Friday, July 24, 2009

Eyegiene Project Gallery Shot: Orson Welles, Eye is Equal to I

Cool Poster for Dante's Inferno, An Early Rita Hayworth (Margarita Cansino) Film

Info on the poster appears here.
Like most images on the galleryblog, click to enlarge...

Gidget, RIP: The Demise of a Taco Bell Legend

My thanks to David O. Garcia for bringing this to my attention. Rest in peace, Gidget--an all time hall of famer in the Tex[t]-Mextian gallery of "Mexican" media stars!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009's New 'Wallpaper': Bilingual and Arresting

You can see more here, but you have to be a registered member. Don't worry. It is free to register. Veer is one of the cooler sites on the web for graphic designers--I have a small site there with samples of some old and recent book design work.

Another Pathetic Chapter in the History of Race in America: The Henry Louis Gates Jr. Chapter

This is not what one wants to wake up and read first thing in the morning! Adore him or loathe him, Skip Gates is one of the more interesting, dynamic, prolific, and compelling public intellectuals we have; I am honored to have studied, argued, bantered, and learned with him in seminar back in the day high above Cayuga's waters. Click the picture above for the story. More here.


I am in debt to cool Latina Studies prof Adriana Estill for the link to this posting from The Root featuring Professor Gates' take on his arrest:

Skip Gates Speaks {source}

Another Sad Chapter in the History of Race in America: Paris, Texas Edition

Click here for the story.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Paula Abdul's "Mexican" Chairs

sigh. double-sigh. dios mio! Lastly Paula, witness for the defense.

Richard Yniguez Interview: Star of Boulevard Nights

Lucha VaVoom in the LA TIMES

Just Getting Around to Posting This: Flag Wars in Reno

Looks like the semiotic wars over Mexican and American figuration--in this case, dealing with flags--was hot and heavy in Reno, Nevada back in 2007 (somehow flying under the radar of your intrepid Textmextian chronicler). First, the video, that seems almost fictional/cinematic (that's the power of the simulacra at work, no doubt):

You can bring yourself up to speed on the story here via wikipedia.

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