Henderson Middle School art teacher and chess coach Saul Ramirez is no stranger to changing a culture. He has taken children who have been counted out and molded them into chess champions. He has prompted a community of socioeconomic misfits to come together and support a team – not a soccer…

It’s one of the best days of the year for every comic book fan. Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is an annual event that comes every first Saturday in May. This Saturday May 6, participating comic book stores will give out 50 FCBD titles. (Disclaimer: Just because you can get certain comics for fr…

Earlier this year, UTEP Professor Robert Gunn was awarded the Early American Literature Book Prize for his 2015 book, “Ethnology and Empire: Languages, Literature, and the Making of the North American Borderlands.”

Dear Readers: As usual, I turn over a December edición of my column each year to new Chicano-Mexican books you should stuff into a tamale leaf and give to folks so they have something to unwrap. While 2016 was a horrible year politically, the Santo Niño de Atocha saved it with a lot of amazi…

Over the last fifteen years, author Susie Salom lived all over the U.S. before coming back to El Paso, the city where she was born and raised. Her debut middle grade novel, “Kyle Finds Her Way,” is out now.

“Coach, I’ve been invited to have dinner with one of the local families,” said an anxious freshman the Monday before Thanksgiving 1961, Haskins’s first year as coach of the Texas Western Miners. “When will we be practicing on Thanksgiving?” “Nine, one, and six,” growled the Bear, a nickname …

In her new memoir, “Black Dove,” legendary author Ana Castillo explores her experiences with single motherhood and cultural/social change. On June 3, Castillo will visit La Mujer Obrera's Café Mayapan for a reading and signing of the book.

Nineveh – a city that grew so big, it tripped into itself – is now a desperate dive, a place of cults and monsters. Nineveh’s only light is Spiralmind, a hero equipped with high-tech battle armor, fighter’s fists and moxie.

Don’t forget your cape and mask if you head out to the El Paso Comic Con this weekend. You certainly won’t be alone if you decide to don such accessories. Plus, Adam West and Burt Ward – the Batman and Robin of the 1960s television series – will be there, and so will the co-creator of the Te…