Oh my holy, sweet cuchifritos! Before I launch into telling you all about the videos this week, I gotta tell you–have you been reading Zombi Mex Diaries?! Por Dios, this guy Lazaro is killing me, er, pardon the expression. But you really do have to check this blog if you haven’t already. And have you been following Sara Inés? Se avienta esta loca! Really good stuff. Hay, it makes me proud of my people, que no? Of course, I tried to share all of this with my Tio Braulio–old school, remember–hay, the generations show, que no? His take on La Sara: “she got problems with speaking Spanglish, pues que no lo haga!” I see he totally missed the point of Sara Inés’s cool blog on speaking Spanglish. Hijole! And he totally doesn’t get Zombie Mex as well: “Mexican Zombies? We don’t have Mexican Zombies! Other races have zombies, but not us. All this talk of Mexican Zombies is nothing but an old Gringo trick!” What can I tell you: denial is ugly, que no?
But my Tio Braulio does come around to Arnie and Porfi. “Now there’s some sensible cartooning!” he tells me. “I remember them from the old Con Safos days! Sad to say, the same problems Arnie and Porfi were encountering in the 1970s are still with us. Okay, okay,
I get it…move on with this week’s videos.
Which are about two VERY awesome people, er, should I say… AWESOME WOMEN! In Art we showcase the photographic work of Angela Ortiz. Angeles lives and works in Los Angeles and has done extensive celebrity photography. But, as she herself will tell you, taking pics of the big shot stars is not all that. She prefers to do her artistic vision which is what we showcase on Latinopia. Check out what happens when she goes looking for Lines and Textures, Urban Hiking or singles out the Best Photo of the Day. In Literature we showcase Melinda Palacio, a prolific poet and novelist. We caught up with her at the 2010 Festival de Flor y Canto, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow held at the University of Southern California in September of 2010. Check out her cool reading.
And also in Literature, we are posting the latest in our on-going series of reviews of the Classics of Latino Literature. This week, Luis Torres reviews Ernesto Galarza’s classic memoir, ‘Barrio Boy.” Oh, and of course, we have JUNE EVENTS – Latino cultural events in cities throughout the United States.
Bueno púes, que esperan? Get on with checking out this week’s ATM Latinopia offerings!
Your loving Tia Tenopia
Ooops!. “ATM”? Por Dios, did I really say that?