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We’re not climate scientists but we’re pretty sure it rains a lot more in Mexico than in, say, Saudi Arabia. Here’s why.

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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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Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam is an iconic Latino group.  At the forefront of “freestyle,” Lisa Velez fronted the group, which released the album Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force.  [Mas…]


Chicago artist Diana Delgado Pinada writes:

Listening to the quintessential charro song El Rey accompanied with occasional “gritos Mexicanos” or “mariachi howls” would not be an unusual event. However, when the gritos are performed by a Latina in a Midwest suburban kitchen, in full charro attire, the isolated, elongated cries or howls resonate a little deeper. [Mas…]


The Christmas Idol panel of judges is a tough one. Santa Claus, Lady Sharoun the Purple and Jesus H. Christ Himself have power to make a contestant’s dreams come true. Can Shakila (Roberta Valderrama) win them over with her hot hot hot version of Feliz Navidad?

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(PNS reporting from MEXICO, DF) Dead Mexican feminist artist and icon Frida Kahlo has finally come to her senses and visited a cosmetologist here to clean up her act. The old Frida, with monobrow and bigote, is on the left; new shiny, happy Frida on the right:

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Breaking: Latina wins Nobel for discovery of Culo Quotient

by María Purísima October 10, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from STOCKHOLM)  A Latina math professor was awarded the Nobel Prize in Mathematics Wednesday for her discovery of the mathematical relationship between dress dimensions and the bulbousness of the culo. “It’s such a surprise! I was just trying to figure out how to shop for clothes that would fit me without making me […]

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I’m a smart, attractive Latina — so ‘Y Am I Single?’ (video)

by GARTH DATER October 7, 2013 Cultura
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When you ASSUME you make an ASS of U and ME. Also him and her. He and she tambien. Both of them. [Video by Elaine Del Valle.] PREVIOUSLY ON YOU DON’T LOOK/SOUND/ACT LATINO:

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Does this sound familiar? ‘You’re a Latina/o? But you speak so well!’

by Moctezuma Cortés October 4, 2013 Cultura
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If you are Latina or Latino, you may have heard comments such as, “Wow, you speak so well… You are not like them… You are really smart… OR You are different and they will really like you.” You might even be asked repeatedly where you are from if your first answer is a city or […]

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@SaraChicaD: My Pocho Ocho favorite foods (video)

by Lucida Grandé August 9, 2013 Cultura
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POCHO’s Subcommandanta del Ñews Sara Inés Calderón (also known as @SaraChicaD on the Twitter) is very particular about the foods she likes. Here are her Pocho Ocho faves… RELATED: San Bernardino teenager addicted to Takis

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‘They maid me do it,’ says Latina juror in Zimmerman case

by Victor Payan July 17, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from FLORIDA) In the latest shocking development in the George Zimmerman trial, Juror B29, the only person of color on the jury, is claiming she was coerced by the five Anglo female jurors into delivering a “Not Guilty” verdict. Juror B29 (photo), a Latina woman, says the other jurors threatened to deport her and […]

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Lamar High junior drops ‘slave name,’ renames self ‘Jennifer Lopez’

by María Purísima June 11, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from HOUSTON) A local teen has decided to discard her slave name “María de la Paz Rodriguez Ramírez” and rename herself “Jennifer Lopez” after her Latina idol. “I’m tired of being kept down by the man. My slave name ‘María de la Paz’ is clearly a name with Spanish roots and my family […]

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Speaking bad Spanish makes Silverlake artist look like douche

by María Purísima June 6, 2013 El Now
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(PNS reporting from SILVERLAKE) It was a shocker when encaustic and collage mixed-media artist Ben Brown found out. Even though he spent two years of high school learning Español, his habit of dropping a word or two in Spanish into day-to-day English conversations has not increased his “street cred” even un poquito. The self-proclaimed free-spirit, […]

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New ‘East Los High’ web series exposes sexrification of East L.A. (video)

by Malcolm Mex May 15, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from EAST LOS) A new web series on Hulu is poised to blow the lid off the unprecedented rise of sexy Latinos currently overrunning East Los Angeles.  The series, East Los High, is a riveting expose of the rapid “sexrification” of the historically low-and-slow Chicano community. “The kids at East Los High are […]

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Pocha Playmate of the Year speaks Spanish AND American (video)

by CHUCK FULLOVNATZ May 14, 2013 El Now
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Playboy’s first Pocha Playmate of the Year, Raquel Pomplun, is bilingual. Hugh Hefner notes (after the one-minute mark) that the Chula Vista, CA native speaks both Spanish and “American.” (Totally nonironic video via Brussels, Belgium’s Jewish News One Network. Who knew?)

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Hope Sandoval/Mazzy Star live on Conan: ‘Fade Into You’ (video)

by Comic Saenz May 3, 2013 Cultura
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The most distinctive voice in pop music? East Los angel Hope Sandoval elevates any song, and takes Fade Into You by Mazzy Star into the heavens.  [P.S. Hope -- call me! ♡ Comic Saenz.]

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WTF? ‘Latina’ magazine picks 30 ‘most iconic’ Latinos on TV

by Santino J. Rivera May 2, 2013 Cultura
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Boy, these are fun times, huh? Everyone wants to either be Latino or market Latino things. Let’s all Hispanicize! I mean, just look around! The GOP is embracing Latinos (har, har) and there are products everywhere like Tide Latino, Ford Latino, Clorox Latino, Latino socks, Latino water, Latino sunlight. Hell, there’s even a PETA Latino […]

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Pocho ocho most racist things said to Latinas on online dating sites

by María Purísima April 23, 2013 Cultura
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It’s tough for hermanas out there trying to find love — especially with the anonymity of the online dating world. What makes it even harder for Latinas online is how easy it can be for dudes to be jerks, specifically, racist jerks. Here’s our list of the top eight racist things said to Latinas in […]

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