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V.26 No.12 | 3/23/2017
The new mural, by Argentinian artist Pastel, at the Sanitary Tortilla Factory
Suzanna Sbarge

Culture Shock

The Beauty of Wild Weeds

Colossal botanical murals flourish Downtown

By Maggie Grimason
Indigenous plants usually appear quietly in little breaks in the concrete. Pastel puts them on a scale everyone will notice.
V.26 No.11 | 3/16/2017
Shiprock, New Mexico, 1940
Museum of New Mexico Press

Culture Shock

A Line Carved Through Time

Exhibition and book illuminate block printmaking in New Mexico

By Maggie Grimason
The Carved Line illuminates the extreme technical capacity and history of the block printmaking artists in New Mexico.
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Junk Yard Dogs

Poetry Review

Junk Yards, Church Yards, Everything In-Between

Damien Flores translates the life of the city into poetry

By Maggie Grimason
Damien Flores' work is strongly rooted in Albuquerque, speaking with such specificity that Burqueños will read things in these textured lines that no reader from outside could ever, but at the same moment Flores trains his eye on the universal.
V.26 No.10 | 3/9/2017
Art+Feminism+ABQ
Nancy Zastudil

Culture Shock

Art+Feminism+ABQ

Art-centric edit-a-thon has its first local run

By Maggie Grimason
The localized version of Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon will emphasize creating entries for local female-identifying artists and editing or augmenting existing entries as needed.
Gideon Wabvuta

Culture Shock

Scripting Dreams

Playwright Gideon Wabvuta brings universal truths to the stage

By Maggie Grimason
Mbare Dreams begins with the dreams of an 8-year-old boy and follows these dreams as the boy grows up and Zimbabwe changes.
V.26 No.9 | 3/2/2017
He Will Not Divide Us

Culture Shock

Divided We Stand

Collected responses to Shia LaBoeuf's “He Will Not Divide Us”

By Maggie Grimason
Participants are encouraged to approach the camera and repeat the words however many times they like, in whatever way they are moved to.
V.26 No.8 | 2/23/2017
The Witch Who Came in From the Cold
Serial Box

Culture Shock

How Do You Take Your Fiction?

Serial Box delivers novels that fit into people's lives

By Maggie Grimason
Serial Box's subscription sends one “episode” per week, each installment designed to provide a 40-minute reading experience that fits into people's lives.
V.26 No.7 | 2/16/2017
Indigo Ignited
Samuel Dalton/Indigo Ignited

Culture Shock

Anime Ignited

Albuquerque's “Indigo Ignited” bridges worlds with Japanese production

By Maggie Grimason
David Pinter and Samuel Dalton are developing the first American anime, produced with top-tier talent from both Japan and the States.
V.26 No.6 | 2/9/2017
Katie Farmin, Jasmine Bernard, Haley Henson, Liviana Rodriguez, Juliana Myers, Somah Haaland, Rhiannon Frazier, Eboni Thompson
Kim Carlozzi

Culture Shock

Strength in Fragility

Our Glass Figures examines trauma through performance

By Maggie Grimason
Instead of erasing the fullness of women's identity by highlighting trauma, Our Glass Figures aims to empower and educate.
V.26 No.5 | 2/2/2017
Olivia Hubert and Greg Willerer
Kathleen Hensley

Culture Shock

The Unsettling of America

Author Mark Sundeen profiles farmers on the fringe in his newest book

By Maggie Grimason
Sundeen illustrates for readers how possible—not easy—but how definitely possible, it is to live in accordance with one's convictions.
V.26 No.4 | 1/26/2017
“Leaving Kabul”
Zahra Marwan

Culture Shock

Translating Memory in Eight Languages

New book series explores the stories of refugee children

By Maggie Grimason
A new book project fronted by Danielle Hernandez and Zahra Marwan seeks to explore the stories of refugee children.
V.26 No.3 | 1/19/2017
please wipe your goddamned feet
Chad Danger Lindsay

Culture Shock

Painting Soul into the City

Sign painter Chad Lindsay dusts off an ever vibrant art

By Maggie Grimason
Starting with hot rod pinstriping, Chad "Danger" Lindsay developed the methodical focus and technical detail needed for sign painting.
V.26 No.2 | 1/12/2017

Culture Shock

The Journey into Self-willed Lands

Writer Sean Prentiss searches for Edward Abbey and home

By Maggie Grimason
Alibi Arts and Lit Editor Maggie Grimason explores Edward Prentiss’ new book on Edward Abbey.
V.26 No.1 | 1/5/2017
Friends of the Orphan Signs transform abandoned signs into art
Eric Williams Photography

Culture Shock

Substance in Decay

Friends of the Orphan Signs re-imagine the abandoned along Route 66

By Maggie Grimason
Orphan Signs along Route 66 resonate artfully
V.25 No.52 | 12/29/2016
Galas de la Sol’s first mural located at 1024 Fourth Street SW in Barelas
Galas de la Sol

Culture Shock

History Lessons on City Walls

Galas de la Sol paints the stories of women of color

By Maggie Grimason
Galas de la Sol is a coalition of female muralists who are putting up public art that emphasizes the work and lives of women of color from the Southwest.
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