By Amy Dalness
There are three criteria for a great video game: story line, game play and graphics. It's the trifecta of gaming brilliance all designers must perfect if they want their fish to dominate in a highly populated ocean. But in the world of webgames, a designer can hone one or two of these elements to create a successful product. In honor of our video game issue, here are a few casual games that have mastered the interactive art inherent in the genre.
The Sound of June
Chamber Music Albuquerque broadens its audience by diversifying its talent
By Simon McCormack
It began with a small group of volunteers bringing world-class musicians to their hometown 67 years ago. Since then, Chamber Music Albuquerque has watched classical music shrink from the consciousness of mainstream America. As the organization gradually expanded its season, the folks at Chamber Music Albuquerque felt the need to stem the tide of the nationwide trend. To this end, they brought in Executive Director Joseph Franklin and gave him a mission: Put new faces in the seats.
An interview with Louise Erdrich
By John Freeman
A glance at the “E” section of your local bookstore would probably not give the impression that Louise Erdrich is a woman willing to wait.
The Brew Bee
By Rini Grammer
An adult spelling bee to benefit the Children's Grief Center.
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Excluidas del Paraíso at National Hispanic Cultural Center
Learn about the mechanisms that maintain patriarchal systems and perpetuate economic, cultural, and social inequality and imbalances of power in Spanish and Western societies.
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