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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...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 4.30.14 “PEARL – ON THE ROAD”

“Mija, nothing to it, but to do it,” La Señora Falcón said as she put the Honda Civic in gear and pushed her foot on the accelerator. The car pulled out of the safe house at Daggett, California … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD SARAH RAFAEL GARCÍA

Sarah Rafael García is an educator and poet who resides in Santa Ana, California. In 2010, she participated in the Festival de Flor y Canto literary festival at the University of Southern California. … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 6.15.14 “LAZARO – MY MIRROR SELF”

Being confronted by the head of the Oñate clan of zombies in the men’s room of the Ludlow Café set my mind reeling. That’s right Lazaro, it’s me and I’ve entered your mind. Instinctively my … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC MITOTE “LA BRUMA” (THE MIST)

Latinopia Music Mitote La Bruma from Latinopia.com on Vimeo. Mitote (the Gathering) is a Texas-based Jarocho music group that includes Estevan Azcona, Alex Chavez, Santiago Guerra and Mincho Jacob. … [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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LATINOPIA SHOWCASE “LOVE IN THE TIME OF ALBINO”

Gabriel Carmona and Branden Selman are the founders of Nac Film Theory, an independent film company based in Nagotchoches, Texas. Both of these talented filmmakers produce, direct, film, edit and act  … [Read more...]

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MIRÁNDOLO BIEN with EDUARDO DÍAZ 6.16.14 ‘WHOSE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT?”

I recently visited the Brooklyn Museum, eager to see Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties. The exhibition is organized into eight sections and features 103 works by 66 artists. It was … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CONJUNTO HUEYAPAN “EL SIQUISIRI”

El Conjunto Hueyapan is a music group dedicated to the jarocho music tradition that originated in Veracruz, Mexico. Founded in 1973 by Fermín Herrera, A Professor of Nahuatl at California State … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1967 TIERRA AMARILLA COURTHOUSE RAID

In 1967, lay preacher and land grant activist Reies López Tijerina founded the Alliance of Free Pueblos in the state of New Mexico. His goal was to return ownership of contested land grants to the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1968 ROBERT KENNEDY ASSASSINATION

Robert Francis Kennedy was shot in the kitchen of the Ambassador Hotel shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968. The brother of President John F. Kennedy, Robert had just been nominated by the … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 6.09.14 PEARL – MEANWHILE BACK AT AMBOY

  We had parked the beat up Honda civic at the parking lot of the Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark. The asphalt lot was empty. An adjacent structure housed several men/women porta … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 6.09.14 “ELEPHANTS”

Elephants I love this shot…the way the Elephant statutes are reaching to the sky. There’s even a feel of calm in the space. http://www.amosartstudio.com … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC CONJUNTO HUEYAPAN “EL TORO ABAJEÑO”

Conjunto Hueyapan is a jarocho music group from Oxnard, California that was founded by Fermín Herrera in 1973. The jarocho music tradition from Veracruz replies on the interplay between the string … [Read more...]

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ZOMBIE MEX DIARIES 6.01.14 “LAZARO – A LUDLOW SURPRISE.”

The car with Pearl and La Señora Falcón disappeared over a rise on Route 66 heading east toward Amboy. Gus Dominguez and Jimmy Yazzie sped behind them on their souped up Harleys. Filomeno and I were … [Read more...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 6.01.14 “THE HOLLYWOOD HOTEL”

Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Blvd. It was clean up time when I took this image. It was after a big red carpet premiere that took place earlier in the evening. But what caught my attention was how … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA CINEMA “AFTER SCHOOL”

After School is a new independent motion picture co-directed by Carlos Meléndez and Mauricio Mendoza, written by Ruben Padilla, and starring Mauricio Mendoza, Yeniffer Behrens, Vance Valencia and … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD LATINO SCIENCE FICTION 2

On April 30, 2014 the first conference on Latino Science Fiction was convened at the University of California at Riverside. The event, organized by Sherryl Vint with the cooperation of Dr. Melissa … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA ART GASPAR ENRÍQUEZ 2

Gaspar Enríquez is a renowned Chicano artist whose airbrush portraits of barrio youth are haunting and memorable. Latinopia learned that Gaspar's inrterest in these photorealistic images arose when he … [Read more...]