Saturday, December 13, 2008

Feliz Navidad and Pee-Wee: A Blast from the Past from El Ponk

La Virgen de Guadalupe, Tex[t]-Mex, Mexico, and Playboy Magazine


Leave it to the editors of Playboy Magazine, Mexico, to conspire to up the ante on "Mexican" as a synecdoche/proxy for sexuality; they've done so with a parody of the Virgin Mary, actually María Florencia Onori, on the cover of their latest issue! The Huffington Post is on it here; Guanabee here. The entire photoshoot, not safe for work or Mass, for that matter, are here--a select out-take from that batch, appears here below:


As the Imposing Shadow of 2009 Lurks Close...

As the imposing shadow of 2009 lurks close, time, once again, to give credit where credit is due and to tout the inimitable mind of Jacques Derrida, enfant terrible of deconstruction, and one of my most influential teachers--though I only got to work with him for a week. "The power of ghosts and their ability to haunt us" has everything to do with the ubiquity and unfathomable shelf life of stereotypes:



Monday, December 08, 2008

Amazing Xicanosmotic Music Event in Seattle!


Click the poster above to be transported to a blog that chronicles a landmark event in Latina/o music scholarship, curatorship, etc! A big sombrero tip and abrazo to navidad-born cultural stud Mark Dery for the link!