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Internet dating has never been a simple matter. In fact, unless you were willing to pay for expensive dating sites, Craigslist or other similar platforms were the usual route for the relationship-challenged. VisualFriend is a new iPhone app that aims to revolutionize online dating by calling on iPhone to facilitate video dates between users, using Apple’s Facetime functionality. How does it work? From the VisualFriend’s website: “Meet friends, share information, flirt…” Put simply, users can view pictures of other members, chat in interactive chat-rooms, and exchange digits with that special someone they are interested in pursuing via Facetime. So it’s essentially a more selective version of Chatroulette.com, hopefully sans exhibitionists. The service is free, and we are watching closely to see what kind of results dials up among the singles crowd.

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race and hollywood: latino image in film

race and hollywood: latino image in film

What’s this? Hollywood wants to portray Latinos in a different light? Why?

For the longest time it seems that Hollywood and the main media was mostly concerned with showcasing Latinos/Hispanics in only stereotypical roles. Our women were only good so long as they played seductive roles while men were casted as machista usually playing the part of a drunk, waiter or the Don Juan’s.

This month Turner Classic Films (TCM) will go behind the camera lense to take a closer look at the Latino representation in Hollywood and how it has been transformed over the decades. The bi-weekly program will be hosted by Obert Osborne and Chon Noriega. Osborne is the co-host of TCM’s, The Essentials and Noriega is a professor of cinema and media studies at UCLA and director of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center.

Check your local listings but TCM is set to air episodes every Tuesday and Thursday during this month.

Click on they hyperlink for more information…and stay tuned we might just have more to say about this issue.