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MOVIE REVIEW: Mistakes, oversights and visceral carnage in new ‘Alien’ film

BY BROOKE CORSO“Alien: Covenant,” formerly “Alien: Paradise Lost,” is awash in religious images and text and symphonies of creation and debasement and destruction. It...

Steps you can take if suffering from Postpartum Depression

BY LESLEY FRENCH and SONJA GAINESFor many, having a baby is a happy and life-changing occasion. But about 10 to 15 percent of women...

Open government bills shot down in state legislature

BY PAUL COBLERAUSTIN — Texas open government advocates entered the legislative session with hopes for passing six bills that addressed government transparency, including one...

Trump budget prioritizes border wall

BY MARIA RECIOWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s budget for fiscal 2018 restores his signature issue of building a wall on the southern border with...

UTRGV CREATIVE WRITING SERIES: Love in color

BY RAMON SANTIAGOSome people believe the world lost all its beauty the day we lost our ability to see color. Since then no one...

EDUCATION SPOTLIGHT: Edinburg North band performs in China

BY SPECIAL TO THE MONITOREDINBURG — The Edinburg North High School Band recently performed at the 34th Annual Shanghai Spring International Music Festival in...

SURFACE TREATMENT: Painting exhibition celebrates feminine power, beauty

BY NANCY MOYERIn this year’s Upper Valley Art League’s Annual International Exhibition, Mexican artist Helena Reneé has indulged her love of beauty. Her large...

GARDEN VIEW: Ground Covers for South Texas

BY BARBARA STORZGround covers are usually plants — less than 18 inches in height — that are vigorous in growth and are planted as...

SOUND ‘ROUND: Are we humanz, or are we androidz?

BY JON LaFOLLETTEGORILLAZ — HUMANZ (WARNER BROS.)There’s a fine line between unbearable misanthropy and macabre satire. It’s a dichotomy Damon Albarn has long juggled...

MOVIE REVIEW: Buddy comedy ‘Snatched’ exhausts chances

BY BROOKE CORSO“Snatched,” a star vehicle for Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn’s return to the screen after 15 years, is a hodgepodge of wasted...