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Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013
New Sensation: SA’s Austin Mahone and teen pop superstardom

New Sensation: SA’s Austin Mahone and teen pop superstardom

Music: Like the bulk of Austin Mahone’s Instagram account, this one’s a selfie. In a white tank top, hair coifed up real big, Mahone arranges... By Matt Stieb 7/22/2014
Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Arts & Culture: In one of the final chapters of his book To Selena, With Love (out March 6), Selena's widower Chris Perez mentions that Abraham Quintanilla, his former father-in-law, once... By Enrique Lopetegui 3/7/2012
7 Public Art Projects Worth Searching For

7 Public Art Projects Worth Searching For

Arts & Culture: You’re likely familiar with the high-profile works of public art on view around downtown San Antonio: the gigantic, red swoop of... By Sarah Fisch 7/23/2014
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Review: 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

Review: 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

Screens: Mira Nair’s new film, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, arrives at a time when its story is likely to be of interest to a much larger audience, now... By Callie Enlow 5/8/2013
'To the Wonder,' a lesser effort by Terrence Malick

'To the Wonder,' a lesser effort by Terrence Malick

Screens: As a fan of director Terrence Malick’s work, it might seem odd to criticize his latest film for its lack of specificity. After all, anyone versed in Malick’s... By Jeff Meyers 5/1/2013
The Extraordinary Life of Photojournalist Tim Hetherington (1970-2011)

The Extraordinary Life of Photojournalist Tim Hetherington (1970-2011)

Screens: Review of HBO doc 'Which Way is the Frontline From Here?' By Dean Robbins 4/17/2013
'Beyond the Hills,' flesh vs. spirit in a Romanian convent

'Beyond the Hills,' flesh vs. spirit in a Romanian convent

Screens: A connoisseur of female desperation, Cristian Mungiu won the Cannes Palme d’Or in 2007 for 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, the story of a young woman who struggles... By Steven G. Kellman 4/17/2013
'Upside Down' defies its own physics

'Upside Down' defies its own physics

Screens & Tech: When I was a kid, I used to take my mom’s compact mirror and walk around the house staring down into it, pretending I was actually walking on the... By Jeremy Martin 4/3/2013
Is 'Evil Dead' the bloodiest R-rated movie ever?

Is 'Evil Dead' the bloodiest R-rated movie ever?

Screens & Tech: How Evil Dead, the “reinvention” (as Uruguayan first-time director Fede Álvarez likes to call it) of Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult classic The Evil... By Enrique Lopetegui 4/4/2013
The Day Chile Said 'NO': How a dictator made it to the Oscars

The Day Chile Said 'NO': How a dictator made it to the Oscars

Screens: For Chileans and those active in the Latin American left, September 11 took place not in New York in 2001, but in Santiago in 1973. By Enrique Lopetegui 4/10/2013
'West of Memphis' is an interesting, if unoriginal, retelling of the West Memphis Three

'West of Memphis' is an interesting, if unoriginal, retelling of the West Memphis Three

Screens & Tech: How you receive Amy Berg's (Deliver Us from Evil) documentary depends a lot on what you already know. Those who have never heard of the West Memphis 3... By Jeff Meyers 3/20/2013