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Latin America

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    Marco Antonio Solis at Toyota Center, 8/10/2014

    Marco Antonio Solis Toyota Center August 10, 2014 Hailing from the beautiful Mexican state of Michoácan, Marco Antonio Solis is the epitome of a Latino superstar. He is suave, romantic, talented and charming, equally comfortable singing a ranchera as he is a love ballad, dancing to a cumbia or swa ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 13, 2014

    Asian and South American-Inspired Fare at Fusion Taco

    The duo at this downtown spot are getting people all hot and bothered.

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Robert Kuhn, the Well-Traveled Islander

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? They say it's difficult t ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 21, 2013
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    October 25, 2012

    Bayou City Boo

    This year's best Halloween parties.

  • Culture

    October 18, 2012

    Bayou City Boo!

    2012 Houston Press Halloween Guide

  • Culture

    October 11, 2012

    Bayou City Boo!

    Where to celebrate everyone's favorite holiday.

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    A Bloody Good -- and Bloody Hard to Find -- Dessert Hits Revival Market

    In its savory form, sanguinaccio tastes like oddly greaseless pan sausage. Revival Market even serves the stuff in a tall, sausage-shaped round along with a fried yard egg, the crumbly texture of the sanguinaccio thirstily soaking up the golden yolk once you pierce the egg's delicate white cloak. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Texas MC Snow Tha Product Signs With Atlantic Records

    "You mean to tell me that you think I don't know that I ain't black? Or that I don't know that usually Latin girls ain't really been all up in rap? I didn't know that my color or gender could be the preventer of getting on tracks See the last time that I checked they play hip-hop in the hood And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Aquilas Chavez of La Fisheria

    The first time you meet Mexican Chef and Latin American TV personality Aquilas Chavez of the new restaurant, La Fisheria, you immediately get a sense of his larger-than-life personality. He's gregarious, funny, confident, outgoing, and wholly unselfconscious. But most importantly, he grew up in the ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 27, 2011

    A Scary Good Time

    The Houston Press Guide to What's Happening This Hallowen

  • Culture

    October 20, 2011

    A Scary Good Time

    The Houston Press Guide to Halloween

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Robert L. Hedrick: Pan Am's Big Comeback Likely Stalled With Its President's Child-Porn Indictment

    A child-porn indictment qualifies as a wrench in the plans​Robert L. Hedrick made a big splash last October, inviting former Pan Am employees back to Brownsville's original pan Am building to announce the creation of an airline with a similar name that had plans to fly routes from that city to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Houston Led Nation in Population Growth in Last Decade, Rice Finds

    Rice U video No city in America grew more in population in the last decade than Houston, a Rice study said today. And if you don't believe it, they put out the slick video above to erase any doubt. Houston added 1,231,393 residents between 2000 and 2012, the study of census figures said; the next ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 17, 2011

    Brilliant "Color"

    Carlos Cruz-Diez gets large-scale retrospective at MFAH.

  • News

    October 28, 2010

    Let's Get Spooky

    Here's our guide to what's happening this Halloween.

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Managua: Making Friends with Nicaraguan Food

    ​I'll admit to having absolutely no familiarity with Nicaraguan food whatsoever prior to my meal at Managua on Sunday afternoon. But after passing Managua an untold number of times on my way down Bellaire Boulevard towards the culinary paradise that is Chinatown, I finally decided to make a de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Annise Parker Says Fear Not Tthe Continental/United Merger

    Continental -- just a memory now​Houston's Continental Airlines is seemingly about to be taken over by the Yankee corporation of United Airlines in a $3 billion merger than will create the world's largest airline.That airline will not be named Continental.Bad news for Houston? Not necessarily so, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    A Playlist For Our Wetbacks in Arizona And For All Who Pray For Them

    "It may well be that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition is not the glaring noisiness of the so-called bad people, but the appalling silence of the so-called good people."- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.​There's something so powerful about music. It gets us through life's bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Cashville Latino Anthem Makes a Cultural Statement; Dat Boi T Has A "Cracc Flow"

