BlogEastside Grammy Story

Los Lobos: back in the day








1984… and the Grammy for best “Mexican-American Performance” goes to… Los Lobos, virtuosos of rock and ranchera and everything in-inbetween, for “Anselma,” a norteña staple that the … Read more

BlogAmérica Tropical: Re-revealing Siqueiros’ L.A. Masterpiece

América Tropical as seen from the new viewing platform on Olvera Street

Late Thursday afternoon I park in the lot alongside Our Lady Queen of the Angels Church, whose overwrought colonial name is La Iglesia de Nuestra Señora la Reina … Read more

BlogBack to the Future con el Nuevo Folk

La onda yesterday & today: Zindu Cano, Kevin García, Franco Narro

This post will eventually lead to a utopian moment on the southern edge of Mexico City with a crew of artists that cut a new folk figure, an organic … Read more

BlogThe Revolution Starts Now

Para llegar al cielo se necesita una escalera grande…

I opened my last post by saying that the previous forty-eight hours had seemed an eternity — marked by a major protest march and most of all anticipation, everyone girding themselves … Read more

BlogTo Mexico with #YoSoy132

México jóven: #132 students gather at Tlatelolco’s Plaza de las Tres Culturas on the eve of a historic presidential election.


We’ve been here just forty-eight hours. But given the intensity of the historical moment in that intensest of cities, … Read more

BlogDesert Pilgrimage

Granite Mountains, Mojave National Preserve

I am glad to inaugurate this website and offer my first post here, something I’d thought of doing for a long time  as I watched the analog world I grew up in steadily evaporate into … Read more