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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...]

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ANGELA’S PHOTO OF THE WEEK 5.18.14 “PARROTS”

In the Neighborhood "Parrots" On this morning the neighborhood Parrots were having a great old time. Continuing from my Instagram series (http://instagram.com/amosart). … [Read more...]

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POLITICAL SALSA Y MÁS with SAL BALDENEGRO 5.18.14 “EL CASINO”

“IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK" -- EL CASINO BALLROOM. "If them walls could talk,” El Casino Ballroom in Tucson, AZ, would be loquacious. Since its founding in 1947, El Casino has hosted thousands of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA MUSIC ANGELA ROA “VIDALITA”

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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LATINOPIA ART GASPAR ENRÍQUEZ 1 “RETROSPECTIVE”

Gaspar Enríquez is a renowned Chicano artist whose airbrush portraits of barrio youth are haunting and memorable. Drawing from museums and collectors around the United States, in April 2014, the El … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD FRANCISCO ALARCÓN “CINCO DE MAYO”

CINCO DE MAYO  by Francisco X. Alarcón ________________________________ First of all, Cinco de Mayo is not at all the official Mexican Independence Day, nor does it commemorate the … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA EVENT 1969 DENVER YOUTH CONFERENCE

Latino identity has always been a vexing question. Should we call ourselves Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Boricuas, Latinos, Hispanics? A historic moment of self-definition took place in … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD PAT MORA “LEGAL ALIEN”

Pat Mora is a poet, novelist and author of children's books. Her writings often reflect the conflictive nature of being bilingual and bi-cultural. Here she reads the poem "Legal Alien," which explores … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RICHARD MONTOYA ‘WHAT IS GREATEST CHICANO POEM?”

In 1974, Chicano poets José Montoya and José Antonio Burciaga traveled to New York to meet with Puerto Rican poets of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. On a street corner in Loisaida (the Lower East Side of … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD “FROM THIS WICKED PATCH OF DUST”

Texas born Chicano author Sergio Troncoso's autobiographical novel, "From This Wicked Patch of Dust,"  tells the story of a  a multi-generational family from Isleta, Texas that spans decades. The … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD ERNESTO HOGAN “HIGH AZTECH”

Ernest Hogan is a science fiction author of Irish and Mexican descent. His works include the novels "Cortez on Jupiter," "High Aztech," and "Smoking Mirror Blues."  In "High Aztech" he envisions a … [Read more...]

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WHO YOU TALKIN’ TO FANNY? 4.27.14 “IVAN KRIMKER”

IVAN KRIMKER: AS AN IMMIGRANT TO THE U.S., AN IRAQ WAR VETERAN TALKS ABOUT HIS DECISION TO JOIN THE NAVY AND HIS LIFE AFTER WAR. __________________________________________________ Ivan Krimker … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RUDY CH. GARCÍA “THE CLOSET OF DISCARDED DREAMS”

Rudy Ch. García is a Colorado author whose works range from science fiction and fantasy to the contemporary Chicano reality. In 2012, he published "The Closet of Discarded Dreams" in which the Chicano … [Read more...]

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WORD VISION with HARRY GAMBOA, JR. 4.27.14 “ANNIHILATE”

ANNIHILATE. Genocide is for those who decide There are too many x’s for eyes Bloodstains wash away the memory Bullets bounce from house to house Visiting unannounced Reducing the genetic … [Read more...]

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THINKING LATINA WITH SARA INÉS CALDERÓN 2.02.14 “LATINOS IN THE SCI-FI FUTURE?”

LATINA SCI-FI NERD ASKS: DO LATINOS MAKE IT TO THE FUTURE? I don’t recall, exactly, how it was that I found “Star Trek,” but I remember that it was something I always looked forward to. By the time … [Read more...]

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LATINOPIA WORD RUDOLFO ANAYA “BLESS ME ÚLTIMA”

Rudolfo A. Anaya is a pioneering, prolific and renowned Chicano author. His novel, Bless Me Última, is a magical story of a young boy's coming of age in 1940s New Mexico.  Set against a background of … [Read more...]

LATINOPIA WORD ALEJANDRO MURGUÍA “NINETEEN MEN”

Alejandro Murguía is a poet and narrative writer who has won the coveted American Book Award twice for his short story collections Southern Front (1990) and This War Called Love (2002). In 2013 he was … [Read more...]