Ruben Hernandez

Happy, happy birthday, Baby!

Happy, happy birthday, Baby!

On Sept. 5, we plant another milestone in the journey of Latino Perspectives. This magazine you are reading turns four years old on that day. In terms of the granddaddys of magazine industry longevity – Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker – we are still in diapers. In terms of Latino-themed magazine life spans, we are […]

 latinopm

Amigos to make Encanto enchanting again

<em>Amigos</em> to make Encanto enchanting again

Okay, we confess we stirred it all up in our April edition. Λατινο Περσπεχτιϖεσ was the first publication to, er, sniff out the “decay” of public restrooms at Encanto Park in Phoenix. In our April edition, we pointed out that they were the “Worst. Bathrooms. Ever.” Well, that prompted a rebuttal letter in our June […]

 latinopm

Latinos: alma de Republican Party?

Latinos: <em>alma de</em> Republican Party?

A civil war in the Arizona Republican Party may be the best reason for Latinos to join its ranks, says the man who fired the first shots. Nathan Sproul, a Republican strategist and the former head of the state Republican Party, was the man behind attack videos and flyers aimed at Russell Pearce, who is […]

 latinopm

New American hero

New American hero

The world watched last month as Henry Cejudo of Maryvale won a gold medal in Olympic freestyle wrestling in Bejing, China. At 21, he became the youngest U.S. wrestler to accomplish that feat. During his victory baile, Cejudo held up the American flag like a pair of red, white, and blue wings. The gesture was […]

 latinopm

Another Latino governor?

Another Latino governor?

A flurry of job swapping in the Gov’s Office has Arizona political junkies pondering the motives behind it. It makes some nervous that these moves are happening just before the Democratic Convention and presidential election. If Governor Janet Napolitano is fortunate enough to be called to a President Obama Cabinet, Arizona Secretary of State Jan […]

 latinopm

Another Thomas initiative comes up short

Another Thomas initiative comes up short

It looks like the out-of-state, initiated and funded Arizona Civil Rights Initiative will be knocked off the November ballot. And it’s another embarrassment for Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, the state chairman for ACRI. State Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and her group, Protect Arizona’s Freedom, went through petitions, then showed the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, which […]

 latinopm

Knocking sense into the clueless

In the past, the words used to describe Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon’s laid-back demeanor would have been “mild mannered” and even “meek.” These days his image is more the guy who might go upside your head if you get on his wrong side. Gordon’s tough guy demeanor first revealed itself when he became the first […]

 latinopm

Top 10 Tucson

We Latinos in the Valley are awfully close to getting a bad case of Pima envy. As in Pima County, where Tucson is the de facto capital of southern Arizona. Why? Because Tucson was named one of the Top 10 cities for Hispanics by Hispanic Magazine – otra vez. While Phoenix once again was shunned […]

 latinopm

Lo Nuestro nurtures our own

By Claudia Provencio Lo Nuestro Studio/Gallery doesn’t look like much. A two-story house with white and green trim, Lo Nuestro sits in the Grand Avenue arts district, a hodgepodge of long- and newly-established artists studios that are part of efforts to revitalize downtown Phoenix. Once you step inside you’re struck by owner Nydia Gonzalez’s vision […]

 LPM Staff

Light up, again

Light up, again

Cheech and Chong’s low-life vato and stoner comedy act made us laugh so hard we almost peed, ‘member? Well, they’re back, and they’ll be in Phoenix Nov. 14 at the Dodge Theatre as part of their Light Up America re-union tour. The two locos had nine comedy albums and eight hit films in the 1970s-80s. […]

1 2 3 4