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First Curation of the New Year: Wini Brewer

Lisa Derrick | Posted 03.07.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

It can put me in a weird place when asked to participate in a show as an artist or curatrix. A lot of the time, I feel it's more about the asker, who ...

Jesse Hazelip's "Mark of Cain" at Known Gallery Highlights Prison Injustice

Lisa Derrick | Posted 01.12.2015 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

Transitioning into galleries, he continues to use wheat paste and paint public space, running his own "ad campaigns" with graffiti and posters to reach as many free minds as possible.

The 'Cholo Colony'

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 10.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

As we can see, the war against the cholo colony has really been a war against the Mexican, the laborer, the immigrant, and the poor person, and there's no end in sight.

South American Cholo

Sam Slovick | Posted 10.12.2014 | Style
Sam Slovick

South American Cholo arrives in LA at a time when hair trigger social media is rapidly shifting awareness around the appropriation of minority culture. Iconic Los Angeles Chicano photographer Estevan Oriol who is featured in the film says this is not that.

Los Angeles Latino-Influenced Art Is the Focus of a Documentary and Museum Show

Lisa Derrick | Posted 07.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Lisa Derrick

Los Angeles: A city of glaring contrasts and contradictions -- multi-million dollar homes and abject poverty. It has libertine lifestyles and harsh, s...

Perseverance: An Evolution of Japanese Tattoos (NSFW)

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 05.13.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

As tattoos become more mainstream and acceptable in modern society, so does the importance to understand the rich tradition, training, craftsmanship, discipline, scholarship, and trajectory of the art form.

'HOMEBOY': Immigrants, Prisoners And Gay Gangbangers At Outfest 2012

Tomas Mournian | Posted 09.12.2012 | Gay Voices
Tomas Mournian

HOMEBOY is a film by Dino Dinco about gay Latino men who are former gangbangers (or cholos). Made over the course of 10 years, HOMEBOY features a small group of men in one-on-one interviews about a little-known world.

Growing Up a Real Cholo

Ana Beatriz Cholo | Posted 05.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Ana Beatriz Cholo

A rap song called "Lean Like a Cholo" came out a few years back. I wasn't sure whether to be embarrassed or to just roll down my windows and blast it from my convertible Saab and sing, "elbows up, side to side, I lean like a Cholo.