By Mariela Rosario | 05/05/2010 - 16:15
Every now and then a movie comes along that is perfect for it's time, and right now, that movie is Robert Rodriguez's b-movie kitchfest, Machete. Rodriguez released the official trailer for Machete today, with a special introductory message from the film's star, Danny Trejo in which he declares, "This is Machete, with a special cinco de mayo message to Arizona!"
By Mariela Rosario | 05/04/2010 - 10:08
Shakira has been on a whirl-wind media tour recently, speaking out against the passage of the new immigration laws in Arizona, SB 1070. Although some saw her involvement as an affront since she is not a United States citizen, we think it makes sense that Shaki stepped up to the plate; she herself admitted while speaking to the mayor of Phoenix, "I have no papers here."
By Mariela Rosario | 04/30/2010 - 17:00
Have you noticed that ever since Arizona passed its new immigration laws, racists across this great nation of ours have felt emboldened to let everyone know how they really feel about us Latinos? OK, we know this is a matter of opinion, but watch the videos below and you decide.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/30/2010 - 09:25
Christina Aguilera just debuted her racy new video for the first single off her new studio album Bionic, "Not Myself Tonight" and all we have to say is, "Whoa!" Christina seems to have found a place somewhere between the overt sexuality of her "Dirrty" days and the retro-glam styling of her Back to Basics album—but viewer beware, this is not a video for the timid. Don't say we didn't warn you...
Check out the video for "Not Myself Tonight" below and let us know what you think in the comments:
By Grace Bastidas | 04/21/2010 - 12:00
Carla Morrison is more than just a girl with a guitar. Her yearning vocals tug at the heartstrings with lyrics about love and longing and a sound that straddles the line between country and ranchera without conforming to either style. The Mexican singer came on the scene as the front-woman of the Phoenix-based band Babaluca a few years ago before going solo in 2009.
Here she is performing “Pajarito del Amor”:
By Grace Bastidas | 04/20/2010 - 13:30
Rumors surfaced this past weekend about the untimely death of Luis Miguel. But as it turns out, Luismi lived to see his 40th birthday on Monday!
By Grace Bastidas | 04/19/2010 - 13:19
Celebrities, including Drew Barrymore, voiced their support of out-and-proud singer Ricky Martin at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards on Saturday. “I celebrate what Ricky is doing because we have to create a world for each other where acceptance is first and foremost,” said the actress.
By Grace Bastidas | 03/24/2010 - 16:15
Justin Timberlake is huge fan of Copacabana Club, a five-piece band resonating all the way from Curitiba, Southern Brazil. Ever since their debut EP, King of the Night, was released in 2008—Levi’s Music used the dance track “Just Do It” for a commercial—this act has been perking up ears with their carnivalesque indie-rock party tunes. I spoke with singer Camila Cornelsen, the band's front woman, to see what's next:
What are the band’s influences?
By Mariela Rosario | 03/24/2010 - 15:00
Rosario Dawson rounded up a posse of fellow Latino celebs like Ana Ortiz, Demi Lovato and Wilmer Valderrama to make a series of PSA's about the importance of filling out the 2010 United States census. Every ten years, the census is used by the government as the primary means of determining demographic and population data, which then influences how funds for everything from education to healthcare are