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Gargoyles was one of those 90's TV shows that was overshadowed by Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (which I loved!) and Power Rangers. It didn't last long on TV but I did love it's theme song.The series features a species of nocturnal creatures known as gargoyles that turn to stone during the day. After spending a thousand years in an enchanted petrified state, the gargoyles (who have been transported from medieval Scotland) are reawakened in modern-day New York City and take on roles as the city's secret night-time protectors

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Akwid have been quiet for a while. They broke on to the scene in 2003 with their hit "No Hay Manera" and kept consistently dropping albums throughout the years. Although not the deepest or lyrical (in my opinion) they were the first act to combine rap with banda and that combination did appeal to a cross cultural and bi-national audience (including myself). "Voy a 90" looks to be their comeback song and it looks like they have done it again, this time combining today's trending sierreño style music and their own signature style of rap. The song is catchy (insert flame emoji here)...

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Nike will release their Dia de Los Muertos collection on October 25th. This collection "celebrates" and "pays tribute" to one of Mexico's most colorful traditions. Nike's three most iconic shoes, the Cortez, Air Force 1, and Air Max 95 will serve as canvases for the celebration's three most representative elements, La Calaca, La Catrina, and El Altar. The “El Altar” Cortez shoe showcases graphics found on traditional altares (also known as ofrendas). The bright orange is reminiscent of the cempasuchil flower and the candle lit ofrendas. The sole also showcases papel picado.   The Air Max 95 honors La Catrina, the...

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Lynchings have long been associated with violence against African-Americans in the American South but the lynchings of Mexican Americans in the American West have long been excluded from history books. Thousands of men, women and children of Mexican descent were lynched from the mid-19th century and well into the 20th century. Mexicans were lynched by Anglos for reasons such as “acting uppity,” taking jobs away from Anglos, making advances toward Anglo women, cheating at cards, practicing “Witchcraft,” and refusing to leave land that Whites coveted. Mexicans were also lynched for acting “too Mexican;” for example, if Mexicans were speaking Spanish too loudly...

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Birria, for some reason it's the official food of every Mexican "pari," I'm talking about birthday parties, bautizos, primeras comuniones, weddings, and baby showers. I've never liked birria de chivo, I've never liked the texture, the taste, or the smell but I would always eat it out of courtesy. In the last few years birria de res emerged and it's been a game changer though. I guess there's birria de borrego as well but I'm not getting anywhere near that!

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