Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mextasy/Tex[t]-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of Latinas/os in "America" | April 2013 | The Observatory Room | Brooklyn

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The video for my peculiar meditation on hoarding stereotypes, racist artifacts, and Latina/o art just went live--thanks to Salvador Olguín, of the Observatory, and dazzling cinematographer Mark Welles Schwartz, of the mise-en-scene for making this possible. Let me know what you think on my textmex facebook page or in the comments below!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Look! These Models Look Just Like Grace Jones & Josephine Baker

By offering a retrospective on Marc Jacobs' work Vogue Netherlands drew inspiration from black iconic women. Except that the inspiration was more Blackface and less Grace Jones or Josephine Baker. The day of the shoot the world must have been fresh out of gorgeous black models.
Via Jezebel

Shocking Discovery by Allure Magazine! Naked Latinas Drive Massive Web Page Hits! Glee's NAYA RIVERA, Yet Another Latina Desnuda!

Panicking While Dark Skinned

"Was it just the way he looked, or did he, in the chaos, maybe call for God with a name that someone found strange?"
A story in the New Yorker Magazine about the first fevered news to come out after the explosion. For a brief moment, several outlets pointed to a Saudi person of interest, but that wasn't even close to fact.
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