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Thursday, July 13th, 2017

These Are the Latinos Nominated for a 2017 Emmy Award

*I hope you weren’t holding your breath for this. Latinos “remain conspicuously absent” from primetime Emmy awards. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Manuel Betancourt, Remezcla (3.5 minute read)  What does Gina Rodriguez have to do to nab an Emmy nomination? We hoped we wouldn’t need to ask this question again, but here we are. The nominations for the

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

10 Books From Latino & LatAm Authors For Your Summer Reading List

*Here’s a good list of suggestions for your summer reading. It’s ambitious – for some – but doable. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By  Alejandra Oliva, Remezcla (4 minute read)  Along with summer come long days at the beach,...

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

This Man Created the ‘Aztec of the City’ Comic to Give Mexican Americans the Superhero They Deserve

*This comic book artist is trying to raise money to take the characters he created in 1993 to the next level and a larger audience. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3 minute read)  ...

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

These Rare Photos of Frida Kahlo Show Her Life Before She Became an Artist

*Why you should read this: Because there are many Fridaphiles among our NewsTaco readers. Because these are photos that some of her most avid fans haven’t seen (we think?) VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Remezcla Estaff, Remezcla (2...

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Native American Students Push San Diego State to Retire Controversial Aztec Mascot

*Why you should read this: Because, as SDSU professor Ozzie Monge says, “the use of indigenous groups as mascot . . . make students and faculty “accidental racists” in “redface.” VL By Yara Simón, Remezcla (3.5 minute...

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

Cheech Marin & Paul Rodriguez Are Bringing OG Chicano Comedy to NBC

*I’m looking forward to this. VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla (2.5 minute read)   Santa works in mysterious ways. Maybe you didn’t get that storm trooper action figure you were praying for, or the Pink Hatchimals...

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Remake Of Classic Television Show Means More Latinos On Netflix

*The show is set to premiere on January 6. VL By Lucas Molandes, MiTú (2 minute read)  The trailer for the upcoming Latino reboot of “One Day At A Time” was just released, and Netflix obviously spared...

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Gael Garcia Bernal & Camilo Lara Join Growing List of Latinos Working on Pixar’s Dia de Muertos Film

*The movie opens in theaters in November of 2017. VL By Andrew S. Vargas, Remezcla (3 minute read)  It’s been over a year since we last reported on the tortured saga of Pixar’s upcoming Día de Muertos-inspired feature...

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

A Selena TV Series in Both English and Spanish Is Coming Soon

*This looks like it’ll be fun! . . . and about time, some say. VL By Vanessa Erazo, Remezcla (1 minute read)  The golden age of television is still going strong and gradually, over the last year or...

Monday, October 31st, 2016

This Short Film Explains the Essence of Dia de Muertos In Three Minutes

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco It’s a simple premise: the dead are not dead as long as we remember them. In Dia de los Muertos, an award-winning student animated film, a young girl is transported to another world...

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

“The Vessel”, written, directed, produced and starring Latinos, recaptures hope

*The movie was filmed both in English and Spanish, not dubbed or captioned. VL Movie skillfully navigates a sea change in film making By Arnold García, Crosswind Communications (5 minute read) Years ago, comedian and actor Paul Rodriguez was...

Monday, February 20th, 2012

The Next Online Explosion: Original Latino Web Series

By Jose Cruz, OurTiempo.com In December of 2011 more than 43 billion videos were viewed online with the average viewer watching 23.2 hours of online video content according to comscore. The entertainment industry has been quickly changing to...

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Mexican Actor Demián Bichir Nominated For Best Actor Oscar

Mexican actor Demián Bichir was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actor category this morning for his portrayal of an immigrant  landscaper in Los Angeles and the film entitled, “A Better Life.” The other nominees...

Friday, January 20th, 2012

“Man On A Ledge” Is Entertaining, But Not Exciting

By Gabrielle Adelle, The Young Folks Tis the season of January releases, a time when a crop of some of the most forgettable major motion pictures of the year tend to make their release. It’s not fair to...

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