘The Illusion of Life’ (video)

by HABLO PICASSO May 8, 2014 Cartoons
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How do animators give drawings The Illusion of Life? Cento Lodigiani explains: The 12 basic principles of animation were developed by the ‘old men’ of Walt Disney Studios, amongst them Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston, during the 1930s.

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Mi corazón esta con mi gente, my heart is with my people

by Guadalupe Gonzalez April 17, 2013 Cultura
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My heart is with my people as I await my procedure. I await my procedure, Mi Gente. I await it this overcast Sunday morning, surrounded by the bells of the Churches, by my Angels, and the people whom I love. Yeah, I ended up in the hospital the other night. Which one….does not matter. I […]

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‘Spitfire,’ a novel by Annette Sandoval (Chapters 1-2)

by ANNETTE SANDOVAL April 4, 2013 Cultura
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Interoffice Memo To: Samantha From: Tomi Date: July 12, 2011 Subject: Guess what? Scott, the new associate, just offered me the executive assistant job. He says we could do a three-month trial. He’s offering $45,000 a year. What do you think? Tomi P.S. Yo mama is so ugly she makes onions cry.

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Bro Angeles asks ‘Hey, do you know that Hollywood taco truck?’ (video)

by BIN-DIR DONDAT March 6, 2013 Cultura
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Bro Angeles wants to know: Hey, do you know that good taco truck in Hollywood? The one near the Starbuck’s? Video by Jeremiah Murphy.

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Educated Bay Area Chicana wants to know ‘What about my needs?’

by María Purísima October 10, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from SAN FRANCISCO) A Chicana with a Juris Doctor degree and a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley recently reflected on her career as the director of a non-profit serving underprivileged youth in the Mission District. Why, she wondered, was she was working so hard to give back. […]

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David Byrne/La Portuaria: Today I’m not afraid of dyin’ (music video)

by QUESO QUESEM October 9, 2012 Cultura
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David Byrne and Argentina’s La Portuaria team up to defy fear and death in Hoy lo le temo a la muerte. RELATED: David Byrne: ‘Miss America,’ ‘Make-Believe Mambo’ (music videos)

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Dear Abuelita: Love cab for fatty, pee-pee pequeño, pochas in jorts

by Dear Abuelita August 15, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita: Why do Mexicans/pochas always wear cutoff jeans to the playa? It bothers me that we have some of the most beautiful women in our raza that they are not proud of their beauty. Signed, El Pocho Dear Beach Bothered Bingo, So, according to you, Mexicans (pochas) need to walk around the beach with […]

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Dear Abuelita: Sporting man, subway kind of love, these kids today

by Dear Abuelita August 8, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita, The fourth race at Hollywood Park Friday night (mares and fillies, 5 1/2 furlongs, three-year-olds and up) appears very competitive to me, but analysis indicates I should look closely at #7 La Sancha, with 117-pound jockey V. Espinoza holding the reins. Some handicappers maintain that the predicted hot weather points to #5 Onyx […]

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It was a green-skinned big-eyed flying Martian robot peeper (toon)

by CARLOS SAGAN August 7, 2012 Cartoons
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Dear Abuelita: WiFi bath salts, leave it to Beaver, going down

by Dear Abuelita August 1, 2012 Cultura
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Hey Old Lady! Oh they think they are so friggin clever but I know what they are up to listening to me through my wifi and microwave well i have nothing to hide so neener neener Mr. and Ms. Big Brother politically correct death panel. YOU WAN TO TAKE MY GUNNAWAY WELL HELL NO WE […]

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Dear Abuelita: Toad in a hole, wolf at the door, hitting the G-spot

by Dear Abuelita July 25, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abeulita: Hi, I am sorry for this message because it may get to you as surprise but it’s because of the situation of things right now. I want use this opportunity to explain my problem. I was here in London on vacation with my family but yesterday thing changed because i was mugged at […]

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Dear Abuelita: Wife and lover, my ring-a-ding, trouble at the zoo

by Dear Abuelita July 18, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita: Is it possible to love two women at the same time? You see, I love my wive and I would do anything for her, but I also love my secret lover who inspires me in different ways that my wife does not. I make more love to my secret lover than to my […]

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Dear Abuelita: Busty rebozo, itchy nalgas, chilly chi-chis

by Dear Abuelita July 11, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita, I’m a 43-year old married woman, but I think I fell in love with a 20-year old guy. I know he thinks of me as his mother and I have hinted my feelings for him but was rejected flat. Am I going through menopause? Midlife crisis? I can’t stop thinking about him and […]

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My father, the ‘Human Piñata’ — a true story by Alex Koll (video)

by EDUARDO BURRO June 21, 2012 Cultura
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Alex Koll pulls back the curtain on his dad’s tormented history, his violent career and his tragic end: The life and death of a Piñatador.

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Dear Abuelita: Maybe I’m doing it wrong, Chican@, burning bras

by Dear Abuelita June 13, 2012 Cultura
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Dear Abuelita: I’ll give to you straight. I’m newly-married and confused. My wife won’t give me oral sex and she refuses to let me do her. She says it is sinful. We were both virgins when we were married so it didn’t come up before, but it’s making things difficult in the bedroom. She won’t […]

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