1 year ago | Latin Rhythms
From Movimiento Alterado's "Sanguinarios del M1"BuKnas de Culiacán singer doing what he does best--vamping!America's liberal class and MSMers are abuzz right now over Narco Cultura, a documentary about Mexico's horrific drug war and the mus...
1 year ago | Last Shot
We'll miss you, Amateur Chemist...Andrew Youssef, the writer-photographer whose valiant battle against colon cancer he documented for us in his "Last Shot" column, passed away peacefully this weekend surrounded by family and friends. He was 38. We...
1 year ago | Awards
Chente, sad that the Latin Grammys suck so muchBy Gustavo Arellano Over a decade ago, I wrote an op-ed piece for what was called Pacific News Service but is now New American Media bemoaning how pathetic the Latin Grammys were due to their lack of ...
2 years ago | Film and TV
In the long, tortured, maddening relationship between Southern California and Mexico, we have only wholeheartedly accepted three things from the Empire of the Sun: "96 Tears," the taco, and lucha libre. From the moment Mexican wrestling movies sta...
3 years ago | Longform
A couple of years back, I put four white supremacists in prison. They had made the mistake of going into the Slater Slums of Huntington Beach, the city's traditional barrio, to kill a random Mexican. They got as far as stabbing a man before the Sl...
3 years ago | Restaurant Reviews
Click here to order Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America, by Gustavo Arellano. The corner of Mount Vernon Avenue and Sixth Street in San Bernardino isn't the prettiest intersection in this working-class city. One corner is an empty lot; an...