A “TENDER” LOVE STORY, WALL DANCING, AN OLD MAN’S LOVE STORY
AND EL PLAN DE SANTA BARBARA.
What up my superbuenismo Latinopian amigos! Your Tia Tenopia aquí con otra semana of cool videos and blogs on Latinopia.com- the place where Latino culture, art, music and literature all meet to keep you entertained and informed.
This week’s two videos are original works from two multi-talented Chicanos: Joe Hernández-Kolski and Harry Gamboa Jr. Pocho Joe, as he is known to his friends, is an actor, writer, comedian who has written and stars in the comedy “Tender Love.” This is six minutes of unstopped laughter and carcajadas. Your Tia promises!
Harry Gamboa Jr. is a videographer, co-founder of the legendary Chicano art collective ASCO, and author of the book “Urban Exile.” His regular monthly blogs on Latinopia will take the form of narratives, photography, and, in this case, a video blog. Check out his original “Wall” video blog.
This week we have a great review of the new Rudolfo Anaya book, “The Old Man’s Love Story.” As you know Anaya is the considered the grandfather of Chicano letters and is author of the classic “Bless Me Ultima.” Luis Torres reviews the book for Latinopia and provides insight into Rudy Anaya’s life and writings.
This week we also feature a guest blog from Professor Manuel F,. Medrano from the University of Texas at Brownsville. Dr.Medrano offers insight into an important event that took place in 1969 which continues to impact education for today’s Latinos. Check out his guest blog, “El Plan de Santa Barbara: Ayer y Hoy.”
As usual our weekly staunch bloggers return with new material.Angela Ortiz has another stunning Photo of the Week, another in the “In the Neighborhood” series. Sergio Hernández once again directs his biting humor at recent political scandals, and Lazaro de La Tierra and his zombie comrades return to the secret Mano Poderosa lab in the continuing war of the Juan de Oñate zombies.
Enjoy your week of Latinopia videos and blogs! And leave comments on what you like and what you’d like to see!
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