Arts & Culture

According to some interpretations of the Mayan calendar, civilization as we know it has about 11 months left. But many people in the Mayan heartland — Guatemala — see it differently.
January 18, 2012
Some of the original artists who painted the Chicano Park murals in the 1970s are painting there once again as part of an unprecedented renovation project to preserve the murals.
January 13, 2012
Today the city of San Diego rescinded a permit allowing advertisers to paint over a vintage sign on the side of the California Theater in downtown San Diego. A public outcry to save the sign is the reason.
December 15, 2011
A vintage ad for a Tijuana racetrack has occupied the side of the derelict California Theater in downtown San Diego since the 60s. KPBS arts reporter Angela Carone says it may disappear to make way for a beer advertisement.
December 12, 2011
Las Vegas-themed TV shows are seeing success, which means that more shows are in the works.
November 28, 2011
In southern New Mexico, scientists are studying a discovery made by student interns at White Sands National Monument. The students found 700 prehistoric footprints of Ice Age giants including mammoths, camels and saber tooth cats.
November 23, 2011
While opponents cheered the decision, supporters plan to file a lawsuit to force the state to offer the plate. They have a track record of winning.
November 10, 2011
A tight economy may have some consumers thinking twice about splurging on a holiday tradition: Pecan pie.
November 10, 2011
Critics contend the plate resurrects and legitimizes slavery. Supporters say they are simply trying to honor Confederate soldiers.
November 09, 2011
UPDATED with a video. Mexico has a long and successful tradition of producing world champion boxers. Now, with the rise of mixed martial arts in the U.S. and Mexico, Tijuana has become a training ground for a new generation of fighters.
October 31, 2011


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