The work of Rafael López is a fusion of strong graphic style and magical symbolism. Growing up in Mexico City he was immersed in the rich cultural heritage and native color of street life. Influenced by Mexican surrealism, dichos and myths he developed a style with roots in these traditions. Team OC Gente was introduced to Rafael’s work in the Pat Mora book titled “Book Fiesta” which celebrates “Children’s Book Week”. While visiting Rafael’s… Continue
Recently, I heard the song “Music Box” by Regina Spektor. The first few lines of the song say, “Life inside the music box ain’t easy. The mallets hit, the gears are always turning. And everyone inside the mechanism is yearning to get out”.
I thought about how those lines describe my life, and the life of so many undocumented young people across the United States. When I was eight years old, I was brought to the United States on a tourist visa. After the visa expired, I remained in… Continue
Is it identity theft when an undocumented worker uses a fake Social Security number to get a job? On May 4, 2009 the United States Supreme Court unanimously said, “No.”
Identity theft, which carries a two-year mandatory prison term, is the crime of using stolen credit cards and other personal information to purchase goods and drain bank accounts. That’s very different than an undocumented immigrant using a bogus Social Security number to obtain honest work. The high court’s recent… Continue
Since the H1N1 (AKA swine flu) epidemic broke out –also known as gripe porcina in the Spanish language –I have been flooded with emails, text messages and tweets that poke fun at Mexicans and the “piggy pox.”
The idea of using a popular Jamie Foxx hip-hop song to convey the message that Mexicans… Continue
In a recent episode of NBC’s reality show, “Celebrity Apprentice”, contestants were requested to create a viral video for a laundry detergent. Although many of us think of a viral video, as a spontaneous, non-professional video created for fun and entertainment, many marketers are going viral to promote their products and brands in a non-traditional, less expensive way. In this case, the video needs to be aligned with the company’s conservative image, message and values, which could make it… Continue
Added by Danixa Lopez on May 20, 2009 at 8:16pm —
Last weekend my friends dragged me to go see X-Men Origins: Wolverine, as they have been hungry to see this type of action/popcorn/comic character flicks this year and X-Men’s release marked the official 2009 Summer Blockbuster release schedule that attempts to satiate these fans. But will these films REALLY succeed in satiating their fans?
x-men-origins-wolverineAs Rotten Tomatoes critics agrees X-Men is a VERY DULL slapstick film that proved to be uninventive and a total bore… Continue
Added by reese ramos on May 18, 2009 at 1:52pm —
It was great to participate in a small part in this year's UCR - 2009 Tomás Rivera Conference with Ligiah Villalobos screening of "La Misma Luna". The day was filled with other events including Chicano Sculptor Adan Avalos, Photographer Michael Sedano who were followed with a screening and Q & A of Villalobos prize-winning film that helped ignite her career. As a rising screenwriter Villalobos is developing a new TV series, writes for HBO, Nick… Continue
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