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Ask a Mexican: My Biological Father Was Mexican. What Does This Mean?

Ask a Mexican: My Biological Father Was Mexican. What Does This Mean?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017  |  Gustavo Arellano

Note: The Mexican has been deported from his job at his home paper, the OC Weekly , because he didn’t want to lay off half his staff, so we’re re-running a column from a few years ago.

Like any good Mexican, he'll return next week with some news. In the meanwhile, enjoy a bacanora for him, porfas !

Dear M...

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Community Voices: Statues Marking the History of the West Aren't Without Legitimate Controversy

Community Voices: Statues Marking the History of the West Aren't Without Legitimate Controversy

Thursday, October 12, 2017  |  Andy Gulliford, High Country News

It has happened again. Near Española, N.M., the monumental statue of Spanish conquistador Don Juan de Oñate has been attacked.

Though Oñate rides his horse behind a tall metal fence, someone painted his booted right foot blood red and spray-painted “Remember 1680” on a nearby wall.

In the culturally d...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 12, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 12, 2017!

Thursday, October 12, 2017  |  Staff

On this week's fall-tinged weekly Independent comics page: Jen Sorenson looks behind the conspiracy theories; The K Chronicles takes a survey; This Modern World talks to a gun nut; Apoca Clips listens in as Trumpy and Pence talk strategy; and Red Meat gets ready for bed.

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Ask a Mexican: Is Racism Keeping Tom Flores Out of the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Ask a Mexican: Is Racism Keeping Tom Flores Out of the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017  |  Gustavo Arellano

Dear Mexican: I’m very bothered by the fact that football player/coach Tom Flores is not in the Hall of Fame.

I could go on and on as to why Mr. Flores should be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but I will provide you and your readers with only three incontrovertible facts. First, Tom Flores coached...

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The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 5, 2017!

The Weekly Independent Comics Page for Oct. 5, 2017!

Thursday, October 05, 2017  |  Staff

On this week's weekly Independent comics page: This Modern World writes itself; Jen Sorenson drops Donald Trump into Puerto Rico; The K Chronicles solemnly repeats itself; Apoca Clips makes a new hire; and Red Meat decides to take up hiking.

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Know Your Neighbors: Ron Celona, Founder of CV Rep, Believes in Bringing Quality Theater Experiences to All

Know Your Neighbors: Ron Celona, Founder of CV Rep, Believes in Bringing Quality Theater Experiences to All

Wednesday, October 04, 2017  |  Anita Rufus

Ron Celona got bitten by the acting bug in the first grade.

“I played a spider in Little Miss Muffet … and refused to take off my costume afterward,” he says. “I walked all the way home from school in my spider costume, and have been on the stage ever since.”

Celona, 59, the founding artistic director o...

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