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Chicana GOTV Memorandum: I Am Joaquin, Joaquin, Joaquin

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 06.14.2014 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

Most Mexican-Americans who are involved in the political arena are familiar with this poem, because the poem says things that some people are afraid to say publicly. It is no wonder Corky was able to state these bold truths while staring his activism demons in the face -- he was a trained fighter.

Tarpaper Sky and Conversations: Interviews with Rodney Crowell and Stanton Moore

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.15.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Once we caught on to the sounds we were making, from there on we were rolling. Pretty much everything you hear with the exception of a fiddle here or there and a couple of background voices was what we produced on the floor."

Associated Press Falsely Claims Obamacare Site Is Written in 'Spanglish'

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

The Associated Press' recently published and factually-challenged report that the Obamacare Spanish-language site is written in "Spanglish" is both funny and pathetic. Years of high school Spanish seem to have been wasted upon these journalists.

Meet The Language Of America's Future

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.24.2013 | Latino Voices

With more than 37 million speakers in the United States, Spanish is the country’s second-most spoken language. But as anyone from a Latino family kn...

Spanglish Helps U.S. Born Latin Artists Win Fans Over

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 04.26.2012 | Latino Voices

MIAMI -- For years, Latin music acts typically had two routes to U.S. success – sing in English, or build a Latin fan base with Spanish-language...

Advertisers Act To Engage With Rapidly Changing Hispanic Consumers

Posted 03.29.2012 | Latino Voices

It's not new news that the U.S. Hispanic population represents important sales and marketing opportunities. With Latino purchasing power surpassing $1...

Ask A Mexican: Spanish Slang Edition

Gustavo Arellano | Posted 05.28.2012 | Latino Voices
Gustavo Arellano

Wake up and smell the tacos, cabrón, and learn español from mi column. Bilingualism is a wonderful thing, and studies are continually showing it leads to bigger brains and healthier sex lives.

Telemundo Speaking Spanglish?

NYTimes.com | Posted 12.27.2011 | Latino Voices

Telemundo has long trailed its rival Univision in their competition for Hispanic television viewers in the United States. But as the number of second-...

The Power of Spanglish to Make us Laugh

Mariela Dabbah | Posted 12.09.2011 | Latino Voices
Mariela Dabbah

Regardless of where you stand on the Spanglish debate, for those of us who live in both languages there comes a time when you will inevitably put your foot in your mouth. The truth is that if you only speak one language you save yourself all of this trouble. But then again, you don't get all the benefits of being multilingual and multicultural.

Valuing Both Breadth and Depth in Language Education

Marjorie Faulstich Orellana | Posted 10.25.2011 | Education
Marjorie Faulstich Orellana

An Assistant Professor at the University of Texas, Austin, Ramón Martinez studied the ways sixth grade students combined English and Spanish in everyday conversation. Then he asked them why they did so.

On Being Latino With a New York Accent

Virginia Sanchez-Korrol | Posted 10.17.2011 | New York
Virginia Sanchez-Korrol

The term, Latino, a word that describes the blending of Hispanic and American cultures, conjures up a myriad of vibrant images. In my mind, the word even has color.

Why I Love Being Latino in the United States

Lance Rios | Posted 10.15.2011 | Latino Voices
Lance Rios

We are no longer a group that can be ignored, dismissed, or continually misunderstood. Our culture will tie into the thread of what it means to be an American, and to that I say "salud."

Porque Because: Harry the Dirty

Bill Santiago | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Bill Santiago

There's no doubt that writing 'ja ja ja' instead of 'ha ha ha' significantly boosts your Latino Index score. It might even make up for the fact you can't play soccer.

Movie Review: How Do You Know

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The world is divided between givers and takers - you know who you are - who often get matched up with each other in the same unfortunate ways as the c...

In Search of LA: Music -- The Real Deal: Heidy Flores of Los Hollywood

Jim Stevenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jim Stevenson

Heidy Flores and her band Los Hollywood have been together three years and released just one five-song EP. But I'm ready to call this one: this girl should be a star.

Ilan Stavans' Magnum Opus: After 13 Years, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature Is Here

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Joshua Kors

I make my books for elite audiences, mainstream audiences, families in the barrio. That's not a contradiction. It's a full life.

Meet the Amazing Aroon Shivdasani of NYC's Indo-American Arts Council

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Indo-American Arts Council founder and executive director Aroon Shivdasani has lived all over the world but has called New York home for about half he...

Ajami: You're Not in "Exodus" Anymore

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Leon T. Hadar

Ironically, Ajami introduce American viewers to a new brand of Israel/Palestine that seems to reflect the political, social and cultural realities of this region more than the fantasies being concocted by the PR geniuses.

Cutting to the Chase

Robin Lakoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robin Lakoff

It seems obvious that people create shortened forms to save time. And yet, most often, we don't save that much time and may run the risk of endangering intelligibility.

Chinglish and the Beijing Olympics: No More Stir-fried Wikipedia?

Megan Berry | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Megan Berry

Bad English translations from Chinese have long been a comic favorite. One I like is a menu that offers stir-fried Wikipedia (does it let you edit your own meal?). Another great one I recently came across is a Chinese restaraunt called "Translate Server Error". Oops.