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V.24 No.21 | 5/21/2015

Books

Where Is Edward Abbey?

The search for an environmental hero's final resting place

Author Sean Prentiss discusses his haunting new memoir about searching for the secret grave of Edward Abbey.
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V.24 No.20 | 5/14/2015
The Marble Orchard

Book Review

The Ties That Bind

The Marble Orchard

Dark literary thriller The Marble Orchard explores how loyalties can shape a man’s choices—and doom him.
V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015

Summer Guide 2015

Swimming Holes, Cement Ponds and Summer Reading

Get your RDI of sunshine and prose

Summer reading so good you’ll unburden yourself from gravity and float through the heat waves.

Book Review

Just Say No to Prohibition

Johann Hari challenges a devastating 100-year experiment

Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

We’ve lost the War on Drugs. So what’s next?
V.24 No.18 | 4/30/2015
Curious George stops by Page One at 2pm to help them celebrate their 34th birthday.

Culture Shock

Contra-ception

Between learning contra dance, scoping artsy houses from the inside and celebrating both Independent Bookstore Day and Free Comic Book Day, there’s no time for boredom in ABQ.

Book Review

Radical Quest and Loss

All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West

One worked from within the establishment while one sought to overthrow it. David Gessner finds a deep love for the American West in the work of Wallace Stegner and Edward Abbey.
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V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015

Book Review

The Center of Her Own World

The First Bad Man

The multitalented Miranda July—filmmaker, short story writer and artist—has finally released her first novel, the story of an unexciting woman who learns karate and finds her careful control over life slipping.
V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015

Book Review

The Rebel, the Heart and the Liar

When the Doves Disappeared

Nuanced characters enrich this lush story of human connection between a willfully ignorant woman and her Nazi lover.
V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015

Book Review

Flaws and All

Boris Johnson’s The Churchill Factor personalizes a legend

The Churchill Factor: How One Man Made History

Former journalist and London mayor Boris Johnson’s vigorous, readable take reveals the legend for what he was—human, flawed and interesting as hell.
V.24 No.13 | 3/26/2015

Book Review

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Inanity

Find It In Everything: Photographs by Drew Barrymore

The heart wants what the heart wants. But probably it wants something with a little more substance than this celebrity vanity project.
V.24 No.12 | 3/19/2015

Book Review

Awkward in Our Own Skin

Camp Utopia and the Forgiveness Diet

A warm and funny YA novel about finding your true self from Albuquerque author Jenny Ruden.
V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015

Book Review

The Liar, the French and the IKEA Wardrobe

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir who got Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe: A Novel

The long, weird title is only the first of many enjoyable quirks in this beguiling French satire.
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Whatever We Want, We Want It Now

With a bit of magic, please

Relationship expert Melanie Rubin offers a little magic with her medicine.
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V.24 No.10 | 3/5/2015

Book Review

The Rancher and the Environmentalist

The Age of Consequences: A Chronicle of Concern and Hope

Courtney White’s ambitious take on environmental issues shines brightest when it brings both ranchers and environmentalists to the table.
V.24 No.9 | 2/26/2015

Book Review

Men Who Loved Men in Berlin

Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity

A scholarly tome unveils a fascinating chapter in the pre-Stonewall history of the gay rights movement and the body of cultural and scientific knowledge that informed it.
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