Mexico may amend its constitution so that it can drill for more oil

Mexico sits atop some positively massive quantities of shale oil and gas, but, unlike America, has not pursued these lucrative subterranean reserves. Why? According to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, doing so is against the country's constitution; so he's asking the government to change it. » 11/12/13 2:20pm 11/12/13 2:20pm

Take a tour through Mexico's island of creepy, mutilated dolls

Mexico's Isla de las Muñecas (Island of the Dolls) is one of the most unnerving locales on Earth, a place where you are greeted by dirty, damaged baby dolls wherever you look. Take a video tour of this creeptastic island if you don't mind plastic infants popping up in your nightmares. » 2/17/13 4:00pm 2/17/13 4:00pm

There are few things cuter than a baby gray whale swimming by to say…

Here's your daily moment of cetacean bliss. In the gray whale breeding grounds of Mexico's San Ignacio Lagoon, humans are not permitted to approach gray whales, but these 50-foot-long oceanic beasts will go out of their way to observe humans. Explains One World Ocean, "Whale watching here is highly regulated [...]… » 3/21/12 6:35am 3/21/12 6:35am

Not Your Same Old Magical Realism: New Mexican Stories of the Fantastic

Small Beer Press' latest volume, Three Messages and a Warning: Contemporary Mexican Short Stories of the Fantastic, contains 34 stories published in Mexico in the past decade — most of them from the past two years. Writing in the Seattle Times, Nisi Shawl praises this volume for presenting a fresher look at magical… » 2/06/12 6:30am 2/06/12 6:30am

Grown naturally, Superman's Fortress of Solitude would have taken…

The Crystal Cave — known to many as La Cueva de Los Cristales — is buried 300 meters below the Earth's surface, sequestered away in the Naica ore mines of Chihuahua, Mexico. Bursting from the top, bottom, and sides of the cavern's walls are otherworldy outcroppings of gypsum crystal. Many are too big to wrap your arms… » 1/18/12 1:00pm 1/18/12 1:00pm

The most exciting scenes from Mexican horror stories I've never read

Yours truly recently discovered a treasure trove of art from 1970s Mexican horror pulps, none of which I've ever laid my eyes upon. Nonetheless, I shall attempt to relay these thrilling story beats using nothing but context clues. For example, that illustration above is from a story called The Time Santo Glued His… » 1/17/12 12:40pm 1/17/12 12:40pm

Was the “first photographed UFO” a comet?

On August 12th, 1883, Mexican astronomer José Bonilla was preparing to study the Sun at the recently opened Zacatecas Observatory. However, the Sun's surface was marred by numerous objects quickly travelling across its disk. Over the course of the day and the next, Bonilla exposed several wet plates to take images of… » 10/15/11 5:20pm 10/15/11 5:20pm

How many groups reached the Americas before Christopher Columbus?

In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in what is now the Bahamas, changing the world forever. But was he first non-indigenous person to reach the Americas? Vikings got there before him, and possibly Polynesians too...and those are just the sane theories. » 3/30/11 9:22am 3/30/11 9:22am

Attacks from hyper-evolved vampires are on the rise in Mexico

It's just like something out of Guillermo Del Toro's Blade II, where the vampires use genetic engineering to create hyper-evolved super vampires with giant jaws. Over the past several weeks in Mexico, sheep have been brutally attacked and drained of blood by a large, unrecognizable animal . . . who leaves huge bite… » 3/10/11 7:30am 3/10/11 7:30am

Batfamily en Español: naked Batman, gun-toting Robin, and the…

When Gotham City's protectors visit Spanish-speaking countries, details can get lost in translation. Sometimes Batman fights crime with no clothes on, Robin brandishes a firearm, and Batwoman's a sexy wrestler. Here are three deranged bootleg Bat-heroes. » 9/21/10 2:35pm 9/21/10 2:35pm

Sleep Dealer Serves Notice In New York Premiere

Last night at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn Sleep Dealer » 10/25/08 9:00am 10/25/08 9:00am made its post-Sundance debut at the Imagine Science Film Festival, and you're now officially allowed to get excited for the film's 2009 wider release. Alex Rivera's first feature is a masterpiece — a modestly budgeted character piece that is the most exciting…