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Friday, September 17th, 2010

Did you miss Mexico’s Bicentennial “Grito” celebration?

SEE IT HERE AGAIN! The images from the Zocalo in Mexico City the night of the 15th, eve of Mexico’s Independence day, were at once fabulous, exciting, and surreal. You only get to celebrate a bicentennial once, right? In the midst of all the negative, dark and frustrating news coming from Mexico there is always

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Mexican resilience will win in the end

It’s hard to imagine a more tumultuous time for Mexico to celebrate its bicentennial. Its economy is suffering; its cities are under siege by drug lords and their minions; its institutions are seemingly powerless to react. What...

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

¿Hay algo que celebrar en México?

...este país de 108 millones de habitantes -de los que el 49% sigue sumido en la pobreza- se dispone a vivir una celebración marcada por la violencia extrema de los carteles de la droga.

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Quench Your Thirst with…Menudo?

You may or may not have seen this video before, but regardless, it’s always good for a laugh — especially if you’ve ever eaten menudo!

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Another Reason to Loathe Latinos/as: They Cause Marital Strife!

By William “Memo” Nericcio Where is Myra Mendible (From Bananas to Buttocks: The Latina Body in Popular Film and Culture) when you need her? Hit the image for the rest of the sordid story that involves jealousy, connubial...

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Feed the Models: Estás Muy Flaca, Mi’ja

As far back as I can remember, I’ve lived a parallel life:  considered not skinny enough by popular American wisdom and somehow simultaneously considered too skinny by my abuelitas. Although I suppose I’ll never find a happy...

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Sirena as a Boy

I was scrounging around the web for something else when I came upon an…interesting? Let’s go with interesting take on the classic Lotería sirena, or mermaid, circa 2005. Apparently, someone had a lot of time on their...

Monday, September 13th, 2010

¡Qué Rico! How to Make Healthy (Re)fried Pinto Beans

Hey y’all, not to give away the family recipe or anything, but there are a few easy and healthy things you can do to make your refried beans just a little more healthy. 1.) Clean the beans,...

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Univisión Beats Out English Language Networks Nationwide

Univisión was the most watched TV station for viewers between the ages of 18 and 49 this past week, according to Nielsen, the company that makes its living by measuring media audiences. It’s the first time a...

Sunday, September 12th, 2010

Move Over Muslims, Mexicans are Next!

Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz shared a somewhat incendiary thought on September 11 via his Twitter account: He later corrected himself, however, noting that he meant to say Cinco de Mayo…

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

Is Culture To Blame For High Latina Suicide Attempt Rates?

Sara Inés Calderón speaks with Prof. Luis H. Zayas about his decades-long research into the rate of suicide attempts in Latinas.

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