Dec 4 - 10, 2008 

Culture Shock

By Erin Adair-Hodges

You cannot avoid art this week. I would even dare you to try, if I countenanced such things. This first weekend of December is possibly one of the Albuquerque art scene's busiest of the year, so stuff yourself on the fruit of inspiration.

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Brilliantly strange books.  Fairly normal man.

Author Interview

Listening for Epiphanies

An interview with best-selling author Haruki Murakami

By John Freeman

Some people have epiphanies in church, others atop mountains. Haruki Murakami's came on April 1, 1978, on the grassy knoll behind Jingu Baseball Stadium in Japan. What if he tried to write a novel?

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Designer’s Lounge kicks Home Ec’s ass.

Art Preview

Art by Design

Designer's Lounge seeks to become a center for the creative crafting community

By Erin Adair-Hodges

As a child, Teresa Romero didn't have the patience to learn how to sew. Her mother, Patty Melvin, a self-described “old-school” seamstress, tried with little success to teach her daughter what she herself had learned from her own mother and grandmother. It wasn't until Romero went to San Francisco's Design Institute, where sewing is required, that she picked it up again. Now, more than a decade later, she's decided to make teaching others how to sew and design her job.

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