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¡ask a mexican!

¡ask a mexican!

The nuanced language of Hispanics and Latinos

By GUSTAVO ARELLANO

Dear Mexican: One of the things I have found enjoyable and profound is the use of language by Chicanos, mexicanos, and Mexican-Americans. Humor and a sardonic sense of history, in my view, are encapsulated in many everyday expressions. Two examples I can think of are the use …


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desert fashion marfa style

desert fashion marfa style

(photos by STEFANIA YARHI)A big trend emerging this season is fringe. It was seen on skirts, tops, and bags.

What’s hot at New York Fashion Week

By ASHLEY ROWE

Stefania Yarhi is a Toronto based photographer (and good friend!). She recently made her 11th trip down to New York for Fashion Week to photograph what’s …


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steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

On collected idiocies, wisdom and pick-up lines

By STEVE LANG

“If I had a dollar for every time I got distracted, I wish I had a puppy.” – Anonymous

My love of words, enjoyment of creativity and appreciation for the finished thought, regardless of origin, keep me laughing.

Idiocies, like wisdom, have long been collected, but methods of locating …


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congressman’s comments

congressman’s comments

Hispanic Heritage Month– Highlighting the Past, Preparing for the Future

By U.S. REP. PETE P. GALLEGO

September 16th – or 16 de septiembre – is Mexico’s Independence Day. Here at home, it is the official kickoff to Hispanic Heritage Month. Hispanics are an important and growing part of this multicultural mosaic known as the United States of …


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high desert sketches

high desert sketches

Drink my whiskey, but don’t touch my water

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

Legend has it that when the first Anglos arrived in the Big Bend, they found a large sign that read: we drink the whiskey and fight over the water. Of course, the sign was in Spanish with English subtitles. All of the Anglo settlers had …


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west texas talk

the rambling boy

the rambling boy

Six and a half minutes of fame

By LONN TAYLOR

Andy Warhol (or perhaps Marshall McLuhan; there is disagreement about who originated the phrase) said, “In the future, everyone will be famous for fifteen minutes.”

On September 11, I was famous for six and a half minutes, so I still have eight and a half-minutes coming to me. …


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