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 LPM Staff

Flor de Muertos in the Old Pueblo

Flor de Muertos in the Old Pueblo

There’s a funny story about how Danny White, the former ASU Sun Devil and Dallas Cowboy quarterback, would hold his nose every time he had to drive past Tucson. For years, I myself stayed away and couldn’t even attend an ASU-UA game unless it was in the comfy confines of Tempe. That all changed when […]

 Gary Francisco Keller Ph.D.

‘Day of the Dead’ represents a cultural rebirth

‘Day of the Dead’ represents a cultural rebirth

Scholars note the tenacity of Latina/o culture in the United States. Our language, our families and neighborhoods, and our popular culture are strong when compared to other immigrants such as Irish, Italian, or Polish Americans. Some claim this is because our numbers are replenished by new arrivals from México, Puerto Rico, Cuba, or Central America. […]

 Lola

Signs of the times

Signs of the times

This is a message for Maricopa County Treasurer Charles Hoskins. Mr. Hoskins? I’m calling in regards to your billboards along the I-10 … Do you know which ones I’m talking about? They read and I quote: “If you own property, you owe taxes.”  I know you are not the complaints desk, but I simply need […]

 Pocho

The day ‘Broad-for’ came to Thanksgiving dinner

The day ‘Broad-for’ came to Thanksgiving dinner

This month we will be expressing our thanks in front of a turkey, a stuffed turkey no less. Most of us will do this in full Thanksgiving splendor, replete with all of the usual trimmings and trappings. Some of us, much to the horror of non-Latinos and to the chagrin of more assimilated Hispanics (I […]

 Gary Francisco Keller Ph.D.

A new voice

A new voice

ASU professor eager to share his ‘worldly’ views with LPM readers

 Lola

A prayer, and a pay hike, for our troops

A prayer, and a pay hike, for our troops

Technical Sergeant Cabrera, amiga, it’s me – Lola. By now you’re probably en route to a secret location somewhere near Afghanistan; I just wanted to call and say hasta la vista. I promise to send you care packages, calling cards, and your favorite sweets. Not that this will make your third tour of duty any […]

 Pocho

It’s better to be an abuelito on a rocker than an aging rocker

It’s better to be an abuelito on a rocker than an aging rocker

“I hope I die before I get old.”

 Lola

It’s quite an honor to call a Latina ‘Your Honor’

It’s quite an honor to call a Latina ‘Your Honor’

Aló…? This is a message for Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor.

 Pocho

Hoop dreams: Tale of the Miami Vandals

Hoop dreams: Tale of the Miami Vandals

If there is one thing that I got out of George Lopez’s recent HBO special, “Tall, Dark and Chicano,” it’s the reminder that we grew up tough. Not like the pampered kids of today with names Lopez loves to make fun of. Imagine what it was like two or even three generations ago. All over […]

 Lola

Sex, lies, 1 Corinthians 13 … and the GOP

Sex, lies, 1 Corinthians 13 … and the GOP

Governor Sanford: I hope you are recovering from the heartache and the embarrassment. I know you already feel like a moron and I’m certain that since the story of your affair broke you’ve been tempted to call Southwest Airlines to become their spokesperson for their “Want to get away?” campaign. I just have to tell […]