Another glaring omission in Tex[t]-Mex? Selena! The celebrity and the movie--to assuage the guilt and the angst, here's a series of clips from Selena courtesy BlinkBox!
Saturday, August 02, 2008
Owing to requests from two prickly readers, I am putting my new Salma Hayek-climbs-a-cool-40s-car logo on hiatus; if more than two people write me clamoring for more Hayek, I may, I repeat "may" just have to bring it back!
Friday, August 01, 2008
Certainly not Colbert's finest moment; however, Diaz reveals himself to be a mensch! I am teaching his Pulitzer Prize winning novel this Fall 2008--the class website is here.
Revlon's Custom Creations foundation lets you literally dial-up your skin tone to match the wonders of moreno/a loveliness you were born with. Sometime Latina, Jessica Alba, just started shilling the stuff on national TV. Somehow this reminds me of the Band-Aid, melanin-enhanced product I wrote about here eons ago. Here's the video:
Brown is new white, these days as corporate America jives and jukes its way into Latina/o wallets. More on this to come.
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Just a quick post of a painting (below) and a link to a site by an artist whose canvas grooves and pulses with XicanOSMOTIC verve and wit.
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
My Lupé Vélez chapter in Tex[t]-Mex (a version of it also appears in Bananas to Buttocks) has a close reading of Palooka! Now you can see the whole film online and free! The link is here or click the image above.....
Monday, July 28, 2008
The "Harvest" Begins from the Seeds of Lou Dobbs, Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, and Rush Limbaugh's Hate Speech Against Mexicans
...from Hasta Los Gatos
original posting: July 25, 2008
Click the image for the story; thanks to Marc García-Martínez for the link.
There's a new blog in town and it's already tipped me to something off my radar but right on target for Tex[t]-Mex: Ilan Stavans' new book, Mr. Spic Goes to Washington.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
My new BFF via blogs and such, Josh Kun, is working on a new book that will feature, among other things, meditations on Tijuana and, hurrah!, a piece on Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass! And so, the Fates are listening, and they throw us a piece today on the 'Brass in the LA Times--the full story is here. You can pick up a discounted copy of the band's first hit album, holy whip cream, Batman!, by hitting this link!
Last? What else but a YouTube video of a 1966 video--very cool, hip, and cinematic!