Hit the image below for the latest on William Levy; of course the Textmex Galleryblog was already on this last September!
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Move Over Salma Hayek, the Next Latino Bombshell is from Cuba! William Levy, aka the "Mexican" Brad Pitt
Thursday, March 22, 2012
In Tex[t]-Mex, I write about Gilbert Hernandez's knowing illustrated biography of Frida Kahlo as a form of "xicanosmosis"--a process where the cultural forces from both sides of the border fuse and evolve/evoke (that essay is here: http://eyegiene.sdsu.edu/kahlosemiotic/index.html)
Cate Rangel's painting, though in a different key than Hernandez, moves with a similar semiotic cadence. A pretty remarkable portrait.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Thanks to Josh Kun for posting this video (by Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, director, with Cafe Tacuba) on Mark Zuckerberg's mad contraption, Facebook, where I saw it and now, here, recast it...
First Anti-Mexican Swag on Cafe Press, Now Racist Bumper Stickers: The Tricky History of Race and Ethnicity in the Americas, Chapter 20,256 and counting....
Thanks to Sara Ines Calderon (aka, la diva de newstaco for the linkazo...)