Art & Culture

“El Grito”: A Weekend Affair

This story was originally published in MisNeighbors.com Tonight, on the the eve of Mexican Independence Day, my father will stand in front of his 60-inch television, chest high, with his right hand erected ... Read More...

East of the Los Angeles River

  East of the Los Angeles River is all I ever knew of Eden. Where maize mingles in mariachi dreams. Aztlan murals stain the eyes of the working class. where immigrant footprints proud and exhau... Read More...

A Sad Song for Mariachis

Even on a dark, cold and rainy day, the mariachis gather on sidewalks and in the middle of the streets along Mariachi Plaza to attract passersby and drivers. Many of the mariachis are dressed in their charr... Read More...

Xikano Samurai

  As I walk through the streets of Boyle heights Amaterasu, the sun goddess wetting my back Passing nopales, raspados and guayava trees Following the paths set before me by the vatos locos of y... Read More...

3rd Street

Blonde brunette, Eating flaming hot cheetos. Eastside Stroller baby on the sidewalk, Neck, Rosary, with Raul R.I.P.  ... Read More...