The Paisano

I dare you

Illustration by Triston Simpson

Jansen Bean, Staff Writer

August 25, 2020

Dear Racists, I dare you to watch “If Beale Street Could Talk.” I dare you to watch the Black characters in this film compare the white man to the devil. I dare you to watch the Black men in this film, who are adorned with respect and honor. I dare you to watch the Black women in this film, w...

Film Review: ‘Selma’

Jansen Bean, Staff Writer

August 25, 2020

On March 25, 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 people to the steps of the Alabama state capitol of Montgomery. They marched for four days all the way from Selma, Alabama — a 54-mile hike — to protest racial voting inequality. It was their third attempt to do so after being thwarted violent...

Film Review: ‘A Ghost Story’

Illustration by Robyn Castro

Mason Hickok, Staff Writer

August 25, 2020

“A Ghost Story” is a metaphysical study of loss, grief and the passing of time. Written and directed by David Lowery, the film chronicles a white-sheeted ghost’s journey back home in an attempt to reconnect with his grieving wife. This hidden gem, an A24 production released in 2017, is a slow, su...

Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival canceled

Photo by Rudy Sanchez

Sofia Garcia, Arts and Life Editor

April 18, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board and staff leadership of the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival has canceled the 13th annual festival scheduled for Nov. 14. Luminaria is a non-profit arts organization that supports the San Antonio arts community by putting on the festival each year. The Board of...

K-poppin in the club

K-poppin in the club

Maha Qadri, Magazine Editor

February 4, 2020

K-pop Nite at the Brick Blue Star Arts Complex was electric and infectious, as “BBoom BBoom” by Momoland blasted through the speakers. Upon entering the club, the patrons found a stage where K-pop music videos were being projected. Popular YouTuber John Norman was the DJ for the event. As the so...

Your liberal arts degree matters

Your liberal arts degree matters

Ryan Houston-Dial

November 6, 2019

Studying for classes, participating in student organizations and maintaining relationships contribute to the fatigue college students experience daily. As college students, we face plenty of adversity, which leaves most of us exhausted by the end of the day, only to repeat it all over again tomorrow....

My Experience at Area 51

My Experience at Area 51

Leonardo Garcia

October 10, 2019

I touched my face and rubbed my eyes because they were hurting from how late it was. It was already Friday and I had a test in the morning; 8:30 a.m. to be exact. The silence along with the AC made me feel so cozy, making me wonder if I really wanted to take the test. Who knows? Maybe I could say I ...

Some thoughts on suffering

Graphic by Ethan Gullet

Forrest Wilkinson

October 9, 2019

Suffering: it is a natural part of life, interwoven into life’s fabric. It is unescapable, and yet how we perceive, act, speak and become in the wake of suffering is what defines us most. There is no escaping the darkness or the light, they are as much a part of us as the genetic code we are born with....

First Friday

Courtesy of Sofia Garcia

Sofia Garcia

September 11, 2019

Whether you are an arts and music lover, or you simply enjoy the nightlife of San Antonio, First Friday is an escapade specially crafted for you. What began in 1994 as a walkthrough of local art galleries has progressed into a collection of restaurants with diverse menus, up and coming artists and ...

Modernism at Flax Studio

Courtesy of Katy Silva

Katrina Clements

November 8, 2017

Local artist and professor, Justin Korver’s new exhibit defines gender norms. In San Antonio, there are a variety of museums that display great works of art from before our time. Big name artists seem to take the spotlight off the modern, experimental and emerging artists of the world.  Many of th...


Reskate showcased a glow in the dark piece at last year’s annual Luminaria Arts Festival.
Courtesy of Luminaria

Devin De Leon

November 8, 2017

SA celebrates a decade of light This weekend, in the Hemisfair district, Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival will celebrate its ten-year anniversary with local artists and artists from all over the country. There will also be poets, comedians, bands and numerous interactive events for attendees. O...

Full-time mom / full-time mogul

The chaos of Coker balancing four kids, all while enjoying every little ‘imperfect’ perfect moment. Courtesy of Christina Coker

Katrina Clements

November 1, 2017

In the blogger community, it is easy to forget there is a face behind the pretty pictures. Christina Coker, creator of Champagne Taste Beer Budget, doesn’t leave room for misconception. Coker moved to San Antonio from Germany eleven years ago. Five years ago, Coker decided to make her blog a business...