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 Jun 28 - Jul 4, 2012 
Rockets’ Red Glare

Newscity

Rockets’ Red Glare

In the glow of wildfires, officials stare down the Fourth of July

By Russell Page

Under state law, no one can ban fireworks completely. Not a city council or county commission, not a mayor or the governor. Not after the largest blaze in New Mexico history or the Bosque’s been charred.

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“Monument to the Last Horse” by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen
Elizabeth W. Hughes

Get Out!

The Surreal Life

By Elizabeth W. Hughes

Sometimes I like to pretend I’m David Byrne exploring the fictional Texas town of Virgil in the 1986 art-house classic True Stories. That’s why I made the seven-hour car trip to Marfa, Texas (population: 1,981 in the last census).

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
Funny because it happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write.

EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, May 28)

Hive Five!

Bees and Seeds Festival

By Maggie Grimason
Second annual fest with eco-friendly vendors, food trucks, artists and professional beekeepers. Free plants available courtesy of Red Tractor Farm.
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