Tia Lencha’s Cocina: How ju make chilaquiles for the World Cup

by TIA LENCHA July 9, 2014 Cultura
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Hello. Is Tia Lencha here. I haves the World Cup feber. Do ju? Is the feber ju get from watching the World Cups and being so mad at the referees and Holland and wonder who put brujeria on Brazil, that ju want to hit the telebision with a cuchara from the kishen. But I watch […]

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Zombies in the Hood, A True Story (video)

by BLOOD IN-N-OUT July 9, 2014 Cultura
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Sometimes you feel like a zombie, sometimes you need to just pop a cap on his pinche butt. Especially when they sing and dance! [SFW but gangs, guns, gore.] PREVIOUSLY ON ZOMBIES:

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Frida the Luchadora: ‘The Legend of the Flying Tomato’ (video)

by JEFE VENTURA July 9, 2014 Cultura
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Red-headed Frida wants to triumph in lucha libre but she needs to find some inner strength first, not to mention her secret ingredient. PREVIOUSLY ON LUCHA LIBRE:

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La Cucaracha #TBT Throwback Tuesday: Cholos-R-Us (1993 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 8, 2014 Cartoons

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Sprechen Sie Deutsch? The Border Patrol says ‘Willkommen!’ (video)

by Barney Asada July 8, 2014 Cultura
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Just like President John F. Kennedy who charmed the world with this line in the 1960s, “Ich bin ein berliner” is magic. PREVIOUSLY ON BORDER PATROL:

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White Boy ChIcano (a poem)

by MICHAEL MONTENEGRO July 8, 2014 Cultura
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White Boy Chicano It’s an identity crisis My parents are Mexican migrants, who stay busy all the time Spanish is my first language, then almost losing it because of time My TV only showed Mexicans involved in crime The stereotypes didn’t represent me My school peers didn’t believe me I wasn’t Mexican or White Being […]

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That Bollywood Elvis movie with the botas picudas (video)

by MOON GUAC July 8, 2014 Cultura
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Remember? Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, went to India in 1989 and shot a chips commercial wearing pointy boots? You don’t remember ever seeing it? Here it is. You’re welcome. PREVIOUSLY ON BOTAS PICUDAS:

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La Cucaracha: Tacos del Mundo! Tacos del Mundo! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 7, 2014 Cartoons
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Las Cafeteras: This Land Is Your Land (music video + lyrics)

by MOON GUAC July 7, 2014 Cultura
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East Los homies Las Cafeteras are back with a son jarocho version of the Woody Guthrie’s classic This Land Is Your land with acoustic aplomb and some updated Spanglish lyrics:

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Immigrants: Come to California – No Cyclones, No Blizzards! (poster)

by MISS MURRIETA July 7, 2014 Cartoons
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You must be THIS tall (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 3, 2014 Cartoons
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#TBT Throwback Thursday 2000: Lalo Alcaraz on ‘Illegal Interns’ (video)

by Comic Saenz July 3, 2014 Cultura
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Amigo Flavio Morales of Big Vida Entertainment just uploaded this gem to Vimeo. Here’s how he describes it: [Oct. 2, 2000] Lalo Alcaraz interview supporting his projects and video from the ILLEGAL intern 10 year anniversary from the El Rey Theatre part of La Banda Elastica’s concert series Las Noches del Dragon.

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Star-Spangled Beaners: Francisco Scott Quiñones, Jose Canusi

by Victor Payan July 3, 2014 Cultura
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For generations, Americans have revered The Star-Spangled Banner as their National Anthem, singing it at baseball games, karaoke nights and Fourth of July celebrations around the country. It may come as a surprise, however, that the song’s author, Francis Scott Key, was actually a Mexican immigrant named Francisco Scott Quiñones and that the song was […]

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Just announced! Big party over at the SCOTUS House (toon)

by ERIC J. GARCIA July 3, 2014 Cartoons
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The Blasters’ Dave Alvin: ‘Hey, Baby, It’s the Fourth of July’ (video)

by Victor Payan July 3, 2014 Cultura
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Roots rock singer/guitar slinger and East Los homie (Downey) Dave Alvin sings a classic ode to America, folky roots, broken hearts, independence and Mexican kids shooting fireworks. Hey, baby, it’s the Fourth of July!

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Happy July Fourth! ‘Star Spanglish Banner’ by Horchata Ice (audio)

by QUESO QUESEM July 3, 2014 Audio
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Here’s one from the vaults! Is it a lost track from INSANE IN THE BRAIN, the unreleased 2007 album that was the subject of speculation, lawsuits and at least two shootings? Those close to Horchata Ice won’t say. And those ties to Biggie and Tupac? Don’t go there. More cool fireworks GIFs like this one […]

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Around Our Town: Where to go, what to do for July 4th weekend

by CHALE KNICKERBOCKER, SOCIETY EDITOR July 3, 2014 Cultura
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FIREWORKS: Mission Pocho Viejo American Legion Post 536 once again presents their Annual Fireworks Extravagonzo Friday at sunset. This year the pyrotechnics come from Zamboni Bros., new to California, with their presentation Hella Hockey Holiday – a tribute to the Estanley Cup World Champions, Los Reyes de Los Angeles. Moms: bring your blankets and sit the […]

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For July 4, try these Pocho Ocho favorite Mexican fireworks

by Lalo Alcaraz July 3, 2014 Cultura
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Used to be you could always celebrate the Fourth of July along the border in the most patriotic way: by detonating illegal Mexican fireworks. Here are some of our favorite dangerous Mexican fireworks from when men were men, and fireworks were weapons grade bundles o’ fun! 8. Guadalajara Guarheads 7. Tijuana TNT 6. La La La […]

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La Cucaracha: Goal! vs ¡GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 2, 2014 Cartoons
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Update Facebook Status: What’s on your mind? (video)

by Soy Capitan July 2, 2014 Cultura
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Is this the real life, is this just fantasy? On Facebook, you never know. PREVIOUSLY ON FACEBOOK:

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Watch: In Brazil, one fútbol fan floats some social criticism

by Especial Correspondents July 2, 2014 Cultura
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How’s your Portuguese? The LiveLeak uploader says this high-tech balsero is yelling “Why do we need hospitals, roads, schools and public security if we have the World Cup? Give [me] my beer to enjoy this shit!”

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Chicano anti-war activist found in Canada after 44 years

by Malcolm Mex July 1, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from MONTREAL) A Los Angeles man who had not been heard from since he fled to Canada in 1970 to avoid the Vietnam War draft has been found in Montreal, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. When Albert “Sleepy” Dominguez missed the 1970 Chicano Moratorium in Los Angeles, noone knew he had […]

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My ‘To Do’ List by Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts

by Comic Saenz July 1, 2014 Cartoons
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Scientists find cache of 25 Peruvian ‘quipus’ – Inca calculators

by ROD ESTERLING July 1, 2014 Cultura
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Scientists investigating the archaeological complex of Incahuasi, south of Lima, have uncovered 25 well-preserved quipus. The 600-year-old strings are an example of the technology of the Inca civilization, which never developed a written language. Quipu – also called “khi-pus” or “talking knots” – are made up of colored spun thread, and sometimes, llama or alpaca […]

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