Appropriate Appropriation: Racism and Halloween Oct24

Appropriate Appropri...

  By Nikki San Pedro Halloween is my favorite holiday. Stepping beyond the traditional spookiness, it is a day for people to be exceptionally slutty, weird, stereotypical, topical, funny, historically accurate, and especially creative. I am fascinated at how people perform alternate...

Music Video of the Week: Chvrches, ‘Under the Tide’ Oct24

Music Video of the W...

  Artist: Chvrches Song: “Under the Tide” Director: Sing J. Lee Album: The Bones of What You Believe   Scottish synth-poppers Chvrches called on Sing J. Lee to helm their new video for “Under the Tide,” the latest single off their critically acclaimed debut...

NUVO Point of View: Meet Director William Caballero Oct23

NUVO Point of View: ...

  William “Davy” Caballero is following his grandfather’s advice and is looking “straight ahead.” At 31 years-old, Caballero has already achieved what most aspiring filmmakers can only hope to do with a film, find an audience and move them. Caballero has been chosen as one of...

The Chimpz: L.A. Rockers Live the DIY Life Oct23

The Chimpz: L.A. Roc...

  Hailing from the Los Angeles area, The Chimpz offer up a brew of hard-hitting rock and funk-driven hip-hop. Bringing to mind bands like Snot, Cypress Hill, and Pennywise, The Chimpz have a sound that appeals to a wide-section of listeners. Even without the push of a proper record...

.Soy: Google Fail Oct22

.Soy: Google Fail

  I was taught that the word “soy” directly translated in Spanish means “I am.” Well, I am a [half] first-generation Mexican-American. My father was born in Mexico and my grandmother speaks only a little bit of English. Despite this, I don’t speak Spanish fluently, but it...

Stand Up and Deliver: Cabo Relief to Air This Saturday, Oct. 25 Oct22

Stand Up and Deliver...

  Earlier this month, stand-up comedy’s best and brightest united for a very important cause. Held in front of a packed Irvine Improv in Irvine, Calif., the benefit comedy show, Stand Up & Deliver: Cabo Relief, found comedians Rob Schneider, Aisha Tyler, and Pablo Francisco,...

Designer Oscar de la Renta Dies at 82 Oct21

Designer Oscar de la...

  Oscar. His first name was written in cursive across an elegant, glass bottle of what I thought encapsulated the essence of womanliness. My mother’s perfume. My first memory of the great Oscar de la Renta was this tall bottle of perfume, hidden away in my mother’s medicine cabinet,...

Author Gets the Stories Behind Hip-Hop’s Most Iconic Albums (INTERVIEW) Oct21

Author Gets the Stor...

  Brian Coleman is the Ken Burns of hip-hop. The noted music journalist and historian has written three books that every rap fan should have in their library: Check the Technique Volume 2 (Wax Facts Press, 2014); Check the Technique (Villard / Random House, 2007); and Rakim Told Me (Wax...

Curvy Girls Cast Member Joanne Borgella Dies at 32 Oct20

Curvy Girls Cast Mem...

  Joanne Borgella, a former cast member of NUVO’s Curvy Girls, has passed away at the age of 32. The Multi-talented model-singer had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer of the womb in 2013. “Her faith, courage and strength were unshaken throughout every obstacle she...

Erik Rivera – Expert on the Red Carpet Oct20

Erik Rivera – ...

Erik Rivera might claim that he’s No Expert, but he sure is good on his feet. Last week, Rivera hassled the celebrities backstage and on the red carpet at the ALMA Awards and they seemed to enjoy it immensely. From host and Executive Producer, Eva Longoria, to NUVO favorites Gina Rodriguez...

Fat Joe Joins Forces with JLO Again in ‘Stressin’ Video Oct17

Fat Joe Joins Forces...

  Coming almost a decade after their last collaboration, the 2005 hit single “Hold You Down,” Fat Joe and Jennifer Lopez have joined forces again in the new music video for their song “Stressin.” Over a bed of Latin percussion and minimal bass, the Bronx stars rap and sing about...

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Glass Animals – Gooey Oct17

MUSIC VIDEO OF THE W...

   Gooey. It’s a word that invokes a visceral reaction. It encourages sticky, wet and almost cozy, sensual thoughts and the music video for Glass Animals’ newest single “Gooey” does just that. The images twist inside your mind and groove with the beat. Whether you’re turned...

Latino Pioneers of the Graffiti Movement Oct17

Latino Pioneers of t...

  Long before it was called “street art” by gallerists and art collectors, a small yet devoted army of artists were busy honing their graffiti skills. Even though it has existed in some shape or form since ancient times, graffiti became part of the lexicon in the ’70s,...

Botticelli to Bootylicious – Curvy Girls are On Trend Oct16

Botticelli to Bootyl...

  The female figure in its many forms has been celebrated and immortalized in many ways over the centuries. The numbers are in and once again ladies, it’s official. The booty is back… though for some of us, it never left. As a proud member of the IBTC (if you don’t know, I refuse to...

Melanie Martinez: Rising Singer Offers Freaky Yet Refreshing Take on Pop Music Oct16

Melanie Martinez: Ri...

  Recent radio hits by Meghan Trainor and Tove Lo helped remind us that all pop music doesn’t have sound like it came off a factory assembly line. “Carousel,” the latest single from singer-songwriter, and former The Voice finalist, Melanie Martinez, is poised to be the...

Actress Elizabeth Peña Dies at 55 Oct15

Actress Elizabeth Pe...

  Acclaimed character actress Elizebath Peña died Oct. 14 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 55. Starring in such films as La Bamba and Jacob’s Ladder, Peña was born to Cuban immigrants parents in New Jersey. After getting her start in the New York theater...