Author: Hipolito

“Gentefied,” 10 Seasons is NOT Enough!

By Polo Munoz, Managing Editor/Publisher, “Gentefied,” the iconic new Netflix show, created by Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez, has become a water cooler conversation in many spaces where TV shows are not a political statement, but a respite from daily life. This show presents stories where all people recognize themselves; their struggles, their pains and they are acknowledged for their work ethic and given a place to find strength and inspiration. The talent is well cast, the stories are engaging and triumphant. All of the characters are recognizable; they are strong, engaging and inspiring… and really funny. The...

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The Frieze Art Fair Comes Back to Los Angeles

by Chloe Diaz, Contributing Writer/Artist This year, Valentine’s Day is bringing us art. Friday marks the second year of the Frieze art fair in Los Angeles, bringing the collectors and the top-tier galleries flocking to the Paramount Studios in Hollywood, where 76 different galleries will be displaying their artists with artwork for sale. The Frieze art fair is the first of its kind to set up a temporary home in our sprawling, complex city, carrying with it a new token of legitimacy for the LA art world. While LA has long since prided itself on the creativity and the...

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Caucus Chaos

by Chloe Diaz, Contributing Writer A little over a week ago, on February 3rd, Iowa was the first state to have their democratic primary votes. We know today that the end poll results have Buttigieg leading, with 26.8% of the vote, Sanders with 25.2%, Warren with 18.4%, Biden trailing with 15.4% and Amy Klobuchar with 12.6%. But what could this possibly mean, considering the difficulties it took to get here? Another instance of lost trust. Trump’s acquittal came to no one’s surprise, except for perhaps the idea of Hope. It came and it went and honestly, I barely registered...

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MLK Jr. DAY 2020 – A BEACON OF LIGHT AND HOPE

By Polo Munoz, Managing Editor/Publisher “Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. This year will be full of conflict and pain, full of fear and injustice, full of naiveté and hate, unless we again start paying attention to the person whose life we look to for guidance and example of courage and love, Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. King Jr. did not do what he did so that we could just remember his actions, but so that we would also mimic his works...

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“A Worm in the Heart”: Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2020 – A Filmmaker Review

By Maria Alanis, Contributing Writer/Filmmaker Living a mere 81.5 miles from one of the nation’s most LGBTQ+ friendly cities, San Francisco, I’ve grown up watching the rainbow flag wave, men kissing other men and women holding other women. There were times when homophobia still spoke louder than tolerance, but it was concentrated in the more rural areas, where the communities existed in bubbles. I rarely heard those voices; my thinking scarcely tainted with the fear of love. So I looked at the world, and knew with certainty that they were the minority. At least, this was my understanding of...

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