Give Some Green—In last week's article about the grand opening of 516 Arts, I forgot to mention that the Downtown nonprofit arts organization seeks support from individuals as well as local businesses. So do you want to maintain Albuquerque's momentum as it speeds to catch up with Santa Fe as a Mecca of culture in the Southwest? Then open your wallet, and show them some green.
On New Year's Day 1994, in the jungles of Chiapas, Mexico, a revolutionary group no one had ever heard of launched a highly conspicuous revolution. Calling themselves the Zapatistas—after the famed Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata—the group proclaimed to the world its outrage over NAFTA, the recently passed trade agreement that they believed would make Mexico's poorest citizens even poorer.
So he didn’t have a normal childhood. That much we might have surmised. But why do we want to know how Hannibal became Hannibal? Is it to treat him? Explain him? Or perhaps reassure ourselves that he is less like us?
"When it comes to hide and seek," writes Maryanne Vollers in this fascinating study of serial bomber Eric Rudolph, "the mountains of North Carolina have always favored the hiders." They certainly favored Rudolph. After he set off a series of deadly bombings in 1996 and 1997 in Atlanta and Birmingham, Ala., Rudolph retreated to North Carolina and remained at large in the mountains for five years, eluding one of the country's largest manhunts ever.