Aug 23 - 29, 2012 

Love’s a boxing match for Lila Martinez and Jeff Andersen in   Stories of Us  .
Aaron Giombolini

Performance Review

Home, and Where the Heart Is

Blackout innovates with a trio of domicile-driven love stories

By Leigh Hile
A philandering poet, a pair of clowns and a woman on the verge of burning her house down. These are several of the characters played by Jeff Andersen and Lila Martinez in Blackout Theatre Company’s latest original work, Stories of Us: A Guide to Home Improvement.

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Book Review

Tangled Up in Turquoise

Tale of family ties is fraught with New Mexican clichés

Review by John Bear
When writing about New Mexico, it's easy to overdo it. Case in point: Jo-Ann Mapson's latest effort, Finding Casey.
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Culture Shock

By Sam Adams

It’s the End of the World, and We Love it

If I hear one more damned story about the zombie apocalypse, I swear I’ll ... read it like all the others that came before. Sure, the blogosphere may be sensationalizing a series of horrific events that have ended in people being shot, eaten and internally microwaved by bad acid. But whether these events are happening on the streets of Florida or prime time TV on AMC, there are those of us who can’t help but gnaw on tales that depict a doomed world full of undead cannibals. If you need insight into why we like this kind of sick shit, just ask your friend the horror-buff film major if you can see her thesis paper on sociopolitical metaphor in the work of George Romero. (Trust me, she’s written one.)

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