[¡Ask a Mexican!] And would the U.S. government investing heavily in Mexico save the country?
Over a decade ago, I wrote an op-ed piece for what was called Pacific News Service but is now New American Media bemoaning how pathetic the Latin Grammys were due to their lack of Mexican music. "The definers of Latin culture," I wrote then, "have decided that the most popular Latin music genre in t ... More >>
I first remember Hector Tobar's byline in dispatches from Latin America, back when he was a foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. This was before I learned of his amazing debut novel, The Tattooed Soldier, perhaps the greatest-ever treatment of the Central American immigration experience ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why do Chicano Studies professors always wear guayaberas?
"Here's that beautiful picture of Kelly on the right," said Ron Thomas, as he pointed to a portrait of his smiling son toward the end of his PowerPoint presentation on homelessness at Cal State University Fullerton's eighth-annual social justice summit on Saturday, April 14. "Right here, [Kelly ... More >>
It's one thing to be a cholo, but quite another to be a Cholo--someone whose surname is the word denoted to mean a gang member in Southern California, and a mixed-race mongrel virtually everywhere else in Latin America. And that's the apellido that Orange County resident Ana Beatriz Cholo grew up ... More >>
There are many factors that go into the growing of a great chile pepper: terroir, climate, seeds, proper irrigation and the like. But it seems that the latter attribute is the most important.
[SUMMER GUIDE] Highlights from Orange County and Long Beach galleries for the summer
chilango.com Although the Latin Alternative offerings of this year's Coachella Music & Arts Festival are few and far between, the acts that did make it onto the roster of performing artists are diverse and definitely worthy of attention. Of course, the biggest draw is the highly touted Caifa ... More >>
Flickr user neoliminalStarbucks' original logo: Perhaps the most-graphic American corporate example of vagina-as-sweet-food EVERYa gotta love Latinos. Even though we share the same language (except for those retrograde Brazilians and pinche indios), regional variations lead to more than a few sni ... More >>
The tango is one of Latin America's most sensual and enduring contributions to the world of art. Tango Buenos Aires will bring their dramatic-yet-sophisticated brand of Argentinean dance to the Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa this Saturday. "The Fire and Passion of Tango" features intri ... More >>
Long Beach Playhouse
Headline: Woman fights off carjacker at gas station fletch3 wrote: surprise everyone,it was a MEXICANT who tried to steal her car after the one he stole in L.A. broke down.Yeah, we want more MEXICANTS here.
Dave Lieberman heralded the arrival of fava beans at local farmers' markets back in April, and the somewhat elephantine pods are still being found in stacks as the spring and early-summer legume continues its season. Favas aren't the easiest vegetable to prepare--and not because you need to score so ... More >>
Cachanilla is also a plant...I've always enjoyed the shrimp and fish tacos at Baja Cachanilla in SanTana--each juicy, plump, on handmade tortillas and topped with one of the thicker, sweeter fish taco creams you'll find. It's better than Baja Fresh just a couple of blocks down Bristol, and Wahoo' ... More >>
The Hype: It's been three years since critics lauded Holy Fuck's wild onslaught of electro improvisation on their 2007 album LP. In that time, Canadian keyboard duo Brian Borcherdt and Graham Walsh welcomed bassist Matt McQuaid and Matt Shulz to the party and slowly traded some unbridle ... More >>
The photographers in 'Changing the Focus' explore the dark side of Latin America, but also its sense of humor
TRES QUESTIONS EDICIÓN
"I still don't want to go to hell. Even if it is like a big swanky Shag illustration."
FEEDBACK: Rock en espanol and the Perils of Assimilation
'Do certain clothes determine your Mexicanness?'
Noche de Trova
Unitarian Human Rights Forum
Glenn Stern captures Latin American political graffiti
This Hole-in-the-Wall Life
THIS WEEK IN GOAT
Pope John Paul II, 1920-2005
Control Machete continues to push el funkiness del flow
Voz de Mano succeeds despite living in LA
Tazumal rage against the maquina
President Nixon solves your holiday quandaries
Enanitos Verdes fly high the banner of Latin American unity
Rigoberta Menchu Tum gives OC a new definition of terrorism
Los Amigos Invisibles like sex
Manu Chao rocks the universal barrio
The rise and fall and rise again of Rocketeria
Szyszlo mixes up Stonehenge, Area 51 and the Incas