Tag Archives: El Paso
Though its title evokes Mexican folk art, Retablos is closer in effect to that of French pointillism. Its small dabs of vivid color produce a brilliant cumulative effect.
Describing his memories of childhood, 60-year-old Octavio Solis says that they come to him like “a set of retablos, votive images painted on old beaten tin, m...Read More
The suits are flashy, the dancing is mesmerizing and the enchiladas are hot. For members of this El Paso club, borderlands identity runs deep.
by Roberto José Andrade Franco November 12, 2018 It’s a Saturday morning at the edge of the state, close to where Texas, New Mexico and Mexico meet and blur...Read More
In his concession speech, O’Rourke said goodbye to a crowd in El Paso, promising that “We'll see you out there down the road.”
Just after 10 p.m., Beto O’Rourke took the stage at the baseball stadium for the El Paso Chihuahuas to The Clash’s “The Clampdown,” which became somethi...Read More
The hope is that O’Rourke’s hometown will push him over the edge — if only they can get people to vote.
It’s difficult to appreciate just how far away El Paso is from the rest of Texas until you make the drive. It’s 600 miles and one time zone away from Austin...Read More
Another entry in the overcrowded genre of grief memoir, A Song for the River is beautifully written but plumbs all-too-familiar territory.
How many grief memoirs is enough grief memoirs? That would be an absurdly unfair question to ask an author, of course, but I’m starting to think that a reader...Read More
The first conviction obtained under a 2011 state wage theft law has vanished. An El Paso construction worker won’t see a dime of what he’s owed.
Esteban Rangel just wanted justice. A 45-year-old from Ciudad Juárez, Rangel has worked construction in El Paso since he was 17. In that time, he’s seen scor...Read More
Shallow Waters Shallow Waters is a nine-part series on border water and climate change. Part 8 El Paso is on the Cutting Edge of Water Conservation. It Really H...Read More