2 years ago | Holidays
If you were the child of Mexican immigrants from the late 1970s through the 1990s, there was one song you hated above all others. It didn't matter if you were straight from the rancho or the suburbs, a pocho or cholo, boy or girl, fluent in Englis...
4 years ago | Latin Music
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...
4 years 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...
4 years 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 ...
6 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...
6 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...