Articles tagged mexico, drugs

The Best Norteño and Banda Music of 2014

Beware: what follows may contain tubas. Also accordions, clarinets, canned gunfire, protest songs, dance songs, songs about roosters, songs about drug cartels, songs using drug cartels as metaphors to make the singers seem intimidating and/or awesome and/or "authentic", songs using roosters the same way, and amor.

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The Celestial Railroad: Shifting Debates on the Immigrant Experience in ‘Sin Nombre’

Illegal immigration is a hotly contested topic in American society and politics. Sin Nombre opens up important questions about migration that documentaries often ignore: there is no such monolithic category as "the immigrant", and migration is not solely an economic decision.

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5 Sep 2011 // 9:00 PM

Next Stop: Marijuanaland

Inside the making of Jonah Raskin’s journey through California’s Emerald Triangle -- one of the main fronts of the global drug war. Raskin not only describes himself as a chronicler of marijuana, but also a smoker who has a medical marijuana card.

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In Mexico City, author Daniel Hernandez finds a complex culture

LOS ANGELES — Shortly before Daniel Hernandez moved from Los Angeles to Mexico to write a book about its roiling capital, a friend gave him an

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Across the Yucatán with a Ragtag Carny Crew

A Mexican dispatch, by the sea and on the road with students, musicians, actors, wild children, and juggling LSD dealers. On the backpacker trail from Cancún to Mérida, we discovered we were not the only ones on a global prowl.

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Mean Streets: Take a Closer Look at Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘Biutiful’

Alejandro González Iñárritu makes up for the lack of challenging cinematic adventures by looking at the microcosm of Barcelona's “dark side” through a magnifying glass in his latest film Biutiful. What he finds might shock you. PopMatters gets some insight into one of the year's most underrated films from director Iñárritu and star Javier Bardem.

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Sones de México Ensemble: Fiesta Mexicana: Mexican Songs & Stories for Niños & Niñas

Put together in the hope that your child will pick up a few facts about Mexico and structured to ensure that it will get some exercise.

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Lucha Loco: The Free Wrestlers of Mexico

When my wife and I saw the first ultrasound images of our unborn child, one image struck out. The not-yet fully formed head turned toward

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The Name of This Land is Hell: Mexico in Literature

When the author of a sitcom-styled novel about Mexican heritage cannot resist mentioning the modern-day carnage, then it's fair to assume that the murders have become a significant part of the national identity.

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Mariachi Real De San Diego: Mariachi Classics

Traditional mariachi being upheld with absolute fidelity.

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8 Jun 2009 // 7:00 AM

MEXICO CITY — The sounds of Africa, Brazil and Arabia echoed through the tiny studio, bringing 25 students together in a circle to sing what sounded like

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Cheech and Chong: Still Smokin’: I Love the 80’s edtion

In short, this is among the least funny films you will ever see. This is in and of itself quite a serious problem for a comedy, but it gets worse.

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Los Cenzontles with David Hidalgo: Songs of Wood & Steel

This album is a worthy experiment that needs more work.

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MEXICO CITY - The protest is an art form in Mexico. Load up a bus by offering a meal or a few pesos as an

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E: The Incredibly Strange History of Ecstasy by Tim Pilcher

There is much to be learned about this little pill, and it is a comfort knowing that everyone -- raver or non-raver, pill-popper or anti-drug -- is able to, in their own way, "keep it real".

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22 May 2008 // 2:47 AM

Improv comedy meets wrestling in Mexican ‘Impro Lucha’

MEXICO CITY - A band of masked musicians is channeling heavy metal band Black Sabbath as a shirtless man enters the arena with his face

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16 Apr 2008 // 1:51 AM

They listen to bands like My Chemical Romance and Panic at the Disco, as well as Panda and Allison. They wear their hair in pseudo-punk

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10 Mar 2008 // 2:14 AM

Lots of bands from Mexico playing at this year’s SXSW

Two decades ago, Latin America began to export its own take on rock `n’ roll, reggae and hip-hop, infusing them with an identifiably Hispanic sensibility

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30 Apr 2007 // 2:22 AM

MEXICO CITY - Mexican journalists have grown impatient as more of their colleagues are murdered, kidnapped or threatened because of their work. Increasingly, the media

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9 Apr 2001 // 3:00 PM

        Various Artists: Mexico

With Mexico, the folks over at Putumayo are banking on the fact its listeners have never visited the dirty hole of a tourist trap that

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Hozier + Death Cab for Cutie + Rock Radio 104.5's Birthday Show (Photo Gallery)

// Notes from the Road

"Radio 104.5's birthday show featured great bands and might have been the unofficial start of summer festival season in the Northeast.

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