Category Archives: Awkard homages

St. Patrick’s Day: The Other Binge Drinking Mexican Holiday

Go ahead; wear green and go out get drunk or whatever it is you do this weekend. But don’t forget Saint Patrick’s Day is a celebration of the Batallón de San Patricio, which according to Wikipedia my extensive readings of … Continue reading

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New York City’s New School Chancellor Is a Professional Mariachi. No, Really.

From the Archives of I Could Not Make This Thing Up if I Tried comes Richard Carranza, the recently appointed New York City Schools Chancellor, who took a very unsual approach when discussing his new job with Mr. De Blasio … Continue reading

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How to Turn a Chinese Restaurant into a Mexican One in Two Simple Steps

Need to turn a Chinese restaurant into a Mexican one? EASY! Just add some sombreros –and trenzas– to the pandas on your wall paintings, and… boom! You got yourself a Mexican-themed establishment!* That is exactly what the owners of El Sol Restaurant … Continue reading

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The Oscars Are Still White, but the Oscar Statuette Is Mexican

It is no secret that Hispanics continue to be underrepresented in the entertainment business (that is, when they don’t call us to play the maid or the mean narcos.) But some of us couldn’t care less, because there is something … Continue reading

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Miami Baker Concocts Cake Featuring Fried Ham Croquetas –Because Miami

if you thought the Dunkin Donuts’ Cuban Sandwich wasn’t enough to lure you to the Sunshine State, consider this: Andy Herrera, a happy-looking Miami baker based in Hialeah, is having his social-media moment of glory thanks to an abomination unusual creation of … Continue reading

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‘Gringo’: An Australian Film About Mexico Featuring Mainly Non-Mexicans –and a Weed Pill

Nash Edgerton, an Australian director you probably never heard of, has been hard at work promoting the upcoming premiere of Gringo, a movie about gringos in Mexico (presumably) that, for some reason, features mostly South African and Australian actors. Starring David … Continue reading

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Show your Lover you Care with a $20 Heart-Shaped Quesadilla

  Want to say I love you, but you’re shy and/or not sure how to go about it? Worry not. Tex-Taco, a taquería in Katy [SIC] Texas, has a very romantic, albeit expensive, solution: A $20 heart-shaped quesadilla, most likely the … Continue reading

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