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National Poetry Month means — to us — poems by and for the people, like Jesús Iñiguez with his poem about immigration. Spoiler alert — Iñiguez is not exactly happy with Administration policies and questions President Obama’s legacy. [NSFW "F-bomb."]

 

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Bill “Memo” Nericcio, author, professor at San Diego State University and proprietor of the Tex[t]-Mex Gallery, explores pop culture to unearth fascinating tidbits of Mexicana-Americana. Memo just uncovered photos and videos (well sorta uncovered — a guy can fantasize!) sexy late 1950s-early-60s starlet Tucson-born Emily Cranz.

Memo writes:

Just fell into a labyrinth of Mexican cinema history built around Emily Cranz, born Emily Cranz Cantillano. Wikipedia’s stub-article is cut and pasted all over the internets, but not much more comes to the surface quickly.

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mexingtonheaderSteven Alvarez, POCHO amigo and Assistant Professor (Writing Rhetoric and Digital Media, Latin America Studies, English) at the University of Kentucky, teaches a course called Mexington, about the growing community of Mexican Americans in UKY’s hometown, Lexington.

Here’s a student podcast interview with the Profe (he’s on the Twitter, too) and a few selected photos from the recent field trip he led to Mexington. [Mas…]

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Happy Easter from Los Pochodores!

(Left to right) Lalo Alcaraz, Victor Payan, Sara Inés Calderón, Dennis Wilen.

Not pictured: Eres Nerd, Santino J. Rivera, Elise Roedenbeck, Al Madrigal

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redfaceklumWe don’t publish the deets of people who visit POCHO.COM or subscribe to our newsletter but we can assure you that Heidi Klum is neither a visitor nor a subscriber, although she’d be smart to remedy that personal failing ASAP. If she were a regular POCHO-naut, she’d never have consented to the red-face photo shoot for Germany’s Next Top Model.

Klum (photo, above) donned her red-face garb along with the other contestants, and published their photos on her Facebook page: [Mas…]

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uslistSteve Rogers, AKA Captain America: The Winter Soldier, keeps a list of stuff he needs to check out — stuff he missed during his 70 years asleep. It turns out the list movie goers see on the screen depends on where you see the movie. The American version (photo, top) includes disco, Steve Jobs and Thai food.

The United Kingdom list has the Beatles and the World Cup: [Mas…]

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Mom feeds baby salsa to mooch burgers (photos, video)

by Especial Correspondents April 14, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from RANCHO POCHO ESTATES) In a shocking file uploaded to the Internets last week, a mom in suburban Southern California has been captured on video feeding her baby hot salsa in a baby bottle in order to pay for her husband’s “picante burger” habit. In the video, a spicy burger pusher known only […]

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Am I a prophet? A time-traveling cartoonist? (toon, photo)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 7, 2014 Cartoons
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One of my preferred topics for editorial cartoons has always been American mistreatment of indigenous people. Nothing makes me feel better than dreaming up a solid cartoon that reminds us all about the sordid history of our country’s crimes against Indians. The only thing more satisfying is seeing my ideas validated. This weekend POCHO Florida […]

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Street art of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, MX (photos)

by HABLO PICASSO March 31, 2014 Cultura
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POCHO amigo Professor Gary Burnett just uploaded a brilliant set of photos he shot in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, where the 1994 Zapatista (EZLN) uprising was centered. The profe has a good eye for political and surreal street art.

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True text message stories: Dude, what is your street name?

by Chale Knickerbocker March 31, 2014 Cultura
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Post by Welcome to the Internet.   PREVIOUSLY ON TRUE TEXT MESSAGE STORIES:

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Women’s History Month: The Shrine of the Boob (video, photos)

by Andalé Mono March 20, 2014 Cultura
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They’re not Salma Hayek’s breasts, but slight, elegant Japanese tetas. They deserve a shrine of their own — a boob shrine. Located in Soja City, in Japan’s Okayama Prefecture, Karube Shrine is dedicated to Chichigamisama, the Goddess of Breasts.

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Dear Photoshop Experts: Can you turn the background black? (photos)

by PAPA ROTC March 19, 2014 Cultura
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It starts at PhotoshopRequest.com. An innocent netizen asks for help with a photo, like Danilo here, who writes in requesting the Photoshop experts insert a black background into a snapshot: req. help help guys i would like to turn black background this photo but i don’t how T-T pls anyone help me heres the picture […]

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Our quest for photos of cactus cakes and cupcakes

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 11, 2014 Cultura
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Alana Jones-Mann’s DIY: House Plant Cupcakes (photo) were the first to prick our interest when we saw them last week, so we went on a quest for more cactus cupcake photos. (Alana, by the way, is unsurpassed in capturing the true desaturated green-blue color nuances of actual cacti.) This succulent-looking delectable is on Craftsy.com via […]

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Art ‘Chicano Soul’ Meza loves the ‘Lowriting’ (audio)

by Comic Saenz March 7, 2014 Audio
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POCHO’s favorite photographer — Art Meza AKA Chicano Soul — tells KCRW’s Lisa Napoli about his first book, Lowriting. Lowrider culture, the Echo Park native says, reflects pride in your heritage and pride in your community. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti likes his Art Meza photo of the iconic Sixth Street Bridge:

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To dream the impossible dream (photo)

by EresNerd March 3, 2014 Cultura
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Sneak Peak: Art Meza’s photos from ‘Lowriting’

by Especial Correspondents February 12, 2014 Cultura
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Art Meza sent us three photos from Lowriting, like this shot of a Chicana who knows you can’t go lowrider cruising without the hoop earrings and ink. Click to enlarge. In case you didn’t see it, the Lowriting book review is here. This lowered Chevy Bel-Air coupe with fender skirts is a sweet ride:

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Um, excuse me…we prefer to be called ‘white folk’ (photo)

by Especial Correspondents February 5, 2014 Cultura
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We can’t track the original of this photo to give its creator props, so we’ll just heartily thank all Internet-enabled photographers, wherever they are. And whatever they want to be called, tambien. After all, what’s in a name? PREVIOUSLY ON WHITE PEOPLE: Aamer Rahman: What’s the deal with white people? (video) These black people are […]

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Is this Chihuahua-Beagle (Cheagle) the world’s cutest mutt? (photos)

by Soy Capitan January 30, 2014 Cultura
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We like cute mutts and we cannot lie. We think this “Cheagle,” part Chihuahua, part Beagle, is the cutest. There are more contenders in the Huffington Post mixed-breed photo gallery thang, but peep a few more Chihuahua-sorta cuties before you go, like this “Chi-weenie” — part Dachshund, part Chihuahua:

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