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3 Questions

with Richard Saxton

3 Questions On Wednesday, Richard Saxton, a member of Colorado interdisciplinary collective M12, speaks on the topic of food justice as it applies to equine issues at the Santa Fe Art Institute in their Conversations @SFAI series.

April 22, 2015 by Red Cell

3 Questions

with Lawrence Matthews

3 Questions Lawrence Matthews and special guest Matt Horowitz speak about the process of buying, selling and caring for artwork in the Collector’s Forum workshop.

April 15, 2015 by Red Cell

3 Questions

with Ashira Tova Montaño

3 Questions Threshold Art Collective’s multimedia play #dyingtotextgary utilizes original writing, songs and real-life responses from the World Wide Web.

April 08, 2015 by Red Cell

3 Questions

with Jim Ruland

3 Questions Author and columnist Jim Ruland has written in punk rock publications for more than 20 years, is the author of the short story collection, Big Lonesome, and has been featured in every issue of Razorcake to date.

March 31, 2015 by Red Cell

3 Questions

with Alice Anne Thompson

3 Questions On Wednesday, at the St. Francis Auditorium, author and historian Alice Anne Thompson presents excerpts from her upcoming book, The Women of the Santa Fe Trail, and speaks about the women who braved the treacherous 900-mile path.

March 25, 2015 by Red Cell

3 Questions

with Nasario Garcia

3 Questions A natural born storyteller, folklorist and author, Garcia presents a lecture titled Hoe, Heaven, and Hell: My Boyhood in Rural New Mexico Sunday afternoon at Collected Works.

March 18, 2015 by Enrique Limón

3 Questions

with Frank Norris

3 Questions On Wednesday at the NM History Museum, Frank Norris, historian for the National Park Services leads a talk titled “Black Pioneers on Route 66.”

March 11, 2015 by Enrique Limón

3 Questions

with Candice Hopkins

3 Questions On Wednesday, IAIA/MoCNA’s Brown Bag it series contienes with a free chat with Candice Hopkins, the interim chief curator at the Cathedral Place cultural institution.

March 04, 2015 by Enrique Limón

3 Questions

with Gabe Pihas

3 Questions Although a Christian epic poem, Dante’s Divine Comedy includes many references to pagan philosophies. On Friday at St. John’s College, St. Mary’s College poetry scholar Gabe Pihas explains the meaning of one such instance.

Feb. 25, 2015 by Emily Zak

3 Questions

with Sharr White

3 Questions Award-winning Broadway and off-Broadway playwright Sharr White explores the tangled relationship of a formerly married couple in Annapurna, where a woman shows up at her ex-husband’s trailer after 20 years apart.

Feb. 18, 2015 by Emily Zak

A Spoonful of Sugar

SF Performing Arts gives new life to the flying nanny

Art Features Most of us at some point in our childhood fell under the enchantment of Mary Poppins’ spoon full of sugar to help the medicine go down.

April 15, 2015 by Emmaly Wiederholt

Inspiration2

New play delivers two poets, one great show

Art Features Poetry and theater are two things that should go hand-in-hand but often aren’t paired. After all, poetry has a long oral history, and much of theater is downright poetic.

March 25, 2015 by Emmaly Wiederholt

Model Boys (and Girls)

Eldorado Children’s Theatre brings Tom Sawyer to life

Art Features A tale of mischief-making, buried treasure and first love; who better to perform The Adventures of Tom Sawyer than a children’s theater company?

March 18, 2015 by Emmaly Wiederholt

Get Schooled

SFHS theater dept. goes across the pond and beyond

Art Features There is something special going on over in the Santa Fe High School theater department.

Feb. 18, 2015 by Emmaly Wiederholt

'Kimberly Akimbo' is Comedy but Not Farce

The SF Playhouse keeps it real

Art Features Kimberly Akimbo is a teenage girl with a rare disease causing her to age four and a half times faster than normal.

Feb. 11, 2015 by Emmaly Wiederholt

Meow Wolf Immersive Art Space Is Coming

Collective unveils plans for old Silva Lanes

Art Features For the first time since 2009, the parking lot at the defunct bowling alley located at 1352 Rufina Circle showed life and inside, attendees to a press conference admired the gutted area where lanes used to reside, sipped on coffee and took in the frozen in time décor—red stripes, neon-flecked carpet and glass block galore.

