How a harsh criticism turned ‘Coco’ into Pixar’s most uniquely made movie yet

How a harsh criticism turned ‘Coco’ into Pixar’s most uniquely made movie yet

Victor Landa November 17, 2017

Director Lee Unkrich was hot off the box office success and Oscar win for 2010’s “Toy Story 3” when he delved into making a movie that focused on the Mexican […]

MLB Is More Latin American Than Ever, So Why Is There Only One Latino Manager?

Victor Landa October 23, 2017

With the MLB playoffs nearing the climax of the World Series, here are some disheartening facts: these playoffs mark the 4th year since a Latino manager appeared in the postseason;that was […]

These Are the Latinos Nominated for a 2017 Emmy Award

Victor Landa July 13, 2017

*I hope you weren’t holding your breath for this. Latinos “remain conspicuously absent” from primetime Emmy awards. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By Manuel Betancourt, Remezcla (3.5 minute read)  What does Gina […]

10 Books From Latino & LatAm Authors For Your Summer Reading List

NewsTaco June 15, 2017

*Here’s a good list of suggestions for your summer reading. It’s ambitious – for some – but doable. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By  Alejandra Oliva, Remezcla (4 minute read)  Along with […]

This Man Created the ‘Aztec of the City’ Comic to Give Mexican Americans the Superhero They Deserve

NewsTaco June 1, 2017

*This comic book artist is trying to raise money to take the characters he created in 1993 to the next level and a larger audience. VL NewsTaco CULTURE THURSDAY By […]

Native American Students Push San Diego State to Retire Controversial Aztec Mascot

NewsTaco April 18, 2017

*Why you should read this: Because, as SDSU professor Ozzie Monge says, “the use of indigenous groups as mascot[s] . . . make[s] students and faculty “accidental racists” in “redface.” […]

Diego Luna’s accent in Rogue One, where pride meets cynicism

NewsTaco January 5, 2017

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco This was the headline that caught my attention today: ‘Star Wars’ actor Diego Luna did not hide his Mexican accent — and Latinos heard it loud […]