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Last week, I shared a story about my dad and our family life in Los Angeles as part of The Moth's inaugural program in Arizona. The theme was "Between Worlds: The Moth in Mesa" and the evening of stories took place on Tuesday, October 27,...

Just in time for the holidays …. my latest art book Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection {size doesn’t matter} is now available for purchase online through Amazon. It was a hard job, but I did it — after checking everything in my...

Whatever was happening in America was happening on the baseball field. Whether it was more and more Negroes or long hair and long sideburns and moustaches, baseball was there, reflecting the changes in America. I distinctly remember the day I went to see the Dodgers...

There is something strange happening to our national pastime. At first, I couldn’t put my finger on it. Everything seemed normal. I was sitting around on a Sunday afternoon, drinking a beer, watching my team, the L.A. Dodgers, playing their longtime rivals, the San Francisco...

Ok, let’s pretend that the Latino population explosion is not going to happen (heh, heh, heh, at least try it) and go back to the “English Only” issue. Let’s have everything be in English. Wherever you go, all the signs will be in English, all...

“Para Español, oprima el numero dos. For English, stay on the line.” By now, most of us in the United States have heard this message after dialing 411. For some, it is a welcome acknowledgement that they are part of the American fabric. At least...