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V.27 No.16 | 4/19/2018
Matthew Shlian, 2013.
Scott Soderberg

Culture Shock

Conjuring Wonder

Paper engineer Matt Shlian brings new work to Tamarind's Wonder Cabinet

We interview Matt Shlian about his work and the convergence of arts and sciences.
V.27 No.15 | 4/12/2018
New Mexico Salsa Congress
courtesy of New Mexico Salsa Congress

Culture Shock

Dancing in the Streets

New Mexico Salsa Congress offers a wide variety of dance experience to the city

In response to the salsa scene stagnating, the New Mexico Salsa Congress formed to expose, educate and instruct New Mexicans in Latin dance.
Gina Beavers examines the way we look at, and present, the world and ourselves
Gina Beavers

Arts Interview

Internet Famous

Artist Gina Beavers renders social media as high art

In recent years, Gina Beavers has explored imagery culled from the internet and rendered in realistic acrylic paint, providing us with a different eye on ourselves and the ways in which we express ourselves, even in the most casual forums.
V.27 No.14 | 4/5/2018
The Book of Mormon company
Julieta Cervantes

Culture Shock

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

The Book of Mormon brings big questions and clever tunes to Popejoy

The Book of Mormon's sardonic dark hymns and absurd bits never cease to delight, but unexpectedly for many, the show doesn't approach the story with malice.
Artist nicholas jacobsen finds stillness in his artistic practice of being a rock
Nicholas Jacobsen

Arts Interview

New Geology

Artist nicholas b jacobsen shows us what we can learn from the natural world around us

What does being a rock look like to you? To artist nicholas b jacobsen the practice of being a rock is the practice of approaching a new understanding of yourself in stillness, and the world outside in all its busy-ness and all of its tranquility, too.
V.27 No.13 | 3/29/2018
Mohsin Hamid
Jillian Edelstein

Culture Shock

Finding a Way to the Future

Author Mohsin Hamid discusses transience, migration and the power of story

Mohsin Hamid, author of Exit West, talks of nostalgia, navigating the loss of things you care about and imagination providing optimism for the future.
Yjastros
The National Institute Of Flamenco

Art News

Dance Dance Revolution

Yjastros 32 brings contemporary flamenco to the NHCC stage

Yjastros' flamenco pieces showcase modern takes and movements integrated with foundational phrases and techniques.
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V.27 No.12 | 3/22/2018
hand-lettered works of art
Theresa Varela

Culture Shock

The Life of a Hand Letterer

Calligraphy is far from dead at Silver Swirl Studios

While so much of the verbage we interact with today is computer-generated, the work of calligraphers and hand letters is still very much prized.
V.27 No.11 | 3/15/2018
Make America Great
Ricardo Caté

Culture Shock

New Views for Without Reservations

Ricardo Caté's cartoons deck the gallery walls at the IPCC

Santa Domingo Pueblo resident Ricardo Caté created “Without Reservations" to draw the world as he sees it and lend some perspective to non-Native viewers.

Arts Interview

A Lit Weekend

Book your weekend at the ABQ Antiquarian Book Fair

For those of us who still thrill to turn the pages of a book or explore the faded terrain of old maps, the Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair—an annual exchange of antique and rare books, maps and other ephemera—is taking place once again.
V.27 No.10 | 3/8/2018
Hulyet, hulyet
Teart Figur Kraków

Culture Shock

Time for Revolutions

Annual international theater festival brings performance from around the globe to ABQ

Tricklock Company's Revolutions International Theatre Festival returns, once again to bring voices of young, experimental artists to the forefront.
Jock Soto
Festival Ballet Albuquerque

Arts Interview

The Story of a Dance

Dance phenom Jock Soto collaborates with legendary musician

World-renowned ballet dancer and choreographer Jock Soto's work will premiere during the Festival Ballet Albuquerque's Sacred Journeys, which will not only feature the legendary Soto, but the live music of another luminary, Robert Mirabal.
V.27 No.9 | 3/1/2018
Virgie Tovar
Sister Spit

Culture Shock

The Art of Anti-Assimilation

Sister Spit brings QTPOC writing and art to The Tannex

Sister Spit's QTPOC Cruising the West tour artists are people of color, queer, trans, disabled, or fat—people normally not represented by mainstream publishers pandering to white women in the Midwest.
Lisa Greenberg

Arts Interview

Entering the Void

Abrepaso's latest performance articulates the spaces in between

We talk to Abrepaso Flamenco's producer and artistic director, Alice Blumenfeld, about the themes in this weekend's premiere of Vacío/Void.
V.27 No.8 | 2/22/2018
Francisco Cantú
Beowulf Sheehan

Culture Shock

The Muscle of Memory

Author Francisco Cantú discusses his work on the border

Francisco Cantú's mother warned him, "You must understand that you are stepping into a system, an institution with little regard for people."