La Cucaracha: What’s today’s date on the Aztec Calendar? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 9, 2014 Cartoons
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Breaking: Selena Gomez to sue NSA over nude photos

by María Purísima September 9, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from HOLLYWOOD) Selena Gomez plans to sue the National Security Agency for photographing her naked and publishing the photos on the Internets last week, according to a statement just released by her attorney. “Ms. Gomez was minding her own business, just watching some YouTube videos while she got dressed for a Hollywood function,” […]

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Parking lot foot race: Hipster in thrift store shirt vs OG cholo (video)

by Andalé Mono September 9, 2014 Cultura
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The competition is set for the parking lot behind the bleachers in hot and windy El Monte, East Los, Califas. Can tattooed veterano Rizer put down his mocoso and beat hipster Ben, even if Ben is wearing his magic $3 thrift shore shirt? It’s a thrill-packed race up to the chain link fence and back […]

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Vi Hart makes a tortilla hexaflexagon for a Flex-Mex taco (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE September 9, 2014 Cultura
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YouTube hands-on math star Vi Hart makes a hexaflexagon tortilla for a delicious two-layer Flex-Mex taco. Kids: You CAN try this at home with a flour tortilla, a knife, guac, frijoles, pico de gallo and cheese and a little bit of patience and manual dexterity. Remember that doll that said, “Math is hard”? Forget that […]

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La Cucaracha: The day the (ñews y) satire died (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 8, 2014 Cartoons
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When ‘Joe’ became ‘José’ his life changed forever (NSFW video)

by Barney Asada September 8, 2014 Cultura
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Out-of-work Joe Sullivan was having a hard time finding a job until he decided to change his name to José. You won’t believe what happened next! [NSFW adult language.] PREVIOUSLY ON JOBS:

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How the Minutemen will stop the ‘Latino-ization’ of America (video)

by Lucida Grandé September 8, 2014 El Now
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Thank God for patriots like the Minutemen, who are mobilizing a militia to stop the hordes of refugee children invading our country. These volunteer vigilantes are fighting the fiendish conspiracy which wants to Latino-ize America! The Daily Show’s Michael Che is on the case.

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José-Ariel Cuevas: Sweet Lady Añejo (poem)

by José-Ariel Cuevas September 8, 2014 Cultura
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I stare at my third tumbler full of tequila, looking at it like I did the other two, with reverence at this golden, earth-bound ambrosia, aged a year or more in old whiskey barrels…

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La Cucaracha: ‘The Washington Post’ breaks news from 2003 (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 5, 2014 Cartoons
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Official spokesman for U.S. Hispanics quits: ‘It’s a bullshit job!’

by María Purísima September 5, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from MIAMI) Gerardo Lamas, the official spokesman for all Hispanics in the United States, resigned Thursday night. “This is a bullshit job and I’ll never be able to please anybody,” he told PNS in a late-night phone call. “I mean, I’ve been at this for a while, and let me tell you, it hasn’t […]

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Random guy sings ‘Just A Gigolo’ on Mexico City subway (3 videos)

by MOON GUAC September 5, 2014 Cultura
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Just another day, just another gigolo on the subway in Mexico DF — with music. How does this guy’s performance rate compared to the David Lee Roth derivative cover version — or Louis Prima’s Just A Gigolo totally happening classic original? Check out their vids here:

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Topless Brooklyn bodybuilder’s ‘Mexican Firing Squad’ cocktail (video)

by JEFE BOYARDEE September 5, 2014 Cultura
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If you’re a Brooklyn bodybuilder who is gonna demonstrate how to make a Mexican Firing Squad cocktail for the Internets, make sure you’re topless and flip your man-boobs at the end of the video. Here’s the recipe from PunchDrink.com:

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La Cucaracha: Take my ice bucket challenge, please (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 4, 2014 Cartoons
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Jalisco woman who ‘cooked for Pancho Villa’ is 127 years old (video)

by Andalé Mono September 4, 2014 Cultura
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Leandra Becerra Lumbreras, reportedly the oldest person in the world, turned 127 on Sunday, at her Zapopan home in the Mexican state of Jalisco. This raw footage comes from RU.TV, the Berlin-based Russian-owned TV network. Here’s their shot log, including translations:

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At Cal State Northridge, MEChA is Fridalicious (photo)

by La Chata September 4, 2014 Cultura
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We didn’t see you yesterday in Jerome Richfield 118 at 3:30, hermana. We passed out these flyers, you know. PREVIOUSLY ON MEChA:

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What does it mean when it says ‘Love your neighbor’? (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA September 4, 2014 Cartoons
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A well-regulated militia, pre-teen edition (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 3, 2014 Cartoons
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Anjelah Johnson: No, sorry, I don’t speak Puerto Rican (4 videos)

by BEN WOLVEREEN September 3, 2014 Cultura
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Pocha Anjelah Johnson from San Jose (408 shout-out!) may not speak Spanish, but she doesn’t speak Puerto Rican either. [This video was one of our most popular and then got yanked from YouTube. We just found this alternate version online, apparently video'd right off someone's TV.] Over at LatinoRebels.com, Bella Vida Letty says Anjelah’s new […]

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The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People: ‘College’ (video)

by Verdana Bold September 3, 2014 Cultura
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College is not so hard to understand, even for idiots like you, so long as you watch this video! PREVIOUSLY ON IDIOT’S GUIDE:

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It’s a cake! It’s a burrito! It’s a pinche CAKE BURRITO! (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN September 3, 2014 Cultura
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America’s love affair with the burrito (a wheat flour tortilla wrapped or folded into a cylindrical shape to completely enclose the filling, according to Wikipedia) has moved the tubular tummy-buster from the kitchen to the bakery, as this burrito-styled cake demonstrates. PREVIOUSLY ON BURRITOS:

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La Cucaracha: The child refugee who ate America! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 2, 2014 Cartoons
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One-minute educational video: How a frijol becomes a pedo

by JEFE BOYARDEE September 2, 2014 Cultura
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Frijoles, as you may recall, are good for your heart, and here’s why.

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Alfonso Ochoca: Don’t hate me because I don’t speak Spanish (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés September 2, 2014 Cultura
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Ever have an awkward moment when you have to pretend to be an Anglo at the taqueria because you don’t speak Spanish? Alfonso “White Boy Mexican” Ochoa reports.

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‘Maybe (I Grew Up…)’ (@SchemeNavarro audio)

by MOON GUAC September 2, 2014 Audio
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Last month we published the powerful essay Maybe I grew up in a Latino and African-American neighborhood by Navarro, the Chicago-based hiphop artist formerly known as Scheme. Now it’s back, with music:

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