About MeMy name is Tomás Summers Sandoval. I'm Chicano from southern Californian, a GenXer, and a fan of the Dodgers and Elvis. I am a husband, a father of three, and in my spare time I'm an asociate professor of Chicana/o~Latina/o Studies and History at Pomona College.
Monthly Archives: June 2010
In 1997, Burt Reynolds seemed on the verge of a credibility comeback with his performance as pornographer Jack Horner in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights.” While that might be the closest Reynolds ever got to adult movies (no, “Deliverance” does … Continue reading
“Hootin’ the Blues” (and “When the Saints Go Marching In”) performed by Sonny Terry on harmonica (born in North Carolina, 1911-1986), and Brownie McGhee on guitar (born in Tennessee, 1915-1996). Accompanied by Pete Seeger on guitar (born in New York, 1919-).
Let me start by saying I hate interleague baseball. HATE. Now, what I really want this season is another World Series title for the Dodgers. Second, another League Championship; third, the NL West title. No matter what happens, I also … Continue reading
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What would you say if I used a chainsaw as a paper weight? A waste of a chainsaw, no? Well that is the simplistic reasoning behind this list of the the “Top 5 Worst Nick Nolte Movies” of all-time. These … Continue reading
“Another Night To Cry,” sung by Lonnie Johnson, New Orleans, LA (1899-1970). Here introduced by Sonny Boy Williamson.
I can’t tell you how both happy and sad I feel that HBO’s “Treme” is concluding its first season this weekend. The show, so far, is top notch. Whenever people ask me about it, I keep returning to the same … Continue reading
From Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950, by Yale historian Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore: “The nation we knew as Dixie survived into the 1950s because it zealously policed its borders. Within those borders, racial oppression reigned supreme, controlling … Continue reading