Song of El Sur

As Mexicans have made the South their permanent, instead of temporary, home, more tunes are beginning to incorporate it as a setting.

Bluegrass Tacos

In the northwestern part of Lexington, Kentucky, just inside the city’s loop road, there is a little bit of Mexico.

Defining El Sur Latino | Steven Alvarez

“El Sur Latino is an ethnicity layered on diverse races of people who speak Spanish in places where speaking Spanish in public gathers looks.”

Oral History: Bluegrass & Birria

In our Bluegrass and Birria oral history project, Gustavo Arellano and Delilah Snell document restaurant owners in Louisville and Lexington who represent different aspects of the Mexican experience.

Sombreros Over The South

There are no debates about cultural respect or appropriation; tonight, everyone is a Mexican. That’s the magic of the sombrero—and its harm.

The Stories that Cheese Dip Tells

Cheese dip reveals something interesting about Arkansas, and about the evolution of a food’s “ethnic” identity over time.