V.23 No.7 | 2/13/2014
How It Begins
Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War
WWI started because the Emperor of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by a man who may have been part of a Serbian conspiracy, right? A new book shows that this explanation is so basic it’s just wrong.
V.23 No.1 | 1/2/2014
God's Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis
The world has been ruled by men since the beginning of recorded history, and men’s thoughts have been ruled by their genitals for almost as long.
Love, Death and Other Causes of Indigestion
How Should We Live? Great Ideas from the Past for Everyday Life
Searching for insight into such universal topics as love, family, work and nature, Roman Krznaric reaches back to the Greeks, through Medieval and Renaissance philosophers and on through the Victorians and modern thinkers.
V.22 No.47 | 11/21/2013
Saints From the Catacombs
Jewels for eyes, waxen visages, jaws reinforced with filigree and bones laid into wooden armatures to give the impression of corporeal glory—a glimpse into our own Western heritage.
V.22 No.42 | 10/17/2013
From cowboys to casinos to Commies, three enchanting books grapple with history on the large and small scale.
V.22 No.38 | 9/19/2013
We Are All Going to Die In a Fiery Nuclear Accident
Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser, his new book Command and Control and Albuquerque’s aging nuclear arsenal
Author Eric Schlosser on the aging stockpile of nuclear weapons stored right here, in our city, where we live.
A Tuscan Immersion
Cold Tuscan Stone
It's the kind of book that you want to hand off to a good friend when you finish.
V.22 No.37 | 9/12/2013
The Mexican Abides
“¡Ask a Mexican!” columnist on art and la raza
Gustavo Arellano talks politics and satire in Chicano art at the Albuquerque Museum.
V.22 No.36 | 9/5/2013
Gold and Souls
Winter of the Metal People
A novel of the bloody events that followed the arrival of Coronado’s advance expedition as it barreled through the Southwest.
V.22 No.34 | 8/22/2013
Come Over, Karl: Andrew Wyeth’s painting to be housed at Albuquerque Museum
In our Instagram world, it is rare to come across a piece of art which clearly and deliberately took many painstaking hours to create, but Albuquerque is privileged to exhibit such a work for the next five years. Andrew Wyeth's “Karl,” an egg tempura painting lent by a private curator, is now on display at the Albuquerque Museum (2000 Mountain NW).
Wyeth is one of the most popular US painters of the last century, known for his dark, somber themes and intricately detailed work. “Karl,” the portrait of a German immigrant farmer, follows suit. The painting causes the audience's eyes to focus on every last color and wrinkle in this man's face, while necessarily noting the dramatic meat hooks on the ceiling. The piece moves audiences to an appreciation of its eeriness and depth.
The portrait is displayed between notable work “A Shower in a Dry Year,” by Peter Hurd, Wyeth's brother-in-law, and the work of Wyeth's sister, Henriette Wyeth. This classic representation of American art can be viewed at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History located on 19th Street and Mountain NW in Old Town.
V.22 No.32 | 8/8/2013
courtesy of Working Classroom
Art Theater Preview
Is It Real, or Is It Just the American Dream?
Dreamlandia adapts old questions for a new century
Working Classroom brings their own spin to the timeless tale of how we deceive ourselves and others just to get by.
Growing Hope Luncheon at Hotel Albuquerque
Reel Rock 9 Film Tour: Valley Uprising at KiMo Theatre
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