Saturday, October 09, 2010

Mextasy: The Mexican Bicentennial in GRANDE GRANDE Pictures...

Mextasy: The Mexican Bicentennial in GRANDE GRANDE Pictures...: "hit the image for the archive! thanks to ultra-cool amiga Debbie Jacaman de Laredo, Texas, for the hintazo regarding the linkazo!"


Gracias to word/image shaman, Marisela Norte, for bringing word of this new film to my eyes...

Aural Mextasy | Los Cenzontles | Mexicano Americano

Thanks to Tomás Riley, SF Poet and Arts advocate for the suggestion! More on the band, here.

Mextasy: Aural Mextasy | Los Cenzontles | Mexicano American...

Mextasy: Aural Mextasy | Los Cenzontles | Mexicano American...: "Thanks to Tomás Riley, SF Poet and Arts advocate for the suggestion! More on the band, here."

Fun with Gifs, Tex[t]-Mex Style

Cornel West on Arizona and White Supremacy

Playing With Ideas For New Textmex Galleryblog Logos

Friday, October 08, 2010

Shakira, Ph.D. {update with new LOCA video}

update: October 2010

update | October 2009

A quick update to a posting below from 2007 focusing on the talented intellectual/pop-phenom Shakira; it struck me as an atrocity not to showcase her brilliantly xicanosmotic, colombiandesOsmotic, talents here on the galleryblog!

While the Guy Bourdin meets Helmut Newton (meets Robert Palmer channeling Terence Donovan) aesthetic might not be to everyone's taste, the ongoing Ovid-like metamorphoses of Shakira's career are fun to watch!

original post 9/14/07

As a whole generation of young women (and young men for that matter) writhe and recoil at the spectacles of Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, et al--poster-children for a politico-aesthetics of stupidity, mindless vacuity, and corrupt venal narcissism, it is simply breathtaking to witness the quiet, intellectual curiosity of Shakira, aka Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll , revealed in this story on the Associated Press wire. Other venues have documented this Latina's difference from the throng of young starlets all too eager to flash en route to their flash in the pan futures. Given the historic function of Latina bombshells in American mass culture, Ms. Mebarek Ripoll's intellectual wanderlust may rightly be read as performance art with Derridean traces. If you know the Colombian superstar, tell her the MA and MFA programs at SDSU would love to have her!

UPDATE | October 20, 2009

Cutting Edge Tijuana in the News | via

Gustavo Arellano Versus Walt Disney! The Main Event at OC Weekly!

Dora the Explorer! Now, Bereft of Voice....

The New York Times is on it!

Nickelodeon, no swiping!

Holding Forth on Vargas Llosa and the Nobel Prize for Literature, 2010 on Univision

Univision, Canal 17, San Diego | Story on Vargas Llosa and the Nobel Prize for Literature from Tex[t] Mex on Vimeo.

A brief story on the new Nobel Laureate from Peru--featuring among other commentaries, a brief blurb on Latin American and American Lit by yours truly--the best part is my daughter asking in the background, "is that it?" Felicidades a Vargas Llosa!

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Narcocinema on the BBC: The Evolving Face of Mexico on the World Stage

direct link {BBC World News America}

Time for a New Logo, Again!

the old...

and the new!

UPDATED | The Auto-implosion of Rick Sanchez: More on the Jon Stewart "Jew" Controversy!

updated | October 5, 2010

....More on that wacky Sanchez dude, from

and, Jon Stewart, with his riposte...

and, now, David Letterman...

original posting | October 3, 2010

Cool New Book! Economies of Desire: Sex Tourism in Cuba...

Just out from Temple University Press!!! Amalia L. Cabezas has a hit on her hands! Economies of Desire: Sex and Tourism in Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

From what I have read so far, it is a tres cool study--however, why no Edmundo Desnoes love in the index? His "Cuba Made Me So" is the secret Cuban grandfather of Tex[t]-Mex.

New Pre-show Mextasy Video

conquistaDORA the Explorer

I don't know how I feel about this video, but having researched Latin American history my whole career, I can say that it is well-researched!

Dan Gurewich is the writer for this savvy skewering.

Gustavo Arellano Weighs In on "Authentic" Mexican Food

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