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LATINOPIA WORD XOCHITL JULISA BERMEJO “OUR LADY OF THE WATER GALLONS”

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is a poet and teacher from Asuza, California. She volunteered with No More Deaths, a humanitarian organization providing water bottles in the Arizona desert where immigrants … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LISTEN TO THE “VOICES”

How does an author find the distinct "voice" of characters when he or she is creating a short story, novel or poem? Latinopia asked this question of poet/author Alberto Ríos and of poet/novelist Pat … [Read more...]

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WHO YOU TALKIN’ TO FANNY? 6.22.14 “CHAS CROSLIN”

CHAS CROSLIN: MAKING ART WITH MUSIC, THEATER AND PUPPETS AT EL TEATRO CAMPESINO In the process of doing this interview with my dear friend Chas Croslin, it occurred to me that I am advocating … [Read more...]

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ASK TIA TENOPIA 7.20.14

MACEO MONTOYA, XOCHITL BERMEJO AND MÓNICA ORTÍZ, NEW LITERARY VOICES, TRUE PATRIOTISM, THE WORLD ON THE VERGE OF SUICIDE AND MORE THIS WEEK ON LATINOPIA! This week we feature three videos that … [Read more...]

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POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS with SAL BALDENEGRO 7.20.14 “TRUE PATRIOTS”

TRUE PATRIOTS PRACTICE THE CONSTITUTION! The perversion of what is a “patriot” by right-wingers and racists is breathtaking. Case in point: is it “patriotic” to aim loaded guns and rifles at … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD MÓNICA TERESA ORTÍZ

Mónica Teresa Ortíz is an Austin-based poet whose 2008 chapbook, “On a Greyhound Straight from the 915,” has won critical acclaim. Her literary inspirations range from Gertrude Stein to Gabriel García … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD MACEO MONTOYA “CIELO ROJO”

  Maceo Montoya is both a graphic artist and an author. His first novel, "The Scoundrel and the Optimist," was published by the Bilingual Review Press in 2010. Maceo's paintings often inspire … [Read more...]

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ARNIE AND PORFI with SERGIO HERNÁNDEZ 7.20.14 “WORLD IS READY FOR SUICIDE?”

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LATINOPIA ART SANTA BARRAZA “NEPANTLA”

Santa Barraza is a Chicana artist living in Texas whose works incorporate Pre-columbian indigenous imagery in post-modern ways. One of her works titled "Nepantla," explores the world of mestizaje, the … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 7.20.14 “ON A DRIVE”

On a Drive Driving north on Olive towards downtown Los Angeles. One of my many drives on my way home. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart). … [Read more...]

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BRAVO ROAD with DON FELIPE 7.13.14 “DISCRIMINATION”

GUISES AND DISGUISES OF DISCRIMINATION. Discrimination functions on three levels, (1) the cognitive, (2) the emotional, and (3) the behavioral, manifest in forms oftentimes hard to detect. In … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 7.05.14 “LAZARO – DEBRIEFING”

LAZARO - DEBRIEFING. “They’re kidnapping immigrants along the border and warehousing them in the depths of the Amboy Crater. Who knows how many they have? Those people are facing certain … [Read more...]

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TALES OF TORRES 7.05.14 “FÚTBOL”

CHICANOS AND THE SOMEWHAT MYSTERIOUS GAME OF FÚTBOL. Fútbol. Football. Soccer. Whatever you call it, it captivates most of the industrialized world when World Cup competition comes around every … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC LAS CAFETERAS “LA BAMBA”

Las Cafeteras is a music ensemble that combines the vibrant energy of Son Jarocho music with an edgy LA-alternative sound & political message. Their pounding Afro-Mexican rhythms, stomping zapateado … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD DAY OF THE REFUGIOS

Renowned Arizona poet Alberto "Tito" Rios, whose body of work includes numerous poetry collections and chapbooks, short story collections as well as a memoir, was born and raised in Nogales, Arizona, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC QUETZAL “MIGRA”

Quetzal is an East Los Angeles Chican@ band whose music reflects the social, political and cultural struggles of Latinos in the United States and Latin America. Founded in 1994 by Quetzal Flores, the … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES JUNE 29, 2014 “A ZOMBIE MEX FOURTH OF JULY”

I never really appreciated the Fourth of July until I was 11 years old. That’s when my teacher, Mrs, Rosewell, invited me to her home in South Pasadena for a bar-b-que dinner, to meet her two kids, … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC ANGELA ROA “TOCO DESAFINADO”

Angela Roa is a Chilean singer and lyricist residing in Los Angeles, California. Her songs are about the Latino experience in the United States and in Latin America. Here she performs an original … [Read more...]

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WORD VISION with HARRYGAMBOA JR. 6.22.14 “SWERVE”

SWERVE By Harry Gamboa Jr.   Man: We’ve been stuck in traffic for the last three hours. Countless cars in front of our SUV preventing us from moving forward and so many behind us … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 6.22.14 “DISNEY HALL”

Disney Hall A view you don’t see often of this really neat building. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart). … [Read more...]