TEXANA READS: ‘Raza’ grew up in two cultures, shared a language

TEXANA READS: ‘Raza’ grew up in two cultures, shared a language

By Dr. Manuel Flores, Texana Reads – Caller.com – Photo: Contributed | Texana Reads. “Órale carnal (What’s up brother?)” That greeting was common among many South Texan Mexican American and Tejano men most of the 20th century. It isn’t Spanish or Tex-Mex....
What to see at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on MLK Day

What to see at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston on MLK Day

By Molly Glentzer – Chron.com – Photo: Wangechi Mutu/Museum Of Fine Arts, Houston. Photo: Wangechi Mutu’s mixed media painting “Forbidden Fruit Picker” The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is open on Monday holidays. Here are three shows that...
Luciana Vega, New “American Girl” doll, launched by Mattel

Luciana Vega, New “American Girl” doll, launched by Mattel

By MoneyWatch – CBSNews.com – Image: American Girl doll/Mattel. Mattel consulted with an actual female astronaut, Megan McArthur Behnken, and other NASA scientists in developing the doll named Luciana Vega. That included  American Girl  designers visiting...
Event Spotlights Houston’s Key Role In the Rise of Chicano Soul

Event Spotlights Houston’s Key Role In the Rise of Chicano Soul

By Jesse Sendejas Jr. – HoustonPress.com – Photo Brian Cannon/Courtesy of A Fistful of Soul Chicano soul music has some early and important roots in Houston, and this week Houstonians who have long been hip to this sound will participate in several events...