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I have been waiting for something like Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown all my life.

Really.

The CNN season premiere April 30  was a watershed moment for Chicanos and Mexican Americans.

Here’s what I Tweeted the night I saw it:

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Shot in Los Angeles and Mexico City, Mexican Dubwiser‘s latest “Post Futuristic Rebajada Cumbia Soul Experiment” is this chingon video with Spanglish rhymes with a mad house vibe. We like it.

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Have you been watching Highland Park on the YouTube? We’ve got all the episodes right here for your binge-watching convenience. You can start with this trailer (above), or dive right in (below). [NSFW. Adult situations, language.]

In Episode 1, Los Angeles locals Juanita and Diego had a holy vision in Highland Park. Who knew Tonantzin, Aztec mother goddess, had a cousin named Concepción? [Mas…]


Los Angeles band Chicano Batman team up with New York’s Mariachi Flor de Toloache in Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm) the debut single from forthcoming album Freedom is Free. Does every friendship, they ask, end in betrayal?


Los Angeles locals Juanita and Diego had a holy vision in Highland Park. Who knew Tonantzin, Aztec mother goddess, had a cousin named Concepción?

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Election Day? LET’S DO THIS! ‘Good Morning, Aztlan!’ (Videos X 3)

by Soy Capitan November 8, 2016 Cultura
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You can’t run to try to hide away Here it comes, here comes Election Day Where you are, never really far away Good morning, Aztlan! Mira los lyrics:

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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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From Michoacan to LA: ‘Chef Al Pastor’ and his American Dream (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN September 7, 2016 Cultura
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His father wanted him to stay in Michoacan, work on the family farm, and do construction, but Raul Morales crossed over from Mexico at 17 to pursue his culinary dreams. Now, at 44, he’s his own boss, and a master of tacos al pastor. “Chef Al Pastor” was interviewed at his Los Angeles restaurant Taqueria Vista […]

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LA restaurant’s horchata cocktail has a very special garnish (video)

by Bronco del Camino August 23, 2016 Cultura
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When you get a horchata cocktail at Salazar Los Angeles, a little chapulin tops off your drink with special sabor. PREVIOUSLY ON CHAPULINES: Munchies in Oaxaca? This video tells you where to go

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Ruben Pardo has been an elevator operator for 40 years (video)

by Andalé Mono August 19, 2016 Cultura
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Ruben Pardo, 75, is the oldest manual elevator operator in Los Angeles. Six days a week for 40 years, Pardo has helped the patrons of the Art Deco Wilshire Tower building “up and down” while sharing his positive musings on the simple joys of life.

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Two minutes with the mariachis in Boyle Heights, East Los (video)

by EMO MONTAGE July 27, 2016 Cultura
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In this moody, black and white 2 minute study : Mariachi, video creator Kimo Easterwood hangs out at Mariachi Plaza in Boyle Heights, on Los Angeles’ Eastside.

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G. Yamazawa live poetry video: ‘My Father’s Accent’

by Comic Saenz June 9, 2016 Cultura
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POCHO’s El Pastor, Ruben Nuno, captured award-winning poet G. Yamazawa’s riveting performance of his poem My Father’s Accent at L.A.’s The Bridge/Union Church Wednesday. Let’s “build bridges not walls,” Nuno added.

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The Chavez Ravine is a SoCal band ready to ‘Touch Down’ (audio)

by Soy Capitan May 24, 2016 Audio
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The three homies who comprise a band named after the Mexican barrio destroyed to build Dodger Stadium (photo) — The Chavez Ravine — are out with a new tune: Touch Down. PREVIOUSLY ON THE CHAVEZ RAVINE:

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Dank beats from L.A.’s Goblins from Mars: ‘King Taco’ (audio)

by Soy Capitan May 11, 2016 Audio
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The “two dudes from Los Angeles, California that make some dank beats fam” create magic free open source music as the Goblins from Mars. They’re on Facebook, of course, and they have this new cool reggae tune out on SoundCloud called King Taco. Is it an ode to the famous taqueria in East Los? We […]

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Win free tickets to Thursday’s rockin’ DTLA Cincléctico show

by José Canusí May 3, 2016 Corporate
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When Cinco de Mayo gets eclectic it’s CINCLÉCTICO! Two of our fave “eclectic” local bandas are on Thursday’s CINCLÉCTICO bill at the Regent Theater downtown — rocksteady/ska superstars The Delirians and retro-soundtrack rockers Cutty Flam — and a good time is guaranteed for all. What’s more, we’re giving out two sets of freebie tix to […]

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LA’s Ramiro Gomez makes invisible workers visible (NPR audio)

by Comic Saenz April 12, 2016 Audio
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Painting on the radio is like fish on bicycles, except if you are POCHO amigo Ramiro Gomez, Jr., whose artistic mission is to represent the usually invisible immigrant laborers who keep America running. Via NPR’s Morning Edition:

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Life and death on the streets: ‘Los Angeles 1991’ (NSFW video)

by Bronco del Camino February 15, 2016 Cultura
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Race relations in Los Angeles, 1991 are far from ideal. When Mexican-American Eladio goes to avenge the death of his older brother at the hands of a Korean-American merchant, he soon discovers that he’s not the only one with a reason to kill today. [NSFW adult language, F-bombs; graphic violence.]

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As sunny skies returned, did an OVNI/UFO visit Los Angeles? (video)

by ZORRO MULDER February 3, 2016 El Now
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Did an Unidentified Flying Object/Objeto Volador No Identificado buzz La La land Monday? It looks like a bunch of runaway birthday balloons to us, but WTF, the truth is out there. Also, we want to believe.

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Too cool! Los Angeles 2016 No Pants Subway Ride (photos,video)

by Especial Correspondents January 12, 2016 Cultura
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A Floridian transplanted to Los Angeles, Te-Erika Patterson video’d Sunday’s No Pants Subway Ride — it was her third year stripping down and riding the rails for fun. If you think this is for you, check out her MovingToLAToday.com blog. Videographer and photographer Dan “The Steel Shark” Cooke also braved the chilly 50° L.A. weather […]

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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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Hungry in Lincoln Heights? Look for the ‘Corn Man’ (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN September 23, 2015 Cultura
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The Corn Man has been vending elotes in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Lincoln Heights for 27 years, according to L.A. Eater:

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New from Los Lobos: ‘Gates of Gold’ (audio)

by Soy Capitan September 21, 2015 Audio
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LA’s best band, Los Lobos, is releasing their first album of new material in five years, Gates of Gold. We’ve got the entire record here and then individual tracks, courtesy NPR.

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What do Los Cenzontles say? ‘Good Morning, Aztlan!’ (video)

by Soy Capitan September 18, 2015 Cultura
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Buenas dias, Aztlan! And TGIF! Los Cenzontles (The Mockingbirds) re-imagine the Los Lobos classic Good Morning, Aztlan! with some scenes that sure look familiar! And the Los Lobos version is here:

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