POCHO’s newly-designated Kansas massage therapist Berny Damian Hernandez emailed us a selfie Thursday and wrote:
I had this tattoo done nine years ago; just decided to share. I’m glad somebody else is using this word proudly! ¡Orale!
They may not be the heroes that Ecuador needs or deserves but they sure do get pissed off when you don’t know where a comma goes.
Since January, vigilantes in Quito, Ecuador have been correcting mistakes in the city’s graffiti.
These guerillas use stencils cut from pizza boxes to add commas, question marks and, ah yes, even accent marks to imperfect street art around town.
The members of Acción Ortográfica Quito take their pseudonyms (or superhero names) from punctuation marks: Diéresis, Tilde and Coma.
Diéresis, a 30-year-old lawyer/vigilante, told The Guardian in an interview, “Grammatical errors cause stress. We only make texts comprehensible that otherwise would not send any message whatsoever.” [Mas…]
What do you need to know when crossing to El Norte from Tijuana? One artist who lived that life incorporated all she learned into origami “cootie catcher” fortune teller paper tip sheets. (Silent video, above.)
Isabella Cruz-Chong grew up in Tijuana, she explained to POCHO in an email, “and I would constantly cross between Tijuana and San Diego. The instructions originated from common rules most people from there know, personal instructions that my parents used to tell me when I was growing up. Some are my own that I have learned that are important to be aware of. All of the instructions are written in my own words.” [Mas…]
It’s summer now, and it’s hot out. And big bulky cowboy boots are far from ideal when it comes to keeping your tootsies chill. What’s a sweaty-footed cowgirl or cowboy to do? [Mas…]
Native American (Apsáalooke) designer Bethany Yellowtail’s latest fashions are perfect on Ojibwe model Jade Willoughby and Tlingit/Koyukon/Athabascan model Martin Sensmeier. No cultures were appropriated in the making of these garments, these photos or this video. [Mas…]