When Eric Spalding and Cole Evans returned from their Naval military service as Explosive Ordinance Device specialists in 2010, the two say they had no idea where they’d go next. Sitting around in Cole’s apartment one day, the two say their inspiration came when a decommissioned bullet fell out of Cole’s bullet-proof vest, and onto the coffee table. Evans took a photo, posted it to Facebook—and the rest is history.
LOS ANGELES, California — The neighborhood of Boyle Heights has long been known as a bustling, if somewhat insular, Latino enclave on Eastside Los Angeles.
On the night Azim Khamisa learned that his son Tariq had been murdered, he had what he calls an out-of-body experience — a moment that led him to an almost spiritual partnership and a practically otherworldly example of forgiveness.
Want to immerse yourself in the fascinating worlds of Latin American and Latino art? Then you definitely want to pay a visit to Southern California.
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA has been drawing enthusiastic crowds since it started in September; it's one of the largest artistic initiatives to focus on Latino and Latin American art in the United States.
Furniture designer Gaurav Nanda has made a very successful business out of turning a classic on its ear.
Artists like renowned muralist Barbara Carrasco are like prophets, said Maria Elena Chavez, the daughter of Chicano civil rights activist and American labor leader, Dolores Huerta: They're visionaries whose work often appears at the exact moment in history when they most need to be heard and seen.
"This star is for every Latina out there who has ever had a dream," said actress Eva Longoria, who grew up in Selena's hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas, in a moving speech. "Growing up there was no reflection of me - not in TV, not in movies, and not in music, it was as if someone like me didn't exist in mainstream America. That all changed when a bright young singer named Selena changed the music landscape."
Amber Rose doesn’t suffer fools. Whether she's criticized for seeming to brag about her looks, gets trolled on social media for showing her pubic hair, stands up for women who pose nude in Playboy, or jokes about running for president, she unabashedly owns it all.
Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, a self-described artsy nerd from the South Bronx, never imagined that the Afro-Puerto Rican pacifist character he first self-published only a little more than a year ago would emerge as one of the comic book world’s most realistic feminist super-heroes.
The Mexican beer Dos Equis is retiring the current “Most Interesting Man in the World.” Turns out, he may not be quite as interesting to a younger demographic, but he definitely helped the company make a lot of money.
When Jessye Zambrano was 18, she was a star employee at a large fast-food chain — she prefers not to name which one — and was even named “Outstanding Manager” three years in a row. Then she began her transition; not long after, she says she was demoted from her position as general manager.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Felipe Esparza took his experiences as a Latino single dad from the Pico Garden housing projects and turned them into hysterically funny but salient commentary.