Every year in early October, chef Hugo Ortega begins decorating his restaurant, Hugo's, for one of the most important holidays in Mexico: Dia de los Muertos. Papier maché skeletons hang from the chandeliers in the dining room. Bright, fluffy tissue-paper flowers poke out from behind light fixtures ... More >>
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"Vaqueros y Rancheros" Exhibit hosted by Casa Ramirez
Chuy Benitez goes round and round with his series of panoramic photographs
For Macario, the fight for Chicano causes and culture is far from over
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Celebrate life on the Day of the Dead
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Ministry Magic, Rice Wars, Cross to Bear
Cultural activist Macario Ramirez goes on a holy war against a local art gallery
Macario Ramirez is reconnecting Mexican-Americans to a forgotten cultural tradition and their own pasts. It's a tradition that Anglos are embracing, too.