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V.25 No.17 | 4/28/2016

Restaurant Review

Tutte le strade conducono a Roma

M’Tucci’s Italian has American crust

The service is outstanding, the presentation is gorgeous, and the food is … well, we’ll get to that in a minute.
Fiction Belgian IPA
Courtney Foster

Wish You Were Beer

FanFiction

Courtney Foster tries Fiction, Duel Brewing’s 7.2% ABV Belgian IPA.
V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016
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Event Horizon

Clowns Are People Too

Saturday, Apr 23: Bad Clowns

Writer and skeptical investigator Benjamin Radford signs and discusses his nonfiction book.

Literature

Three N.M. Authors Combine Forces

Albuquerque authors and friends Lynn C. Miller, Corran Harrington and Bev Magennis join forces at 3pm on Sunday, April 24, to talk about and read from their latest fiction releases.

Miller is promoting her novel of trauma, The Day After Death; Harrington's new novel, set along the Rio Grande, is Follow the River Home; and Magennis contributes the Southwestern gothic Alibi Creek to the multiple-author appearance.

Miller's effort is described as such: "After a minor car accident shatters her equilibrium, forty-three-year-old Amanda Ferguson wakes up to a memory of being terrorized by her older brother Adrian, whom she holds responsible for the death of her twin brother thirty years before. Their mother, Eva, blinded by devotion to her eldest son, has locked the truth inside her now-failing memory. When a client from work invites Amanda to a performance of Harold Pinter's Betrayal, a haunting series of events related to the play resurfaces, including the suicide of Amanda's college lover and mentor, Sarah Moore. As Amanda puts her fractured life back together, the present increasingly echoes her traumatic past, propelling her toward the truth about Duncan's and Sarah's deaths--and toward Adrian."

Harrington's Follow the River Home is teased as such: "Daniel Arroyo has suffered a lifetime of guilt over the sudden death of his infant sister, who died when he was eight years old. He now lives his middle years between that guilt and worsening episodes of PTSD from a Vietnam he left thirty years ago. When a violent encounter on a dusty highway forces Daniel to face what haunts him, he finds himself pulled back to the neighborhood of his youth, where old houses hold tired secrets. What really happened on that steamy August afternoon? The answer comes spilling from the old neighborhood, and Daniel begins to find his way home. Corran Harrington takes the reader along the Rio Grande, from its headwaters to the sea."

And in Magennis' Alibi Creek, charming and wily Walker returns to his family's New Mexico ranch following a two-year prison stint. "There his pious older sister Lee Ann is busy caring for their mother, raising two sons, and grappling with unethical workplace demands. Walker's illegal activities quickly incite chaos in the town and Lee Ann's marriage, leading to drastic transformations of beliefs, identities, and relationships."

Miller, co-director of the ABQ Writers Co-op and co-editor of the literary journal bosque, was a professor at the University of Texas at Austin for 27 years. She is the author of The Fool's Journey: A Romance and Death of a Department Chair; co-editor of Voices Made Flesh: Performing Women's Autobiography; and co-author of Find Your Story, Write Your Memoir. Miller has performed a number of solo performance pieces and plays about Edith Wharton, Gertrude Stein, Katherine Anne Porter, and Victoria Woodhull. She lives in Albuquerque.

Harrington is a Pushcart Prize nominee, a Santa Fe Writers Project finalist, a Hidden River Arts Eludia Award finalist, a Bosque Fiction Contest finalist, and a New Millennium Writings Award semifinalist whose short fiction (written also as Connie Harrington) has appeared in numerous literary journals. A former lawyer, Harrington also has a background in cultural and linguistic anthropology. She lives in Albuquerque.

Magennis was born in Toronto, Ontario, and immigrated to the US in 1964. She received her MA in Art from the Claremont Graduate School in California. After a 35-year career as an artist, she started writing, inspired by the land and people in the New Mexico wilderness where she had lived. In 2009 she was accepted to the Iowa Writers' Workshop Summer Graduate Class, and in 2010 was awarded an eight-month Pen USA Emerging Voices Fellowship. In 2011 she received a Norman Mailer Writers Colony Fiction Fellowship. She lives in Albuquerque.

Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank Blvd NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Miller, Harrington and Magennis event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.

