The Dress: What an Indigenous Woman’s Gown Tells Us About Sofía Vergara’s Golden Globe Pick

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Magdalena Quinilla Batz is not Sofía Vergara. Odds are she will never strut down the Golden Globes red carpet wearing a Gucci gown. When you look at Magdalena you can almost convince yourself that the red carpet is part of some fictional universe. There’s no way her portrait and Sofía’s many commercials and memorable Modern […]

Secret Service Sex Scandal Defense: Sofía Vergara Made Me Do It

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When Colombia’s extreme geo-political makeover as it hosted the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena was eclipsed by another national treasure–its Latina women, I knew to blame Sofía Vergara–you know who’s everywhere including Saturday Night Live, flatly delivering her line, “America welcomed me with open arms and pulled down pants.” Let’s back up:  At least 11 […]

Are Latinos Racist? TWLC’s Viviana Hurtado on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin Talks About Trayvon Martin’s Killing

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Are only white people racistas? Do blacks “own” a form of racism: reverse racism? Is it “ironic” (lamest use of this word I read in the blogosphere) that George Zimmerman, the self-appointed, unauthorized-by-the-subdivision, one-man-neighborhood-watch vigilante who shot and killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin, is a “white Hispanic“? I don’t even know where to begin […]

JLo, Eva Longoria, Sofía Vergara & Naya Rivera: Blog Challenge Re-do

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The fabulous Bren Herrera of Flanboyant Eats issued a challenge: re-write your first blog post to win a Blogalicious conference pass.  The point is to show the growth of a blogger: her writing, her voice, and her brand. What a terrific idea and practice I thought.  Then quickly, I blushed.  I looked at my first […]

Globe Is Golden, Lovely Ladies are Latinas

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I would need hours of plastic surgery, power yoga, and makeup to look like JLO, Eva Longoria, Sofía Vergara, or Naya Rivera. But it sure is nice to see women who look more like me than most of the ladies in Hollywood leverage their Latina loveliness to own the red carpet. Work it, Chica!   […]