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tommiemiersLast week we featured a video visit to three of London’s top taquerias — including Wahaca in Covent Garden — and today we return to Ye Merrye Olde Mother Countrye to meet the chef who spells “Oaxaca” her own especial guey.

Thomasina “Tommi” Miers is the founder of England’s Wahaca Mexican restaurant chain and she knows exactly wa the hac she’s doing as she whips up carne asada (aka “Mexican steak”) tacos, a firme fresh salsa and charred cebollitas. Her recipe, she boasts, is “a real corker” and when she says “taco” it rhymes with “tobacco.” [Mas…]

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COMBODALE“Queen of the Westerns” Dale Evans aka Mrs. Roy Rogers, starred in her own comic book series in 1958. Roughneck Romeos, from Issue #2, features Dale and the Mexican “help.”

When two cowboys fight for the favors of sexy Conchita, Chef Gomez’ niece, there’s trouble on the rancho [click on images to enlarge]… [Mas…]

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selenanailsYou know what’s cool? Selena. You know what’s even cooler? Selena stuff, like nails, and thanks to ChaCha Covers it’s all possible.

Three weeks ago, I headed down to Corpus Christi for the Selena festival and made this video to share the Selena love. [Mas…]

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mexicanlunchmeatUndocumented migrants aren’t the only brown threat at our southern border — illegal Mexican sausage is making its way into the sandwiches our precious children pack for lunch. Stephen Colbert reports: [Mas…]

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This is where it all began for Los Lobos — with their 1989 major label debut: Will the Wolf Survive?

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ibmburrito1IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence supercomputer plays chess, searches out lung cancer cures and creates recipes like delicious BBQ sauce. But when Watson used its big silicon cabeza to come up with a burrito, Big Blue flunked the taste test.

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La Cucaracha: Welcome to ‘Estar Wars’ night! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 21, 2015 Cartoons
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After lunch at the cafeteria, ‘Taco Tuesday’ looks like this (video)

by Barney Asada April 21, 2015 Cultura
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Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. Plates, and utensils. Some leftovers. [Video by Oscar H. Perez.]

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Ry Cooder and Flaco Jimenez: ‘Stand By Me’ (concert video)

by Soy Capitan April 21, 2015 Cultura
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Ry Cooder on guitar and vocals and Flaco Jimenez on norteño-style accordion make magic with the Ben E. King classic oldie but goodie Stand By Me. PREVIOUSLY ON FLACO JIMENEZ:

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Hey you! Put down that phone! aka 低头人生 [video]

by Especial Correspondents April 21, 2015 Cartoons
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《低头人生》 Posted by 李金雄 on Sunday, April 19, 2015 The video is from China — the message is universal.

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La Cucaracha: Welcome to Trejo’s Tacos #2 (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 20, 2015 Cartoons
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Chinese-Mexican food and a side order of history (audio)

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 20, 2015 Audio
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After the United States passed the openly racist Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, migrants from China went to Mexico instead. And the legacy of those immigrants is still found today on both sides of the border: Chinese-Mexican food. Lisa Morehouse of KQED reports:

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You know what’s cool? Benny & Jerry’s 4/20 BRR-ito (video)

by DAVE SNOWDEER April 20, 2015 Cultura
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American sure love Mexican food — as POCHO’s Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican Arellano noted in his best-selling book Taco USA. And Mexican-inspired dishes are everywhere, like deep-fried nachos on a stick in Milwaukee,, Arizona’s potentially dangerous churro dog and kosher carnitas y nopales burritos inside a donut here in Los Angeles. Today, on Munchie […]

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Shocking uncensored uncut 1938 movie! ‘Reefer Madness’ [NSFW]

by Verdana Bold April 20, 2015 Cultura
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When high school students get addicted to weed, bad stuff happens. Reefer Madness depicts the horrific consequences — a hit and run, manslaughter, suicide, attempted rape, hallucinations, and a descent into madness. [NSFW probably. It’s complicated.]

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The Beandocks: Hollywood’s ‘ethnic casting’ future? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 17, 2015 Cartoons
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Taste testing London’s top three taquerias (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN April 17, 2015 Cultura
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It’s hard to find decent Mexican food in London, but critic Richard Vines found three taquerias worth visiting in a report for Bloomberg TV. We were puzzled that the Limeys spell Oaxaca “Wahaca” but then we remembered that Brits are stupid with “foreign” terms — they pronounce “filet” like “fill-it,” for example. Food critic Vines […]

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In Rio de Janeiro’s favela, kite flying sets you free (video)

by Verdana Bold April 17, 2015 Cultura
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After futebol, soltar pipas, is Brasil’s most popular sport. In the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, flying the pipa is more than a leisurely escape from on-the-ground realities — it’s a venue for battle, with the entire sky as the arena. Pipa designs and airborne “cutting” strategies have been passed through generations, from rooftop to […]

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Ask A Mexican: Is it safe to visit Tijuana? (video)

by Comic Saenz April 16, 2015 Cultura
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POCHO’s Associate Naranjero Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano has just returned from a weekend trip to Tijuana. “Is it safe again in Tijuana, Gustavo?” someone asked him when he got back. “It’s safe — and it’s amazing!” he replied.

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Hey, Coachella: My heritage is not your ‘costume’ (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ April 16, 2015 Cartoons
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I made this cartoon, in collaboration with Native actress MorningStar Angeline, for the petition drive @ Change.org. Here’s the petition text and the complete toon [click on the image to enlarge]:

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Descance en paz Eduardo Galeano (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA April 16, 2015 Cartoons
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When life is a video game, love is your secret weapon (video)

by JAI ESCORR April 15, 2015 Cartoons
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In the Great Video Game of Life, a little love from (plus tortillas, cumbia y nopales) can help you escape the zombies and crush the bullies. A true story from Los Cenzontles. PREVIOUSLY ON LOS CENZONTLES:

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Los Kumbia All Starz: ‘Speedy Gonzales’ (music video)

by Soy Capitan April 15, 2015 Cartoons
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Los Kumbia All Starz (from Corpus Christi, Tejas!) take the classic Speedy Gonzales cartoon theme song to a whole other level. PREVIOUSLY ON SPEEDY GONZALES:

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