Demian Bichir plays it cool in ‘Zoot Suit’

Demian Bichir plays it cool in ‘Zoot Suit’

By Daryl H. Miller/Contact Reporter – LATimes.com – Photo Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times – He holds out the sleek, black fedora for closer inspection. It is at once reserved and dandyish, with a brim that sweeps up in back into what look like...
Zoot Suit Discovery Guide

Zoot Suit Discovery Guide

By Research.Pomona.edu – Image Not Credited Pachuco and Pachuca are terms coined in the 1940s to refer to Mexican American men and women who dressed in zoot suits or zoot suit-influenced attire. Though there is no definite origin of the word Pachuco, one theory...
The Lowrider is A Little Higher

The Lowrider is A Little Higher

By Genna Rivieccio – ThePrideLA.com – Photo Not Credited The history of the lowrider car belongs to L.A. Specifically the youths of the barrio that would often take sandbags and put them in their trunks to get the desired effect, starting in the late 1940s...
Pocho: L.A. Mexicano

Pocho: L.A. Mexicano

By Hometown Pasadena – Hometown-Pasadena.com – Photo Staci Valentine/L.A. Mexicano Pocho cooking is the original L.A. Mexicano, the food that many second- and third-generation Mexican Americans grew up eating, and the dishes that everyone in L.A....