Jan. 30, 2015 by Enrique Limón

#JeSuisCharlie

Today’s Charlie Hebdo attack resonates across the world’s newsrooms, including ours

Art Features Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier, became editor of the incendiary magazine known for its envelope-pushing cartoons in 2009. He witness a firebombing in 2011, a call to have him beheaded the following year and the inclusion of his name in Al-Qaeda’s most-wanted list in 2013 after running a cartoon depicting the prophet Muhammad.

Jan. 07, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Meow Wolf to Take Over Old Silva Lanes

Meow Wolf to Take Over Old Silva Lanes: Arts collective strikes new deal, plans on unveiling project this summer

Art Features The lot on Rufina Circle where Silva Lanes once operated seems like a picture postcard frozen in time. A once lit sign advertising karaoke hangs on its façade and another bowling-pin-shaped one stands proud on a corner.

Jan. 06, 2015 by Enrique Limón

The Gospel According to Shae

GoT’s Sibel Kekilli touches down in Santa Fe to present film, throw back margs with GRRM

Art Features In a casual talk inside GRRM’s Jean Cocteau Cinema, actress Sibel Kekilli opened up to SFR about her Thrones experience, her humanitarian efforts and accepting rides from strangers.

Dec. 19, 2014 by Enrique Limón

Taking the Stage

SF Playhouse to be revived this holiday season in more ways than one

Art Features This holiday season, the Santa Fe Playhouse rises out of last year’s ashes in more ways than one.

Dec. 02, 2014 by Emmaly Wiederholt

Violet Crown Cinema Ready for its Close-Up

Santa Fe spin-off of the Austin-based cinema set for April 30 opening

Arts After much hullabaloo, the 11-screen Violet Crown Theaters are set to open the doors of the brand-new Railyard space on April 30. This after a private VIP reception scheduled for later this week.

March 30, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Ugly Sweaters & Season’s Greetings!

These are a few of our favorite knits

Arts Last Friday, SFR staffers donned their holiday worst, gorged on gingerbread everything and chugged spiked punch as if the world was about to end.

Dec. 17, 2014 by SFR

Skull Candy

Where to celebrate Día de los Muertos in style

Arts Día de Los Muertos is a vibrant celebration that brings people together every year to memorialize the lives of those who have passed. This weekend, two of the city’s biggest cultural centers offer activities, music and food to celebrate the holiday.

Oct. 31, 2014 by Luke Henley

Where the Action's At

Where the Action's At: Today's the last day to catch the SFFF

Arts World renowned writer of the Game of Thrones series and Jean Cocteau Cinema owner, George RR Martin, leans against one of the rows of seats in his theater as a mob of actors, producers, critics...

May 04, 2014 by JP Stupfel

Flick Fest Underway

Santa Fe Film Festival continues through Sunday

Arts The Santa Fe Film Festival is set to run through Sunday with movies showing at the Jean Cocteau and CCA theaters.

May 02, 2014 by JP Stupfel

Second to None

SFAI program enlightens, two-and-a-half minutes at a time

Arts The Santa Fe Art Institute gathers a small fraction of artists-in-residence every quarter, and asks them to speak about their work.

March 25, 2014 by Zoe Haskell

Summer’s Ending

With another lurking in the wings

Arts When Charles MacKay, general director of the Santa Fe Opera, stepped into the spotlight Aug. 19 just before the final La donna del lago of the season, the audience gasped a collective uh-oh. Who’d cancelled? Anxiety filled the house...

Aug. 27, 2013 by John Stege

Robert Who?

Plus that avid uxoricide Gesualdo’s maddening madrigals

Arts “Well. I think they must have just about run out of Schumann.” And so went an overheard comment at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s Aug. 15 evening concert. The occasion? Number three of four concerts billed as “Years of Wonder,” each featuring Gesualdo madrigals, Mozart piano trios and, need you ask, chamber works by Robert Schumann.

Aug. 20, 2013 by John Stege

Oscar’s Fatal Attraction

A messy night at the Opera

Arts It was, for sure, Oscar Night out at the Santa Fe Opera last Saturday, e.g., the world premiere of Theodore Morrison’s anticipated work depicting Oscar Wilde’s last years..

July 30, 2013 by John Stege

Violetta Revisited

And a sweet start for ChamberFest ‘13

Arts Finally I get it. Five years ago I denounced Laurent Pelly’s staging of Verdi’s La traviata for the Santa Fe Opera as “spectacularly inept.”

