Sweet retreat: New downtown McAllen coffee bistro offers vegan menu, live poetry

BY AMANDA A. TAYLORTucked away inside the Art Village on Main in downtown McAllen is a tiny coffee bistro aimed at promoting social interaction...

McAllen Memorial graduate travels the world in search of talent

At just 19 years old, Gerardo “Jerry” Ulicess Huerta is working as a booking agent for The Celebrity Experience and pursuing a career in...

Film Review: ‘The Strangers: Prey at Night’ a sluggish, cliche-driven sequel

BY BROOKE CORSO“The Strangers: Prey at Night” throws every horror cliche in the book into its slasher story of a family of four hunted...

‘Fallout’: Tom Cruise not only pushes his own limits, but exposes the gears...

BY BROOKE CORSOThe sixth installment of the stellar Mission: Impossible franchise that began 22 years ago might as well replace the subtitle, Fallout, with...

REGIONAL RAMBLINGS: Freddie Gomez concert a loving tribute to conjunto

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZThe 7th annual Freddie Gomez Memorial Conjunto Concert took place this past Saturday night in Brownsville, and it was a loving tribute...

‘ Le Miz’ and more: Popular musical to highlight McAllen Performing Arts Center’s second...

McALLEN — The popular Broadway show “Les Miserables” will be coming to the Performing Arts Center as the second season of shows were announced...

2018 Fall Film Preview

BY BROOKE CORSOAs the hottest days of McAllen’s six-month summer slog upwards toward the Labor Day crest, soon to start the tediously slow decline...

FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Aug. 31-Monday, Sept. 3

Submit your event to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.FRIDAYLIVE MUSICIndie emo math rockers Miruano of Austin will...

Share your letters to Santa with The Monitor

The Monitor's Festiva magazine wants to publish your children's letters to Santa. Email your child's typed letter along with their name, age and a...

REVIEW: What’s more terrifying in ‘Hereditary’: The evil fighting to get in, or creeping...

BY BY BROOKE CORSO“Hereditary” (2018)STARRING Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Milly Shapiro, Alex Wolff, Ann DowdDIRECTOR Ari AsterMPAA RATING R BROOKE'S RATING A“Hereditary,” writer-director Ari Aster’s...