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Connie Wang travels to Nagoya, Japan to speak with local women who dress like Chicanas. You won’t believe what happens next!

Thanks to Professor Eliza Rodriguez Y Gibson who pointed my now-scalded eyes, my scarred Mexican-American soul, to this fantabulous atrocity!

Haute couture non-mexican “cholos”!!!! Holy Baudrillard meets Eddie J. Olmos’s Pachuco — who would be rolling over in his grave if he weren’t still thriving in Hollywood! [Mas…]

saluteSince Donald Trump’s astonishing rise to power, there is only one other public figure I can recall that has drawn such extremes of loyalty and loathing: Fidel Castro in his prime.

I will no doubt get an avalanche of criticism from my fellow Cuban-Americans for making this observation. But that simply proves my point. Although at opposite ends of the political spectrum, both men are lightning rods for polarization. Their similarities are in political style, not ideology.

“…THEIR IMPULSIVE PERSONALITIES WERE CATNIP TO THE MEDIA.” [Mas…]


TAPE RECORDING:

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write, shoot, cut and complete a short comedy video in 48 hours including this line of dialogue --"Am I missing something here?" -- a character named Lee or Leah Gregory, and a plaster grabber thingy as a prop.

SERGIO AND JULIO GONZALEZ OF IDAHO, USA:

OK.

Sergio Anthony Gonzalez explains via email: [Mas…]

immigrationmarch600“Could the president grant deferred removal to every unlawfully present alien in the United States right now?”

That’s how Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts referred to individuals lacking the proper documents to be in the country during a recent hearing on DAPA (Deferred Action for parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents).

“Alien” is the legal term to describe these individuals, but Justice Sonia Sotomayor also referred to them as “undocumented immigrants.” She objected to the phrase “illegal immigrants”, which she considers too harsh. Justice Sonia Sotomayor even explained that “illegal immigrants” associates them with “drug addicts, thieves, and murderers.” [Mas…]

Back from the dead and live on stage! ‘Frida Kahlo In Slow-Mo’ (video)

by Verdana Bold May 10, 2016 Cultura
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Frida Kahlo is back from the dead and live on stage in this slow-motion Portuguese fashion show video from State of the Art.

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In the Pacific NW, these are not the droids you’re looking for (toons)

by O. B. JUAN October 26, 2015 Cartoons
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Artist Scott Erickson re-imagines Star Wars iconography in the style of the natives of the Pacific Northwest: ALLIANCE=REBELLION : ALKI TUM TUM We each live out our lives, as an amalgam of intertwined narratives, rooted both in chance and intention, influenced heavily by our environment. The Northwest’s distinctive sense of place, stems significantly from the […]

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La Cucaracha: Why do man-buns even exist? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 20, 2015 Cartoons
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Native Americans, Native American-style (photos,video)

by POCHA JANTAS May 26, 2015 Cultura

Native American (Apsáalooke) designer Bethany Yellowtail’s latest fashions are perfect on Ojibwe model Jade Willoughby and Tlingit/Koyukon/Athabascan model Martin Sensmeier. No cultures were appropriated in the making of these garments, these photos or this video.

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Watch: Mexican fashionistas demo what the cool kids will wear in 2035

by Chale Knickerbocker January 14, 2015 Cultura
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The students at Mexico City’s Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Moda de Casa de Francia designed and produced 20 “intelligent” pieces of clothing for your fashion-forward future. Twenty years from now, we’ll all be wearing black and white poofy mexi-burkas with built-in virtual reality. SPOILER: All the extra-cool kids will have gray hair, 3D printers […]

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La Cucaracha #TBT Throwback Tuesday: Cholos-R-Us (1993 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 8, 2014 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Goal! vs ¡GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 2, 2014 Cartoons
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Abuelita Reviews: These Kanye-style shades are cray-cray (video)

by Bronco del Camino May 15, 2014 Cultura
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Abuelita wants to step up her look with cool-looking shades, so she’s checking out Kanye West style sunglasses, John Lennon specs and heavy black hipster models. Which style is right for her? PREVIOUSLY ON ABUELITA REVIEWS:

