TO PREVENT ARTHRITIS

by Carlin L. Zia The clay behind the potting shed in my grandparents’ backyard would be soft and red in April. While our grandmother tended about in her cloth gloves and faded sunhat, my brother and I would salt the slugs we plucked from the compost urns, or dig furrows in the clay. Sometimes we…

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Celebs that Look Like Yt Jesus

Hey there. In honor of Good Friday, and the truthful statement that Jesus was a dark-skinned Palestinian man, I would like to share with you some white men who look like dirty Jesus. 1) Jared Leto Jared Leto could be white Jesus, if white Jesus had multiple sexual assault allegations against him. 2) Harry Styles…

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Healthcare for a Puffer Fish

The day Congress voted to repeal parts of Obamacare, Mama and I had decided to prepare a dish from Abuela’s cookbook: Torrejas de camarón con salsa de pipán. Mama had to pull out the recipe book to look at the ingredients and instructions. She didn’t know this one by heart. “How’s Dad been?” I asked…

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The Name Game: Latinidad y Yo

by Dominic Schnabel Last names are hard, mine no exception. Schnabel. I have heard it butchered in every which way possible. Extra emphasis on the “a”, “bell” instead of “bull,” even adding in a few “p’s” and “k’s” for extra enunciation. Those familiar with the name’s German origin must think that I bleed beer and…

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Mamita

A mí mamita le decían la reina My great-grandmother would smile with all her teeth Let out a laugh that everyone still remembers Dicen que cocinaba como no te imaginás And she’d wear dresses with flowers and sunbeams on them Wearing them with a flare like only a dark-skinned woman could Yes A mí mamita…

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