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V.25 No.14 | 04/07/2016
Jemez Buffalo dancers via pintrest

Event Horizon

Jemez in the Heart

Sunday, Apr 17: Jemez Pueblo Artisan Fair

Jemez Pueblo artisans sell their art and crafts. Jemez Dancers perform.
via compfight

Event Horizon

¡Ay, caramba!

Saturday, Apr 16: Fiestas de Albuquerque

Enjoy the history and traditions of Albuquerque with live entertainment, artists, food, shopping, and free children's activities.

The Daily Word in Rembrandt, Junkies and Smash Mouth

The Daily Word

Look at this “new” Rembrandt painting.

Hillary just got Berned allll sick, huh?

This interview is FLAWLESS.

This Italian documentary about addiction looks super intense (and great).

Do extreme videos online really affect children?

This local man told the police the dead man found in his apartment had just told him, “he wanted to kill some people.”

How to make a Philosopher’s stone, by Isaac Newton.

Gad DAMMIT, Tumblr, WHY???

V.22 No.43 | 10/24/2013
Every day is a day to celebrate at Masks y Mas
courtesy Masks y Mas, via Facebook

Culture

Celebración de la Vida y la Muerte

Masks y Mas holds Day of the Dead fiesta

Sugar skulls and pan de muerto, face paint and papeles picados—it's that time of year again. Dia de los Muertos will be here soon, and Masks y Mas invites the Duke City to come out and celebrate.

Albuquerque’s own Day of the Dead-themed shop at 3106 Central SE will hold their annual fiesta Friday, Oct. 25 so as to “beat everybody else by one week,” says store manager Kenny Chavez.

The event will include art demonstrations—such as the making of papeles picados (colorful paper banners)—as well as a muerte dessert show, sugar skull decorating and a reception featuring 40 local artists. Muerte face paint is available during the event by prior appointment (call the store at 256-4183) and The Cool Arrows, a Latino punk band, will provide live festival tunes.

Chavez says that the event, which has been held in the shop for over a decade, is a time to celebrate and honor lost loved ones. There will be a community altar for photos and keepsakes of those who have passed.

“It is driven by life and death,” Chavez says. “It's all part of the cycle, and it is becoming more a part of the culture in the United States. People have been so fearful of it … but it's a memorial day. And we've turned it into an art form. It's not a mourning thing, it's a celebration.”