V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014
First World Problems
Don Rumata seems like any other obnoxious noble with money to spend and ladies to court, but he’s actually a Communist operative from Earth.
Hard to Be a God
V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014
Bourbon Snow Cones and Falling Veils
Tragic and transformative, Made to Break by debut novelist D. Foy focuses on a group of self-absorbed, drug-addled friends on an ill-advised trip to the country.
Made to Break
V.23 No.28 | 7/10/2014
Crazy Town is a good read for reasons that transcend the engrossing Rob Ford scandal.
Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story
V.23 No.27 | 7/3/2014
When Pop Culture Meets War
Two new novels make New Mexico the testing ground
Via either boy-meets-drone or boy-meets-Gabriel García Márquez, these two novels grapple with difficulties from PTSD to moral choice.
Friendship, Death and Sports
This humorous novel of soccer, love and loss follows a group of buddies who try to remain tight in the wake of their close friend’s death.
Papers in the Wind
V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014
The Mighty Booch
Welcome to the strange, delicious and healthful world of fermented “mushroom tea.”
Kombucha Revolution: 75 Recipes for Homemade Brews, Fixers, Elixirs and Mixers
V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
Man and His Morals
One kidnapper. Seven victims. A questioning new novel in dialogue from indie darling Dave Eggers.
Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?
V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
Artemis AwakeningWhether you’ve a hankering for summery sci-fi or the history of food, two New Mexico authors deliver.
Reel People, Real Lives
Movie nerds, the sixth edition of David Thomson’s seminal biographical dictionary will give you plenty to chew on and argue over.
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (Sixth Edition)
V.23 No.23 | 6/5/2014
Jumpin' Shitcakes!, Right?
Pete, Drinker of Blood might not be Scott S. Phillips’ most recent hilarious novel, but it’s the one we had.
Pete, Drinker of Blood
V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
By Means of Red and Green
Gorgeous painted illustrations and a translation rendered in authentic New Mexico Spanish enrich this myth-like tale from Rudolfo Anaya.
How Chile Came to New Mexico / Comó llegó el chile a Nuevo México
Men of Dishonor
J'accuse! The Dreyfus Affair gets a thrilling treatment in Robert Harris’ latest spy-riffic historical novel.
An Officer and a Spy
V.23 No.21 | 5/22/2014
Sing the Bruised Heart
With a title inspired by Picasso’s famous painting, Richard Vargas’ new poetry collection, Guernica, revisited, tackles themes of cultural identity, struggle, love and hope.