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Many academics and parents have said that Disney princesses are "bad for girls" because they are defined by their appearance – and they often must be rescued by men rather than act on their own (see: Sleeping Beauty and Snow White).

Sociologist Charu Uppal in Sweden has another concern – the fact that many classic Disney princesses are white and Western.

Courtesy Vega and Soupe

Two artists share a dream: to create the largest outdoor art gallery in Texas. They've already taken huge strides towards making that dream come true.

Elisa Gonzales | Texas Public Radio

In San Antonio this weekend you'll find plenty of music: Conjunto music, piano music and a musical stage drama. First off: Conjunto all weekend at the Tejano Conjunto Festival.

Tejano Conjunto Festival

Conjunto was born when Europeans brought accordions to South Texas, and locals paired them with bajo sexto, making the genre a San Antonio native in the world of music. The Guadalupe Cultural Arts' Cristina Balli says this weekend, Rosedale Park will be the center of the Conjunto universe.

Courtesy of Charlotte Anne Lucas

A mural that gave a West Side eatery some of its flavor is now gone. But a new mural unveiled this week recreates some of that original beauty.

Nathan Cone / TPR

Kevin Eubanks became a household name as the leader of The Tonight Show band for a decade, where he joshed with Jay Leno on-air while cranking out solid performances of pop and rock hits. Since 2005, he’s been able to follow his passion for jazz, and last month at Jazz, TX, Eubanks and his band unleashed some absolutely face-melting music.

Courtesy Steve Baranoff | Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

If you're looking for a new hobby this summer, here's an idea. It's something that gets you out of the house and into the fresh air. It demands concentration and rewards you with beauty. Welcome to the world of birding.

Jack Morgan | Texas Public Radio

Events this Mother's Day weekend will fill you with music, a wide variety of artwork and creative writing that celebrates motherhood.

Justin De Hoyos

In 1939, a German emigre, Alfred Lion, teamed up with the American writer Max Margulis to found a record company that would have an outsized influence on the sound of jazz. Blue Note Records, and its signature sound of the 1950s and 1960s engineered by Rudy Van Gelder, lived up to its motto, “The Finest In Jazz.”

Norma Martinez / Texas Public Radio; UTSA Libraries Special Collections

One of the largest collections of Mexican cookbooks in the nation recently received a donation of archives, letters, and rare Mexican cookbooks from a doyenne of traditional Mexican cuisine.

Courtney Campbell/University of Texas at San Antonio

Rebel Mariposa is an indigenous woman who is chef and owner of La Botánica, a vegan restaurant in San Antonio that embodies indigenous traditions from the Gulf Coast, Mexico, and New Mexico. She helped design the menu for a benefit gala to benefit American Indians in Texas at the Spanish Colonial Missions, a nonprofit that works to preserve the indigenous traditions of the peoples of South Texas.

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