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Taste of Mexico: Tacos, Cocktails + A Heated Soccer Game (PHOTOS)
2 years ago by Clarissa Wei
If you were walking on Main Street in downtown Los Angeles on Friday night, you might have heard a velvety soprano belting out traditional Mexican tunes accompanied by a mariachi band that was just as loud and boisterous as she was....
Five Artsy Things to Do This Week, Including Father-Son Phone Books
3 years ago by Catherine Wagley
This week, flowers and fetish photos hang one on top of the other at LACMA, the Getty throws a party for an 80-year-old mural and an artist shadows a possibly imaginary former classmate. 5. Nine-year-long sci-fi opera Kathleen Johns...
Cinco de Mayo Myths Debunked, in UCLA Professor's New Book
3 years ago by Lenika Cruz
When Dr. David E. Hayes-Bautista says the phrase "Drinko de Mayo," he is far from bitter. He doesn't rant about how Cinco de Mayo has been subjected to brutal commercialization and stripped of its authenticity. It is, after all, dif...
Our Tacos, Ourselves: How Southern California Reinvented the Taco
3 years ago by Gustavo Arellano
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 a...