V.26 No.51 | 12/21/2017
Walking in a Winter Wonderland
The artist behind the River of Lights
Joey Trujillo, initially brought onboard River of Lights because of his welding skills which he learned from his father, estimates he's made more than 300 of the sculptures.
A Stake of Holly Through the Heart
A Christmas Carol takes the stage at Popejoy
Scott Severance, the founding artistic director and actor assuming the iconic role of Scrooge, spoke with us about the lasting resonance of A Christmas Carol.
V.26 No.50 | 12/14/2017
The “badass mother folk art” of El Moisés
El Moisés brings his world-class style, unique vision and focused attention to everything he touches—whether a book or a lowrider or a canvas.
Places of Refuge
Images and psychic states surface at New Grounds
We chat with Lihie Gendler-Talmor about diversity in technique, "Cities of Refuge" and how personal experience influences selection of subject matter.
V.26 No.49 | 12/7/2017
Two Way Street Albuquerque
The City's Living Document
Two Way Street amplifies the voices of community members often unheard
Two Way Street's vendors are hired with minimal barriers. You don't need an ID or a criminal background check. Each vendor receives five donated copies of the paper, which are then sold for a dollar or more each. Vendors can come back with their earnings and buy more copies of the paper for 25 cents each, and hit the street again.
Rockin' Around the NHCC
The Duran family is decking the halls and the galleries this holiday season
The Duran family have decided to share their collection of more than 400 handmade Christmas ornaments by more than 130 New Mexican artists, through an exhibition at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
V.26 No.48 | 11/30/2017
The True Lens of the Camera
Photographer Chris Cozzone explores the lives playing out in Albuquerque
While Chris Cozzone dedicates his working hours to teaching and administrative responsibilities, he still possesses a relentless drive to photograph the world around him, finding a wellspring of inspiration on the streets of Albuquerque and among his students at the jail.
Bill Burr on Family, Funnies and the 505
Bill Burr is an irritated comedian whose tone of voice is perpetually stuck in between laughing and yelling. He'll be in town to rile up audiences at the Route 66 Casino (14500 Central Ave. SW) on Friday, Dec. 1. Between his popular Monday Morning Podcast, raising a new kid and filming his new special, “Walk Your Way Out” (currently streaming on Netflix), we were able to get him on the phone to chat about his experiences in the 505, his new show, “F is for Family,” and some conspiracy theories.
V.26 No.47 | 11/23/2017
Night Vale descends on Albuquerque
Live show All Hail brings the world of the popular podcast to the KiMo
For a very long time, pinned to the desktop of my computer was a fan rendering of these words: “When life seems dangerous and unmanageable, just remember that it is, and that you can't survive forever.” It's a quote from the waggish writers of Welcome to Night Vale—a podcast that explores, through local radio dispatches, the strange goings-ons of a far flung desert town.
V.26 No.46 | 11/16/2017
The Language of Liberation
Tricklock Company becomes the site of revolution at the start of their 24th season
REVOLT. SHE SAID. REVOLT AGAIN. is not a simple play; it's full of women being truthful—often to the point of hilarity—about what they want.
V.26 No.45 | 11/9/2017
The Things with Wings
AirDance New Mexico launches two new performances this weekend
Someone in AirDance New Mexico made the offhand suggestion, “We should do a performance based on bugs.” The group took the idea and ran with it.
V.26 No.44 | 11/2/2017
Mark Beyer's first collection in 12 years delves into the city's strangeness
Ne'er-do-Wellers visually details Albuquerque’s news headlines through darkly funny images.
V.26 No.43 | 10/26/2017
Inside the Invasion
Blackout Theatre Company's new chapter of Quarantine
This year's Quarantine storyline hinges upon that famous UFO crash that happened in Roswell in 1947 and supposes that in this reality, the government is engineering alien technology based on what they discovered there, and they do not want the public accessing it.
V.26 No.42 | 10/19/2017
All the Good to Come
In the workshop and beyond at Fathers Building Futures
Fathers Building Futures delivers more than a physical object in each of their pieces and the services they provide. It’s a direct buy-in to a better community and a vote in favor of freedom for everyone in it.