‘Zoot Suit’: Theater Review

By Hollywood Reporter – HollywoodReporter.com – Photo Craig Schwartz. The new revival at the Mark Taper Forum (where it premiered in 1978) seems more relevant than ever after last weekend’s ICE roundups and growing concerns over social injustice. But while...

Cultivating Hispanic Flavors

By Core-Mark – CSPDailyNews.com – Photo Not Credited. While Hispanics have been changing the makeup of the American consumer for some time, more traditional convenience retailers have had a hard time changing their cookie-cutter ways, being slow to respond...

The godfather of Chicano art

By Deborah Vankin – LATimes.com – Photo Los Angeles Times. Emigdio Vasuez photographed in 1991 in front of his mural at the Santa Ana Transit Terminal. He originally painted it at the Bowers Museum.  It was 1979 and Emigdio “Higgy” Vasquez was 11. His...

¡Watcha mi tachuce! The Bonaroo Look

By Research.Pomona.edu – Photo Not Credited. To look Bonaroo was to look cool. In Los Angeles during the 1930s and 1940s, zoot suits were mostly worn by poor and working class Mexican, African American and Jewish youth. These tailored outfits had broad shoulders...