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V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016

Literature

UNM Landscape Prof at Page 1

Baker H. Morrow, professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of N.M., will be at Page One Books at 3pm on Sunday, May 1, to talk about and sign his updated non-fiction effort, Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes: Keyed to Cities and Regions in New Mexico and Adjacent Areas, Revised and Expanded Edition.

The book is described as such: "First published in 1995, this invaluable guide to the trees, shrubs, ground covers, and smaller plants that thrive in New Mexico's many life zones and growing areas is now available in a long-awaited new edition. Landscape architect Baker H. Morrow considers the significant factors that impact planting in New Mexico—including soil conditions, altitude, drought, urban expansion, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation—to provide the tools for successful gardens and landscapes in the state. Added photographs and sketches identify the forms and uses of plants, including many new species that have become widely available in the region since the 1990s. The latest recommendations for specific cities and towns include more photos for ease of reference, and botanical names have also been updated. With ingenuity and efficient water management, Morrow demonstrates how to create landscapes that provide shade, color, oxygen, soil protection, windscreening and outdoor enjoyment."

Morrow, Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, has been a principal of Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller, Ltd., Landscape Architects for the past 36 years. Morrow is Professor of Practice of Landscape Architecture at the University of New Mexico (since 1975), where he is the founder of the MLA program in the School of Architecture and Planning. A third-generation New Mexican, he is the author of a number of books, including Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes and A Dictionary of Landscape Architecture, and the co-editor of Canyon Gardens: The Ancient Pueblo Landscapes of the American Southwest. Morrow is an award-winning landscape architect, experienced at working with stakeholders on pressing issues in both English and Spanish. He and his firm have received over 90 design awards and citations since 1980. Practicing in New Mexico and the surrounding area, he has served as project manager and principal in charge for more than 3000 projects. Among Professor Morrow’s award winning projects are the Journal Center, the New Mexico State Fairgrounds entries, Park Square, Dietz Farm Plaza, Children’s Psychiatric Center at UNM, St. Joseph Square, the Albuquerque Academy, and Yale Boulevard in Albuquerque.

Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Morrow event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.

V.25 No.9 | 03/03/2016

Literature

Bibliophiles Unite!

Search the papery wares at the Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair.
V.24 No.53 | 12/31/2015
morguefile.com

Event Horizon

Winter's Feather Forecast

Saturday, Jan 9: Winter Bird and Bat Festival

A speaker program, guided bird and plant walks, live birds with Wildlife Rescue and others, and crafts for kids.
V.24 No.45 | 11/05/2015
morguefile.com

Event Horizon

Welcome Back the Cranes

Saturday, Nov 14: 2015 Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration

Welcome the cranes back to their winter habitat with art, films, origami, viewing scopes, tai chi, craneology 101, animal tales, music and more.
V.24 No.40 | 10/01/2015

Event Horizon

Get Your Gay Geek On

Friday, Oct 9: Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

26 LGBT-centric dramas, comedies, documentaries, romances and horror films from around the world.
V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015
“Parallel to the Vertical Axis” by Jeff Slim

Art Scenester

Native Current

Native art never stopped speaking: Local entrepreneurs hype talented contemporary artists at the Rail Yards.
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V.24 No.13 | 3/26/2015
Nothing says Burque fashion like this white and gold dress.
Destini Duran / Destinista Fashion

Arts Feature

Not Just Turquoise and Fringe

Hopes and growing pains for New Mexico’s fashion industry

Now in its second year, New Mexico Fashion Week promotes local designers while battling preconceptions about Southwest fashion.
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V.24 No.11 | 03/12/2015

news

The Daily Word in baby chicks, poodles and Danny DeVito

The Daily Word

Did you really need that last Guinness last night? Probably not! Who cares, here is the Daily Word.

This year the New Mexico State Fair will feature a roller coaster that is being built in Italy!

Because all of the news today is dramatically terrible, here is a video of a Chinese man’s dog dressed as a schoolgirl walking on its hind legs for a mile.

Watch baby chicks hatch on this webcam!

Are you hung over from partying last night? Drink water! And find a good breakfast burrito near you!

A list of the 10 most badass goddesses.

$2 million will be given to local nonprofits serving the homeless community, but some aren’t impressed with the way the funds will be spent.

Get to know Danny DeVito and have a great Wednesday!

V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014
Shojo and Leza, international authors of mystery

Books

Ninja Meets Navajo Code Talker

The YA collisions of Leza Lowitz and Shogo Oketani

Author Leza Lowitz on women as ninja, the power of multiculturality and the what it’s like to write with your spouse.
V.23 No.10 | 3/6/2014

Book Review

Sharing Wanders and Wonders

Places of Mystery, Power and Energy

Worrell is an artist and a storyteller. His book is not so much a volume of polished essays as it is a catalog of his experiences in the Southwest.
V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012
Chaly / CC by-S.A. 2.0

Feature

Is “Megadrought” the new normal?

We've all heard the gloomy scenarios of global warming: extreme weather, drought, famine, breakdown of society, destruction of civilization. Here in New Mexico it feels like we’ve made the switch from esoteric to actual, from computer model to daily life. My perch in Placitas feels like a front-row seat to the apocalypse. Smoke is in the air. Neighbors are fighting over water. Some of my outdoor flower pots have melted in the heat. Wild animals are getting thirsty, hungry and bold. It turns out, this might just be the new normal for the American Southwest.

Chaly / CC by-S.A. 2.0

Feature

Bone Dry

Southwest farms bite the dust as “megadrought” becomes the new normal

In a dirt parking lot near Many Farms, Ariz., a Navajo farmer sold me a mutton burrito. He hasn't used his tractor in two years, he told me, and he’s cooking instead of farming because "there isn't any water." He pointed east at the Chuska mountain range, which straddles the New Mexico border. In a normal year, water coming off the mountains reaches his fields, he said.

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V.20 No.28 |

NEWS

The Daily Word 7.18.11: Owling; Talking Cars; One-legged Criminal; Auto Corrects

The Daily Word

Crews conduct burnout of Las Conchas Fire.

First there was planking, then there was flanking, and now there is... owling?

Talking cars!

Auto Corrects never get old.

One-legged man in South Africa is fined for using his 11-year-old son to operate his vehicle's clutch.

Lizard Man leaves his latest mark.

Accidentally inappropriate URLs.

Man goes to jail for chucking peanuts and pretzels at a Southwest flight attendant.

40 famous bands and what they used to be named.

Lemur eating a watermelon.

V.19 No.3 | 1/21/2010

Culture Shock

Help for Haiti

At the time of this writing, the full devastation wreaked by the Jan. 12 earthquake in Haiti is not yet known. What is clear is that, at a minimum, tens of thousands of people have lost their lives in the initial destruction. I say initial because, inevitably, more will pass due to starvation, infection and disease in the days and weeks to come. Though no place can be fully prepared for a cataclysm of this proportion, Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and much of its infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed.

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