Verbal Arts

“Buquis a Papuchi”

Cultural anthropologist Guillermo Nuñez reflects on the beauty and resiliency of Sonoran Spanish. Interview by Kimi Eisele What is vernacular Sonoran Spanish? And how does … Read more

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Street Sounds: The Culture of Catcalls

by Kimi Eisele Hey sexy     Damn girl     Ay, mamacita        Hey baby      Aaaaay     Guapa Hola chula     Mami     Mmm-hmmm     Why don’t you smile?     Pretty thing Chances are, if you’ve ever walked down a public … Read more

Denise Chávez

Written Words, As Instruments

Denise Chávez is a writer, activist, and one of the pioneers of the Chicana/o art and literary movement. Her first book, Last of the Menu Girls (1986), has … Read more