Thursday, April 26, 2012

Gustavo Arellano and William Nericcio On the Air, KPFK, Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ask a Mexican famed commentator, Gustavo Arellano, author of Taco USA (Scribners) and yours truly, were on the air on Tuesday speaking out against Arizona's SB 1070, among other things. The show is now available as a podcast here, and as an mp3, here.

Illegal Immigrants and the Carbon Footprint! Colbert via

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mexican Mitt? Now Romney, CHOLAFIED via

Cooool! La Santa Cecilia, Elvis Costello, and More via POCHO.COM

Rita Hayworth, aka Margarita Carmen Cansino, in BLOOD AND SAND (1941)

... just some images lifted off of tumblr and dr. macro of Rita Hayworth from BLOOD AND SAND--the evocative/predictable semiotic terrain of the Latina bombshell, where sexuality is always already a foregrounded element of the Subject, is clearly in play here... much of this is covered in the Rita chapter in Tex[t]-Mex. Michael Barrett's review in PopMatters is worth a studied peek.

Scalia Compares Undocumented Immigrants to Bank Robbers or FLOGGING the Victim, Chapter 1,098,999,222,098

Hispandering Obama!? Eva Longoria as Lucky Charm in Esther J. Cepeda's NBC LATINO Piece

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Salma Hayek, Surfing the Latina Bombshell Trope (Among Others), Shills Fast Food for Burger King

here's the story from the Daily Mail (UK)... hit the image for the link...

here's the Spanish-version off Vimeo:

and the version in English....