[¡Ask a Mexican!] And why don't more Mexicans identify as Indian?
This year's Vendimias, Provino's annual wine harvest festival in the Valle de Guadalupe saw another season of sold out events and special tasting dinners featuring some of the best chefs in the world. It was a challenge due to the fact that the government of Ensenada never fixed the collapsed highwa ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And is the United States turning into another Mexico?
Looks like we won't be hearing any of Lou Reeds Metal Machine Music in Indio this year. The former front man of the Velvet Underground just pulled out of Coachella and scrapped shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Monterrey.
"Just when I thought I was out--they pull me back in."--Michael Corleone, Godfather Part III. There has been a lot of press about the Baja Med explosion, and Baja fine dining--on both sides of the border--what really makes our hearts flutter here in the U.S. is street food. In trends, you can always ... More >>
A public memorial service for Jenni Rivera, the late Mexican superstar singer, entrepreneur and all-around chingona, is set to take place tomorrow from 10 a.m. to noon at the Gibson Amphitheater at the Universal CityWalk. The performer had a concert date scheduled at the venue for March of next year ... More >>
The ballsy, brash, brilliant, too-short life of the Mexican regional music queen and Long Beach girl
ORIGINAL POST, 11:36 A.M.: Tragic news is emerging from Mexico this morning as authorities have confirmed that an airplane carrying Mexican regional music superstar and Long Beach native Jenni Rivera and her family is missing.
A couple of weeks ago, I was in Houston to do a book signing for my book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America. Afterward, I went with friends and fans to enjoy some awesome Tex-Mex at El Real Tex-Mex, and among those who attended were two colleagues/pals from our sister paper, the Houston P ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And what are some Mexican regional stereotypes of Mexicans?
Unless you've been living under a rock, you have to know that Indio beer has started being imported from Mexico into the United States. There are billboards; there are giant posters in liquor store and convenience store windows; there are radio ads in two languages. Suddenly, everyone seems to have ... More >>
Unless you subscribe to the Latino package on Dish Network--I do!--you may not have noticed that Mexico now has its own food network: Utilisima. The global foodist fever has caught on south of the border, introducing reality-based food programming, and the concept of chef as celebrity. It was all ve ... More >>
OC WeeklyLos FabulocosDos(Delta Groove Music)Let time take its path, and simplicities start falling away, at least for the most part. We know there are people out there who use the phrase "Latin music" as if that explains everything because there are people who similarly think that everyone south ... More >>
What's on this weekend? Lots. Tonight, Silverlake in Pomona happens at the Glass House-and we admit, it would have been great if a band just called themselves 'Silverlake in Pomona' because it's either completely amazing or utterly ridiculous, probably depending on how drunk you are.
Photo by Todd BarnesRick and his FridayHere is the last part of our On the Line feature with Rick LeBlanc of Rick's Atomic Cafe in Costa Mesa. In this installment, he shares his vegetarian taco recipe. And, for the record: we do not hold it against him that he roots for the New England Patriots, ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Also, why do the people of Jalisco look down on other Mexicans?
Home Front - Robert Hidey @ Yahoo! Video Irvine architect Robert Hidey was inducted into the Wm. S. Marvin Hall of Fame for Design during the 29th annual Builder's Choice Design and Planning Awards gala recently held in Washington, D.C.
A certain music festival and conference held annually in the sleepy hamburg of Austin, Texas announced their initial slate of performers this year, and there's not an Orange County or Long Beach band among them. We had several acts in last fall's CMJ Music Marathon, so this is kind of a bummer. Keep ... More >>
It's been a rough half-year for Peter Callahan of the Tustin law firm Callahan, McCune & Willis, mostly because of his big mouth. The head lawyer for the Catholic Diocese of Orange sex-abuse scandal unwittingly revealed in September the sealed amount Bishop Tod D. Brown gave to a statutory rapist, b ... More >>
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