Master craftsman and ex-luchador’s stitchwork is seamless
By Sam Adams
The first thing that struck me about Francisco "Pancho" León were his hands. Callused and scarred, his palms look like they belong to a cattle roper or someone who escaped a fire. Perhaps a knife fighter. Or maybe ... a man who's worked a sewing machine for the past 40 years.
Courtesy of David Garver
Goofing on Elvis
One-man show at The Filling Station personifies mid-life crisis
By Christie Chisholm
It was on a plane back from Paris that David Garver felt his life shift. His wife had taken him to the city as a surprise gift for his 50th birthday. “My first and only time to Europe was Paris,” he says, “and it just blew my head wide open.”
Thrilled to Death
Chris Hedges’ Empire of Illusion occupies the mind
Review by Michael Henningsen
I will never look at porn (the same way) again. Not after reading Pulitzer Prize-winning author Chris Hedges’ timely polemical tome Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle. For that matter, I’ll never look at pro wrestling, “Top Chef," higher education, corporate America or much of anything else in quite the same light as I once did. I’ll be too busy stocking my underground bomb shelter with blankets and canned goods ... and books.
Albuquerque Ukekopelli Festival
By Megan Reneau
A three-day celebration of the ukulele, featuring eight instructors and two island dance workshops.
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