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It’s OK to say the M word: Mexican.

Recent coverage of a new exhibit at a Texas museum — with headlines like “The Texas Rangers Killed Hundreds of Hispanic Americans During the Mexican Revolution(screen capture above) and “Texas Finally Acknowledges Rangers Killed Hundreds of Latinos,” — is not only historically incorrect but a dangerous attempt to sanitize history.

Just say Mexican, like this Houston Chronicle headline: EXHIBIT TO SHED LIGHT ON MEXICAN-AMERICAN MURDERS. It’s easy. [Mas…]

elreycoverThe Big Fancy Coloring Book offers something special for odd grownups, peculiar kids, and lovers of absurd drawings of tacos, Frida Kahlo and/or Chiquita Banana and/or Carmen Miranda, luchadores and armadillos. It’s the latest creative product from our mysterious amigo, The Painter of Arizona Light, whose Internet spokespern is known as El Rey Del Art (so-called self portrait, above).

We’ve secured especial permission to share four of El Rey’s droppings here: [Mas…]


Chilean-American rapper Dazer teams up with Erin Kim — a contestant on NBC’s The Voice — for a multicultural love song to a Queen. We especially dig Grindz on sousaphone, a marching band tuba that wraps around the body. And check out MacArthur Park in the background where they left that cake out in the rain.

Mira los lyrics (en Español y Ingles): [Mas…]


It’s amazing how much the poor Earthlings put up with before the Civil War that Caused The End of the World As We Know It. But thanks to our Galactic Overlords, we can continue to consume mass quantities of avocados from Mexico, and we feel fine.


“Whale sharks and giant mantas swim gracefully in the waters around Isla Mujeres, Mexico. I swim with and photograph these gentle giants as they feed,” videographer Gregory Sweeney explained. “My, what a big mouth you have!” he didn’t say, but could have.

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In Mundo Latino, Kianna Gonzalez mashes up footage from Speedy Gonzales, “passionate” telenovelas, viral Internet videos, and sexy TV weather chicas. The resulting montage does not paint a pretty picture of how Latinos are portrayed in the media. Great little video, though! :-)


Following a family recipe preserved in a Louisiana Choctaw-Apache tribal cookbook, J Arendall makes Indian fry bread puffy tacos. You can get the Louisiana Cooking By Native American Choctaw-Apache cookbook here. That matchstick trick? It’s the real deal.

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What they complaining about? Of course the Oscars are diverse! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 2, 2016 Cartoons
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[Republished with special permission of our amigos at EastLA.com, which is launching soon!]

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Today’s POCHO Hatemail: You pathetic little burritos are obviously idiots

by ANONYMOUS EMAIL CORRESPONDENT #327 February 2, 2016 Cartoons
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Forgive me for the very long message, but oh, you did allow me a lot of room. Saw the little cartoon you burritos did calling Trump a nazi. All the rubbish aside, it isn’t even slightly funny, or amusing, or witty. Just on the strength of the cartoon, you’re obviously idiots. But you’re also crackpots, […]

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NSFW Black History Month: Gay pioneer Freddy ‘Fruit-Loop’ Jenkins

by STONE WAHL February 2, 2016 Cultura
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Today’s Black History Month salute goes out to Freddy “Fruit-Loop” Jenkins, the passionate trailblazer who broke out of the closet in the early 1900s as the country’s first openly-gay African-American man. Mohammed King reports. [NSFW adult language maybe.]

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That’s the signpost up ahead: #OscarsSoWhite (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz February 1, 2016 Cartoons
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Food Fight! Fan de la Cultura vs gigantic ‘machetes’ in DF (video)

by HONG RHEE February 1, 2016 Cultura
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Fan de la Cultura is a macho vato, but can he handle los machetes? These two-foot-long quesadillas are filled with a pound-and-a-half of carne de res and chorizo and different quesos and pollos and guisados and jamon and chicharrones and frijoles, well you get the picture. We looked it up on the Google: That’s 24 […]

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Cookie Monster vs Mazzy Star: ‘Fade Into You’ (3 music videos)

by Comic Saenz February 1, 2016 Cultura
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In 2009, according to Dangerous Minds, weirdo singer Catman Cohen recorded an idiosyncratic version of Mazzy Star’s 1993 Fade Into You. Later that same year, according to those very same minds, the Internets mashed up Cohen’s vocal with Cookie Monster Sesame Street footage. Contrast and compare with this video of the original version, sung here […]

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La Cucaracha: #OscarsSoWhite you say? How white are they? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 29, 2016 Cartoons
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In Paris, it’s #1PHOTOPOUR1TACO @ the Old El Paso taco truck (videos)

by MOSCA MEXICAN January 29, 2016 Cultura
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The French arm of Old El Paso, the Tex-Mex style food people, asked ad agency Rosbeef! to generate buzz for their new premium Restaurante brand around late Paris last year. Rosbeef! (Slogan: We’re creative and we have common sense; how cool is that!?) came up with a marketing combo plate of an Old El Paso […]

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The Art of the Hollywood #OscarsSoWhite Casting Call (toon)

by DAN MCCLINTOCK January 29, 2016 Cartoons
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[Dan McClintock is an artist, animator and illustrator.]

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Old School/New School/Antiguo Paradigma/Nuevo Paradigma (toon)

by ESTEBAN YOBS January 29, 2016 Cartoons

Out with the old paradigms, in with the new. Argentina’s EmprendedoresNews.com (EntrepreneursNews) explains: Un nuevo paradigma es el comienzo de un nuevo camino, una nueva forma de hacer las cosas. Generalmente un nuevo paradigma no va a hacer inmediatamente más eficientes todos los procesos al 100%, pero si mejor el modelo que está remplazando. It […]

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La Cucaracha: #OscarsSoWhite? How white are they? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz January 28, 2016 Cartoons
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This is my new motto: ‘WWND? What would nana do?’

by Yuppie Chicana January 28, 2016 Cultura
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While advances in technology make some areas of our lives easier, good old-fashioned child rearing has become more complicated. In our grandparent’s day, it was a simpler time. They didn’t have the luxury of worrying about play dates and preschool applications. I have a motto that has become a guiding principle for applying “old school” […]

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Capone – the ‘Gangster of Comedy’ – loves Latino churches (video)

by PADRE BETO SARDUCCI January 28, 2016 Cultura
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Capone – aka Derrick Lee the Gangster of Comedy – loves Latino churches, and it sounds like he knows what he’s talking about! 😉 PREVIOUSLY ON LATINO CHURCHES (ACCORDING TO BORDERTOWN ON FOX):

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The harsh reality of #OscarsSoWhite (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA January 28, 2016 Cartoons
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Sing along with Diana y Dela: It’s all about ‘Aqui y Ahora’ (video)

by Soy Capitan January 27, 2016 Cultura
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Ecuadorian-Peruvian-Miamian* pop duo Diana y Dela — Diana Mera and Mariadela — are all about the here and now in their new music video for the super catchy Aqui y Ahora. Sing along with los lyrics en español and read them en ingles:

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Gene genie: Mexico is happier than the average bear because science

by Verdana Bold January 27, 2016 Cultura
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Why are Mexicans happier than the average bear? It’s in their genes, according to a new scientific paper, which asserts that nations with the highest prevalence of the A allele also perceive themselves happiest — countries like Ghana and Nigeria in West Africa, and northern Latin American nations like Mexico and Columbia. Science Daily has […]

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