Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Gustavo Arellano and William Nericcio Invade Latte Mi Corazon Cafe on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 7pm! Mark Your Calendars!

update: 4 photos from the reading!

Latte mi Corazon has posted an official facebook event listing; RSVP si vous plais!

Gustavo Arellano and William Nericcio invade San Diego's original raza coffeehouse, the Latte Mi Corazon Cafe on Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @ 7pm! Mark Your Calendars! More info and updated poster to follow! Copies of Ask a Mexican and Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the "Mexican" in America and more will be available for sale and signing.

map | a more detail-rich map listing

UPDATE: Breaking news! Arellano is the commencement speaker at UCLA this year! órale!

POSTER: (designed by Michael Buchmiller, genius)

So What's Your Favorite Shade of "Latino" | Tales of Lipstick, Lips, and Race from San Diego

Southwestern College English Professor, SDSU Alum, and new Tex[t]-Mex South Bay correspondent Elisa Hedrick writes in with a Tex[t]-Mextian tale from her local Target store:

Lipstick and eyeshadow shades have always been so ridiculously-named that they warrant scrutiny, but the Rimmel cosmetic company takes it to the new level with a lipstick entitled, "Latino." So... is this sultry shade geared toward the "Latino" customer needing to get in touch with her heritage? Or is it aimed at the gringa trying to add spicy flair to her pale Caucasian lips?

What's next? "Tanzanian Temptation"? Or just "Oriental"?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Glee's Stereotyped Take on Latinas/os

Cormac McCarthy and the "American Southwest" | Christine Ganados OUTS a pseudo-fronterizo


Of Neo-Facsists Hate Crimes and Murder

Chon Noriega Back on the TCM Boob-tube!!!!!

Charles Bowden with Adolfo Guzman-Lopez, Downtown at the LA Library this Wednesday!

Hit the image above for all the info! If you are in LA or thereabouts this Wednesday (of course if you are in San Diego, you'd better be here!), be sure to head on out to the beautiful Library downtown for this public conversation with Charles Bowden--his new book on the Juarez, Mexico murders (Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy's New Killing Fields) is beyond bracing!

Exit Through the Gift Shop | Banksy

Thanks to Michael Wyatt "I have a new iPhone" Harper for the link!

Lucha Libre Hits the US Mainstream

Gracias to Carlos Avila for the story--hit the image for the luchador skinny.

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