Byline: By RUSSELL CONTRERAS

Representing the real life of the chola

4/29/19

A national Hispanic center is displaying a unique art exhibit on the chola – the working class, Mexican-American urban female often associated with...

Memoir of ‘Appalachia North’ tackles myths

2/15/19

Since the 2016 election of President Donald Trump and the publication of J. D. Vance’s memoir Hillbilly Elegy that same year, Appalachia has...

For many Mexican-Americans living near the U.S.-Mexico border, the U.S. Border Patrol was viewed as a federal government agency to be feared. Its...

One Pennsylvania county’s voters are examined

10/10/18

There have been many books, studies and feature stories on the rise of the alienated white voters who came out in large numbers to elect President...

A new film explores the life of baseball legend Ted Williams and his struggles with his Mexican-American heritage and his volatile relationships...

Juan Romero was a teenage Mexican immigrant working as a hotel busboy 50 years ago when he was thrust into one of the seminal moments of the decade...

A tour in the footsteps of African-Americans

12/12/17

The great African-American writers James Baldwin and Richard Wright began their feud over Wright’s novel Native Son, at Cafe Les Deux Magots. Jazz...

A 21-year-old gunman who disguised himself as a student to get into a New Mexico high school where he killed two students had caught the attention...

Vintage typewriters gain fans

6/23/17

Typewriter enthusiasts gather at an Albuquerque restaurant to experiment with vintage Smith Coronas. Fans in Boston kneel in a city square and type...

Towns along the U.S.-Mexico border often are stereotyped as enclaves for bar-hoppers, smoky factories, cheap souvenirs and long entry lines for...

The Harlem of the West endures amid change

2/17/17

The neighborhood was once called “The Harlem of the West.” It’s a place where Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis performed to packed...

Balloon fiesta set for weekend launch

10/1/16

The 45th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta begins this weekend and is expected to draw close to a million visitors to central New Mexico...

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