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V.21 No.33 | 8/16/2012
“Seventy Flights in Ninety Minutes,” digitally stitched photo by D. Bryon Darby

Art News

ISEA, USEA, We All See Emergent Art Forms in Burque

An international symposium and its underground offshoot

By Margaret Wright
Cultural geographer Ronald Horvath wasn’t thinking of a specific place when he conjured the concept of “machine wilderness” in the ’60s. It helped him describe what he saw taking place across the American Southwest, as technology gradually transfigured the feral landscape. But the phrase describes New Mexico well. And it’s the driving force behind this year’s International Symposium on Electronic Art, taking place here in Albuquerque in September.
V.21 No.5 |

news

The Daily Word with a clean sweep for Santorum, marriage for everyone and sexy Valentine DIY

By Tom Nayder [ Wed Feb 8 2012 8:12 AM ]
The Daily Word

Despite the sweater-vests (or maybe because of them?) Rick Santorum wins all three of last night's contests.

Mitt Romney hasn't answered any questions from voters in three weeks.

Federal appeals court rules that California's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

Chicago vehicle stickers may contain gang signs.

A&E's new western series Longmire to be filmed in northern New Mexico.

Florida public school teacher being investigated after referring to her Haitian students as "chocolate that nobody wanted."

Senators approve a bill allowing unmanned drones access to US airspace.

Shake-and-bake meth.

In the history of Valentine's Day, I've never seen a sexier gift.

Randy Travis was arrested.

Just how do you win that rip-off claw grabber game?

Oldest cave paintings EVER!

1980s karate rap video FTW!

Long article on the man who wouldn't die.

These quotation marks sure are suspicious.

R.I.P. Nello Ferrara, inventor of Lemonheads and Atomic FireBalls.

R.I.P. Zalman King, creator of Red Shoe Diaries.

Happy Birthday Audrey Meadows!!!

V.20 No.48 |

News

The Daily Word in Pearl Harbor, occupied housing, Mumia and Justin Bieber

By Laura Marrich [ Wed Dec 7 2011 11:01 AM ]
The Daily Word

It's the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Surprisingly, the Japanese admiral who masterminded it didn't want to go to war in the first place.

Brick by brick, wall by wall, they freed dropped the death penalty on Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Occupiers succesfully "liberate" a forclosed house in Brooklyn.

U.S. health official overrules her own experts on the morning-after pill.

Four words that should never, never, never go together: Justin Bieber steampunk Christmas.

Four words that go suprisingly well together: DIY animatronic firebreathing pony.

Wrap your presents in hamburger.

BP says Halliburton destroyed evidence that makes them culpable in the Gulf oil spill.

Procatinator is your new best friend. Or it's trying to kill you. Whatever.

Former Albuquerque Pride director is headed to the White House.

Snapshots from Nick Brown's kids' school science fair.

Salvador Disney and other films that actually happened.

What the Interwebs were atwitter about in 2011.

There's a vaccine for Ebola now.

Great Danes love kittens.

Albuquerque thieves are after your toilet paper.

Florida thieves are after a romantic dinner at home.

Thanks to E.J., Nick and Sarah for the links!

V.20 No.46 | 11/17/2011
Some of Stitchology’s happy fabrics
Elizabeth W. Hughes

DIY Gift Guide

Crafty Commons

More options for yarn, fabric, notions and know-how

By Elizabeth W. Hughes

Fiber Chicks

Fiber Chicks is hidden in a courtyard in Old Town between a coffee shop and an art gallery. It’s easy to miss. But once you’re inside, miles of yarn become a blank slate for knitting, crocheting and felting. Fibers from all over the world and a mix of crafters and tourists exploring Old Town are brought together by the common thread of fiber arts, with owner Lesley Miller serving as hostess and tour guide.

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V.20 No.39 | 9/29/2011
Where the magic happens
Captain America

Editorial

Ignoring Objectivity Since 1998

By Captain America
Except for in your own mind, you don’t have to be an expert on anything to create a zine. Journalistic objectivity is a myth. Everything you think, do or say is colored by what you’ve heard and seen all your life.
V.20 No.29 | 7/21/2011
A new-fangled/old-fashioned work station in Bruce and Melanie Rosenbaum’s “steampunked” 1901 home
modvic.com

Feature

Full Steam Ahead

Steampunk’s mashup of anachronism and science fiction throws a wrench in the cogs of throwaway culture

