There's a profusion of witty truisms about the power of books, roughly half of them coined by either Mark Twain or Oscar Wilde. But I think my favorite is William Faulkner's entreaty: "Read, read, read." Or listen to people read. Also, talking about reading is good. Luckily for you, there's mucho going on around this two-area code state to facilitate your print and pulp addiction.
You Can't Spell Earth Without Art
Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors NW
Milk jugs, Reebok inserts, tuna cans. Trash? Hardly. In the right hands, they're the raw stuff of innovation. Sponsored by the city's Open Space Division, the Recycled Art Fair will present local artists whose work uses a minimum of 75 percent recycled or reused materials, what they call "upcycling." In addition to the art available for sale, the fair will offer workshops on sustainability, composting, birding, puppeteering, tool crafting, low-toxicity printmaking, yoga and more. Proceeds go to support the Open Space Alliance, a nonprofit partner of the city's environmental educational programs. Go to cabq.gov/openspace/EarthDay.html for more.
Going to the Heart of the Story
An interview with Amy Goodman
Amy Goodman is left-wing royalty.
Her radio and TV show “Democracy Now!” is broadcast on more than 750 stations worldwide. She’s also co-authored three New York Times bestsellers with her brother, David Goodman.
Dead Poets Society
The connections between art, madness and tragedy are often sensationalized. Far be it for us to go against that grain. Match these famous poets with the way they died and some of their verses. Happy Poetry Month!