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Esperanza’s Mercado de Paz Marks 29th Year as a Holiday Shopping Tradition

Esperanza’s Mercado de Paz Marks 29th Year as a Holiday Shopping Tradition

Shoppers looking for an alternative to the Black Friday mobs at malls and shopping centers will find a unique selection of gifts at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center’s 29th International Peace Market or Mercado de Paz, held annually during Thanksgiving weekend. This year’s market will open on Friday, November 23 and continue through Sunday,

On the Chartreuse Couch: Gene Elder Interviews Filmmakers Mark and Angela Walley, Directors of ‘Tia Chuck’

On the Chartreuse Couch: Gene Elder Interviews Filmmakers Mark and Angela Walley, Directors of ‘Tia Chuck’

Editor’s note: “Tía Chuck: A Portrait of Chuck Ramirez” is the feature length directorial debut by San Antonio filmmakers Angela and Mark Walley that chronicles the life and work of the late artist Chuck Ramirez. Gene Elder: Thanks for your great film about Chuck. And have a seat on the green sofa. I know that

Esperanza Center to Screen Documentary About Trans Filipina Murdered by American G.I.

Esperanza Center to Screen Documentary About Trans Filipina Murdered by American G.I.

The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, the San Antonio Gender Association, and the Transgender Education Network of Texas will host the screening on November 18 of a documentary that tells the story of a transgender Filipina who was murdered in 2014 by a U.S. Marine who was on leave in the Philippines. The film, Call

Iconic Singing-Songwriting Duo Indigo Girls to Play San Antonio in 2019

Iconic Singing-Songwriting Duo Indigo Girls to Play San Antonio in 2019

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, the Indigo Girls make their way to San Antonio

‘Boy Erased’ Exposes Harmful Effects of Gay Conversion Therapy

‘Boy Erased’ Exposes Harmful Effects of Gay Conversion Therapy

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. Australian actor-turned-director Joel Edgerton (The Gift) steps behind the camera for only the second time in his career with Boy Erased, a compassionate and, at times, upsetting account of a young man’s forced participation in a conversion-therapy program at the hands of his Baptist pastor father and devout

‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ is the Best Performance of Melissa McCarthy’s Career

‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ is the Best Performance of Melissa McCarthy’s Career

When she’s not trying to act like the female version of Kevin James by using physical comedy as a crutch, actress Melissa McCarthy has made some satisfying inroads as a comedian in flicks like 2015’s Spy and her Academy Award-nominated turn in 2011’s Bridesmaids. This year, unfortunately, she struck out big with The Happytime Murders

Rami Malek Anchors ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ with Oscar-Worthy Performance

Rami Malek Anchors ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ with Oscar-Worthy Performance

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. From a cinematic standpoint, there is something deeply fulfilling about witnessing the creation of a song — from the seedling of an idea inside a musician’s head to the concept taking shape to form the perfect harmony or poetry or beat. Whether it’s in a makeshift studio in

Texas-Bred Dragon Lady Tiamat Medusa Takes Body Modification to the Extreme

Texas-Bred Dragon Lady Tiamat Medusa Takes Body Modification to the Extreme

Originally published in the San Antonio Current. On a late-night YouTube binge, I unexpectedly met Tiamat Medusa, a trans woman from Bruni, Texas, who’s shed her human skin to become a dragon. But it wasn’t the tattooed scales that cover her face and body or the reptilian horns implanted in her head that inspired me

A Queer Events Guide To Celebrating Halloween in San Antonio

A Queer Events Guide To Celebrating Halloween in San Antonio

Compiled by Sarah Martinez and Jessica Elizarraras of the San Antonio Current and Sam Sanchez of Out In SA. Here’s a list of Halloween and Dia De Los Muertos events sponsored by local LGBT businesses and organizations. From a kid’s costume contest, to a cemetery tour and a decadent Muertos drag show, there’s something for

Tequila ‘Truth Serum’ Reveals: Mindy Miller Hill is Cornyation’s King Anchovy LIV

Tequila ‘Truth Serum’ Reveals: Mindy Miller Hill is Cornyation’s King Anchovy LIV

They say loose lips sink ships but in the case of Fiesta Cornyation a bit of tequila “truth serum” led to to revealing the name of the next King Anchovy during the 80th birthday party for Cornyation founder Ray Chavez on October 21 at the Bonham Exchange. A post on the Fiesta Cornyation Facebook page

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