Thursday, November 06, 2008

Gilda Redux in Elle

In a chapter entitled "When Electrolysis Proxies for the Existential," I do a number on Rita Hayworth, aka, Margarita Dolores Cansino, as I ponder the nexus of race, ethnicity, and celluloid at work in her biography. Elle Magazine recently did a fashion meditation on Rita's work in Gilda; I am in debt to one of my Naked Mirror students for bringing it to my attention:

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Hope Again for a Renewed Americas!

Hasta Los Gatos With a Xicanosmotic Cholo Obama Posting!


Hit Hasta Los Gatos for a cool CholoObama treatment! A high-res image of the poster is here to the left! The artist is David Cordova.

Tex[t]-Mex: Cultural Ephemera as Hegemonic



We take a break from our usual obsessions with Mexican stereotypes and my recent obsession with the presidential election--yes I have already voted this morning and YES, I voted si se puede for Obama. The break is to post a curious rant on Bratz dolls here.

Monday, November 03, 2008

William Nericcio with Gustavo Arellano on KPFK Monday at 2:20

update!

the interview is now streaming--it begins about 15 minutes in; you can also download it here.




Hit the image above to be transported to a streaming version of the West Coast's one and only progressive and indy Pacifica Radio station KPFK, 90.7 FM. I will be on Monday, November 3, 2008 at or around 2:15pm with noted Chicano malcontent, the author of Orange County: A Personal History, Gustavo Arellano talking about satire, comedy, and the 2008 election season! Curious about this rasquache Laredense's take on Nailin' Paylin, SNL, John McCain on SNL, Tina Fey, Obama on The Daily Show, give us a listen. Órale!

Here's a clip via Hulu.com, NBC's rad web-based video streamer, of the Stewart/Obama interview:

Seal on the Eve of a New Generation, a Next America

Eyegiene Photographer I Just Stumbled Upon...

Don't Buy the Hype! Make Sure and Vote! Viva Obama

Better Late than Never: Halloween Xicanosmosis

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Polling Updates for Poltical Junkies!

Reading: Centro Cultural de la Raza, Tonight, Sunday, November 2, 2008 @ 7pm


I will be reading some new work tonight at a Dia de los Muertos event at San Diego's Centro Cultural de la Raza a little after 7:30 2nite! See you there! Hit the image above for more info or go here for the Centro's main webcasa. While you are there, you can also enjoy their present exhibit of altars:

Roland Barthes in Laredo, Texas

Nostalgia junky that I am, I like to keep tabs on my hometown of Laredo, Texas to see what is going on in that fantabulous and extraordinarily uncanny "gateway to Mexico." Luckily, a very gifted posse of talented macontents with cameras take it upon themselves to document the ironic richness of this singular borderzone. Entitled "La Sanbe," after San Bernardo Avenue, it is a cool site for frontera-loving Tejanos y Tejanas the world over!

You can be instantly teleported to a recent fave posting by hitting the image reproduced here:

I was especially taken with it as it treats with a semiotic subject I am somewhat familiar with--hit this link to see an online version of an unpublished essay on Laredo that will appear as a chapter in a forthcoming book edited by Arturo Aldama and as a chapter in my follow-up to Tex[t]-Mex entitled Eyegiene: Salacious and Sundry Semiotic Speculations on Mass Culture en las Americas.