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V.23 No.51 | 12/18/2014

Book Review

Boom For Real

Review by Erik Gamlem

Widow Basquiat: A Love Story

A revealing and sometimes dark love story shows that pioneering ’80s artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was more than the “Radiant Child.”
V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014
“Truth,” acrylic and spray paint on canvas
Sage Hagan

Culture Shock

By Lisa Barrow

Intergalactic indigenous

Scope eye-popping exhibits and applaud national acclaim for a local poet—this week in Culture Shock.
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V.23 No.49 | 12/4/2014

news

The Daily Word in slavery, sitcoms and sandwiches.

By Carl Petersen & Constance Moss [ Mon Dec 1 2014 1:58 PM ]
The Daily Word

The FBI says soldiers should get off social media.

Darren Wilson resigned from the Ferguson PD.

Slavery thrives in Great Britain and they’re not all Goreans.

Mickey Rourke’s boxing victory was rigged.

A long-lost masterpiece was found in the movie Stuart Little.

How many jokes-per-minute does your favorite sitcom average?

David Bowie hates “The Little Drummer Boy.”

Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches are a thing.

What’s your favorite Mondegreen?

The new Star Wars trailer is out.

The lights are up on Santa Fe plaza.

A Taos woman had a 1972 encounter with a man in a Cosby suit.

Mom ratted on Byron for murder.

Local sub shops were robbed and use only the freshest of ingredients.

Happy birthday, Charlene Tilton.

And now a word from our sponsors.

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V.23 No.47 | 11/20/2014
“Angelica”
Images courtesy of the artist

Arts Feature

Not Everything Is Illuminated

New Mexico artist sheds light on complicated lives

By Randyn Charles Bartholomew
Beautiful humans and layers of symbolism intertwine on the raw-wood canvasses of local artist Jodie Herrera.
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V.23 No.46 | 11/13/2014
“Master of Lightning” by Jeff Drew

Arts Feature

Electric Dreams on Black Walls

Exhibit celebrates Nikola Tesla with 21 points of view

By Alison Oatman
A famous electrical wunderkind proves fertile creative ground for Albuquerque artists at a new Downtown show.
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V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014
"Mictecacihuatl,", oil and acrylic on wood panel
Vanessa Wilde

Art Magnified

Wilde style

Art in a nuevomexicano vein—ghosts emerge from the past and color splashes into the present.
V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014
Skandalon

Book Review

Fame and Misfortune

Review by Courtney Foster

Skandalon

From the author of graphic novel Blue Is the Warmest Color comes Skandalon, the story of a rock god who comes to loathe his worshippers.
V.23 No.41 | 10/9/2014
Apollo and Diana Killing the Children of Niobe
Images courtesy of American Federation of Arts

Arts Feature

It’s Not Exactly Beaux-Arts. Oh, Wait, It Is.

Hunky heroes and dramatic deities descend on Duke City

By Gail Guengerich
A torso-rippling exhibit at the Albuquerque Museum brings the superhuman drama.
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V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014
Deep Sky and Field

Culture Shock

By Holly von Winckel

Cezannesque

The ABQ artworld thrives this month with gorgeous palettes, a new gallery in former horse stables, a benefit for dogs and more.
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