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...

Edinburg runner doesn’t let age get in the way of her goals

Donna Pazdera, 56, has been running for the past seven years. She was introduced to the sport by a friend in her late 40s...

In the Studio with Arcanedisplay

Local musician Rudy Cerda adjusts levels behind a large studio soundboard while his bandmates take turns playing to test their mics on the other...

SURFACE TREATMENT: Artist takes us on tour of his favorite Texas eating establishments

BY NANCY MOYERCorpus Christi artist, Joe Peña, shares a set of personal experiences with us — he takes us with him on an intimate...

ADVICE: Negative experiences, remarks leave a lasting mark

BY MARIA LUISA SALCINESWhen adults punish children by making them feel guilty or without a positive lesson, they are not encouraging improved behavior.Children should...

GARDEN VIEW: Hibiscus – southern charm and tropical delight

BY BARBARA STORZAnyone who grew up in the south is likely to remember Althea, also called Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus). It is a...