Friday, November 21, 2008

Mexico 1968 Through Pedro Meyer's Eyes

The Phantom Chicano Culture of the Americas


Thanks to reader George Luna-Peña for the assist and for turning me on to a very cool magazine/project, evil monito!

Life Magazine Photo Archive Now Live on Google Images


Regular contributor David O. García writes in with a semiotic headsup!
From: "David O. Garcia"
To: "Bill Nericcio"
Subject: LIFE photo archive is available online
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 14:43:59 -0500

Bill,

Yesterday the LIFE photo archive became available via Google. Do a search for your favorite Mexican images and see what comes up. As a photographer I am stoked! Here is a story on the deal.

Best,

David

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Post-Shatner Fetishism Revealed

We all know that Spock, half-Vulcan, half-human, is a cloaked Chicano!



More trailers here.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Culture Clash Invading USC--Get your tickets now!!!


ATTENTION ALL CULTURE CLASH FANS!!!

The University of Southern California is proud to welcome Culture Clash to USC's Bovard Auditorium on Thursday November 20, 2008. The premier Latino theatre troupe will be performing one of their famous works, Culture Clash in AmeriCCa which has been hailed as "startling, funny, and revelatory" by the Los Angeles Times. Please join us as we investigate our national character, our mythology and the lives of individuals that make up the diverse threads of our America. Don't miss out on such an amazing opportunity!

Check out a clip of Culture Clash in AmeriCCa!

Location: USC's Bovard Auditorium
Date & Showtime: Thursday November 20, 2008 @ 7:00 PM
Ticket Price: $20 General Public
SPECIAL NOTE: Mention "Culture Clash Fan" over the phone and get the ticket at half price!

Contact information: arts@usc.edu
(213)740-2167
www.usc.edu/spectrum

Monday, November 17, 2008

Shhhhhh!!! Super Secret Marisela Norte San Diego, California Invasion, Monday, November 17, 2008


Monday afternoon, November 17, 2008, East LA legend/diva Marisela Norte, will be reading at 4pm in the Little Theatre, on the SDSU campus; the reading/signing is free and open to the public! It is sponsored by my English 220.19 Introduction to Literature class AND the Department of English and Comparative Literature, SDSU. Norte is the reigning queen of SoCal poets--a singular artist whose talent and vision transform the mundane landscapes of the Southland, stripmalls and all, into an unforgetable lyric tapestry that is moving and unforgettable.

The Secret Museum of Mankind: On Mexicans and Trolls!

original posting January 27, 2008

You can't make this up: Holy Yanomamo, Margaret Mead! The Mexican Troll--banditry as a genetic given!


"He is one of a band of desperadoes who, fired with fierce instincts of rebellion and intrigue, steep themselves in a sea of lawlessness, and terrorise the peaceful populace of Mexico as did the fabled trolls the simple folk of Scandinavia."

Now I know where that animatronic Freddie Lopez elf/troll, 'half-breed' muppet came from in A Very Retail Christmas, documented in the Speedy Gonzales chapter of Tex[t]-Mex!








Just a quick update with a link to a video of the "elves" from A Very Retail Christmas, the show that features half-breed troll/elves infiltrating Santa's North Pole enclave. Thanks to Victoria Chavez of San Diego for this find! Victoria also sends in this Made-for-Tex[t]-Mex picture from People Magazine.