mike smith


V.25 No.37 | 9/15/2016
Helen Lowley Emerson and Mike Lowley
Courtesy of Albuquerque Museum and City on the Edge

Culture Shock

The Revelatory Histories of City on the Edge

Searching for the grave of Demi Lovato's forebearers, and so much more

City on the Edge tells of history, not isolated in the past, but how it relates to where we are now.
V.25 No.25 | 6/23/2016
Mike Smith, Erin Adair-Hodges, and Marty Crandall
Bad Mouth

Culture Shock

A Bad Mouth and a Keen Heart

New reading series blends music and literature to illuminating effect

The event blends tonally aligned music, poetry, memoir and other media in a curated hour-or-so experience meant to elucidate each work through both contrast and facsimile.
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V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014
It’ll be just like this. But different.
Image courtesy of enchantmentburn.com

Arts Feature

“Be as Weird as You Want”

Enchantment brings Burning Man to New Mexico (more or less)

New Mexicans finally have a chance to participate in a Burning Man event close to home.
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V.23 No.18 | 5/1/2014

Book Review

Short on Story

Education in Albuquerque

Education in Albuquerque casts light on a neglected corner of city history—but does it make the grade?
V.23 No.17 | 4/24/2014
Artist: Monsh
Lisa Barrios • flickr.com/marigoldz

Arts Feature

The Words of the Prophets are Written on Arroyo Walls

Albuquerque's spray-can psychogeography

Love graffiti or hate it, a map of a city of the unseen awaits you on Albuquerque’s streets.
V.23 No.11 | 3/13/2014
A semicolon on Sara Saucedo
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Arts Feature

Resisting Suicide; Using Semicolons

How the right punctuation could save lives

Don’t put a period on the end of your life, says the Semicolon Tattoo Project, now in its second year of encouraging public conversations about suicide and self-harm.
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V.23 No.7 | 2/13/2014

Book Review

How It Begins

Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War

WWI started because the Emperor of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by a man who may have been part of a Serbian conspiracy, right? A new book shows that this explanation is so basic it’s just wrong.
V.22 No.50 | 12/12/2013

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Art Scenester

This Wall Has Your Number

Al Hurricane paint-by-numbers mural comes to Barelas

The Tannex’s south side now features the beginnings of a new mural. And the mural needs you to finish it.
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V.22 No.49 | 12/5/2013

Arts Feature

Knowing Your Enemies ...

In the War on Christmas

This … this is war! No! No! Oh no! A Christmas war! We’re in a war! A very special Christmas war.
V.22 No.45 | 11/7/2013
Gary Snyder and Jack Loeffler
courtesy of Quivira Coalition

Arts Feature

Adaptation and the Environmental Beat

Poet-activist Gary Snyder lands in Albuquerque

At the Inspiring Adaptation conference, Gary Snyder explores land ethics as only a Pulitzer-winning poet could do.
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V.22 No.42 | 10/17/2013
“Snug Bug” by Shing Yin Khor

Arts Feature

Something Seriously Weird this Way Comes

Bewitching III brings an October feeling to Stranger Factory

Stranger Factory’s Halloween-themed show delivers the delightfully grim and the weirdly whimsical.
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Last Month in Music

Last Month in Music: September 2013

Author Mike Smith muses on connection, chaos and, of course, live music.
V.22 No.40 | 10/3/2013

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New Mexico News

New Mexico News: Late September 2013

Inspired by Félix Fénéon's Novels in Three Lines, this feature presents news from New Mexico, briefly, written by author Mike Smith and illustrated by ¡Brapola!
V.22 No.38 | 9/19/2013

Arts Feature

We Are All Going to Die In a Fiery Nuclear Accident

Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser, his new book Command and Control and Albuquerque’s aging nuclear arsenal

Author Eric Schlosser on the aging stockpile of nuclear weapons stored right here, in our city, where we live.
V.22 No.36 | 9/5/2013

New Mexico News

New Mexico News: Late August 2013

Inspired by Félix Fénéon's Novels in Three Lines, this feature presents news from New Mexico, briefly, written by author Mike Smith and illustrated by ¡Brapola!