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Viewing ‘The Book of Life’ as one of La Raza’s great lessons in living

Viewing ‘The Book of Life’ as one of La Raza’s great lessons in living

By Andy Porras La Prensa San Diego Movie producer Guillermo del Toro told a reporter that when his movie, The Book of Life (BOL) was viewed by a host of Hispanic children in Los Angeles, one of the kids came to him and said, “Thanks for making us cool!” The animated comedy, in reality, is


Smithsonian Latino Center’s Virtual Museum brings Day of the Dead festivities alive to a wider audience

LatinaLista — Wherever there is a sizable Mexican American population, chances are some in that community will be celebrating the first two days of November with a revered Mexican tradition known as Dia de los Muertos. Long a popular custom in Mexico to honor and remember loved ones who have died, Dia de los Muertos


Chicago’s Mexican art museum celebrates Posada’s 100-year anniversary of his death

By Eleanore Catolico EXTRA News Folk art-loving families gathered together in Pilsen to honor the Day of the Dead’s most mysterious yet outspoken figures. On Friday, Sept. 13, The National Museum of Mexican Art (NMMA) hosted an opening reception for its annual Day of the Dead artist exhibit but this time with a historical twist.

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Intrn’l Video: Senior thesis project results in stunningly beautiful Dia de los Muertos animation

LatinaLista — It may be more than two months away, but Dia de los Muertos has become one of those Latino observances that has gone mainstream. When that happens, it means that anyone can honor/celebrate/exploit the observance because everyone recognizes the symbols representing the occasion. Maybe just not what it’s all about. Because Dia de

Delicate sugar skulls created by Executive Pastry Chef Santiago Luna Corral of Occasion Caterers in Washington DC. (Photo: Twitter #DayoftheDead)

Day of the Dead goes mainstream with children’s book, music video and nationwide celebrations

LatinaLista — Though there were more than a few ‘scary’ skeletons showing up on doorsteps last night, today begins a two-day observance of seeing skeletons in a whole other (excuse the pun) light. Today is Dia de los Muertos, a time when we, in the Mexican culture primarily, honor our loved ones who have passed on

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Video: Día de los Muertos face painting tutorial ‘draws’ on the male spirit

LatinaLista — El Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead has been a longstanding Mexican and Latin American tradition dating back thousands of years to the Aztec festival in honor of the goddess Mictecacihuatl. It’s a celebration honoring our deceased loved ones. The observance happens on November 1 and 2 with families building