Comic Saenz

Print, clip and save this handy field guide to visually identify spices at the store, on the street, on a horse or wherever you may find them.

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alparadeWith the Republican realization that exploiting homophobia can no longer bring their hate base to the polls, the GOP is looking for a new group they can use to scare potential voters. POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal explains to Jon Stewart why Latino is the new gay. [Mas…]

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It’s on the Internetz so it’s got to be right! Here’s how to pronounce “pocho,” according to Forvo.com. It’s a Spanish word, don’t you know.

“What exactly IS all this pocho talk?” you might ask.

Click for the answer.

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My girlfriend, self-admitted vagina owner Sarah Silverman, finds a way to close the wage gap between men and women – with a sex change operation. [TOTALLY NSFW VIDEO.]

If you don’t think a penis transplant is right for you, help working women close the wage gap here.

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This short Latino Field Study video examines a culturally-distinctive mannerism many Anglos find confusing – the often hard-to-discern and sometimes confusing Lip Purse mouth gesture.

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Based on a photo by Tim Griffin © 2014

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In an Hispanic Heritage Month Latino Heritage Month special video episode, POCHO amigo Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano answers the perennial question: Hispanics? Latinos? WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?

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bigramiroWe first met West Hollywood artist Ramiro Gomez when he began placing his hand-painted cardboard figures of immigrant laborers in prominent public spaces in Bel Air, Beverly Hills and Hollywood.

Even as his audience has expanded via out-of-town art exhibits and a documentary film, he still plants cutout cardboard workers in places where their real-life counterparts have been before. Gomez’ aim? To make workers who are normally INVISIBLE become visible to passersby who look away or look but never see.

This gardener with a hose popped up Wednesday just before sunset in Beverly Hills near that famous hotel. Like all Gomez’ creations, he has a name. Meet Sergio. [Mas…]

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SoCal Realtor™ gringa doesn’t like Mexican flag on lawn (video)

by Comic Saenz September 19, 2014 El Now
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What’s in a trend? Google tracks ‘Latino’ and ‘Hispanic’ over time

by Comic Saenz September 17, 2014 Cultura
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Hispanic or Latino? This question comes up all the time, and not just during Hispanic Heritage Month, which we insist on calling Latino Heritage Month. Is there a trend? We asked the Google NGram Viewer to search their big index of published books to see how many times the word “Latino” and the word “Hispanic” […]

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Anjelah Johnson: No, sorry, I don’t speak Puerto Rican (4 videos)

by BEN WOLVEREEN September 3, 2014 Cultura
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Pocha Anjelah Johnson from San Jose (408 shout-out!) may not speak Spanish, but she doesn’t speak Puerto Rican either. [This video was one of our most popular and then got yanked from YouTube. We just found this alternate version online, apparently video'd right off someone's TV.] Over at LatinoRebels.com, Bella Vida Letty says Anjelah’s new […]

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Look for the union label: Music videos for Labor Day weekend

by Comic Saenz August 29, 2014 Cultura
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Happy Labor Day Weekend! Sing along with the music that celebrates the ordinary working people who keep this country — and the world — in business: Look for the Union Label, Workin’ in a Coal Mine, Machines, This Land Is Your Land, I’m Stickin’ to the Union and Solidarity Forever.

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Elise Roedenbeck: How to hide from drones (video)

by Comic Saenz August 27, 2014 Cultura
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Drones are chasing our Emeritus Editor Elise Roedenbeck (she’s @buttronica on the Tuiter) for all the wrong reasons. Here’s how she hides, and how you can hide too. [Editor's note: I can't tell you the right reason because then Ms. Buttronica would have to kill me and I think that could be quite painful.]

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My churros are mas twisted, capitalist running dogs! (photo)

by KIM JONG-UN August 26, 2014 Cultura
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If you like my churros, try my “nacho cheese!”

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If ‘nacho cheese’ is wrong, I don’t wanna be right (photo)

by KIM JONG-UN August 20, 2014 Cultura
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Been indicted and it feels so good: The Governor Rick Perry Story

by Comic Saenz August 18, 2014 El Now
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When news broke Friday that GOP presidential nominee wannabe Texas Governor Rick Perry (photo) was indicted on two counts of abuse of power, we were pissed off because we were in the middle of a conference call and didn’t that grand jury know our meeting schedule and publishing deadlines? We realized later, however, that we […]

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Openly-Latino Lalo Alcaraz explains himself and ‘Bordertown’ (video)

by Comic Saenz August 15, 2014 Cartoons
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FUSION Live’s host Mariana Atencio came to POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz’ studio to get up close and personal with the openly-Latino cartoonist. FUSION’s story is here….

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The Bodega: Attention NYC hipsters, get turnt here! (videos)

by Comic Saenz August 14, 2014 Cultura
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Two brothers working in their dad’s New York City Bodega try to get rich quick by turning the store’s back room into an underground “Bodega Bar” night club for hipsters. Will their plan make enough bank get them out of working at the bodega? What happens next? Here’s episode two:

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RIP Robin Williams aka Ramon the singing, dancing Mexipenguin (video)

by Comic Saenz August 11, 2014 Cultura
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There will never be another actor and comedian like Robin Williams, and there will never be another Ramon, the animated, singing, dancing Mexican penguin Williams brought to life in Happy Feet. Williams, 63, was pronounced dead at his home by first responders today in Tiburon, north of San Francisco.

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‘Hey Vato!’: One does not just ENJOY a Doyers game! (video)

by Comic Saenz August 7, 2014 Cartoons
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The Hey Vato! show’s Chuy and Smiley wonder if it’s possible to put away those childish things, like that Corinthian dude said, and enjoy an afternoon of beisbol with Los Doyers. PREVIOUSLY ON ‘HEY VATO!’:

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Political Science 2014: How a bill becomes a law (toons, video)

by Comic Saenz August 5, 2014 Cartoons
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Last week, the Republican-uncontrolled House of Representatives failed to pass a minimal spending bill to help with the unexpected crush of Central American refugees, adjourned, and then reconvened to approve a mean-spirited barebones measure that also would reverse President Obama’s DACA relief for DREAMers, and worse. Then they adjourned again. Of course the bill has no […]

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Al Madrigal explains comedy to a pinche puppet (video)

by Comic Saenz August 4, 2014 Cultura
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Star of stage, little screens and even littler screens, POCHO Migrant Editor Al Madrigal tries to stay cool, calm and collected during a Green Room interview with FUSION’s “Talking Hot Dog.” [SWF: F-bombs bleeped.]

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NPR: Who are the refugee kids at the border? (audio, video)

by Comic Saenz July 30, 2014 Audio
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Researcher Elizabeth Kennedy interviewed a 12-year-old boy who returned to El Salvador barefoot; he had been robbed of everything he owned. “I asked him if he was going to try again,” says Kennedy, “and he just burst into tears and said, ‘What would you do if you were me? I haven’t seen my mom or […]

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Cheap Chinese chanclas choke Chuy’s Choo Repair

by Comic Saenz July 25, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from CHICAGO) Chuy’s Choo Repair on Ashland has been fixing heels, stretching boots and giving new soles to tired oxfords since 1956, but owner Eddie Calderon doesn’t know how long he can keep his shop open. Calderon (photo, right), whose father opened the business when he returned to Chicago after the Korean War, […]

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