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The comforts of home and ways to share them

The comforts of home and ways to share them

By Anita Mabante Leach Love watching those interior designer shows on television, only to wonder if your home will ever look that good? We’re happy to prove there are residences in the Valley that do look that good in this, our October home and food issue. This issue also kicks off a regular décor and […]

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Diggin’ it

Diggin’ it

Tempe officials, friends and members of the Elias and Cecilia Esquer family broke ground recently on a $2 million park to be finished  in spring 2008.

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Brown/Black coalition to feed Hispanic cravings

Border businesses in Tucson and Sonora are banding together to sell cultural “care” packages and Latino “soul food” to Hispanics living in the deep South, according to an article in the Arizona Daily Star. Because Hispanics tend to settle near Black neighborhoods, the idea is to export Mexican food, religious icons and Latino art to […]

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Wannabe at guanabee.com

Hot topics from the sassy site Guanabee.com tell us this is the place to watch for edgy Latino trends. Guanabee’s editors scorch Beyoncé for telling Latina.com she wishes she was born Latina. Retorts Guanabee: “Beyoncé, are you sure you want to be part of a culture that keeps pots and pans in the oven, shares […]

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Riding the PBS guilt trip

Riding the PBS guilt trip

Local independent filmmakers Paul Espinosa and Pete Dimas say Ken Burn’s neglect of Latinos in his documentary The War may have launched a guilt trip at PBS that will benefit Latino film projects. Both Espinosa and Dimas say they’ve struggled in the past to get PBS’ attention for films about the Latino community. Espinosa is […]

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Penguins ace Cucaracha – but for how long?

Lalo Alcatraz alert! His syndicated cartoon La Cucaracha has been cut by The Houston Chronicle and has been replaced with a New Zealand cartoon featuring penquins. “Now, experts agree that the huge Latino population of Houston, Tejas must have its penguin-themed entertainment, but somehow there is no room for a strip that explores pro-immigrant and […]

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Los numeros hablan (numbers tell it)

Television industry experts were predicting about 1.5 million — or fewer — viewers would tune in Univision’s Spanish-language, Democratic presidential debate last month. The results raised the eyebrows of politics watchers: An impressive 4.6 million people tuned in. Compare that with 4.3 million combined viewers for the presidential debates on ABC, CNN, Fox News, and […]

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Latina plugs in for Wired Science

Kamala Lopez is host of the new PBS series, Wired Science, which debuts this month. Lopez combines good looks with gray matter and wit to cover science and technology trends and news. A graduate of Yale University, Lopez has numerous credits in film, television and theater. Most recently, she has been seen in the recurring […]

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That’s no peace sign!

Although immigrant rights advocates have been complaining about a rising level of spitefulness by counter protesters lately, they were astounded when a Mesa cop flipped off peaceful demonstrators. Sgt. Mike Doherty, a 20-year-member of the department, admitted to MPD investigators he was teed off by the protestors, so made the obscene gesture as he drove […]

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Harry Potter’s got nada on these kids

Budding bilingual Latino wizard niños in Manhattan? Como que no? Check it out on the Disney Channel Oct. 12 when Wizards of Waverly Place premieres. The new comedy series stars Selena Gomez, a 15-year-old Mexican American actress. The show is set in a bilingual Manhattan household, home to a family of five – including three […]

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