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V.26 No.30 | 7/27/2017
Brennan Foster and Shawn Boyd do all the heavy lifting in the two man show, Greater Tuna.
Ryan Dobbs

Culture Shock

Greater Tuna Pokes Fun at Small-Town Texas Life

‘80s play still frighteningly relevant today

By Robin Babb
While Greater Tuna’s main agenda is to poke gentle fun at the ignorant ways of the small-town people of Texas, it also takes time to acknowledge some of the things to be appreciated about such towns.
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V.26 No.29 | 7/20/2017
Terry Tempest Williams
Kwahu Alston

Culture Shock

The Country in Both Darkness & Light

Terry Tempest Williams’ The Hour of Land

By Maggie Grimason
Williams is one of the United States' preeminent nature writers, who in an act of civil disobedience, purchased land leases intended to be sold for development of oil and gas. In her most recent work, she poignantly unpacks the multitude of histories that are embedded in 12 national parks and monuments
V.26 No.28 | 7/13/2017
Jessica Bovee

Culture Shock

The Cute and Conscious Join Forces

Jessica Bovee & company's magical North Valley shop

By Maggie Grimason
Curio has cute and cool clothes for all body types, each carefully selected with special consideration for how it is made.
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V.26 No.27 | 7/6/2017
Poetry EP
Kim Vodicka

Culture Shock

Get Down with the “Gorgeously Profane”

Kim Vodicka never edits out the private parts

By Maggie Grimason
The sound element is an essential component to creating the vibes that are endemic to all that is Psychic Privates.
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V.26 No.26 | 6/29/2017
Minie Gonzalez
Minie Gonzalez

Culture Shock

The Indomitable Minie Gonzalez

The enduring creative power of one irrepressible local photographer

By Maggie Grimason
From the time she learned to work a camera to the last day she was able to hold one, Minie Gonzalez was taking photographs.
V.26 No.25 | 6/22/2017
The Tempest
courtesy of Shakespeare on the Plaza

Culture Shock

Something Wonderful This Way Comes

Shakespeare on the Plaza stages Macbeth and more

By Maggie Grimason
Shakespeare on the Plaza aims to bring the significance of The Bard to Albuquerque at large by making the annual open-air staging of the plays entirely free.
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V.26 No.24 | 6/15/2017
John Burns brings his one-man show to Albuquerque
courtesy of John Burns

Culture Shock

Looking Backward

Gay Kid on a Cattle Ranch recounts joy and pain of coming of age in N.M. ranchlands

By Maggie Grimason
John Burns' latest elucidation of love for musical theater comes in the shape of the quirky cabaret Gay Kid on A Cattle Ranch, a piece that explores his unique experience of growing up on a cattle ranch in Nara Visa, N.M., all the while knowing that he stood slightly apart from the expected farm boy type.
V.26 No.23 | 6/8/2017
Adrián Santana
Courtesy of Adrián Santana

Culture Shock

Fuerza Flamenca

The 30th Annual Flamenco Festival Internacional de Alburquerque brings Adrián Santana

By Maggie Grimason
Adrián Santana has traveled the world studying, teaching and performing. This year, National Institute of Flamenco welcomes Santana back as one of the headlining performers.
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V.26 No.22 | 6/1/2017
This World Renounced!
Jason Garcia

Culture Shock

Red Planet Rising

Albuquerque's first Indigenous-centric bookstore opens its doors

By Maggie Grimason
Red Planet will be Albuquerque's first Indigenous bookstore and the first ever Indigenous comic shop.
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The Creation
Jessica Gross

Art Preview

Surface Currents

Emerging artists ascend at The Harwood

By Maggie Grimason
What sets SURFACE apart in the landscape of local opportunities is the professional development element. Participants attend an intensive workshop that focuses on what it means to be, and how to further oneself, as a working artist.
V.26 No.21 | 5/25/2017
Mountain Park
Mary Tsiongas, courtesy of Richard Levy Gallery

Culture Shock

On Beauty & Mystery

Mary Tsiongas creates scenes with haunting resonance

By Maggie Grimason
Bisecting the darkness of Tsiongas' work is a beam of light from an obsolete machine that allows nature to take its stand in the frame.
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Frame, 17.3
Bruce Warren Davis, courtesy of Richard Levy Gallery

Culture Shock

What the Frame Holds

Bruce Warren Davis makes art on the edge

By Maggie Grimason
With a ramshackle budget, Bruce Warren Davis has been able to create highly expressive works that provide inquiry into borders in their varying shades of definition.
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V.26 No.20 | 5/18/2017
Gathering Reindeer
Courtesy of the Lannan Foundation, by Subhankar Banerjee

Culture Shock

Shutters Snapping on Summer

Traci Quinn previews 2017's PhotoSummer

By Maggie Grimason
With PhotoSummer, UNM Art Museum aims to maintain the energy of the academic year by drawing on the experiences captured by photographers in New Mexico.
V.26 No.19 | 5/11/2017
"Surveillance (Mirror)" from Dear Erin Hart,

Culture Shock

Mysteries of Identity

Super sleuthin' with the DIY PI Jessamyn Lovell

By Maggie Grimason
Jessamyn Lovell has been a photographer since her youth; that practice eventually led her to two projects, which in turn, led to her current work as an artist-turned-private-investigator.
V.26 No.18 | 5/4/2017
Golden
Jodie Herrera

Culture Shock

Bridging Worlds

Women Across Borders aims to create connection and awareness through art

By Maggie Grimason
In Women Across Borders, Jodie Herrera will use her craft to tell the traumatic stories of refugee and immigrant women.
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