Marcos Najera

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  • 7 years ago | Best of Phoenix

    You might remember the story of four young Latino men from Carl Hayden High School who built an underwater robot named "Stinky" in 2004. They stunned the nation when Stinky kicked MIT's lame robot's ass in a college-level competition in California...

  • 7 years ago | Best of Phoenix

    Forget any notions you've ever had of a fat lady singing opera onstage. Mezzo-soprano Olga Perez looks more like she belongs in the cast of American Idol. But this fall, Arizona Opera's newest diva-in-training will take on one of her first major r...

  • 7 years ago

    Trinidad Escalante was a mojada. A wetback. Un illegal. Actually, I can't prove that. But I can say with total confidence that the woman was Mexican. She was born in Hermosillo, Sonora, and eventually crossed the border. Legally or not? Quien sabe...

  • 7 years ago

    Perhaps we should all just admit it. There are only three times we pay attention to the Town of Guadalupe. The first is when we use Avenida del Yaqui as a shortcut to get away from I-10's numbing rush-hour traffic. The second is when we want to bu...

  • 7 years ago

    The guy can't even cast his own ballot. But Efrain Robles still rocks the vote. Big-time. Robles, a Phoenix resident from Mexico, is here legally. But he's not a naturalized citizen, so technically, he can't vote. That doesn't mean he can't get hi...

  • 7 years ago

    Wendy Weston is one fierce chick. She's loud, proud, and puro Native-American badass. I want to be her. More to the point, I want a space like hers. She's the director of Indian American relations at the Heard Museum, and I've been hanging with We...