FESTIVA EVENTS — Friday, Sept. 8-Sunday, Sept. 10

HAVE AN EVENT COMING UP? Submit your information to tcupples@themonitor.com by 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for the following Friday.FRIDAYCOSMIC COMMUNITY FESTThe weekend...

SOUND ‘ROUND: Silly kids, sex is for grandparents, too

BY JON R. LaFOLLETTEBLONDIE — POLLINATOR (NOBLE ID)If 27-year-old Taylor and 32-year-old Katy can proclaim sexual maturity as personal liberation, why can’t 72-year-old Debbie...

‘Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant Child’ author receives accolades

Emma González spent her childhood as a member of a migrant family, and from that came the story “Field Mice: Memoirs of a Migrant...

September cultural, Tejano and conjunto events

BY EDUARDO MARTINEZHere is a round-up of some of the most anticipated Tejano, conjunto and cultural events in September.>> Two of the biggest stars...

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wind River’ a story of isolation, exclusion and disconnection

BY BROOKE CORSOOn a stark, freezing night, a young woman tears barefoot across a snowy plain, the mountains and moon at her side. She...

SOUND ‘ROUND: Women staking their claim with a burgeoning sound

BY JON LaFOLLETTEAMBER COFFMAN — CITY OF NO REPLY (COLUMBIA)A brief backstory concerning the lives of the semi-rich and semi-famous. Coffman first split with...

TOP SHELF: ‘Travel Light,’ a feminist answer to ‘The Hobbit’

BY DAVID BOWLESIn 1954, J.R.R. Tolkien published his massive follow-up to his 1937 children’s book, “The Hobbit.” The three-volume work of fantasy known as...

REGIONAL RAMBLINGS: Anticipated cultural events

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...

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...

TOP SHELF: Book makes it enjoyable to be lost in translation

BY DAVID BOWLESI have spent most of the summer translating work from English into Spanish and Nahuatl (a reverse of the normal direction of...