Friday, March 19, 2010

Eyegiene Wallpaper


More "Mexicans" Portrayed by Mexican Wannabes! The Johnny Depp Edition....

Barcelona agent Eduardo Santacruz, back with more news! First John Leguizame to channel Cantínflas, now Depp to embody Pancho Villa! Holy Invasion of the {Mexican} Body Snatchers, Batman!


Look who beat us to the punch!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Nuyoricans Passing as Mexicans! New Tales of Latino Tranmogrification

Eduardo Santacruz, our Barcelona reporter, writes in from the peninsula:
So apparently Hollywood wants to make a movie about Cantinflas's life,
starring John Leguizamo. Did you hear about this?
As I was constantly mistaken as a son of the Boriqua when I lived in Ithaca, New York, I guess this is ironic justice!

Tex{t}-Mex, Bikram Yoga (!), and Seductive Hallucinations

A former student of mine, now a Professor at an area college, wrote a recent blog entry that yoked (that's a pun, follow the link) together Bikram Yoga and my musings on a phenomenon I call Tex{t}-Mex. Follow the link the check it out.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

More on the Texas Education Board Erasure of "Mexicans" from Texas History

Kudos to new West Coast correspondent Sam Wood for zapping me the link! Hit the image for the skinny...

Cool Pynchon T-Shirt via

...i just bought the Borges refrigerator magnets and spied this cool shirt! Viva Pynchon--The Crying of Lot 49 and Woman on the Edge of Time (by Marge Piercy) are the two best Chicano/a novels ever written by non-Chicanos! Xicanosmosis City!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Laredo Bookstore on the WAY! and they have a copy of a favorite son of laredo's book!

here's the story:

Joseph Baca and Gustavo Arellano Engage in an Engaging Expository Lucha Libre in ALBUQUERQUE's ALIBI!

Spring 2010, SDSU English 563 and English 549 UPDATE Bulleting

Just a quick note to let you know that I inadvertantly left off the dates for your 2nd imagination challenge off of both of your day to day syllabi, Engl 549 here, and Engl 563 here.

You will receive your list of Imagination Challenge 2 prompts on Thursday, April 8, 2010; your second essay will be due Friday, April 23, 2010 at noon under the door of my office, Arts and Letters 273. Please make a note of this on your printed syllabi!


Bill Nericcio on VICTOR GASTELUM

Renaissance, Tijuana-style!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Gustavo Arellano and William Nericcio on the UCSD Race-incident Scandals...

Gustavo Arellano and William Nericcio on the UCSD Race-incident Scandals...Here's the scoop.

For more of the backstory, hit the image on the left....


You can hear the Arellano/Nericcio UCSD conversation in three flavors: podcast, streaming, or direct download. If none of those work, you can hit the links directly here at the radio archive (Thursday, March 11, 2010; Gustavo Arellano).

Testing a new logo...

Let me know what you think of the new logo above! Both the old and the new feature the inimitable work of Gilbert "Beto" Hernandez!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Get your hands on one of my books ...