Rain finally hit Southern California earlier this week--flash floods in the Inland Empire, downpours in Long Beach, 0.001 of an inch in Fullerton. It inspired reams of social-media snark in our parched region, bitter humor to make sense of a historic drought that has gone on for three years now with ... More >>
Did Orange County's only Indian massacre really happen—or is it a necessary white lie?
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why are there so many Spanish place names in New Mexico?
Despite a centuries-long campaign by Southern Californians to eradicate them, OC's remaining Gabrieleños are making a comeback
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And a great hate letter to Gustavo!
[Crossing the Line] A cycle of justice that must be remembered
An excerpt from 'Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America'
Here's to hoping my Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America is hitting the cultural caliente list at the right time--and it is, if you go by recent histories on Mexican food published by mainstream publications. I know Smithsonian Magazine is working on something because they called me for c ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And do Mexicans grovel to gabachos?
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Plus, should Mexicans hate the Irish, and vice versa?
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Also, why do Mexican girls write online in ALL CAPS?
www.pilardiaz.comOur lovely, monstrous, sprawling metropolis to the North otherwise known as Los Angeles has seen new talent fuse with established artists to create a revival of sorts in the broad Latin Alternative music scene. Supportive venues like La Cita in downtown Los Angeles, and Eastside ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] The chaotic life of Mexicans who hike
In honor of the wearing of the green, one of my all-time favorite ¡Ask a Mexican! back-and-forths, one so scandalous it got a man suspended from work:Dear Mexican: Why do spics and micks get along so well? Is it because both races are drunk, fornicating, degenerate Catholics?Don MulletinoDear Mick: ... More >>
When a bogus post went up on a fake CNN website late last week with the headline: "Separatists Claim Responsibility for California Wildfires" and which included a "confirmation" by Gov. Schwarzenegger that MECha (the Aztlan-loving student group) had claimed responsibility for the fires, anti-immigr ... More >>
"Relying on James Michener for history is like relying on Mexico to stop illegal immigration."
Why is it in their nature for Mexicans to steal?
Special tres-question edition
Special four-part edition
The Mexican explains it all
'Reconquista is a myth'