April 30 has a special significance in Mexico: it’s the day when the young and young at heart are celebrated with their own holiday—el Día Del Niño, or Children’s Day.
They might not have Camille Grammer’s naturally surprised face, Teresa Giudice’s stunning hairline or a real live Countess, but Univision’s TeleFutura is kicking off a Real Housewives-esque series of their own.
In the 1500’s Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared on Tepeyac Hill to an indigenous man by the name of Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin and her cult was born. This past weekend, and just as mysteriously, she manifested again in the form of a 10′ x 10′ stained-glass mural in the San Diego coastal town of Encinitas.
The largest manufacturer of corn and flour tortillas in the world, Monterrey-based tyrant Gruma has purchased the Albuquerque Tortilla Company for $8.8 million, and some Albuquerqueans are pissed.
Photo dispatch from Tijuana’s “Lectura en Espera” launch
For all you non-paisanos out there, this is going to cause as much of a WTF-inducing shock as saying that Snagglepuss is huge in Lithuania, but Hanna-Barbera’s short-lived Top Cat is nothing short of a pop culture phenom down Mexico way.
When not planning one of his “atypical” Tijuana day trips, politely rejecting sexual advances while wearing a sequined dress in a jail cell (long story), or caught dancing the night away in seedy dives not even a Zetas trigger man would feel safe in, Ohio expat Derrik Chinn is staging art shows that find the sublime in such mundane objects as … Continue reading
California’s poor Mexican-American children are contaminated with 7 times more flame retardants than children in Mexico and 3 times more than their own mothers, a new study finds.
Don’t eat the bookworm!