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 May 12 - 18, 2005 

Book Reviews

Goin' Up on a Mountain

Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains and Mike Coltrin's Sandia Mountain Hiking Guide

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When I first moved to Albuquerque several years ago, I bought a hiking map of the Sandias at the base of the tram. It's that simple one with red lines marking the trails, the map most people have used if they've spent much time traipsing around our mountains. It's old and battered, but I still have it. My copy is a bit worse for wear, though—it's dirty, it's torn, and it's got a big old nasty cigarette burn located about an inch from South Peak. It's a nice artifact, but it's ready for retirement.


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Culture Shock

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For years, Mark Garcia collected random found objects but had no idea why. These things just piled up in his home until, just a few years ago, he decided to manipulate them into a series of shadowboxes.


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Gallery Review

Smears and Splatters

Descontrolado at the Visiones Gallery

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In a way, abstract expressionism is the perfect vehicle for venting adolescent aggression. Back in its heyday in the '50s, it was a highly masculine, testosterone-poisoned movement fueled by a handful of more or less disturbed visionaries. Jackson Pollack's giant drip paintings convey almost pure turbulent emotion. Many of Willem de Kooning's best-known paintings feel and look openly savage. In other words, abstract expressionism, at its root, is almost a visual equivalent to speed metal.


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Book Review

Crossing Over

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Death of an Ordinary Man

Given that no one lives forever, it is remarkable how infrequently novelists imagine what greets us on the other side. Those who have tried to fathom death's mysterious contours break down into two camps. There are writers like Dante or J.M. Coetzee, who believe we have plenty of company in the afterlife. Then there are folks like Alice Sebold, Ali Smith, and now Glen Duncan, who in his creepy fourth novel, Death of an Ordinary Man, imagines for us a world that has one salient quality—loneliness.


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Curiouser and Curiouser

Alice, An Adventure of Wonder and Wondering

By Mayo Lua de Frenchie
Alice draws inspiration from the classic story and characters, but this interpretation is only loosely based on Lewis Carroll’s work, and instead we experience this through a lens of new possibilities.
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Meet Your Music Community

CD, Vinyl, Music and Book Fair

By August March
Organized by Tom Dodson, record collector and former Dean of the UNM College of Fine Arts and Mark Weber, musician, poet, photographer and historian to benefit the Outpost. Donated items welcome.
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