Tinyscapes gives viewers new, smaller perspectives
ABQ Zine Fest year eight with Lawrence Lindell and many others
“It's the perfect medium,” artist, musician and educator Lawrence Lindell said over the phone from Oakland, Calif., where he had just returned home after participating in Maryland's Small Press Expo. “There's a wide range of what you can do with zines, you can experiment without too much pressure.” And Lindell himself has used the medium for many years to explore topics that relate to identity, mental health, accessibility and representation—primarily through his comics.
The Monday Poem: Howl 2018
I saw the worst men of my generation waving their small limp dicks at the flag
high on money and war, the logic and bitter drivel of their solipsist words.
Bury yourself in chenille throws and wool blankets children, it's time to hide.
Drag yourself through asphalt rush hour panoply of cars not listening to NPR.
In Baltimore, ODs and homicide erupt. In Washington, Senators masturbate.
I miss my old Underwood. It sits in a Colorado cabin and mice live there now.
I could stab and whack and tap tap tap the plutocrat's names in jazzy red ink.
Stretch that ribbon! Strike the keys, bash the return bar into place, ring the bell!
The Cold War's simplistic tropes no match for demon-memes of demagogues.
Design Zone Exhibit
The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History unveils a new exhibit on Saturday, Feb. 1 and continues through April 26. Titled Design Zone, the new topical display features a somewhat ironic investigation into the processes that drive creation, especially in regard to video games, roller-coasters and EDM music. This exhibit was designed at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and it has a youthful, productive vibe to it. We get that. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists just announced that the hands on the doomsday clock were closer to midnight than ever. Even though nuclear power showed some promise in solving the world's energy needs, nuclear science still means the study of a type of war that would kill billions if put into action. Nuclear history equals the story of devising ever more efficient killing devices. It's wonderful to know citizens have a museum where they can learn all about that while also acquiring knowledge about the human creative urge. Admission to the museum, which is open daily from 9am to 5pm, ranges between $7 and $14. Go science!
Ana Pacheco: New Mexico Death Rituals
Dosed: Screening and Psilocybin Mushrooms and Iboga Panel Discussion
Niyaz: The Fourth Light Project
Who doesn't love a full sensory experience that challenges the mind? National Hispanic Cultural Center hosts an evening of immersive and groundbreaking multimedia that combines live music and dance performance with projection and body-mapping that responds to sound and movement in real time. Electroacoustic ensemble Niyaz presents The Fourth Light Project on Sunday, March 1 at 7:30pm. Onlookers also experience the words of legendary Sufi poets and ancient wisdom of Middle Eastern folk songs. Walk away from the philosophical adventure with a new outlook into the human depths. Tickets for this all-ages event range from $12 to $32.