V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014
Ninja Meets Navajo Code Talker
The YA collisions of Leza Lowitz and Shogo Oketani
Author Leza Lowitz on women as ninja, the power of multiculturality and the what it’s like to write with your spouse.
V.23 No.31 | 7/31/2014
All images courtesy of the Tom Golden Collection, Sonoma County Museum
Christo and Jeanne-Claude Have Always Gone Big
Superstar environmental artist Christo comes to Albuquerque in August—here’s what you need to know.
V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014
First World Problems
Hard to Be a God
Don Rumata seems like any other obnoxious noble with money to spend and ladies to court, but he’s actually a Communist operative from Earth.
V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014
The nekkid eye
Journey into the exposed heart of Burque’s artworld with a celebration of the body, a drama about family and poetry to scare zealous patriots.
V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
Ipso facto X-Acto
Any way you slice it, nothing’s quite like paper art. Traditional papel picado is a cheerful, humble Mexican papercraft often used to adorn and embellish public spaces. But ¡Papel! Pico, Rico y Chico, opening at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) on Friday, June 20, at 6pm, proves the form’s wondrous flexibility.
V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
Whether you’ve a hankering for summery sci-fi or the history of food, two New Mexico authors deliver.
V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
Albuquerque artsworld wonders get their due in Culture Shock, from a poetic convergence to that pony you’ve always wanted.
V.23 No.20 | 5/15/2014
The London Jungle Book
“An artist goes where there is work.” Gond artist Bhajju Shyam went to London and saw it like it’s never been seen before.
V.23 No.19 | 5/8/2014
Light Looking Back
With their indefinite lines and smoothed-away textures, pinhole photographs hearken to a long-ago time. But Poetics of Light brings the technology firmly into the 21st century.
V.23 No.18 | 5/1/2014
Bring down the house
OFFCenter gets (Albu)quirky; Placitas Library needs labyrinth help; and FREE COMICS! in this week’s bracing dose of Culture Shock.
V.23 No.17 | 4/24/2014
Feed the pyre
A local mag for creatives, a little yellow suitcase that leads to a personal journey and commemorating the Holocaust through dance—scope a world of ABQ arts with Culture Shock.
V.23 No.16 | 4/17/2014
Warm and fuzzy Lumpkins
Scope Culture Shock for what’s best in this artful world. This week: new William Lumpkins, bibliophile pr0n, urban renewal keynote and famous authors in a Fe movie theater.
Color Me Curious
The Color Book
Sophie Benini Pietromarchi’s charismatic Color Book aims to awaken a love of the visible spectrum in pre-teens (and older readers who haven’t outgrown a nice picture book with lots of vivid spreads to mull over).
V.23 No.14 | 4/3/2014
photos by Cameron Crow
Sustainable architecture can be learned in a few weekends
Building the New World is a workshop series that puts low-cost, earth-friendly building techniques in your hands.
V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014
All images by David Goodsell
The science of cells paints a pretty picture
The bedrock of discovery is observation. That’s where a scientific demiurge like Dr. David Goodsell comes in. He’s spent years translating the utterly tiny into the comprehensibly visual.