V.22 No.18 | 5/2/2013
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The Handsome Family’s Americana Gothic
Talking metaphor, Wilderness and Custer’s corpseGeoffrey Plant chats with The Handsome Family’s Brett and Rennie Sparks at their Albuquerque home.
V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012
How do we make it go?A decade ago, Albuquerque was ranked No. 1 as having potential for a creative economy. Urban density was a key component. So how’s it going?
V.20 No.30 | 7/28/2011
Shout at the Devil
A Cajun-flavored sampling of things that go bump in the night
When you think about it, post-Katrina Louisiana creates the perfect setting for a horror tale. Storm-ravaged bayous and flooded levees—along with an already prevalent culture of the supernatural—certainly make the environs of the Deep South ripe for an ill-intentioned bogeyman or two. So sets the scene for local author Ania Ahlborn's first novel, Seed, which takes the hot-ticket items of demonic possession and sinister children and tosses them into a musty, kudzu-covered Southern Gothic blender.
V.18 No.41 | 10/8/2009
Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records, the Indie Label That Got Big and Stayed Small
Everything anyone ever wanted to know about Merge Records and more lies inside this nearly 300-page congratulatory volume. Twenty years after its creation by Superchunk's Laura Ballance and Mac McCaughan, the North Carolina label celebrates its triumph over recording industry standards—and rightly so—with photos, first-person accounts and a compilation CD (which, strangely, neglects the early days).