Simply put, Calisphere is an amazing visual treasure trove for the Californias. Here, for example, is a sample search for the term, "Mexicans."
I am in debt to dynamic duo at Hasta Los Gatos Quieren Zapatos for bringing this online archive to my attention.
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
Professor Marc García-Martínez from Hancock College, a Latino/a Studies colleague and former student of mine at literature.sdsu.edu, sends in an image without attribution and with a mysterious origin! Sensing that I am a fetishist when it comes to the world of curious Mexican figuration he sends it to me imagining I will be delighted, when what really happens is that now I want to know the origin of this peculiar artifact.
Help! Write in soon!
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Josie Nericcio, my LA mole and beloved sister writes in to tip our ojos to Gawker Media's entry into Mexilandia or Latinalandia with Guanabee. Click here and sop it up! With stories like "Latino Boys: Are They Everyone's Play Things?" it has got to be good!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Lalo Alcaraz's LA CUCARACHA has been dropped by the Houston Chronicle; write them and let them know what pendejos they are. Here's the skinny!
Pero Lalo, you have to write better gags than this:
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
He might have been the face of all our tomorrows--the 7nth wonder of the Chicano/a universe.
In the best of all possible worlds.
Instead, he was a sycophant and a stooge; a creep and a cretin; a criminal and a fool.
As Alberto Gonzales rides off into the sunset, the shadows of Abu Ghraib lighting the way, let us pause for a moment of silence.
Of all the least seductive hallucinations of a "Mexican" in the imagination of America, let this one fade and fade fast.
adios Gonzales, pinche buey!
A great, short piece regarding Justice Department employees response to Gonzales's exit is now online.
BoingBoing.net's editors have a discerning eye when it comes to the figuration of Mexicans in visual culture; sample the video below and then take the Time Tunnel here to a posting with a smorgasbörd of delights from the past--and a free and downloadable album of Agustin Lara classics to boot!
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I cannot confirm it, but I suspect the death of the Weekly World News will mean the end of Noticias del mundo--you can see a fantastic flickr archive of choice, delicious Noticias del mundo fotos here. Journalism may never be the same as these two purveyors of the semiotically perverse and factually ersatz bring down their curtains.