V.23 No.20 | 5/15/2014
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Burque’s Spanish-Language Music Scene
From norteño and corridos to polka and beyond
By Franchesca Stevens
Franchesca Stevens reports on the state of the Spanish-language club scene in Burque. Long story short, it’s thriving.
V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014
Saddle Up: Moving Forward, Looking Back travels the Old Spanish Trail
By Lisa Barrow [ Fri Mar 21 2014 10:56 AM ]
Janire Nájera apparently likes her road trips 19th-century-style. The Spanish photojournalist and curator is taking a cue from Antonio Armijo—who laid the groundwork for successful trade along what's now known as the Old Spanish Trail when he successfully hoofed it from New Mexico to California and back (and managed to make a profit in the process)—with a voyage through northern New Mexico, parts of Utah and Arizona, and into Southern California. For the journey, Nájera's own pack animal of choice is an RV from 1984, a bit of an upgrade from the 100 mules of Armijo's trip in 1829-1830. Her goals are social and artistic in nature as she explores, according to the description on her website, how “the traditions of the first settlers [of European descent] ... have merged with domestic cultures, influencing the creation and identity of today's pueblos and modern cities.”
Nájera's journey began in Santa Fe on March 10, and she's already building a fascinating portrait of modern-day descendants of our region's Spanish heritage. See Nájera's video below featuring Julia Gómez talking about the famous Colcha stitch, and her latest blog entry has another great one with Santa Fe hairdresser Faustino Herrera de Vargas, entirely in Spanish, speaking about his storied life.
Follow Janire Nájera's travels along the Old Spanish Trail at her blog Looking Forward, Moving Back, and keep a weather eye out for the book and photography exhibit that will be the eventual result.
V.22 No.39 | 9/26/2013
Found in Translation
Review by Suzanne Buck
Spain's Great Untranslated
Spain’s Great Untranslated is a new anthology that deals with issues as disparate as terrorism, love, grief and addiction, styles range from the darkly comic to the starkly tragic.
V.22 No.36 | 9/5/2013
Gold and Souls
Review by Suzanne Buck
Winter of the Metal People
A novel of the bloody events that followed the arrival of Coronado’s advance expedition as it barreled through the Southwest.
V.22 No.15 |
The Daily Word in gun buy-backs, creeping fuel spills and conspiracy theorists
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Apr 17 2013 9:43 AM ]
The Sunport is beefing up security after the Boston Marathon bombings. Because that's what they do when pretty much anything happens.
ABQ City Council: We ain't gonna buy your guns.
The EPA says that Albuquerque residents can look forward to drinking water with "high energy additives" in the future.
There is Spanish in baseball.
Wounded Saudi national who was tackled and taken into custody after the Boston Marathon bombings is found guilty. Of being Saudi. But nothing else.
Anti-government conspiracy nut Alex Jones knows who really bombed the marathon! Spoiler alert: He thinks the government did it. As part of a conspiracy. Because he is a nut.
Weiner rises again! (No, I don't care about this. Yes, I only included it for the dick joke.)
And the gun bill looks like it's going to die.
V.20 No.46 |
The Daily Word in football, ScarJo and the Vatican
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Nov 17 2011 9:01 AM ]
UNM hires ex-Notre Dame coach Bob Davie to be Lobo football's new boss.
APD fires belly-bumping officers who kicked a suspect in the head on video.
The toast sandwich is two pieces of bread around a slice of toast. It's the 150-year-old brainchild of Victorian food writer Mrs. Beeton.
Art? Or stalking 14-year-old girls?
Avoid penile cancer by abstaining from bestiality.
Sexuality as a force for good.
Mom of Sandusky's adopted son has concerns.
Clothing company folds under Vatican pressure and removes an ad showing the pope kissing an imam.
Google's getting into the music store biz. But there's no Prince. And no Zeppelin.
Katy Perry's Milli Vanilli flute fail.
Norwegians raise a viking ship using viking tools.
Is ScarJo a beard?
Some places in the world remain untouched by Facebook.
V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Lost and Found
The children of Cuidando los Niños
By Whitny Doyle
A soft-spoken young woman in a button-up shirt and black slacks bows her head. “Ya’at’eeh,” she says quietly in Navajo, then switches to English. “I became a mother at age 17,” begins Reina. She now has three young daughters.
V.18 No.48 | 11/26/2009
Spanish wine importer Ray Vigil has gone far, but his local roots run deep
By Joseph Baca
You can’t help but notice Ray Vigil’s intense energy. His mind and body are always in motion, but his most noticeable characteristic is his positive outlook and contagious sense of possibility. When discussing his two favorite topics—cooking and wine—the Vin Iberian Wines founder becomes almost childlike in his enthusiasm. Speaking with him, you realize it’s his passion for these two hobbies, and not profit, that led him to his career as an importer of Spanish wines.
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