From Cell to Screen
Orange Is the New Black’s Piper Kerman on prison, sensationalism and sex
Kerman went from rich girl to convict when she was sentenced to 15 months at a federal women’s correctional facility in Connecticut. She recounted her experience in the memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, later adapted into an award-winning Netflix original series.
OFFCenter gets (Albu)quirky; Placitas Library needs labyrinth help; and FREE COMICS! in this week’s bracing dose of Culture Shock.
Swimming with Elephants Publications
Albuquerque’s New Poet Laureate is Radical
Burque’s got a new Poet Laureate and she’s not afraid to drop an F bomb.
Short on Story
Education in Albuquerque casts light on a neglected corner of city history—but does it make the grade?
Latin Dance Festival
A city-wide dance festival highlighting Latin and Hispanic cultures from around the world.
A breakout star of Mad TV comedian and ping-pong enthusiast Bobby Lee performs live.
D.I.Y. P.I. Opening Reception
As artist Jessamyn Lovell pursues her private investigator’s license, she uses photography and performance to draw attention to social and cultural power dynamics. Runs through 9/30.