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V.23 No.28 |

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Now Hear This, Vol. III

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Blouse - "Into Black"

Consumers of my dancing-about-architecture reportage are probably aware of my frequent use of the adjectival "blackety-black." It's really just an overly precious synonym for: atramentous, ebony, jet, obsidian, onyx, pitch, slate, sloe and the like. But thanks to British scientists at Surrey NanoSystems, there's now an honest-to-goodness blackety-black. It's called Vantablack (or super black), and it's record-breaking darkness absorbs all but .035 percent of light. It's so damn black that the human eye has difficulty discerning its dimensions. Like a freaking black hole. Its primary intended applications are terrestrial, space and air-borne optical instrumentation. But now hear this: The Little Black Dress will never be the same.

Dead Can Dance - "Black Sun"

The Daily Mail reports that it's created using carbon nanotubes—"which are 10,000 thinner than human hair and so miniscule that light cannot get in but can pass into the gaps in between"—and if that isn't enough, it's 10 times stronger than steel and conducts heat seven-and-a-half times more effectively than copper. Yeah. Owing to my obsessive-compulsive nature, themes prove irresistably attractive, so here are my favorite songs that pay tribute to blackety-black, er, Vantablack. Share your favorite black-centric tracks in the comments, fellow darklings.

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Beat Happening - "Black Candy"

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Cosmetics - "Black Leather Gloves"

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Nick Drake - "Black Eyed Dog"

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Nina Simone - "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair"

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Pictureplane - "Black Nails"

The Sandwitches - "Black Rider"

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Timber Timbre - "Black Water"

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The Velvet Underground & Nico - "Black Angel's Death Song"

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More fun indeed
Billy McCall

Culture Shock

The nekkid eye

Journey into the exposed heart of Burque’s artworld with a celebration of the body, a drama about family and poetry to scare zealous patriots.
V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
“Ariadne’s Gift” by Carol Chase Bjerke

Arts Feature

Pigments and Ailments

Group exhibit grapples with illness and survival

Tenacity and optimism shine from the dark heart of artwork inspired by life-threatening disease.
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“La Nao de China” by Catalina Delgado-Trunk, 2006, hand-cut paper over collage

Culture Shock

Ipso facto X-Acto

Any way you slice it, nothing’s quite like paper art. Traditional papel picado is a cheerful, humble Mexican papercraft often used to adorn and embellish public spaces. But ¡Papel! Pico, Rico y Chico, opening at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) on Friday, June 20, at 6pm, proves the form’s wondrous flexibility.
V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
LOLS graces a bleak stretch of Lomas Boulevard from atop an abandoned sign.
photos by Elizabeth Shores

Art Scenester

Tuning In to the City

The Lomas On-site Listening Station

Ghostly transmissions along Lomas Boulevard reflect Burque back on itself.
Women prepare for tear gas in Turkey—one of the award-winning images in The Curve at CCA.
Guy Martin

Art News

Shebangs in the Fe

SHEBANG! offers an arts celebration 35 years in the making. And while you’re in Santa Fe, catch a couple other fantastic exhibits.
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V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
Royal Chicano Air Force silkscreened poster from 1976
Ricardo Favela

Culture Shock

Collective memory

Albuquerque artsworld wonders get their due in Culture Shock, from a poetic convergence to that pony you’ve always wanted.
V.23 No.21 | 5/22/2014

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Ronald Chavez aka Dreamer

Arts

Their Hearts Into Art

Incarcerated students’ work exhibits ingenuity and passion

Where Juli Cobb teaches, the school uniform is orange, the attendance rate is almost perfect, and the atmosphere can be stressful, to say the least.
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V.23 No.20 | 5/15/2014
“El Susurro Pasado”
Deborah Rael-Buckley

Arts Feature

Honoring the Hidden

Crypto-Jewish identity and tradition shine in new exhibit

Celebrate the intersection of Crypto-Jewish and Hispano life that has persevered for centuries behind New Mexico’s dusty backdrop in a lush new exhibit.
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Book Review

Urban Jungle

The London Jungle Book

“An artist goes where there is work.” Gond artist Bhajju Shyam went to London and saw it like it’s never been seen before.

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