By Ethan Gilsdorf
Steampunk has been part of the cultural conversation for the past several years, as DIY-ers have embraced a handwrought, Steam Age aesthetic over high-tech gloss. Both a pop culture genre and an artistic movement, steampunk has its roots in 19th- and early-20th- century science fiction like Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. Its fans reimagine the Industrial Revolution mashed-up with modern technology such as the computer. Dressing the part calls for corsets and lace-up boots for women, top hats and frock coats for men. Accessories include goggles, leather aviator caps and the occasional ray gun. And there's a hint of Sid Vicious and Mad Max in there, too.
V.20 No.20 | 5/19/2011
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

This Week's Feature: DIY Food

Do It Yourself, Honey: Urban farmers take living well into their own hands

V.20 No.6 |

Art

Where do Alibi covers come from?

part 2

By Tom Nayder [ Tue Feb 15 2011 10:16 AM ]

Superstar artist Dan Zettwoch posted the rough draft for last week's fantastic Valentine Card Contest cover on his blog. Check it out here.

V.19 No.46 | 11/18/2010

Feature

DIY X-Mas

Gifts with class(es)

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

Give a girl a tea cozy and her tea will be ... cozy? Teach her to make a tea cozy and all of her friends and family members will have them, too—whether they need them or not. This year, consider giving someone you love the gift of knowledge—or, if you're a fast learner, craft your own presents. Below are a handful of businesses and organizations with a specialty in instruction.

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V.19 No.45 | 11/11/2010
Duke City Music

Song Roulette

Obscure tracks from Derek Caterwaul

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

Derek Caterwaul is a promoter of local DIY music and arts events, as well as a DJ—most notably he’s a long-time host on KUNM’s “Music to Soothe the Savage Beast” on Tuesday nights. Appropriately, his contribution of random tracks may be the most obscure this column has seen since its inception a year ago.

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V.19 No.33 | 8/19/2010
DoomsDames
Khyber Oser

Derby Wars

That’s How They Roll

Ho-Bots and DoomsDames triumph in DCD doubleheader

By Khyber Oser

When 14-year-old Marlo McCarter first saw a derby skater on TV this summer, she was so stoked that she started begging her mom and grandma to take her to see some live bouts.

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V.19 No.32 | 8/12/2010

Flyer on the Wall

Hell Yeah

Demons and miscellaneous beasts battle 16th-century knights in a (ultimately victorious) struggle to proclaim noise/conceptual/prog-metal performances by The Body, Sandia Man and Iceolus. The show happens at Andre’s Underground (3503 Central NE) on Sunday, Aug. 15, at 8 p.m. Five dollars purchases entry to the all-ages show. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)

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V.19 No.31 | 8/5/2010
Raven Chacon with the antler cello
Nathan Young

Aural Fixation

The Albuquerque Sound

Raven Chacon curates the city’s underground

By Jessica Cassyle Carr

In life there are certain truths: What goes up must come down, all's fair in love and war, a stitch in time saves nine and one who makes a synthesizer out of a cougar pelt is wicked awesome. Musician, teacher and installation artist Raven Chacon is familiar with the latter, having made just that as part of a Winnipeg-based project by his interdisciplinary American Indian arts collective, Postcommodity. When the piece is pet, the pelt synth purrs, and when it’s twisted it raars. The group also fashioned an antler cello and antler harp, and made a drum from a boar bladder and a coffee can. The instruments, says Chacon, are meant to be played by a futuristic tribe representing the last of its culture.

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V.19 No.27 | 7/8/2010

Flyer on the Wall

It’s Raining Circles

The artist behind this fanciful flyer seems to reference ’70s illustration and a certain children’s show that was filled with an ensemble cast of Muppets and really strange animated shorts. Blocky text contrasts with pale yellow watercolor, and the viewer learns that Gay Beast, XRY, The Gatherers and Discotays will play at Wunderkind (1016 Coal SW) at 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 11, amidst a shower of multicolored circles. See the glam / psychedelic / new wave magic, and possibly a few unnamed acts, for only $5. (Jessica Cassyle Carr)

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V.19 No.26 | 7/1/2010

Culture Shock

By Patricia Sauthoff

F’Yeah Fractals

For the mathematically uninclined, calculus looks less like math and more like an indecipherable secret language. Instead of explaining anything, it simply adds more mystery and, often, a little bit of fear. Fortunately, math fans and foes can get together under the domed ceiling of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science (1801 Mountain NW) to see math in action in a much more meaningful manner. “First Friday Fractals” takes mathematically complex geometric shapes, projects them, zooms in close to show their detail and complexity, and makes math beautiful. Shows are Friday, July 2, at 6, 7 and 8 p.m. The cost is $5 for kids 3 to 12, $7 for seniors and $10 for everybody else. Get tickets at nmnaturalhistory.org or at the museum.

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