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Vatos Locos International: Meet Thailand’s ‘cholos’ (NSFW videos)

by Lucida Grandé March 24, 2014 Cultura
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What do a Buddhist meditation teacher and a Thai policeman have in common? They both think they are “Mexican gangsters” because tats, Pendletons, leaning like a cholo and saying “Fuck the popo!” [NSFW lyrics and explicit subtitles in English.] Ditto two Armenian gang-bangers who were deported from Southern California back to the Old World; these […]

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A fashion trend from the 1990s — chanclas with socks — is back

by María Purísima November 13, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from NEW YORK CITY) Some fashion trends from the 1990s have been back in vogue for a while — everything from flannel to baby doll dresses and chokers — but one fashion trend has insiders abuzz this Fall: Chanclas with socks, newly re-branded as Chocks. Rebuffed by mainstream fashion in the 1990s, the […]

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PNS*Hot*Flash: Chicana frets – winged eyebrows or eyeliner?

by María Purísima April 4, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS ANGELES) Veronica Gonzalez has a conundrum: Should she go rockabilly and do winged eyeliner or go chola and do winged eyebrows? “It’s, like, hard, you know? I’m just trying to keep up with my heritage,” Gonzalez told PNS Wednesday. Gonzalez said that if she went rockabilly it would not only […]

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Classic La Cucaracha: Gen X, meet Gen Mex (1994) (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 11, 2013 Cartoons
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Al Madrigal: Obama’s new term means a new look for America (video)

by Comic Saenz January 22, 2013 El Now
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The Daily Show’s Al Madrigal was in Washington, D.C. for Bronco Bama‘s second inauguration Monday and tells Jon Stewart about Obama’s new look for America. DISCLAIMER: Madrigal is POCHO’s Migrant Editor.

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Cholas turning Japanese? We really think so! Meet the J-Cholas (photos)

by SEÑOR BLACKWELL September 7, 2012 Cultura
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Yakuza lowriders? Check. Spanish Crip-walking cholo wannabes? Check. Good ole boy Southern Comfort luchador-looking surf rockers? Check. Face it, brown is the new black. Today’s example? Japanese cholas!

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Peep a phresh Crip Walk vid right here – from Spain

by QUESO QUESEM August 4, 2012 Cultura
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Serena Williams stunned TV-land by Crip Walking at the Olympics! For comparison purposes, check out how ThaBlueRagMovement C-Walks with a dancing cholos video apparently shot in Spain (music by Khavel X.)

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Comic video shoot-out! ‘I love Spanish TV’ vs ‘I hate Spanish TV’

by CISCO YBERRA July 6, 2012 Cultura
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Eliot Chang just loves Spanish-language TV. Comic Yamil (“I’m Hispanic”) Piedra dislikes the very same shows, doesn’t think the comedies are funny, hates the dubbing and thinks the Spanish voices sound like they were recorded on the toilet. YMMV.

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Adidas honors Juneteenth by releasing ‘Shackle’ sneakers

by Lalo Alcaraz June 19, 2012 Cultura
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Adidas and fashion designer Jeremy Scott honored the nation’s Juneteenth holiday today by releasing the new JS Shackles sneakers, which feature orange plastic cuffs, evoking the très à la mode suffering of black slaves in 19th Century America. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, honors African-American  heritage by commemorating the announcement of […]

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Here’s the winner of our ‘caption this POCHO photo contest’

by Lalo Alcaraz June 5, 2012 Cultura
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The response was huge after we posted a snapshot from the notorious American Apparel California Farmer ad that has been decried and debated, and even spoofed by artist Julio Salgado. This pic is striking, regardless of what you think of it, making it a prime candidate for CAPTION THIS POCHO PHOTO. The judges had to […]

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