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MariachisThe Book of Life opens today in theaters nationwide. This lush and hilarious Day of the Dead-inspired movie is by my friend Jorge Gutierrez and film giant Guillermo del Toro.

I was fortunate enough to be invited to the flick’s “red carpet” premiere Sunday, and I had the time of my life. It was a “bucket list” experience, and I want to share some of the images and sounds from that morning of movie madness.

Highlights included photobombing the stars, taking a selfie with Diego Luna, and making Ice Cube snarl. [Mas…]

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cucahhmsadbloguera(PNS reporting from BROOKLYN) Hispanic Heritage Month is over, and without the corporate-approved celebration as a focus, local members of the Hispanic/Latino community here aren’t really sure how they can go on being local members of the local Hispanic/Latino community here.

“What now?” lamented Brooklyn native and prolific bloguera Marielena Gutierrez (photo, right.)

“Should I tell people to call me Mary Ellen for the remaining 11 months of the year? It’s not like they ever pronounce it right anyway,” she wrote on her PobrePickle blog. [Mas…]

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mexipeopleDating has never been easier — and more Mexican! MexicanPeopleMeet.com has the hookups you’ve been waiting for. It’s like a big-ass Facebook — for Mexicans! [NSFW adult language, F-bombs, etc.] [Mas…]

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Too much caffeine? A “Christian” lady in an Oklahoma coffee shop has hella angry feels. “In the name of Jesus!” she exclaims. “This Mexican kid is harassing me!” We’re confused. Do you think his name might be Jesús? The video is from 2011, but crazy H8RZ are forever.

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White people are the country’s dominant racial group, but their long reign of power is coming to an end. What’s next on the bucket list for Whites?

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It’s the fall football classic — Garfield versus Roosevelt — the East Los high school football rivalry that has lasted generations; David A. Romero supplies the play by play.

Romero goes on a national tour starting next week. Here’s his schedule.

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Latino Field Studies: Understanding the ‘Lip Purse’ (video)

by EDUARDO BURRO October 7, 2014 Cultura
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This short Latino Field Study video examines a culturally-distinctive mannerism many Anglos find confusing – the often hard-to-discern and sometimes confusing Lip Purse mouth gesture.

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Ask A Mexican: Hispanic? Latino? Chicano? What’s the deal? (video)

by Comic Saenz October 3, 2014 Cultura
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In an Hispanic Heritage Month Latino Heritage Month special video episode, POCHO amigo Gustavo ¡Ask A Mexican! Arellano answers the perennial question: Hispanics? Latinos? WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?

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‘El Alfabeto Latino’ (that’s alphabet for you pochos) [3 videos]

by SEÑOR ROGERS October 1, 2014 Cultura
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All you pochos: What are the names of the letters, besides “equis” which you only know because beer? What do you call “Ñ”? PREVIOUSLY ON ALPHABET:

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Are you just kinda racist? Try new Diet Racism™ (video)

by Verdana Bold September 29, 2014 Cultura
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What’s the deal with this Hispanic Heritage Month? What we need is a White History Month, and our own soft drink! PREVIOUSLY ON RACISM TECH:

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Latino Heritage Month Hero Video: Dick Tracy’s sidekick Go Go Gomez

by P. D. GONZALEZ September 22, 2014 Cartoons
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Dick Tracy’s 1961 TV cartoon partner Go Go Gomez saves the day in The Copy Cat Caper.

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Who are these so-called U.S. ‘Hispanics’? They’re Mex to the max

by RON FLOSS September 18, 2014 Cultura
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Mexican-Americans — all 34 million — make up over two-thirds of the U.S. Latino population according to the Pew Research Organization:

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What’s in a trend? Google tracks ‘Latino’ and ‘Hispanic’ over time

by Comic Saenz September 17, 2014 Cultura
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Hispanic or Latino? This question comes up all the time, and not just during Hispanic Heritage Month, which we insist on calling Latino Heritage Month. Is there a trend? We asked the Google NGram Viewer to search their big index of published books to see how many times the word “Latino” and the word “Hispanic” […]

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Pocho Ocho ways to get ready for Hispanic Heritage Month 2014

by Especial Correspondents September 12, 2014 Cultura
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Hispanics across the United Estates are giddy with excitement as they prepare to observe Hispanic Heritage Month 2014, which starts Monday. But with so much excitement, it’s easy to forget the fundamentals of this Federally-established fiesta. ¡Mira! A checklist! Here are the Pocho Ocho ways to prepare for Hispanic Heritage Month: 8. Reset your calendar […]

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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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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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La Cucaracha: Talking Raccoon Guardians of the Galaxy! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 21, 2014 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Where are the Latino movie actors? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 19, 2014 Cartoons
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Chicano decides to start calling himself ‘Hispanic’

by María Purísima August 19, 2014 El Now
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(PNS reporting from IRVINE, CA) Roland Vega, 33, formerly known as “Rolando,” has come to an important moment in his life: He’s transitioned from a “Chicano” to a “Hispanic.” The decision to change the way he self-identifies came as somewhat of a shock to his family and his homeboys, but not necessarily to Vega’s former […]

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