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V.24 No.34 | 8/20/2015
Mask-er-ade
Robert Maestas

Feature Interview

These are the People in your Neighborhood

Judith Rauchfuss, artist

Judith Rauchfuss talks about masks and the need to create art.
V.22 No.43 | 10/24/2013
The Octopus and the Fox
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Arts Feature

Octofair Brings Octofun

Autumn gets artsy at The Octopus and the Fox

Full-fledged fall fun supports local artists and crafters at the October Octofair.
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V.19 No.50 | 12/16/2010
The gimmick of a mask was first adopted by American wrestlers wishing to take on another identity and grapple in other leagues. In Mexico,   mascarados   are considered sacred and are never removed in public. The legendary   enmascarado   El Santo was buried in his gimmick. A wrestler who is stripped of his mask in the ring is shamed.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

Mucha Lucha

Mexican wrestling finds a new home in Albuquerque

It’s Sunday night in the main showroom at the Hard Rock Casino, south of Albuquerque. The place is packed and excitement is high. “¡Otra! ¡Otra!,” shouts the crowd, encouraging a tall man in a gold mask to mete out “another!” viscous forearm smash to a beefy bodybuilder dressed like a cross between serial killer Jason Voorhees and an extra in Gladiator. Lucha libre has come to Albuquerque. And it’s got the locals cheering.

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