V.25 No.16 | 4/21/2016

Restaurant Review

Truckin’ to the Table

Loyola’s is cool and comforting

Loyola’s features a selection of traditional New Mexican food, its variations and a wide variety of comfort-inducing diner fare. We will be here again.
V.25 No.11 | 03/17/2016

Literature

Danger at the Rodeo

Karen Glinski, retired hot-air balloon pilot, will be at Page One Books at 2:30pm on Sunday, April 17, to talk about and sign her young-adult book, Danger at the Rodeo.

The book is described as such: "This exciting young adult book is the second to feature Emerson, his dog Lucky and his grandpa Charlie, a Navajo elder. This time, all three are headed to a week-long rodeo but instead of fun, they are plucked headlong into a criminal coping scandal and Lucky is stolen. Emerson begins a race against time to save his beloved dog and expose the criminal before they get him!"

Glinski was born in Yokohama, Japan, and grew up the oldest of six children in a military family. She majored in Anthropology at UNM, where she formed a life-long interest in the Native American cultures of the Southwest. She shares her Albuquerque home with two miniature dachshunds, Mr. Bojangles and Wee Willie Winkie. A retired hot-air balloon pilot, Glinski spends her time working, writing and training her doxies in rally and scent discrimination. Danger at the Rodeo is her second published book and the sequel to Stranded at Sheep Camp. She is working on the third book in this series, The Badge of Honor.

Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Glinski event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.

V.25 No.15 | 4/14/2016

Restaurant Review

Mixxed Feelings

Baja Mexican food brings the noise

Megan Reneau treks downstairs to try Mixx Food Bar.
V.25 No.14 | 4/7/2016

Restaurant Review

Cover Your Mouth

Mimmo's Ristorante and Pizzeria’s home-style Italian is worth the patrons

The shrimp alfredo—a decent helping of larger-than-your-thumb shrimp on top of fettucini in a white sauce—was like a punch in the face, it was so good.
Artbot
Illo by Rob M

BOB: Arts

Best Performing Arts Group

The Best in theatre, visual arts and words both spoken and written.
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Illo by Brie MacQuarrie

BOB: Music

Best CD/Record Store

The Best places to buy tunes and listen to live music, plus some of the Best performers in Albuquerque.
V.25 No.13 | 03/31/2016

The Daily Word in Kim Kardashian's Feminism, how the World is losing water and (fake) cheap housing in Albuquerque

The Daily Word

One third of the world has had a drastic decrease in water in the last 20 years. Why?

How are women pushing the boundaries of disruptive innovation?

A wedding dress in a pickle jar is one thing amongst many that you’ll find at the Museum of Broken Relationships.

Want a 2,300 square foot home in the Huning Highland District for only $800? Sorry, you can’t. Some people thought they could, though.

How Nationalism contributes to the oppression of women is astounding.

The subtlety that Kim Kardashian uses to push feminist boundaries and values is incredible.

The trial for the murder of Islan Nettles has finally begun.

While it’s often difficult to keep up with the lies and bizarre remarks that Professor Quirrell-Drumpf makes, some people fact checked his town hall speech and found 71 fibs. That’s basically one per minute.

And finally, the evolution of this beautiful meme.

V.25 No.13 | 3/31/2016
Sandia Mountain Oysters
courtesy of Courtney’s Kitchen

Restaurant Review

Home is Where the Food is

Courtney’s Kitchen offers up love grub

Despite the feeling of comfort and the delicious, sophisticated take on homey food, there were a few things that I found to be problematic.
V.25 No.12 | 3/24/2016

Restaurant Review

Another Home in Barelas

Coffee house provides piquant pastime

It’s a super-regional form of food, puro Burque, though related cuisine may be experienced in Santa or Cruces. It doesn’t exist in Tejas or Califas or Nueva York.
V.25 No.7 | 02/18/2016

Literature

Three Promises for Jane: A True Story of Madness and Redemption

English professor visits Page One

Professor Liese from San Juan College reads from her new book.

Today's Events

ABQ Blues & Brews at Sandia Resort & Casino

Listen to blues music and enjoy some of the tastiest brews available with unlimited sampling and a souvenir tasting glass.

Jody Wisternoff and Friends • progressive house, trance, electronic at Skylight

Gentle Yoga La Russe and Tea at Kalm Yoga

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