Monday, October 31, 2011

San Antonio's Dancing Devil of El Camaroncito

Posted By on Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 8:44 AM

One of my favorite San Antonio sagas involves a dubious character known as the Dancing Devil. According to many long-time residents, as well as newspaper articles from the time, a dashing and handsome young man (el guapo) dressed in all white entered El Camaroncito Night Club on Old...

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ask a Mexican: I should be ashamed

Posted By on Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 3:19 PM

It's true. Contrary to what others in the liberal media may want you to believe: "Ask a Mexican" is not universally loved by all. While I don't savor making my grandmother angry (or getting the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce up in arms!), I do hope someone will take it...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Second Hand: A Halloween Love Story - Part 2

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 2:34 PM

Click here to catch up on Part 1. The back of the store was a goldmine of small nooks of space with signs that said “Do Not Enter.” With only one employee dedicated to this entire area, Isa and Hime knew they would find a little privacy but...

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Alabama and the Latino exodus

Posted By on Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 11:44 AM

When I think of Alabama, images of the KKK, overt racism, and segregation flood my mind. I wish it wasn't the case, but it has been for as long as my memory serves. Still, I never thought I'd see the day when the state would reinvent itself as...

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Monday, October 24, 2011

PHOTOS: Zombie Walk 2011

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 1:51 PM

See San Antonio's walking dead.

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Tracking the Donkey Lady beneath Donkey Lady Bridge

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2011 at 11:36 AM

In H.G. Wells’ classic science fiction novel The Island of Dr. Moreau, diabolical experimentation by a madman leads to an island being inhabited by a menagerie of anthropomorphic beast men. However, the notion of hybrids between humans and animals dates far back in history, with accounts of creatures...

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Friday, October 21, 2011

The Castro, Doggett YouTube war

Posted By on Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 12:46 PM

We here at the Current thought this little you-helped-gerrymander-the-map flap could just be a flash in the pan, sure to subside since the district fellow Democrats state Rep. Joaquin Castro and Congressman Lloyd Doggett are fighting over is anything but certain. But now that the two have opted to battle...

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

TEDx San Antonio--dynamite for your mind

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Last Saturday, I attended the 2nd annual TEDx San Antonio event at the Stieren Theater located on the Trinity University campus. TEDx (x is for independent) is a locally organized version of the highly acclaimed TED events. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to 'Ideas Worth Spreading.' After starting out...

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

ACLU of Texas sues ICE, private prison company

Posted By on Wed, Oct 19, 2011 at 5:34 PM

  The ACLU of Texas Wednesday filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking damages for three women claiming they were sexually assaulted by guards at a Texas immigration detention center with a long history of abuse. Named in the lawsuit is Donald Dunn, a former guard at Immigration...

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Monday, October 17, 2011

Más Rudas on Xicana consciousness, art, and inspiration

Posted By on Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Más Rudas, a multimedia Xicana art collective based in San Antonio, aims to perpetuate the significance of Xicana consciousness or “chicanisma” in a contemporary context.

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