Arts & Culture

There’s a trend catching on with teenagers in Southern Arizona that is making their English teachers happy. Poetry — spoken word poetry — has a growing following in high schools there.
April 30, 2014
The United States ban on commercial ban on ivory will be strictly enforced starting in June. Musicians must decide if they're willing to risk travel outside the U.S. and having their instruments confiscated upon their return home.
April 29, 2014
The great Colombian novelist Gabriel García Márquez died Thursday in his home in Mexico City at age 87. Best known for his novel “One Hundred Years Of Solitude,” he received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982.
April 18, 2014
Monday at sundown marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday, Passover. For the past decade, a Seder in Phoenix has been bringing together people from two ethnic communities.
April 14, 2014
Fans in Ciudad Juárez cheered the return of the Texas border band Intocable. The band stopped playing in Juárez when drug violence broke out in the city.
March 10, 2014
The Texas Rio Grande Valley is facing the possibility of losing its only public television outlet.
February 18, 2014
Leonard Knight in 2008, when he was still living at Salvation Mountain.
Leonard Knight, the creator of the California desert artwork known as Salvation Mountain, has died. He was 82.
February 11, 2014
Pet food in Mexico used to be tax-free. Now pet owners are paying a 16 percent tax on pet food, a product that was already more expensive in Tijuana than it is in the U.S.
January 31, 2014
Glenn Weyant is a former journalism professor turned stay-at-home dad who makes music out of the 17-foot steel poles that divide the United States from Mexico.
January 30, 2014
Missing from the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill that passed Congress on Wednesday was payment to UNESCO for dues that could have paved the way for San Antonio’s historic missions to gain World Heritage Status.
January 21, 2014


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