Arts & Culture

Johnny Depp in "The Lone Ranger."
With charges of racism, abysmal reviews, and allegations that Disney barred Native American reporters from covering the film, "The Lone Ranger" is growing up to represent a remarkable train wreck of bad decisions.
July 09, 2013
A murder-mystery that unfolds between two cities along the U.S./Mexico border is the subject of a new TV series airing this month.
July 05, 2013
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp stars as Tonto, the Native American sidekick, and his portrayal — complete with broken English — has stirred controversy in Indian Country.
June 24, 2013
The man known as “the king of the high wire” will walk across the Grand Canyon Sunday, 1,500 feet in the air. But tribal members have conflicting feelings about the stunt.
June 21, 2013
A landfill in southern New Mexico, rumored to be the final resting place of the 1982 Atari video game "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," is about to be excavated. The big dig is part of a Canadian television company's attempt to unearth the legendary game.
June 05, 2013
"East Los High" follows the lives of Latino teenagers in East Los Angeles, and the pressures they face from sex, violence and bullying.
June 03, 2013
Leonard Knight began building Salvation Mountain in the early 80s and never stopped. Just more than a year ago, Knight entered a nursing home, raising questions as to what would happen to his creation. We join Knight on a rare visit to his mountain, which has been called a national treasure.
May 31, 2013
“Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” will premier this summer, dubbed into Navajo. It’s the first time a major motion picture has been translated into a Native American language. The project may provide an important tool for Navajo families wishing to learn and preserve the language.
May 30, 2013
The latest art installation in the Mexican border city of Juárez is a nearly 20-story tall sculpture in the shape of a giant "X". Despite its controversial construction costs, the inauguration for the new monument was well attended.
May 28, 2013
The Sundance Film Institute says four Native American filmmakers will be on the Mescalero Apache reservation in Southern New Mexico this week. The visit is the first stage of development for Native writers and directors hoping to release independent films in the coming years.
May 20, 2013


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