Saturday, December 18, 2010

Harry Potter, Chicano: Xicanosmosis, Half-Blood Princes, and the Mestizaje

While I am not ready to publish a book on it, I do want it recorded in the annals of the internet the following hunch regarding the popularity of Harry Potter.  Our half-blood prince is Chicano--the winsome lad is a mestizo: half-blooded, mixed-breeded, mutt-formed Xicano.   Do I have the proof of this!? Yes.

Forthcoming in Eyegiene: Permutations of Subjectivity in the Televisual Age of Sex and Race with UT Press.

For those cannot wait, here's part of the script with mestizaje-laced passages:

Ben Katchor in METROPOLIS Magazine | Things, Memories, Souvenirs, and the Future

Dream Act or Nightmare Stasis! The Cowardly US Senate Turns its Back on Our American Tomorrow...

What the Progressive Are Giving (in Arizona) for Xmas

Friday, December 17, 2010

Just a quick December link to San Diego graphics art phenom, Chikle's xicanosmotic semiotic wonders are a gift to the eyes; a chapter in my upcoming book Eyegiene, for UT Press, writes about artists including Chikle and Izel Vargas, next-generation Chicana/o arts shamans whose canvases pulse with a vibe that marries more traditional plastic arts like painting, illustration, and silk-screening with the vibrant and electric pace of itunes and youtube.  Click the image to hit Chikle's online gallery.

Mextasy! Laredo, Texas, December 29, 2010 @ 6pm! Be there or be square...

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

El Sol, Volume 1, Number 1; and El Sol, Volume 3, Number 1 | Pan American University, Edinburg, Texas

Mexican American Cultural History in South Texas
El Sol, Volume 1, Number 1; and El Sol, Volume 3, Number 1 (first 2 pages)
Pan American University, Edinburg, Texas

At the recent MEXTASY gallery show in McAllen, a visitor came up and handed me some old issues of El Sol--a Mexican American activist publication from the 1970s.

I promised to scan and distribute it online--help spread the word about this resource.

El Sol, Volume 1, Number 1

El Sol, Volume 3, Number 1 (first 2 pages)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Rita Hayworth DVD Collection Out Just in Time for the Holidays

Thanks to Carla Mino for the link!

Have Yourself a Charo-laced Mexstatic, Textmextian Navidad!


Merry Xmas from Will Elder, Panic Magazine and the Tex[t]-Mex Galleryblog

What did you do for la Virgen de Guadalupe Day heathen?

Via the class-act gift-giving site:

Let us examine the different ways los devotos honor a la Virgen Morena.
Exhibit A. From Kookita's Thoughts blog:

Exhibit B.
A DYI crafty and talented hipster on Etsy, but the shop is now closed.

Smoldering and Glamorous Anchor Baby Womb

Claro Hijos! Thanks to los noticieros de Fox, la migra will be all over Penelope Cruz. According to Ms. Alexandra Gratereaux, the brooding and impossibly-handsome Javier Bardem and his talented, gorgeous and sensuous better half, Penelope Cruz, will be ensuring born in the USA proper citizenship for their future brooding and gorgeous bebito. Delight yourself in the insightful observation aquí


Thanks to My Readers! Tex[t]-Mex #3 Again in the Hispanic Category @

ranking correct as of Monday, December 13, @ 12noon

Sunday, December 12, 2010

White Girl Wings

Brown girl: Does your Santa-Clos list, or your Reyes Magos list include White Girls Fairy Princess Winter Sparkle White Costume Wings? Too bad! In this store, only white girls can get them.

xicanOSMOSIS, la cucaracha-style: Lalo Alcaraz Snowman Homage to Bill Waterson's CALVIN AND HOBBES

Click to enlarge; or visit la casa de LA CUCARACHA online

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