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V.23 No.45 | 11/6/2014
Fairview, Albuquerque’s oldest public cemetery, has suffered from years of neglect.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

The Land of the Dead

Forgotten history at Fairview Cemetery

By Ty Bannerman
Picking through the brambles and remembering the dead at Fairview.
V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014
Robert Maestas

Feature

Driving Upstream on the Saw Mill River Parkway

By Rev. Prof. Robert Masterson
Robert Masterson shares a tale of poisonous snail shells, Three Mile Island and Jesus-shaped holes in our hearts.
V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014

Feature

A History of Balloon Fiesta

How media marketing transformed the autumn sky

By August March
August March delves into the storied history of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
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V.23 No.37 |

news

The Daily Word in Albuquerque's famous Tex-Mex cuisine

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Sep 17 2014 9:40 AM ]
The Daily Word

Hey, Albuquerque made a top-5 list of cities for foodies in Women’s Health Magazine! Let’s see what this well-researched article says about us. “Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisines have been ABQ mainstays forseeminglyever.” Have you ever seen an entire city facepalm itself, Women’s Health?

Rain is coming! Thanks to Tropical Storm Odile.

A Las Vegas, NM man may have the second ever authenticated photo of Billy the Kid.

Forensic study of Richard III’s skeleton reveals that when he went down, he went down hard.

Santa Fe’s advisory Public Safety Committee is struggling to wrap their heads around the marijuana decriminalization law. “It’s unlawful but it’s not a big deal?” said committee member Joe Arellano. “I’m not sure I understand.” Actually, Joe, that’s pretty much it. This isn’t hard. Really.

And later today, we’ll find out which major league team the ‘Topes will feed into.

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V.23 No.37 | 9/11/2014
Laboring at Milagro Vineyard.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Food for Thought

A Tradition of Wine

A meditation on Rio Grande Valley viticulture

By August March
August March meditates on the history of Rio Grande viticulture.
V.23 No.36 | 9/4/2014
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The Soldiers on Our Streets

How our protectors have gone from Barney Fife to Robocop

By Steven Robert Allen

Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces

Radley Balko’s Rise of the Warrior Cop documents a disturbing shift on America’s streets.
V.23 No.31 | 7/31/2014
Manny Rettinger
Manny Rettinger

Aural Fixation

A History of Rock in Burque, Pt. II

By August March
August March continues his exploration of Albuquerque’s music history in the second installment of “A History of Rock in Burque.”
V.23 No.28 | 7/10/2014
Brian Everett shows off his guns.
photos by Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Arts Feature

Fine Lines and Flesh

A brief history of tattooing in the Duke City

By Mark Lopez
Tattooing is not a crime—anymore. Meet the man who worked to bring New Mexico body art laws into the modern age.
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V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014

Book Review

By Means of Red and Green

Review by Lisa Barrow

How Chile Came to New Mexico / Comó llegó el chile a Nuevo México

Gorgeous painted illustrations and a translation rendered in authentic New Mexico Spanish enrich this myth-like tale from Rudolfo Anaya.
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V.23 No.21 | 5/22/2014
An egg-beladen Holy Cow burger.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Food 101

Great Eggspectations

A tiny compendium of egg lore

By Gail Guengerich
Gail Guengerich freaks out about eggs. Eggs!
Method Man & Redman
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Show Up!

Enter the El Rey

By August March
Wherein August March delineates intersections of hip-hop nation and hyperlocal music history in preview of a Method Man & Redman concert.
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V.23 No.20 | 5/15/2014
“El Susurro Pasado”
Deborah Rael-Buckley

Arts Feature

Honoring the Hidden

Crypto-Jewish identity and tradition shine in new exhibit

By Nora Hickey
Celebrate the intersection of Crypto-Jewish and Hispano life that has persevered for centuries behind New Mexico’s dusty backdrop in a lush new exhibit.
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Shining lives from left to right: actors Katie Becker Colòn, Amelia Ampuero and Wendy Scott
Rick Galli

Arts Theater Preview

Radiant Dreams

By Elisa McGovern
These Shining Lives, by award-winning playwright Melanie Marlich, tells the story of women employed to apply radioactive paint to watch dials in 1920s Chicago.
V.23 No.18 | 5/1/2014

Book Review

Short on Story

Review by Mike Smith

Education in Albuquerque

Education in Albuquerque casts light on a neglected corner of city history—but does it make the grade?
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