It’s ‘Ethnic Halloween’ Season in New York City


I have no idea what this is, but it looks colorful and “ethnic” enough to earn a space in this blog.

For other wonderful examples of “ethnic-relevant costumes,” click here, here or here.

Photo: Laura Martínez, Harlem, NYC. Oct. 2014

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NYC’s Newest Mexican Eatery Features a $5 Camote. I’ll Pass

You can also get a $12 quesadilla de huitlacoche

Only in New York: Plunk down $12 for a quesadilla de huitlacoche (aka ‘groovy fungus’)

Via: Gothamist

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Oct. 4 is National Taco Day AND Vodka National Day. I’m Happy

Only in America, the land of opportunities -and government shutdowns- you can have a yummy, double celebration which looks to have been conceived specifically with this blogger in mind.

Today is National Taco Day AND National Vodka Day, so please don’t come expect too much from me today, OK? I’ll be gulping down a few tacos de cabeza and enough martinis to make me end up, well, de cabeza.

Source: National Taco Day and National Vodka Day.

I hereby declare Oct. 4 Laura Martínez Favorite National Holiday. Ever.

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Wanna Take a Siesta? There’s an App for that!

Wanna take a siesta? There's an app for that

Wanna take a siesta? There’s an app for that

Some genius in Spain has created the SiestaApp. Sí, señor. It’s an app that will not only monitor your siesta, but will wake you up right when it’s time to go get a taco –or something.

And to think I had been so negative about technology…

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Get Ready for ‘Playboy Latino;’ Hopefully More Virgins on Cover

playboylogoSpeaking of Latino spin-offs of non-Latino publications, Playboy is partnering with a Spanish-language publisher in the U.S. to launch Playboy Latino, which I believe is going to be like the regular Playboy but -ahem- Latino.

Per a press release:

Playboy Latino will be published predominantly in Spanish and will feature a mix of original content, as well as pictorials and articles from the Playboy archives that will be repackaged for a Latino audience.

I don’t know you, but that whole bit about repackaged pictorials sounds really enticing.

I just hope they live up to the standards of the great Playboy Mexico, which famously put the Virgin Mary on its cover.


Playboy Latino is expected to come to your Latino neighborhood as soon as December. So stay tuned. I promise you guys a first-take on this thing, which I’ll read for pure informational/blogging reasons, of course.

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Unshocking Revelation: Sofía is ‘Variety Latino’ Top Latina


No Hispanic Heritage Month would be complete without a list of the most influential Latinos in Hollywood, so thanks Variety Latino, for putting that together.

According to Variety Latino, which is like regular Variety, but Latino, there are 20 Latinos who fit the bill as the most powerful/influential Latinos in Hollywood (uff, that’s a Latino mouthful.)

The list –which Variety says was not based on money earned– included 10 men and 10 women, among which is my favorite, retro-acculturated Latina: Eva Longoria (aka La Prieta Faya).

Number one of the list…. chan, chan! Sofía Vergara, who is richer and prettier than all of us.

Well, you have to give it to Variety Latino for not putting her on a rotating pedestal or anything.

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EXCLUSIVE: Cuban Lab Preps the Fidel Castro Fragrance


After all, what are we going to do now that the Cuban government has decided to ruin the Ché-Chávez fragrance fun?

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