Monthly Archives: May 2011

ELAC’s VPAM: A Game Changer on the L.A. Art Scene

Max Benavidez for The American Show The late actor and art collector Vincent Price once said, “I play men besieged by fate…” East Los Angeles College’s new Vincent Price Art Museum (VPAM), which opened on May 21, 2011, is a … Continue reading

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Hyperpotamus ‘De Camino’ Music Video

Hyperpotamus – “De Camino (radio edit)” from Lucas Borrás on Vimeo. Music video for the band Hyperpotamus. “De Camino (radio edit)” Concept & Direction: Lucas Borras Illustration: Lucas Borras Additional rotoscoping: Matthew Rankin, Marc Riviere, Sybil Cubilette Animation, Composition, Cinematography: … Continue reading

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A Special Report from America’s New, Multicultural Epicenter: Lawton, Oklahoma

Guest Blogger Audrey Dolar Tejada, the founder of Strange Tango, on the evolving cultural reality of Middle America Five years ago, I relocated from a Boston exurb to my hometown of Lawton, Oklahoma. In the space of a year, the … Continue reading

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3 Reasons Why I Love America

Today I was walking in the Inman Park neighborhood of Atlanta and came across this sign: “F. U. Very Much for Cutting Down My Flowers You Jack Hole!” See photo of sign and flowers below. 3 Reasons I Love America: … Continue reading

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Bolaño in “Popsterity”

Bookslut’s Jesse Tanger-Mills, Latin Lit Lover, on the late Roberto Bolaño, Latin American Literary Celebrity Maristain: What does the word “posthumous” mean to you? Bolaño: Sounds like a Roman gladiator. Two kinds of readers: hedgehogs and foxes. While the hedgehog … Continue reading

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The Chilling Story of Genius in a Land of Chronic Unemployment

TechCrunch’s Sarah Lacy on a hacker genius from Nigeria, the legacy of 419 scams and third world economic realities Ever since he could remember, Ibrahim Boakye had a knack for understanding how things worked. There were things he could just … Continue reading

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A Twitter Novel About Disaster

Peggy Nelson on Shackleton’s Excellent Adventure The story of Ernest Shackleton and The Endurance is one full of so many narrow escapes, near-misses, death-defying feats, and unbelievable events that it threatens to unsuspend disbelief. Being a true story, this is … Continue reading

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Santana Zings Anti-Immigrant Laws at the Civil Rights Game

Guest Blogger Dave Zirin on the Santana Incident at MLB’s Civil Rights Game Major League Baseball’s annual Civil Rights Game was poised to be a migraine-inducing exercise in Orwellian irony. Forget about the fact that Civil Rights was to be … Continue reading

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Roger Guenveur Smith on “Juan and John”

Roger Guenveur Smith’s new play, “Juan and John,” opens today at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Los Angeles. The play is based on the famous 1965 incident between the San Francisco Giants’ Juan Marichal and the Los Angeles Dodgers’ John … Continue reading

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The Daily Show’s New Senior Latino Correspondent

The Daily Show – Aliens vs President – Immigration ReformTags: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Al Madrigal – Starts tonight on The Daily Show

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