Breaking the Mold
Inexpensive custom creations have kept Casa de Piñatas a UNM-area staple for 16 years
By Sam Adams
In 1996, Francisco Rodriguez opened a little store at the intersection of Lead and Yale with his wife, Patty. Rodriguez handled the crafting, and his wife managed the business side. It's at that same location, 16 years later, that Rodriguez and his son continue the tradition of custom piñatas.
Courtesy of Alan Mitchell
Amoral in L.A.
The Vortex lines up David Mamet’s soulless film industry farce
By Christie Chisholm
Speed-the-Plow is a play about the coke-addled, fortune-obsessed, power-crazed workings of late-’80s Hollywood, fortified with typical David Mamet misogynistic underpinnings. Also in true Mamet fashion, it’s a story in which all of the characters prove themselves despicable, some more than others. Yet Speed-the-Plow still manages to be light, frivolous fun.
By Sam Adams
Note to the world’s marketing geniuses: Place the prefix “Octo” in front of any word and you automatically have something people won’t stop saying. Try it. Octomom, Octoplex, OctoStash. See, it’s fun. You can even make up something like “Octodog” and I bet it’ll catch on. I’m not even sure what that is, but I’ve got to have one.
By Renée Chavez
Apollo Garcia, Danielle Reddick, John Flax and Tara Khozein come together in a stellar ensemble cast, dexterously moving between emotionally-driven clownish characters and their buffoon alter-egos.
By Taylor Grabowsky
A recount of Eva Perón’s meteoric rise from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady.
The Importance of Being Earnest
By Megan Reneau
This classic play by Oscar Wilde is a celebration of life, love, wit and the theatre itself.
Independent Bookstore Day
By Maggie Grimason
Seven New Mexico authors assist the store as guest booksellers to recommend books that have influenced them or that they've enjoyed reading, in addition to promoting their own titles.
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