Selena Quintanilla was a Texas icon—a beloved, Grammy-winning artist who touched millions in life and continues to inspire people around the world. As her fiftieth birthday approaches, the writers we’ve gathered to celebrate her are part of a generation of Latinos who came of age after her heyday. Read more.
As her fiftieth birthday approaches, the writers we’ve gathered to celebrate her are part of a generation of Latinos who came of age after her heyday.
For Decades, Countless Young Latinas Like Me Have Regarded Selena as an Icon. Maybe It’s Time We Took Her off the Pedestal.
If we’re going to honor the real Selena—and find a way to carry her with us—we need to imagine what she might have done if she had lived a full life.
Her ensembles, influenced by pop stars such as Janet Jackson, highlighted the sartorial choices of Texas’s Mexican American working-class communities.
In the years since her death, the Queen of Tejano has become a gay icon, especially in Texas.
Four Latina musicians chat about code-switching, role models, Freddy Fender, and the importance of growling.
Celebrating Selena and Her Legacy Over the Years
On March 31, 1995, South Texas came to a standstill as the shocking news spread that the hugely popular Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez had been shot and killed in Corpus Christi. Fifteen years later, the people who knew Selena best recall the life and devastating death of a star…
Photographer John Dyer’s iconic photos of the fallen singer are being shown for the first time.
The one in Hollywood, not the Louis Tussauds in San Antonio, so adjust your travel plans accordingly.
In our current moment of Selenamania, Stripes and H-E-B have nothing on the dedication from crafty fans.
Bidi bidi bom bom, indeed.
Corpus Christi is home to the most representative places of Selena Quintanilla’s life and legacy. Here is a look at the ultimate destinations that every true fan needs to visit.