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V.24 No.7 | 2/12/2015
You may need sunglasses for Saul Hoffman’s “Cerebral Highway.”
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Art Review

Retinal Burn

Scorch your eyeballs on these radiant exhibits

Bright beginnings

Saul Hoffman’s first solo show reveals the galactic possibilities of polymer clay, plus those freaky birds of paradise.
Robert Maestas

Cribtoons

Cribtoons: Last week’s news in motion

Wherein Robert Maestas brings our weekly Crib Notes pop quiz to life ... as a cartoon.
V.24 No.5 | 1/29/2015
Sink your teeth into stunning art, like Justina Ortiz’ “Great Rabbit” at SBCC.
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All photos courtesy of their respective venues except where indicated

Arts Feature

Unfolding Our Hometown Map

Massive citywide exhibition navigates Albuquerque’s art trajectory

Take a guided tour of On the Map, the huge citywide art exhibition in which all paths lead to ABQ.
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V.24 No.4 | 1/22/2015
Have a sip at Old Town Creative Studios.
Blake Driver

Art Scenester

Sip, Paint, Repeat

Do you like your art with a bar? Or your bar with some art? Scope these Burque-riffic ways to do either.
V.24 No.3 | 1/15/2015

How to Do Literally Everything

How to Construct Mixed Media Masterpieces

Staff writer Mark Lopez shows you how to create eye-popping art with car wax, Elmer’s glue and some old magazines.
V.24 No.2 | 1/8/2015
Beau & Aero

Culture Shock

Tricklock treat

A truly dizzying array of awesome performance unleashes at the Tricklock Revolutions Festival, plus a visual whammy from You’re On TV and Wes Naman.
V.23 No.52 | 12/25/2014

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Georgia O’Keeffe, Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, 1932. Oil on canvas, 48 by 40 inches (121.9 by 101.6 cm). The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Arts Feature

Making Sense of Jimson Weed

On dropping $44 million and seeing like O’Keeffe

Elaine Ritchel probes the work of Georgia O’Keeffe and finds more than she bargained for.
V.23 No.51 | 12/18/2014

Book Review

Boom For Real

Widow Basquiat: A Love Story

A revealing and sometimes dark love story shows that pioneering ’80s artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was more than the “Radiant Child.”
V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014
“Truth,” acrylic and spray paint on canvas
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Sage Hagan

Culture Shock

Intergalactic indigenous

Scope eye-popping exhibits and applaud national acclaim for a local poet—this week in Culture Shock.
V.23 No.49 | 12/4/2014

news

The Daily Word in slavery, sitcoms and sandwiches.

The Daily Word

The FBI says soldiers should get off social media.

Darren Wilson resigned from the Ferguson PD.

Slavery thrives in Great Britain and they’re not all Goreans.

Mickey Rourke’s boxing victory was rigged.

A long-lost masterpiece was found in the movie Stuart Little.

How many jokes-per-minute does your favorite sitcom average?

David Bowie hates “The Little Drummer Boy.”

Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches are a thing.

What’s your favorite Mondegreen?

The new Star Wars trailer is out.

The lights are up on Santa Fe plaza.

A Taos woman had a 1972 encounter with a man in a Cosby suit.

Mom ratted on Byron for murder.

Local sub shops were robbed and use only the freshest of ingredients.

Happy birthday, Charlene Tilton.

And now a word from our sponsors.

V.23 No.47 | 11/20/2014
“Angelica”
Images courtesy of the artist

Arts Feature

Not Everything Is Illuminated

New Mexico artist sheds light on complicated lives

Beautiful humans and layers of symbolism intertwine on the raw-wood canvasses of local artist Jodie Herrera.
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V.23 No.46 | 11/13/2014
“Master of Lightning” by Jeff Drew

Arts Feature

Electric Dreams on Black Walls

Exhibit celebrates Nikola Tesla with 21 points of view

A famous electrical wunderkind proves fertile creative ground for Albuquerque artists at a new Downtown show.
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V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014
"Mictecacihuatl,", oil and acrylic on wood panel
Vanessa Wilde

Art Magnified

Wilde style

Art in a nuevomexicano vein—ghosts emerge from the past and color splashes into the present.
V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014
Skandalon

Book Review

Fame and Misfortune

Skandalon

From the author of graphic novel Blue Is the Warmest Color comes Skandalon, the story of a rock god who comes to loathe his worshippers.
V.23 No.41 | 10/9/2014
Apollo and Diana Killing the Children of Niobe
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Images courtesy of American Federation of Arts

Arts Feature

It’s Not Exactly Beaux-Arts. Oh, Wait, It Is.

Hunky heroes and dramatic deities descend on Duke City

A torso-rippling exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum brings the superhuman drama.
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