Category Archives: Pop culture

Donald Trump Goes to the U.S.-Mexico Border. Hilarity Ensues

President Trump had the “brilliant” idea to visit San Diego to inspect several design prototypes for his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. As I’m writing this, Mr. Trump was still at the border meeting with border patrol officers and … 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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If there Was any Doubt the Oscars 2018 Were a ‘Mexican Affair’

Sombrero tip: Oscar Gutiérrez

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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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This Restaurant in Des Moines Lets you Make your Own Burrito, Because Des Moines

It’s too bad Cosmo Kramer never fulfilled his idea of a cook-your-own-pizza-pie pizzeria. But you can thank Jaime Herrera, of Des Moines, for Happy Burrito, an “innovative” Mexican restaurant where you can build your own burritos. Yes, because really, how hard can … Continue reading

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Having Ran Out of Ideas, Televisa Preps ‘Like,’ a ‘Multiplatform’ Telenovela for the Modern Masses

In an effort to lure the elusive teen audience, Mexico’s Grupo Televisa is working to bring us Like (Yes, Like as in “me gusta”) a teen telenovela that promises to “forever revolutionize” the novela genre. And what kind of a revolution are we … Continue reading

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