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Alamo Drafthouse Launches El Paso and Dayton Fundraisers
Ticket buyers will be able to add a donation to their purchases
"...Last weekend's horrifying mass murders in Dayton and El Paso have shocked the nation, and left many survivors,..."

Aug. 7, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

El Valiente
The South Texas authenticity of S.A. accordion punks Pinata Protest
"...blistering “accordion-powered punk rock,” the quartet debuts its latest, El Valiente on S.A.’s Saustex Records, at Antone’s tonight. It’s..."

May 16, 2013 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Cumbia Sobre El Rio
Monterrey's Celso Piña and his 21st Century cumbia
"...singeing heat battening down anything that comes unhinged. After approximately five days, 10 hours, and 45 minutes of interview..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Music Feature by Melissa Sattley

El Zuzal Restaurant
El Z. specializes in El Salvadoran cuisine, though they do have some standard Mexican dishes for those with no sense of adventure
"...El Zuzal Restaurant..."

April 16, 2004 Food Review by Mick Vann

Day Trips: Kiki's Mexican Restaurant, El Paso
A little place with a big reputation
"...Kiki's Mexican Restaurant in El Paso is a little place with a big –..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos
First animated Mexican movie to receive wide release in the States
"...Directed by: Gabriel Riva Palacio Alatriste...."

Sept. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Touch of Evil
"...Directed by: Orson Welles. Starring: Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Calleia,..."

Oct. 16, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Why Do Fools Fall in Love
"...Directed by: Gregory Nava. Starring: Larenz Tate, Halle Berry, Lela Rochon, Vivica Fox, Paul Mazursky and Little Richard. This..."

Aug. 28, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

My Family, Mi Familia
Nava's film spans 50 years in the life of the Sanchez family, a Mexican-American clan whose roots in the United States date back to the 1920s in Los Angeles. The film's epic story takes place in various decades.
"...Jimmy Smits, Esai Morales, Eduardo Lopez Rojas, Jenny Gago, Elpidia Carrillo, Constance Marie and Edward James Olmos. Gregory Nava's..."

May 5, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Rock en Tijuana
The border city of Tijuana gives birth to the bastard genre of Norteño and Electronica, Nortec.
"...and half-starved dogs troll for food. A Border Patrol helicopter buzzes overhead, and in an odd moment, the pilot..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Music Feature by Melissa Sattley

A Career Hooligan Looks Back, But Mostly Forward
Robert Rodriguez on a lifetime of innovation and the movie, 'El Mariachi,' that started it all
"...Listen to his director's commentaries. Absorb at a molecular level the lessons and advice he offers in his "Ten..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

'Narco Cultura' Sings a Song of the Drug War
Director Shaul Schwarz explores the balladeers of crime
"...Cultura: A dotted line drawn on the screen between El Paso and Juarez. Director Shaul Schwarz said, "Americans tend..."

Sept. 23, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Kings of Monterrey
Hanging out in Monterrey with a passel of up-and-coming Mexican rockers
"...Genitallica wants more beer. We're at a 7-Eleven not far from their rehearsal space, and the drummer,..."

June 16, 2000 Music Feature by Melissa Sattley

Let's 'Rumbo'! Right Now!
New Spanish dailies battle for a young Latino audience looking for news
" also a play on the vernacular phrase rumbo el norte, which means "heading to the U.S." or, metaphorically,..."

Feb. 25, 2005 News Feature by Belinda Acosta

The Producers
The fourth annual National Association of Latino Independent Producers conference met in San Antonio Nov. 7-10 to talk shop and fête its most promising players.
"...2002 a banner year for Latinos in film and television. Feature films like Frida, Real Women Have Curves, and..."

Nov. 22, 2002 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

How the Wolves Survived
That band from East L.A. keeps getting better
"...With their new 4-CD box set El Cancionero -- Mas y Mas: A History of the..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Newsprint in Spanish
Sizing up Austin's Latino newspaper players
"..."Even if you speak English or another language, you feel more comfortable reading in your mother language."..."

Feb. 25, 2005 News Feature by Belinda Acosta

Celebrate National Taco Day in Austin
A taco for every taste to help you celebrate this special day
" of our great city’s finest contributions to culinary excellence, National Taco Day arrives this Thursday, October 4...."

Oct. 3, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

A most dangerous game in the desert
"...Directed by: Jonás Cuarón. Starring: Gael García Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Diego Cataño, Marco Pérez,..."

Oct. 14, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Once in a Lifetime
The unexpected rise and meteoric fall of the North American Soccer League in the heady, silly mid-Seventies is chronicled for the first time in this charmingly chatty documentary, which ably tracks both the birth of the sport on these shores and its ignominious downfall, which arrived almost overnight with the leave-taking of Pelé.
"...Crowder. Fronted in the mid-Seventies by ultra-charismatic Brazilian superstar Pelé, the Cosmos were the heroic ideal for Yanqui kids..."

Aug. 11, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Selena Quintanilla Pérez, the barrier-crashing Tejano singer who was murdered at the age of 23, is the subject of this biopic that was also the breakout film role for Jennifer Lopez.
"...many having little or nothing to do with art. Selena, for example, falls into the specialized niche of Validator..."

March 28, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Pride of the Eastside
The movers and shakers behind El Gallo want you to rethink how movies get made
"...confront and alter the very future of filmmaking, music, storytelling, social networking, community-based funding, exhibition, and distribution, and, last..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Rock, Then Surf, en Español
Austin-based tastemaking website La Banda Elástica puts the emphasis on worldwide
" be that way. It used to be that labels and AM, and then FM radio pretty much dictated..."

Aug. 13, 2010 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Cine Las Americas
The slate through Sunday
"...Sunday, April 23. For admission information and more, see For last week's expanded coverage, see "Tales That Must..."

April 21, 2006 Screens Feature

A Brief Guide to Some of Austin's Many Tiny Taco Shops
ATX's formidable population of taco purveyors offers meaty, regional delights
"...late Jonathan Gold, chief food critic of the Los Angeles Times, wrote, "Taco should be a verb. The tortilla's..."

Jan. 15, 2021 Food Feature by Evan Rodriguez

Getting Warmer
Essential Cinema tours contemporary Latin America
"...views on art versus subversion remain fuzzy at best. Surely the most remarkable lesson these films impart to us,..."

June 1, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Thursday Picks & Sleepers
Blurbing Thursday night SXSW 09 talent
"...7pm, Elysium At last summer's birthday/Emo's gig, Bauhaus' skeletal frontman and..."

March 20, 2009 Music Feature

The Taco Trail
"...permanent taco joints or larger Tex-Mex restaurants. Quality varies widely from stand to stand, and every neighborhood has its..."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Feature

True Hollywood Stories
Texans who took a chance and headed west tell all
"...In El Paso "you grow up with a very different mindset..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Screens Feature by Eli Kooris

Short Cuts
" much of a surprise to them as it likely will to everyone else, but in retrospect it just..."

Aug. 1, 2003 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

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