July 11, 2013
Volume 22, Number 28
News & Opinion
Shuttle driver deems same-sex hand-holding “inappropriate”
Barron Jones reports on a pre-Pride incident wherein a Sunport shuttle driver demanded that a gay couple holding hands move to the back of the bus.
Funny because it happens to someone else.
Film & TV
Matrimonal drama shows off the traditions if not the inner turmoil of ultra-Orthodox Jews
First-time writer-director Rama Burshtein’s moody matrimonial drama Fill the Void takes us into a religious and cultural world so insulated few outside its influence would even recognize it. Shot in Israel among the Haredim (the most conservative of Hasidic Jewish sects), it is a foreign film in every sense of the word.
This week’s Reel World takes you across the state, from French Funerals-Cremations in Rio Rancho to the Kimo to the Lensic in Santa Fe.
“Under the Dome” on CBS
In a season filled with reruns, reality shows, sub-par Canadian dramas and concert specials, CBS brings a much-welcome change with “Under the Dome,” based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name.
This week’s TV picks from around the dial (if we still had dials)
Erika Wennerstrom on writing, the desert and spirit animals
Wherein Mark Lopez converses with Heartless Bastards’ Erika Wennerstrom about music of the now, lyricism, inspiration and—yes—spirit animals.
This week music writer M. Brianna Stallings listened to new albums by Austra, Future Bible Heroes and Lust for Youth.
Arts & Lit
Tattoo Fiesta lures big names in ink to Duke City
Master inkers from around the country head to Albuquerque for the Duke City Tattoo Fiesta.
Women win at International Folk Art Market
Over 190 artists from 60 countries converge on Santa Fe this weekend—and their good work has international implications.
It isn’t, and that’s just fine
Ari LeVaux samples the “irreversibly” spicy food at this hard-to-find restaurant.
Free Will Astrology
ARIES (March 21-April 19): The Space Needle is a tourist attraction in Seattle. It's taller than the Washington Monument but shorter than the Eiffel Tower. Near the top of the structure is a circular restaurant that rotates slowly, making one complete turn every 47 minutes. The motor that moves this 125-ton mass is small: only 1.5 horsepower. In the coming days, Aries, I foresee you having a metaphorically similar ability. You will be able to wield a great deal of force with a seemingly small and compact "engine."
The Piano in a Factory at National Hispanic Cultural Center
Zhang Meng's whimsical film about a father's attempt to build a piano for his daughter in the wake of his unending marriage.
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