Tag Archives: Hispanic

Brooklyn ‘Mexican’ Cantina Serves Mix of Stereotypes & Typos

Mad Dog & Beans, a new eatery in Brooklyn, has found inspiration in the Mexican Revolution to peddle upscale Mexican food to a local crowd. The eatery, first spotted by a non-Mexican colleague of mine, features on its door the image of a bandito holding a … Continue reading

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OMG, you Guys! The ‘Hispanic Wal-Mart’ is Shutting Down

On the heels of the unshocking announcement that CNN Latino is to shut down later this month, more bad news about Hispanic things are coming to the Hispanic world of Hispanics in the U.S. According to The Packer, a trade publication … Continue reading

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See? Mexicans are not Hispanic; and this School Proves it

Photo: Laura Martínez, Valladolid, México. 2014©

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J.C. Penney Wants you to Have a Very Happy ‘Tamalegiving’

In the latest installment of the “How to Turn your Gringo Holiday into a Relevant Latino Holiday,” series, I give you Tamalegiving, a simple -yet delicious- way to turn Thanksgiving Day into Tamalegiving Day instead. Watch a very cute, acculturated … Continue reading

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Looking for a Place to Fix Your Latino Computer?

In an increasingly Latinoized USA, we have seen (and this blog has dutifully documented) the birth of the Hispanic cheese; the deliciously weird tortilla-flavored chocolates; the Mexican Coca-Cola and even a Hispanic lettuce to go with your Hispanic tuna and your Hispanic mayonnaise. So it was just … Continue reading

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Puerto Rican Man in New York, Pissed Because ‘Hispanic’ Is Not a Race

I thought I had heard everything about the 2010 Census, including NALEO’s efforts to get us off our tía’s couch and the Jesus-Caesar Augustus connection. But this one takes the cake: Turns out a Puerto Rican security guard in Bronx, … Continue reading

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Selena Gomez Wants you to Eat More White Bread

Because nothing goes hand in hand better than potentially-anorexic celebrities and white bread, Disney’s teen star Selena Gomez has been tapped to appear on 30 million packages of Sara Lee bread printed with Selena Gomez’s face. This, of course, comes … Continue reading

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