July 23, 2013 by John Stege

Light On

Outdoor Vision Fest returns for fifth luminous helping

Arts Valve For a full calendar year, students at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design have been beating their brains on how to build upon what has, in four years, become a standout in the local public artscape: Outdoor Vision Fest.

April 22, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Green Eggs and Art

Dr. Seuss-themed exhibit goes Pop

Arts Valve Pop Gallery's OH! A Seussian Tribute is set to unveil on Friday.

March 11, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Finding Demo

That odd little building on Museum Hill meets its maker

Arts Valve “It’s better that way,” the artist, who flew in to supervise the demolition, says. His trip, layovers and a memorable encounter with customs later, took close to 20 hours. Being present for the momentous occasion was important given that he was a banner man for the ill-fated movement to save the original 19th century CA Fàbregas i de Caralt factory.

Feb. 04, 2015 by Enrique Limón

NM Moderne

New exhibit at the O’Keeffe Museum celebrates state-made and inspired art

Arts Valve The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum is set to unveil Modernism Made in New Mexico, an sublime patchwork of 15 artists who, like O’Keeffe, were deeply inspired by New Mexico, its people, traditions and jaw-dropping vistas.

Jan. 27, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Reservation Required

Cartoonist delivers subversion; thought-provoking works on the daily

Arts Valve Caricatures depicting the age-old struggles many modern-day Native Americans face hang on the windows of Ricardo Caté’s gallery space on the lower level of San Francisco Street’s El Mercado.

Jan. 20, 2015 by Enrique Limón

George RR Martin Talks North Korea, Unveils Dragonstone Studios

Author’s latest endeavor takes over old Desert Academy space

Arts Valve In a candid chat, the Bayonne, NJ, native opened up about his ever-growing memorabilia collection, North Korea, his plans on taking Game of Thrones’ Sibel Kekilli for a night on the town and Monopoly.

Dec. 18, 2014 by Enrique Limón

Pop Stars

New collective provides tangible goods, redefines Santa Fe style

Arts Valve Jennifer Joseph, along with the Santa Fe Collective, have set up a special pop-up shop inside Marcy Street’s Community Gallery at the Convention Center building.

Dec. 16, 2014 by Enrique Limón

[Art] Worlds Collide

New exhibit redefines artistic collaboration

Arts Valve We all have that one project we haven’t gotten to. Chances are that if you’re a visual artist, said project is relegated to the back end of your studio, gathering dust while you wait (another year) for your muse to make her triumphant arrival.

Nov. 11, 2014 by Enrique Limón

Things That Go Art in the Night

Community Gallery’s latest delivers spooky, socially conscious theme

Arts Valve “What it was, was that I wanted to do a show about fashion,” Community Gallery manager Rod Lambert says, “but I knew that there weren’t going to be enough fashion people to send in portfolios and so I broadened it to any mixed-media artist.

Oct. 28, 2014 by Enrique Limón

Cartoon Character

Illustrator Miguel Covarrubias’ body of work highlighted in new exhibit

Arts Valve “It’s an interesting story, because he was always involved in a broad group of intellectual and creative activities, but it’s the way he’s been remembered in American art history,” Carolyn Kastner, curator at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

Sept. 24, 2014 by Enrique Limón

Press, Released

The Press at the Palace of the Governors kicks off weeklong celebration

Book Reviews Tom Leech, curator of the Press at the Palace of the Governors, is a busy man. “I’ve worked here for 11 years, and I’ve never had two days that were the same,” he says.

Jan. 15, 2013 by Robert Sobel

Absolutely Modern

Local independent bookstores, alive and well

Book Reviews When you come into contact with people who truly love what they do, their energy can be contagious. Such is the case with Nick Potter, owner of Nicholas Potter Bookseller, and Noemi de Bodisco and Sierra Logan of Op.Cit. Books.

Dec. 18, 2012 by Robert Sobel

Boats, Bikes and Blades

A man’s journey around the world

Book Reviews Circumnavigation: Magellan did it in a boat. John Glenn did it in a spaceship. Hell, Phileas Fogg even did it in a hot air balloon in the film Around the World in 80 Days (though, strangely enough, not in the novel on which it was based).

