TOP SHELF: The conquest through native eyes

BY DAVID BOWLESAs late as the 1950s, the world primarily knew the story of Mexico’s conquest by the Spanish through the accounts of the...

Remembering Rogelio Botello Rios: YouTube videos from the archive

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZWith last week’s passing of Rogelio Botello Rios, I thought I’d make a post recommending some of my favorite Rios videos on...

‘Lowriders’ premiere a chance to highlight local car culture

McALLEN — Rio Grande Valley car clubs gathered Thursday at the Cinemark Hollywood USA parking lot before a premiere screening of the new film...

SOUND ‘ROUND: Country gals do it their way

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTEWHITNEY ROSE — SOUTH TEXAS SUITE (Six Shooter/Thirty Tigers)Her well-enunciated soprano is pure maple syrup. The songs go heavy on schmaltz...

SOUND ‘ROUND: Make way for the prophets of rage

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTEKENDRICK LAMAR — DAMN (TOP DAWG/AFTERMATH/INTERSCOPE)Damn. As in, damn, y’all went and elected Trump anyway. As in, damn, America remains a...

Summer 2017 film preview

BY BROOKE CORSOWith the sequel to “Guardians of the Galaxy” guaranteed to bring in a boatload of cash this weekend, the summer movie season...

TOP SHELF: Anzaldúa and ‘Imaniman’ — Living between cultures

BY DAVID BOWLESOne of the most amazing minds to arise in the Río Grande Valley was Gloria Anzaldúa, a scholar and author whose impact...

REGIONAL RAMBLINGS: Tejano, conjunto and cultural events in May

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZThis week, we’re going to have a round-up of some of the most anticipated Tejano, conjunto, and cultural events of the month...

THE ART OF ARCHITECTURE: McAllen Performing Arts Center

BY DEVAL "PINO" SHAHThe McAllen Performing Arts Center houses the largest stage south of San Antonio. ERO Architects of McAllen partnered with New York-based...

McAllen native wins $250,000 in survivalist reality show

BY AMANDA A. TAYLORHaving endured almost a month trekking it in the jungles of Fiji on Fox’s survivalist reality show “Kicking and Screaming,” McAllen...