Comedian seeks to expand understanding of Mexican culture

McALLEN — Touring comedian Eric Schwartz grew up with monthly visits to his mom and Mexican stepdad — who introduced him to Spanish slang,...

MOVIE REVIEW: “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is fun, colorful, vulgar look at...

BY BROOKE CORSO“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2” is about manipulation: of people’s feelings or actions, of DNA strands and artificial limbs, of rose-colored...

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...