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QEPD – Gregg Barrios

I’ve known about Gregg Barrios for a long time. The former Crystal City educator impacted a lot of students’ lives, mentoring so many kids who became leaders in their respective communities, taught students during the 1969 Crystal City Walkout, and … Continue reading

Gregg Barrios Interviews James Franco

Yes, my friend Gregg Barrios, the playwright, interviewed THAT James Franco. Apparently, Franco just published a book of poetry. Gregg explains it best. YOU KNOW WHO James Franco is. He is a household name, an award-winning actor, the sexiest person on … Continue reading

San Anto: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Gregg Barrios

My friend, Gregg Barrios, will be appearing in San Antonio this weekend. And I’m not just promoting this because Gregg gives Dos Centavos a mention in his more recent collection of poems, La Causa. It’s a really good read that … Continue reading

Barrios Interviews Dick Reavis

Playwright and writer Gregg Barrios interviewed Dick Reavis, a former Senior Writer with Texas Monthly regarding his book, Catching Out:  The Secret World of Day Laborers. Maverick journalist and author Dick Reavis is a Texas pioneer of another sort:  As a senior … Continue reading

Barrios: El Hijo de Frida y Diego

The San Antonio Express News featured a poem by my friend Gregg Barrios.  El Hijo de Frida y Diego will appear in his latest book, “La Causa,” which will be released by Hansen Books in June. By Gregg Barrios I … Continue reading

SA Current’s Olguin: Barrios Exposes Tennessee’s Dark Secret

Rick Frederick and Benny Briseño (shirtless) in “Pancho” (Courtesy-SA Current) by B.V. Olguin, SA Current In the first act of Gregg Barrios’ new play, Rancho Pancho, 22-year-old Benny Briseño unbuttons his sweaty cotton shirt to reveal tight pectorals and a … Continue reading

Los Blogs de Tejas – TPA Round-Up

The Texas Progressive Alliance is not happy there’s a quorum at the Legislature but is resigned to move on to the next stage of the fight as it brings you this week’s roundup. Off the Kuff puzzles over some frustratingly vague polling … Continue reading

RIP: Erasmo Andrade

There were so many good people involved in the movimiento, especially in my hometown of Crystal City. The movement brought many unsung heroes and sheroes to my little town. Cristal became a sort of laboratory for progressive Chicano thought and … Continue reading

What A Vacation!

I just returned from a road trip to Albuquerque, NM. The main reason for the trip was to catch a couple of performances of Gregg Barrios’ play, Rancho Pancho at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. I’ve written about Rancho Pancho … Continue reading

Thoughts on Viernes…07022010

Missed A Week! I think I missed doing a ToV  post last week. Blame it convention, blame it on enjoying coffee and conversation in the press room. Six Blocks Hardly Constitutes Evading… …much less a felony!  From the get-go, I … Continue reading