The Geto Boys and Selena set the stage in the early nineties for the transformation of Texas music.
Cat Cardenas’s 2021 essay made a poignant case about the mistakes Selena never got to make—and how they would have deepened our love for her.
In an upcoming record, the singer’s voice will be digitally aged. The Quintanilla family continues to misunderstand why Selena’s fans adored her.
Ahead of its April rerelease, members of the 1997 biopic's cast and crew recall a set overcome with emotion as loved ones grappled with Selena's tragic death.
Though uneven and at times lacking in self-awareness, Abraham Quintanilla’s book sheds light on the extreme approach he took to protect his daughter’s legacy.
Part two of Netflix's Selena series delivers a more confident version of the Tejano icon than part one, but fails to portray the late singer as the nuanced person she was.
This month, WhiteClaw Hard Seltzer wants to celebrate Selena and her legacy with the ultimate dance playlist.
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.
How do we love the Queen of Tejano? Let us count the ways.
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.
In the 25 years since her death, the singer’s memory has been flattened and commodified. Selena—and her fans—deserve more.
The initial installment of the two-part television show details the first 20 years of Selena’s life—yet it feels like we’ve hardly gotten to know the person the series is about.
Ahead of tomorrow’s nail-biter, we present a grab bag featuring a Big Bend documentary, Beyoncé clips, the Houston Zoo’s baby animal playlist, and more.
Plus, how ‘Dallas’ brought down the Soviet Union, Netflix’s ‘Selena’ gets a real trailer, and Luke Wilson plays a fire-belching robot duck.
Plus, Kacey Musgraves meets Scooby Doo, Borat meets Sid Miller, and Austin meets ‘Walker, Texas Ranger.’
“White people, this is your daily reminder that if you stay silent, you are part of the problem,” Lizzo said.
The true crime podcast tackles a murder that continues to confound fans around the world.
Nathian Shae Rodriguez's class examines how the Tejano star influenced Latinx representation.
The Corpus Christi DJ, producer, and nu cumbia pioneer El Dusty talks about the music that shaped his trajectory.
Photographer John Dyer’s iconic photos of the fallen singer are being shown for the first time.
The rapper heads to a Houston megachurch, Netflix introduces its new Selena, and This Week in Matthew McConaughey.
The best-selling Texan author takes on the silver screen in his latest book.
Featuring Selena, a Golden Girls gospel remix, and more.
MFAH curators added an emphasis on diversity and Lone Star celebrities to the special exhibit, ’Icons of Style,’ since its LA debut.
Yes, we’re taking this week’s overblown Twitter fight way too seriously.
Launched on the anniversary of the 'Selena' biopic, the Forever 21 collection features versions of the singer's staples.
The Queen of Cumbia’s birthday may become an annual day of recognition in the state of Texas.
The hottest singer in country music paid tribute to her Texas roots with a cover of "Como La Flor."
A newcomer to the state is looking for a cinematic introduction to his adopted home.
Plus, rap from San Antonio, essays from Houston, and landscape photography from across the state.
And that’s a good thing.
In our current moment of Selenamania, Stripes and H-E-B have nothing on the dedication from crafty fans.
Bidi bidi bom bom, indeed.
The one in Hollywood, not the Louis Tussauds in San Antonio, so adjust your travel plans accordingly.
If you don’t know it, can’t remember it, or won’t sing it, what good is it?
Valentine’s Day is almost here, and we've found the perfect opportunity to end things with a little bom bom.
Readers respond to the September 2015 issue.
Twenty years after her death, who gets to love Selena (and how)?
Even academics know what there is to learn from La Reina de Tex-Mex.
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
When Selena Quintanilla Perez was killed on March 31, Texas mourned—and around the world, the veneration began.
This past year marked an important, though largely unnoticed, milestone for fans of Selena Quintanilla Perez, the hugely popular Tejano singer who died at 23 on March 31, 1995: She has now lived in our memories for longer than she performed professionally. She was 9 years old when she started
Era una chica del barrio cuya voz la hizo acreedora de un Grammy, vendió millones de álbumes y la convirtió en una sensación como ninguna otra. Y cuando fue asesinada, el 31 de marzo de 1995, la estrella de la música tejana Selena Quintanilla Pérez pareció llevarse consigo las aspiraciones
Five years after Selena's death, tejano music is struggling to be heard.
How did Houston supergroup La Mafia get to be the biggest tejano act in the world? By leaving Texas.
Why Texas’ best-known homeless writer is back on the streets.
ON MAY 29, 1995, TWO MONTHS AFTER THE TRAGIC death of tejano star Selena, a tribute was staged in her honor at Houston’s Astrodome. Although many well-known acts performed that day, including hometown superstars La Mafia and Selena’s former bandmate Pete Astudillo, it was an unknown eleven-year-old dynamo named Jennifer