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What's a Little Marriage Fraud Between Amigos? What's a Little Marriage Fraud Between Amigos? It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship. July 07, 2010

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News, Feature Love the Beans, Hate the Beaner: On Neo-Nazis and Burritos

Love the Beans, Hate the Beaner: On Neo-Nazis and Burritos

A couple of years back, I put four white supremacists in prison. They had made the mistake of going into the Slater Slums of Huntington Beach, the city's traditional barrio, to kill a random Mexican. They got as far as…
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News, Feature When We Were Red Hot: S.F.'s Tamale Industry Once Ruled America

When We Were Red Hot: S.F.'s Tamale Industry Once Ruled America

Design by Andrew J. Nilsen. Last spring, the San Francisco Public Library hosted an exhibit titled "San Francisco Eats," an ostensibly comprehensive glimpse into the city's culinary history. Photos, menus, matchbooks, and other ephemera chronicled the many trends that…
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News, What's a Little Marriage Fraud Between Amigos?

What's a Little Marriage Fraud Between Amigos?

The names of the couples in this story have been changed to protect their identities. If Juan and Juana were going to stage a fake marriage to help Juan get his green card, the two of them figured, they might…
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Culture, ¡Ask A Mexican! The Best Mexican Restaurant in S.F.

The Best Mexican Restaurant in S.F.

Let's begin the new year with good: the winners of my contest asking ustedes to plug your favorite Mexican restaurant in 25 words or fewer! The Mexican does not vouch for the quality of this place, and if you don't…
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Fresh from the Border

As an Asian person, would I be considered a gabacho? Or do I fall into the yellow bucket labeled chinito, even though I'm not Chinese? OC Asian Dear Chino: Like Americans assume all Latinos are Mexican, Mexicans think all Asians…
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Fresh from the Border

Dear Mexican: What is it about the word "illegal" that Mexicans don't understand? Mondo Minuteman Dear Gabacho: Take your pick, Mondo. Mexicans don't understand the word "illegal" because: (A) when paying their gardeners, nannies, busboys, and factory workers in cash…
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  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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