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.
The 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.
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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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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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