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AK-47s, Accordions And Angels Of Death: Narcocorridos Hit The Big Screen

The new documentary Narco Cultura looks at violence by Mexico's drug cartels and the popular culture it has inspired.

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East LA Homegirl Goes Hollywood

Evangeline Ordaz is responsible for the hit Hulu series East Los High. She's also working on a new play about changing LA demographics.

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Karen Black, Strange And Lovely, And Always Game

Karen Black parlayed her strange and singular allure into quirky character roles that in many ways captured the zeitgeist of the 1960s and '70s.

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Spanish-Language Radio Star Yanked Off The Air

Last week, Univision cancelled Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo's popular radio show, Piolín Por La Mañana. Now allegations of workplace sexual harassment have surfaced.

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