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Between the Lines: ‘Girl, Woman, Other’

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

“Girl, Woman, Other” is a modern, genius storytelling whose twelve chapters review the lives of twelve women. Bernadine Evaristo tells the story of girls and women who struggle and grapple with racism and sexism in a white, male-dominated Britain. Evaristo was awarded the 2019 Booker prize for thi...

Between the Lines: ‘American Dirt’ is American trash

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

“American Dirt” is written by a white author who appropriates the undocumented immigrant’s struggle and portrays Mexican immigrants with racist stereotypes. “American Dirt” is hardly an attempt at representing the largest minority group in the U.S. The plot is a cheap thrill and makes a f...

American sour

“Virginx” by Natalia Treviño and “American Suite” by Steven G. Kellman.

Alejandro Lopez

November 14, 2018

Students, professors, colleagues, English fanatics and poetry lovers alike gathered at the San Antonio Library Foundation to celebrate UTSA Professor Steven G. Kellman, Ph.D., and UTSA alumna Natalia Treviño for their double-book launch on Nov. 9. UTSA Professor Wendy Barker, Ph.D., started the nigh...

Chifladas y Chingonas

Photo courtesy of Chifladazine

Devin De Leon

October 11, 2017

Local DIY zine outlet releases 3rd volume this Friday at La Botanica. Local magazine, Chifladazine, is celebrating the release of its latest volume this Friday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. at La Botanica off of St. Mary’s St. Four poets will read at the event and there will be a performance by a Kumbia DJ grou...

Award-winning author reads his works aloud at UTSA

Benjamin Shirani, The Paisano

Ben Shirani

February 8, 2017

On Friday, Feb. 3, the UTSA Creative Writing Series hosted Antonio Ruiz-Camacho in a small lecture room in the Business Building. There were about 24 guests, including the event organizer Dr. Kellman, an author and a professor of comparative literature in the English department. Ruiz-Camacho is the ...

Paisano staff reading recommendations


December 15, 2016

  Do Cool Sh*t by Miki Agrawal Jade Cuevas - Magazine editor Miki Agrawal. At 37, this social entrepreneur has opened her own restaurant and established a sustainable underwear company (yes, it’s a thing) and a bunch of other cool sh*t. Agrawal shares her experience...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Courtesy of Creative Commons

Jesus Nieves

December 1, 2016

When I first heard the news that J.K Rowling was continuing the Harry Potter films I was very excited. The news left many to speculate whether these movies would be as good as the original stories and if a new film would draw fans of the original Harry Potter films. It was refreshing to see J.K Rowl...

UTSA professor writes ‘Slow Takes a Long Time’

Photo Courtesy of Lesli Hicks

Andrea Velgis

April 5, 2016

Lesli Hicks wrote a story about her son, and it’s anything but ordinary. Hicks, a history professor at UTSA, adopted a baby boy with special needs from China in 2001. Her son, Dang Guole, was abandoned due to China’s one-child policy and was placed in an abusive foster-family before meeting ...

Back to Black

September 22, 2015

“We’re all beginners every time we look at another blank page,” said author Robin Black to a crowd of faculty, students and fans during her visit on the evening of Sept. 18 in the JPL. Black’s visit was part of the UTSA Creative Writing Reading Series, a public event created by...

San Antonio Book Fest is a page turner Third annual literary celebration fosters family fun

April 14, 2015

Anelia Gomez-Cordova, The Paisano The third annual San Antonio Book Festival took place at the Central Library and the Southwest School of Art in downtown San Antonio this past Saturday. The festival featured live readings, panels, cooking demonstrations, live music, movie screeni...

Get lost in ‘Paper Towns’

February 11, 2015

Robert Pistocchi/ The Paisano In his Edgar Award-winning novel “Paper Towns,” John Green gives his readers a darker side of teenage love. A dangerous game of a boy seeking answers about the love of his life will have readers questioning, not only their internal dialogue with thems...

It’s a watched world:  ‘The Circle’ presents futuristic social view

February 3, 2015

Marcus Connolly/ The Paisano Dave Egger’s novel “The Circle” does not only make for a good weekend read but also leaves behind enough food for thought for the reader. The story takes place in a futuristic California. Facebook and all other social media websites have been, for...