The Cheech: A Tribute to Chicano Culture

This past summer, I had the privilege to visit The Cheech…

Dia de los Muertos at Grand Park, Los Angeles

On November 1, 2014 Grand Park in Downtown Los Angeles hosted…

Princess with Purpose

For those who are looking for a princess that your daughter,…

UCLA’s Forgotten Gem: Fowler Museum

The Fowler Museum is an unexpected and forgotten gem located…

Barcelona: The City of Dreams

Growing up, I never thought making a trip to Europe was a possibility.…

Sleep Dealer: An Immigration Solution?

When it comes to literature and cinema, I have to say that I’ve…

Writings on the Wall: Piecing together graffiti art and culture

From park benches to art galleries, graffiti has moved into the mainstream, but along the way has cultivated risk, fame and controversy.
Habana Eva

Looking at Habana Eva

Winner of the 'Best Feature' award at the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival 2010

Stand-up for Gays

Comedians at last Wednesday's Punk House comedy show at the Westside Comedy Theatre used superficial topics such as Facebook, Twilight, vagazzling (yes, that is a portmanteau for bedazzling one's vagina), and even a particularly austere audience member to get viewers to laugh. So, when budding Mexican-American comedian Manuel Zermeno focused his performance on his gay identity, he immediately stood out.

Not Just One of the Herd

When describing the process of making a successful project, Humberto Hinojosa Oscáriz says, “Lo que gana, es la historia." This could not be truer for his terrific film, Oveja Negra (Black Sheep). Set in Mexico, this film is an incredibly realistic portrayal of friendship, dreams, and class relationships.