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Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 10 days 'til Christmas

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 10 days 'til Christmas
Cantinflas wishes you a Feliz Navidad. The late Mexican actor and comedian was considered the “Charlie Chaplin of Mexico.” He is depicted here in the store window of “No Manches Clothing,” 1800 W. 18th St., in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. There are 10 days ’til Christmas so don’t forget to do some shopping on... Read more »

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 14 days 'til Christmas

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 14 days 'til Christmas
Try holiday shopping on 18th Street in Pilsen with its thrift stores and art galleries. One place you can visit is the Pilsen Out Post, a pop-up shop that features original work by local artists. It is open through December next to La Catrina Cafe at 1011 W. 18th St. Hours are 5 to 9... Read more »

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 16 days 'til Christmas

Chicanísima Advent Calendar: 16 days 'til Christmas
This kid is ready for Christmas. He was playing with his new present in Pilsen Sunday. Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
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Chicanisima debated immigration with callers on Chicago Now Radio on WGN

I was on the Chicago Now Radio program broadcast on WGN Radio today. I discussed Arizona’s new immigration law and the immigration marches planned in Chicago and across the country. Listen to me get into a debate with a caller over why I use the word undocumented and not “illegal.” Check it out here.

Talking politics on Chicago Now Radio

WGN Radio 720 is hosting Chicago Now Radio every Saturday morning. I was one of the bloggers on the show this morning with host Bill Leff and also Dennis Byrne of “The Barbershop” blog. We had a great conversation about everything from Sarah Palin to Rigo Padilla. Hope we can continue the conversation online and... Read more »

What are you?

It was my first day of school at a Catholic elementary school. This is how I remember it. I was in the second grade, and a little nervous having left my old Catholic school and my best friend, Tasha.  Up until that point I never thought of myself as really different from anybody else. My... Read more »
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