V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011
Taos Pride is this weekend
By Marisa Demarco [ Wed Aug 17 2011 3:51 PM ]
I just spent a lovely weekend in Taos for a wedding. As the sun sets there, the evening air grows chilly—as opposed to slightly less boiling hot, like in Burque.
Last year, Taos celebrated its first ever Pride weekend, though its founder died a few weeks before the event. The fest was held in Robert Quintana’s honor. Friends described him as an energetic organizer who pulled people together and created community. He loved a good soiree, they said. There was a touch of seriousness to the first Taos Pride, but volunteers still predicted “a screaming big party.”
And they’re at it again. Taos Pride will paint the town in rainbows this weekend on Aug. 19, 20 and 21. Festivities include a cabaret, a drag show, music and a recovery brunch, among other fabulous things.
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V.19 No.47 |
The Freak 8-Legged Lamb
By Sam Adams [ Mon Nov 29 2010 3:41 PM ]
One person can only tolerate a certain amount of Southwestern ski lodge tchotchkes. This I learned while shopping with the family in Taos' downtown square over the Thanksgiving weekend.
But if you can make it past the endless array of turquoise-this, Kokopelli-that, and enough New Age silk scarves to suffocate a Kenny G crowd twice over, you might stumble on the Governor Bent House and Museum.
Part antique gift shop, part curiostore, the Bent House showcases an intriguing array of New Mexican miscellany. My find of the day, across from the 100-year devil shark baby, was the "Freak 8-Legged Lamb."
If, like me, you are a fan of the Museum of Jurassic Technology in Los Angeles, you might agree that our mainstream museums suffer from a general lack in items of questionable authenticity and hybrid surgical experimentation. Which is exactly why the Freak 8-Legged Lamb put a holiday shine on an otherwise gray, snowy Thanksgiving weekend.
The text in the picture reads:
"This lamb was born on a ranch 7 miles west of Mountainair, N.M. in 1929. It is abnormal in that it should have been twins. Notice the two legs on the back and the 3rd ear on the top of its head. It is exceptionally unusual since most freaks have double heads. It lived 5 days."
If that isn't enough to sate your fucked-up taxidermy fix, you might see a stuffed ash tray-holding alligator while antiquing in Nob Hill.
V.19 No.33 | 8/19/2010
Services for Gay Pride Taos founder today
By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Aug 17 2010 11:03 AM ]
Robert Quintana, 29, was in the midst of organizing the first official Gay Pride event in Taos, N.M., when he died on Aug. 9.
His family has invited the public to attend his memorial today at the Rivera-Hanlon Funeral Home (818 Paseo del Pueblo Sur) at 1 p.m. The service will be delivered by Pastor Steve Wiard from El Pueblito United Methodist Church. Pastor Wiard knew Quintana for many years, and the two had a high mutual regard for one another, says Pride organizer Janie Corinne.
Afterward, there will be a celebration of Quintana’s life from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the El Monte Sagrado Angladas Building (317 Kit Carson).
Donations to help cover the costs of funeral are being accepted by the Robert E. Quintana Memorial Fund at Centinel Bank in Taos. Once those expenses are met, the fund becomes a scholarship for LGBT youth.
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