Thursday, September 13, 2012

It's Back! Textmex Hunk of the Month: Rios, Levy, Siller, Colunga Edition

People en Español has a special issue on Latino Homme Fatales that just hit the newstands! In the interest of equal time/billing with this blog's well-known Latina femme fatale archive, we herein present  a bevy of ocularly pleasing señores for our viewers er, research interests!  As with most images on the Textmex Galleryblog, click the pictures below and they will leap into your lap, that is, get bigger...

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

New Chupacabra Book Review: Aztlan

My review of Benjamin Radford's rad book on the Chupacabra for the University of New Mexico Press, Tracking the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in Fact, Fiction, and Folklore has just appeared in the pages of Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies, Chon Noriega's fine journal out of UCLA.

Click the images below to read the piece:


Monday, September 10, 2012

"The Plane, The Plane!" Ricardo Montalbán, MEXTASY PRINT...

La Fuerza Del Deseo | The Force of Desire 1955

synopsis: Silvia, un atractiva joven de condición humilde, pero muy ambiciosa, consigue empleo de modelo. Ahí conoce a Ricardo, del cual se hace amante, y después sostiene un romance con Arturo sin que Ricardo lo sepa; pero él la descubre un día en brazos de Arturo y ambos hombres la abandonan. Ella queda embarazada y da a luz en condiciones de salud muy delicadas, por lo que manda llamar a Arturo, a quien suplica cuidar de su hijo, ya que ella está a punto de morir.

Classic Rita Hayworth/Gilda Poster

The irony of this poster, and no surprise for critics of advertising, is that Johnny is the definite bottom in his relationship with Gilda!

this photo, a publicity still is more true to this sinematic classic:

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Permutations of Subjectivity in the Televisual Age of Sex and Race: Eva Longoria, Severo Sarduy, Veruschka, Camouflage, and More

I am doing some preparation for a week on the writings of Severo Sarduy in my graduate seminar, an introduction to cultural studies. One of the moves I am going to try is to move in time from Veruschka to Eva Longoria, with specific regard to issues of identity, representation, camouflage, and transvestism. To your right appears a montage of shots of Eva by Ruven Afandador, disguised, from fashion magazine Citizen K; below, a photograph by Franco Rubarteli of Veruschka from Playboy, 1971. More to come.

{Countess Vera Gottlieb von Lehndorff (a.k.a. Veruschka) photographed by Franco Rubartelli}

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