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By Carlos Elizario Morales

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Murder City Devils - Tell You Brother

Harvest of Empire by Juan Gonzalez is an excellent primer on the inextricable  histories of the U.S. and Latin America.

Harvest of Empire by Juan Gonzalez is an excellent primer on the inextricable histories of the U.S. and Latin America.

The reactions and protests in response to the scores of young immigrants from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador are short-sighted and exist in an ahistorical vacuum.  

The arrival of some 50,000 children since October brings us full circle in the United States’ Ouroboros of failed policy, misguided foreign investment, and crippling intervention that have left these countries - and Latin America as a whole - emaciated.  

kutradio:

Aaron Franklin on Barbecue, a New Expansion and Those Long Lines

KUT: You do get sick of eating barbeque, though? 

Franklin: Well, I’m a borderline vegan right now.

KUT: Really? 

Franklin: No, no, I’m totally kidding. I don’t eat a lot. I taste stuff at work constantly. Everyday, I take a bite of this or make a little sausage wrap. But to actually hunker down with a tray of meat, it doesn’t happen so much.

Slow Internet: The Modern Story of Tantalus

On repeat.

I miss catching these guys play around Chucotown, but I love wearing their shirt and getting weird looks/laughs. 

nprbooks:

The 369th Infantry Regiment — the legendary Harlem Hellfighters — was the first African-American unit to fight in WWI, and of the most decorated American units overall in that conflict.

"The French called them the ‘Men of Bronze’ out of respect, and the Germans called them the ‘Harlem Hellfighters’ out of fear," explains Max Brooks, author of a new graphic novel about the unit.

Our buddies over at Code Switch have a great feature on the Hellfighters (who still exist today) and the new book — check it out here.

My reality: cheeseburger for 1

My reality: cheeseburger for 1

The best burger in town 

The best burger in town