A vegan Mexican-indigenous soup that my mother and grandmother brought over on their great migration from Navajoa, Sonora (Mexico) in the 1950s was included in our first batch of recipes placed inside food bags this summer. It flies in the face of people's stereotypes about Mexico being such a meat-based culture. "Not my family's fideo!" I tell them. Here is the recipe, and the story, behind the soup.
"We try to create content where there’s a void, for the voices that are not being heard.” says Jessy Terrero, Founder and Creative Director of Cinema Giants.
The clues are there for those who might recognize them—the references to cultural symbols, the nods to Latinx fashion. Gabriella Sanchez peppers her work with symbols and meaning known to those who need to know. Or, as she puts it, “If you know, then you know.”
San Antonio’s Street Art Initiative (SASAI) unveils the first project in a series of beautification initiatives is AREA Real Estate’s Midtown Station parking lot, and the results are incredibly dope! Curated by artists Shek Vega and Nik Soupè of Los Otros Murals, SASAI’s goal is to establish a city where street art is abundant and local street artists can showcase their works. The Midtown Station parking lot, below Interstate 35, has brought together 16 artists to create 16 unique art pieces on the highway’s columns. Other artist collaborators include Robert Tatum, Angela Fox, Cruz Ortiz, Andy Benavides, and Paul Garson.
At just 15, Mexican singer-songwriter Ceci Bastida got her start in music by joining the endlessly rebellious ska-punk band Tijuana No! She toured with the group for over a decade before launching a solo career and eventually moving to Los Angeles, where she wrote songs that straddled the political and the personal.