Arts & Culture

“Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” will premier this summer, dubbed into Navajo. It’s the first time a major motion picture has been translated into a Native American language. The project may provide an important tool for Navajo families wishing to learn and preserve the language.
May 30, 2013
The latest art installation in the Mexican border city of Juárez is a nearly 20-story tall sculpture in the shape of a giant "X". Despite its controversial construction costs, the inauguration for the new monument was well attended.
May 28, 2013
The Sundance Film Institute says four Native American filmmakers will be on the Mescalero Apache reservation in Southern New Mexico this week. The visit is the first stage of development for Native writers and directors hoping to release independent films in the coming years.
May 20, 2013
The San Diego-Tijuana region will soon have its first binational youth orchestra. Heightened border security and concerns about violence in Mexico can complicate such initiatives, but organizers say it’s worth the effort.
May 20, 2013
Lydia Mendoza has been called the first lady of Tejano and Conjunto Music. On Wednesday the U.S. Postal Service unveiled a Forever Stamp in her honor as part of a music legends series.
May 16, 2013
The Walt Disney Company told Fronteras Desk it will withdraw trademark applications related to the Day of the Dead holiday after an avalanche of social media backlash.
May 07, 2013
On May 1, Disney filed trademark applications to secure ‘Dia de los Muertos’ across multiple platforms for an upcoming Pixar film.
May 07, 2013
Northern Arizona tribes are following news of a Paris auction house that wants to put 70 artifacts sacred to the Hopi people up for sale. A hearing Thursday will determine the legality of the sale.
April 10, 2013
"Pancho the Rabbit And The Coyote" is an allegorical picture book, intended to teach young readers — ages 6 to 9 years old— about the hardships and danger migrants face crossing the border.
April 08, 2013
In the Mexican border city of Juárez a few blocks south of the international bridge, sits an old Prohibition-era bar. It's called the Kentucky Club, a legendary spot beloved by border dwellers on both sides.
April 08, 2013


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