mexican

1.23.19

From La Hashtag to El Hipster: A Millennial Twist on a Classic Mexican Game

Mike Alfaro is behind Millennial Lotería, a parody of the classic “Mexican Bingo” game. We talk to him about its viral success and how he is fighting stereotypes with the game.

6.27.18

How Queer Heavy Metal Magick Saved Me

My alchemy practice promotes self-care as an act of personal and political resistance.

3.12.18

In El Paso, Immigrant Youth Are Changing the Face of Border Activism

A group called Soñando Juntos is building something unique: an intersectional coalition fighting for undocumented people.

2.6.18

How Mexican Piñatas Get Made

Thanks to a family in the Mexican town of Acolman, the tradition of producing piñatas by hand is alive and flourishing.

6.18.17

I Loved My Dad, But Hated His Machismo

My Mexican-American father gave me everything. But I don't want his patriarchal worldview.

6.9.16

Ride Along: Cain Velasquez on Learning to Fight and Brown Pride

We take a drive with Cain as he takes us through his upbringing and explains why he enjoys punching people in the face and proving people wrong.

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4.24.16

I Reviewed Amy's Kitchen Food and Amy Offered to Set Me Up on a Date

This week I reviewed four frozen Mexican food products, including two by Amy's Kitchen. After posting one of the reviews on Instagram, Amy herself reached out to me and offered to set me up on a date with her friend. What a company!

3.16.16

Meet the Artist Bringing Queer and Chicano Culture Together in a Glorious NSFW Mashup

We talked with Roy Martinez, who goes by the name Lambe Culo (Spanish for "lick ass"), about his fashion designs and mixed media art, which explore the fluidity of gender and cultural identities.

12.27.15

UFC Heavyweight Cain Velasquez Pimps His Hoverboard With Mexico-Themed Custom Job

Complete with the Virgen de Guadalupe.

4.13.15

The Folk Feminist Struggle Behind the Chola Fashion Trend

When I see the rebel Latino subculture being sampled and recontextualized by bourgeois white fashion designers, pop singers, or celebrity starlets, I can't help rolling my eyes.

1.24.13

Enrique Olvera

Enrique is not afraid to mix ants with mayonnaise and coffee and put it all on ears of baby corn. His 14-course tasting menu will blow your mind, and his restaurant, Pujol, is considered by many to be the finest in Mexico.

10.23.12

What’s the Difference Between a Wrap and a Burrito?

When I order a wrap, it’s nearly like eating a snack. But when I order a burrito, I'm making a commitment. Burritos can come in huge sizes that measure up to a small child.

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