From Cell to Screen
Orange Is the New Black’s Piper Kerman on prison, sensationalism and sex
By M. Brianna Stallings
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
By Zachary Kluckman
Burque’s got a new Poet Laureate and she’s not afraid to drop an F bomb.
Short on Story
Review by Mike Smith
Education in Albuquerque casts light on a neglected corner of city history—but does it make the grade?
Eat, Drink and Be Charitable
By Megan Reneau
Raise money for the New Mexico Cancer Center Foundation while enjoying live music, brews and food.
By Maggie Grimason
A personal and political response to the deaths of unarmed black people, examining the long tenuous relationship between African-Americans and law enforcement.
Alborz Trio: The Sound of Peace and Persia
By August March
A performance featuring the Iranian Santour, Bb and G clarinets and various percussion instruments combined to create modern folk music based in the dastgãh tradition.
Looking Around: Photographs and Narratives Reception
By Taylor Grabowsky
Photographs and writings of people, places, and things gleaned from artist Martha Heard's travels. Runs through 4/28.
Fiftieth Anniversary Concert for UNM’s Pipe Organ
By Joshua Lee
Internationally acclaimed organist Maxine Thévenot performs on one of the largest organs in NM, the Holtkamp.
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