    Whether they know it or not, the recently released "Cashville Latino Anthem" music video by the Seis Uno Cinco, ten Latino hip-hop artists out of Nashville (yeah, we said Nashville), could make a bigger statement outside the 615 area code, than the self-proclaimed impact of a "movement that is boun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Inquiring Minds: Mexican Global Groovers and World Travelers Plastilina Mosh

    ​Plastilina Mosh has a new CD out, All U Need Is Mosh, on Nacional Records, and brings its international sound to Houston Thursday for a free concert with Venezuela's Los Amigos Invisibles. That's right, it's free - all it costs is a very worthwhile trip outside the Loop. Rocks Off hasn't picked u ... More >>

  • News

    October 15, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2009

    Latin American Left Film Festival

    The revolution may not be televised, but it will be on the big screen

  • News

    October 8, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.

  • News

    October 1, 2009

    Get All Dressed Up

    There's plenty of places to go this Halloween.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2008

    Summer Drinks: Greek Frappe

    The story that I heard while living in Greece was that, in 1957, Nestle's was marketing an instant chocolate milk drink to the Greek market and giving away free cocktail shakers. This gave one of their Greek executives an idea on how to penetrate the Greek market with Nestle's instant coffee: Ice, ... More >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2008
  • News

    November 15, 2007

    Political Padre: Raymundo Chávez Vázquez and Illegal Immigration

    An activist Roman Catholic priest with little English is sent to conservative Aggieland

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2006

    Cumbiamania at the Continental Club

    Like the armadillo, an ancient Colombian dance music continues creeping north Super Estrella I've always had a theory that if the cumbia ever made the jump into the English language, it would sweep the world. A show this Saturday featuring the reunited El Super Estrella and the debut of cumbi ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 15, 2006
  • Culture

    July 14, 2005

    Fantastic Form

    Sicardi Gallery shows the optically kinetic art of Luis Tomasello

  • Culture

    March 24, 2005

    Living Color

    Two exhibitions explore the power of pigment

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2005
  • Culture

    January 13, 2005

    Low-Tech Industry

    Jess-Rafael Soto's works come alive -- on your retinas

  • Calendar

    September 16, 2004

    Artsy Ambling

    Stomp Around to five gallery openings in one night

  • Calendar

    September 2, 2004

    Shel Shocked

    Silverstein knew how to get nasty

  • News

    August 26, 2004
  • Culture

    July 29, 2004

    Attention, Please

    Two Latin American artists get an enthusiastic, if belated, reception

  • Dining

    January 15, 2004

    Sino-Tex

    Two little restaurants serve up “Houstonized” Chinese food

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Paying the Price

    Hospital district officials wanted a simple one-sentence policy on immigrant health care. What they got instead was a criminal probe and plenty of politics.

  • Dining

    August 30, 2001

    August Meals

    Siestas fit in perfectly with Houston's climate

  • Music

    May 3, 2001

    Treasure Hunter

    Chris Strachwitz's 40-year journey through ethnic music deserves an arhoolie of its own

  • Calendar

    October 7, 1999
  • Film

    August 20, 1998

    Escapism from Houston

    Dance has local angles but an unimaginative story

  • Calendar

    August 21, 1997
  • News

    August 15, 1996
  • News

    August 1, 1996

    Lovely Latin Ladies

    Looking for a gorgeous, subservient wife? One who can't nag you, because she doesn't speak English? The Latina Connection will hook you up.

  • News

    June 6, 1996
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    April 13, 1995

    Transformation of Robert Campbell

    From Panhandle flatlands to Guatemalan mountains, Houston doctor and artist Robert Campbell searched for a life with meaning.When he died, many said that life was his.

  • News

    February 10, 1994

    The Voices of Los Rockets

    At home and (sort of) away, Radio 1320's Gonzalez and Rojas bring the basketball action to Houston's international audience

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