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Watch a cool horror short: Attack of the Brainsucker (2012)

I stumbled across this excellent, 15 minute horror short about a girl obsessed with 60s B horror movies,  and thought I’d share.  It seems like it has gone largely unwatched, which is a shame given its interesting story and solid production values: 8 more words

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Latina Performers Lead Burlesque Movement in U.S.

Dita Von Teese, the leading lady of burlesque these days, may want to watch her tassels: Latinas are taking over the art of striptease.

From New York to Los Angeles, pinups decked out in their finest Swarvoski corsets and towering stilettos are strutting on stages after the 9-5 grind. 220 more words

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Puerto Rican Orlando Cruz is First Openly Gay Boxer

Puerto Rican featherweight boxer Orlando Cruz is the first openly gay man in the sport’s history.

“I’ve been fighting for more than 24 years and as I continue my ascendant career, I want to be true to myself,” said the 31 year old to USA Today. 206 more words

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Kennedy Center President Apologizes to Latino Leader

Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser has written an apology letter to Felix Sanchez, the chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, for using “strong language” in a recent telephone conversation concerning the lack of Latinos recognized at the Kennedy Center Honors. 165 more words

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Lady Gaga Gets Costa Rican Fern Named After Her

A newly identified Latin plant is going Gaga.

Duke University biologist Kathleen Pryer has named a new genus of ferns found in Central and South America, Mexico, Arizona, as well as Texas after pop singer Lady Gaga. 148 more words

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