Happy St. Patrick’s Day from President Barry O’Bama (photo)

by Comic Saenz March 17, 2015 Cartoons
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Around Our Town on St. Patrick’s Day: Where to go, what to do

by CHALE KNICKERBOCKER, SOCIETY EDITOR March 17, 2015 Cultura
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LUCK OF THE IRISH: Look for a pot o’ gold at the end of the rainbow today at Gustavo O’Grady’s Bar y Grill on East Olmos Boulevard. The popular hangout will serve corned beef tacos, potato-stuffed chiles rellenos and beer-marinated enchilada irlanda sliders at $1 each during Happy Hour. Happy Hour, you lucky leprechauns, lasts all […]

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La Cucaracha: Hollywood discovers GMO casting (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 16, 2015 Cartoons
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The San Patricio Batallón: The Irish heroes of Aztlan (music videos)

by Comic Saenz March 16, 2015 Cultura
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This corrido by Orange County Celtic-rock homies The Fenians tells the tragic story of the San Patricios, the St. Patrick’s Battalion. The unit of 200 mostly Catholic Irish immigrants deserted the United States Army and fought with the Mexican Army against the U.S.A. in the Mexican–American War. Scots-British post-punk The Wakes Band offer their version […]

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A Day in the Life of a Woman: Las Cafeteras: ‘Mujer Soy’ (video)

by Soy Capitan March 16, 2015 Audio
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In Mujer Soy, by Las Cafeteras, we see a day in the real life of Maryann Aguirre, a woman from East Los Angeles. Happy Women’s History Month! (Remixed by YUKICITO.)

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Nom Nom Video: How do they make Sriracha hot sauce? (video)

by Barney Asada March 16, 2015 Cultura
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Huy Fong Sriracha is the official POCHO salsa picante — we love you too Tapatio and Cholula and Valentina but so sorry — and this is how it’s made. PREVIOUSLY ON SRIRACHA:

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La Cucaracha: Improving economy means more ‘Green Jobs’ (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 13, 2015 Cartoons
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What’s for breakfast? Breakfast tacos or breakfast burritos?

by Barney Asada March 13, 2015 Cultura

Here in Los Angeles, we like breakfast burritos. We like the breakfast burritos so much that breakfast burritos can be enjoyed in Jewish delis, Chinese restaurants, Greek diners, burger stands, sushi joints, lunch trucks, Mexican restaurants, old-school coffee shops and fancy places near the beach. LA.Eater, for example, just published a list of three dozen […]

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Watch: Rita Hayworth, JLo dance in ‘They’re Bringing Sexy Back?’

by Verdana Bold March 13, 2015 Cultura
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They’re bringing sexy back?? Director Liz Bar does not like the way these damn kids today dance. It’s not like the old days, she writes:

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App For That: If you’re happy and you know it, wag your tail (video)

by ZORRO MULDER March 13, 2015 Cultura
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Japanese company Neurowear wants to make it easy to share your joy with SHIPPO, the world’s first feelings-controlled tail. It’s like a big-ass Mood Ring for your butt. PREVIOUSLY ON APP FOR THAT:

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La Cucaracha: Secrets of the Taco Guy — revealed! (#TBT 2011 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 12, 2015 Cartoons
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Ask A Mexican: Why do Mexicans hate yellow cheese so much? (video)

by Comic Saenz March 12, 2015 Cultura
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When POCHO’s Associate Naranjero, the esteemed Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano, watched the video of BuzzFeed feeding Taco Bell to actual Mexicans (photo), he knew he needed to set the record straight regarding the yellow cheese that tops lots of Mexican-American food. Because queso, k no? Yellow cheese, says Gus, has an honorable history — […]

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Danny Trejo’s commercial for these tortilla things is full of WTF (video)

by Barney Asada March 12, 2015 Cultura
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Old El Paso Stand ‘N’ Stuff Tortillas — shaped like oblong bowls — are tortillas for people who can’t manage the folding and/or rolling demanded by traditional tortilla applications. While we ❤️ Danny Trejo and can’t fault him for wanting to make an honest buck, we have to ask, “Who eats this crap?” PRO TIP: […]

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Listen: Why does Mexican music have polkas, waltzes and accordions?

by Soy Capitan March 12, 2015 Audio
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Happy 76th birthday, Texas accordian star Flaco Jimenez! Why is Mexican music filled with polkas and waltzes and accordions? It’s about immigration, according to Felix Contreras of NPR’s Alt.Latino and Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records on Morning Edition:   PREVIOUSLY ON FLACO JIMENEZ:

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From: U.S. Senate To: Iran Dear Iran… (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 11, 2015 Cartoons
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Watch: BuzzFeed serves Taco Bell to L.A. Mexicans + @RoValderrama

by Barney Asada March 11, 2015 Cultura
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When BuzzFeed served some Taco Bell specialties to L.A. Mexicans, reactions were — let us say — mixed. We know it’s L.A. because they mention King Taco in East Los. Try it, you’ll like it. We also recommend Guisado on Cesar Chavez. And Eastside Luv right by Mariachi Plaza offers a great selection of refreshing […]

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La Cucaracha: Women’s History Month Biggest Latina! (2010 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 10, 2015 Cartoons
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‘Undocumented’ family behind La Morada in the South Bronx (video)

by MOSCA MEXICAN March 10, 2015 Cultura
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Towards the end of the 20th Century, Natalia Mendez and Antonio Saavedra left their home, family and country behind to cross without papers into the U.S. Now they run a popular Oaxacan restaurant in the South Bronx, La Morada. This is exactly the hard-working law-abiding, job-creating kind of family President Obama’s executive actions were designed to protect, […]

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Meet Biography.com’s ‘Notable Hispanic Women’ (photos, Frida video)

by Andalé Mono March 10, 2015 Cultura
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Biography.com offers up this Frida Kahlo video and a big list of Notable Hispanic Women for Women’s History Month.   Here’s their big list of mujeres:

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Mexico’s witches, brujas, shamans get down at Lake Catemaco (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés March 10, 2015 El Now
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Witches and sorcerers and brujas oh my gathered for Ritos, Ceremonias y Artesanias (Magical Rituals, Ceremonies and Handicrafts) at Lake Catemaco in Veracruz, Mexico early Saturday morning.

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La Cucaracha: Share a ride to Disneyland? It’s spotty (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz March 9, 2015 Cartoons
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Pocha Yari Rodriguez wants to live (and die?) on Mars (video)

by Comic Saenz March 9, 2015 Cultura
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California-born Yari Rodriguez wants to be a crew member on that one-way trip to Mars – but she’s scared. For Smith College engineering grad Rodriguez, the most terrifying thing about a one-way trip to Mars isn’t a rocket malfunction, lack of oxygen, or the probability of death on Mars, she told Fox News Latino. It’s […]

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