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21 January, 2014

What Do Food And Film Have in Common? #3: “Layering”

Posted in : Media & Technology, Texas Mexican Cuisine (not Tex-Mex) on by : Adán
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“Layering” happens when one element is placed over another so that we experience them separately and also together over time.  Both film and food use the technique of layering to provide a dense and revelatory experience that pushes us beyond a one-dimensional and simplistic way of experiencing the world around us.  Think of the many
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13 April, 2013

“Ding-Dong The Witch is Dead”

Posted in : Media & Technology, Videos on by : Adán
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“Ding-Dong The Witch Is Dead” is #1 on the British Music Charts. That’s a strong protest against the Thatcher policies regarding torture, immigration, union rights and health care. More interesting, though is that although #1 songs are played by the BBC radio, now the BBC has decided it will not play this particular Number 1
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23 March, 2013

Food of Indigenous Texas Peoples Who Became Today’s Mexican American Community.

Comments : 3 Posted in : Food History, Media & Technology, Texas Mexican Cuisine (not Tex-Mex), Videos on by : Adán
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March 28 we served a 10-course Chef’s Texas Mexican dinner at the Aurora Picture Show. Family and friends came in from San Antonio and two chef amigos, fellow CIA alumni, flew in to help staff the kitchen.   Being the first art exhibit ever to connect Mexican American identity with food and film, it was an
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18 March, 2013

Laura Varela, New-Style Filmmaker, Coming To Houston

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Laura Varela  sees things that others do not see, and as a documentary filmmaker, she shares her vision by exploring new styles in storytelling.  She tells history with detail and force, and in her recent work, combines filmmaking with actual live art installations. “My work is about those things that I know were not right,
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6 February, 2013

What Do Food and Film Have In Common? #2: Stereotypes

Posted in : Food History, Media & Technology, Tex-Mex, Texas Mexican Cuisine (not Tex-Mex) on by : Adán

The second in our series of essays leading up to the Food & Film art event in March. Stereotypes in Food and Film Stereotypes appear both in food and film.  Sometimes they are employed for humor or satire and at other times they are a pejorative representation of people and places.  In this essay I
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