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The 16th edtiion of the Latin Alternative Music Conference, LAMC, took place last week in New York City, with industry-oriented panels at a Midtown hotel and concerts and showcases all over town. In this episode of the Manero Pop... more

The recent tour of Mexrrissey —a Mexican indie supergroup playing the songs of The Smiths and Morrissey in Spanish and with Latin arrangements— revived the flames of one of pop culture's most... more

Recent album releases by a number of female singers that can loosely be grouped under the pop umbrella —from Ximena Sariñana to Lila Downs, Natalia Lafourcade and Natalia Jiménez— are the excuse... more

It all started with a press release announcing that Maná's latest album, Cama Incendiada, had gotten a four-star review. (Well, our distaste for Maná started years ago, but that's a different story.) The fact that a... more

You've probably heard the news by now: the variety TV show Sábado Gigante will end his record-breaking 53-year run on the air come September. The show started in Chile in 1962, but after moving to Miami in 1986, it became an... more

Papi chulo. Hey, papi, ven p'acá. That guy is such a papi. Ay, papi. There's so many uses for that word, but what does it mean? Is it a distinctive form of Latino manhood? Is it a stereotype emanated from our pop stars? Is it a... more

Former Playboy models making all the kids (and dads!) of Latin America sing and dance? An orphan kid living in a barrel while everyone acts like it's no big deal? Talking turds? Suicidal tías? A puppet mouse speaking with sexual... more

Is there a particular brand of Latino cool, different from the mainstream American one? Which icons define coolness in the Latino world? What is the opposite of Latino cool? And more importantly: what does all of this have to do with Willie... more

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