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There's A 'Taco Literacy' College Course, But It's About More Than Food

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 01.29.2016 | Latino Voices

Taco enthusiasts are getting pretty excited about a new college course called “Taco Literacy” for obvious reasons. But, just as the hilariously-na...

Picnicking In Cemeteries for Day of the Dead

Christine Stoddard | Posted 11.06.2015 | Latino Voices
Christine Stoddard

El Día de los Muertos, the Mexican interpretation of Allhallowtide, celebrates and good-naturedly mocks death as a means of accepting and reducing fear of it.

The José Limón International Dance Festival Takes on the Joyce

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.23.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

It is one of the most pressing questions of American dance: how should we preserve the work of great 20th-century choreographers who glued their style to a generation distinct and removed from our own?

What Are the Pueblos Mágicos? The Best Reason to Visit Mexico

minube | Posted 05.28.2014 | Travel
minube

Deep in the heart of rural Mexico, you'll find the Pueblos Mágicos, a select group of Mexican villages whose cultural, historical, or natural treasures have been deemed, well, magical.

Searching For The Bony Lady

Tonya Hurley | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion
Tonya Hurley

She goes, I was told, by many names: Lady Of Shadows. Holy Girl. Lady of the Night. The Skinny Lady. Santa Sebastiana. Frowned upon by the Church and the upper classes, worshiped secretly for centuries by the working classes, Santa Muerte has become the patron saint of the downtrodden.

PART 3: What is a Chicano Artist?

Cheech Marin | Posted 08.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Cheech Marin

was literally backed into a corner of the exhibition by three large scary braided-armpit-hair Chicanas wearing overalls. They reminded me of my Aunt Bolita, somebody you would never want to mess with in life. "Where's all the political art!!"

PHOTOS: Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mestizo Symbolism Behind Latin America's Most Venerated Saint

The Huffington Post | Andrea Long-Chavez | Posted 12.12.2011 | Latino Voices

From Salt Lake City to Los Angeles, from Antigua, Guatemala, to Manila, Philippines, the image of the dark-skinned patron saint of the Americas is ven...

There's A Time Warp 'Round Yon Virgin

Susan J. Cobb | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan J. Cobb

Are the rhythms of Mexican life really that much different than those of their northern neighbors?