Nov. 13, 2012 by Ryan Collett

Middle of Nowhere

One man’s spiritual journey takes him all the way to Santa Fe

Book Reviews A priest who escaped from Nazi Germany, Father John accepts an assignment to travel to Santa Fe around the time of his grandmother’s death, which symbolizes the loss of everything he knows and loves. However, tragedy is not the focus of Gil Sanchez’ Viva Cristo Rey, and neither is history. Instead, the book offers a sentimental view of the conception of the Cristo Rey Church, the largest adobe structure in the northern hemisphere.

May 23, 2012 by Jackson Larson, Matthew Irwin

Freud or Fiction?

Cowboys, Crime Novels and the CIA

Book Reviews Michael McGarrity is a former deputy sheriff for Santa Fe County. For the release of his 13th novel, titled Hard Country: A Novel of the Old West, he asked Valerie Plame Wilson, a former CIA Operations Officer and author of Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House to interview him at Collected Works Bookstore.

May 09, 2012 by Jackson Larson

A New Home in Imagination

Native daughter brings Santa Fe experiences to Holocaust tale

Book Reviews Ramona Ausubel has found a way to let a story breathe while also giving great specificity to language—a rare trait among new authors.

Feb. 28, 2012 by Sara Malinowski

The Swedish West

Beautifully designed, photographed, written book misses opportunity

Book Reviews Promising to discover how people really live in our nation’s highly symbolic, deeply mythologized frontier, two Swedes venture to the American West with pen and camera.

Jan. 31, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

Undoing the Myth

Writer-director John Sayles discusses a career on the fringe

Book Reviews Take the US annexation of the Philippines. Around 1898, the US touted itself as an anti-imperialist nation, home of equality, but then it invaded a foreign nation under the auspices of white Christian duty: Save the heathen islanders. This, according to John Sayles, who visits Santa Fe to talk about his work, including the book A Moment in the Sun.

Jan. 17, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

Get off the Lawn

New book looks at the transformation of New Mexico’s plazas

Book Reviews Visit Santa Fe’s Plaza on any Saturday afternoon, and a diverse throng of locals and tourists, buskers and gawkers, buyers and sellers, and artists and lunch-eaters will be milling in and around it.

Nov. 16, 2011 by Hunter Riley

Girly Bits

Eve Ensler brings teen monologues to Santa Fe

Book Reviews In 1998, Eve Ensler published The Vagina Monologues, and suddenly a word that many viewed as vulgar became a powerful—and positive—force. This year’s V-Day performance in Santa Fe—a performance of Ensler’s new collection of monologues, I am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World—benefits the Santa Fe Mountain Center.

Feb. 17, 2010 by Charlotte Jusinski

Calling It a Season

SFCMF says hasta luego

Classical Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival audiences could do the figuring-out for themselves at noon, Aug. 19, at the Lensic when Yefim Bronfman just about tore our heads off with his reading of Prokofiev’s fresh and fierce sonata.

Aug. 26, 2014 by John Stege

SFCMF’s Slow Wind-up

Mostly Mozart, magical Messiaen

Classical As these lazy August days dwindle, peak and pine, Santa Fe music-mavens can’t be faulted for feeling a bit sad that the crazy summer festival scene is nearly finito.

Aug. 20, 2014 by John Stege

The Music Goes Round and Round

Silence and riddles during SFCMF’s fourth week

Classical The other day an old pal recalled a little lecture delivered in this space a few years back. The gist? Will you audiences please, please stop already with those obligatory knee-jerk standing ovations? Save same for the real, rare spine-tingling conce

Aug. 13, 2014 by John Stege

Mostly About the Beethoven

SFCMF at work

Classical Those vigas and latillas and massive corbels in St. Francis Auditorium may still be vibrating after pianist Alessio Bax’s big bow-wow July 29 noon recital. At first glance his program looked a bit peculiar: Rachmaninoff and Mussorgsky

Aug. 05, 2014 by John Stege

Getting Dedicated

SFCMF @42

Classical What more appropriate opening for the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s 42nd season than Robert Schumann’s ecstatic song, “Widmung,” (“Dedication”) as transcribed for piano by Liszt? 

July 29, 2014 by John Stege

Enthusiasm, Thy Name Is Neikrug

Classical Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s long-time artistic director, Marc Neikrug, talks about the 2014 season, opening July 20 at St. Francis Auditorium.

July 15, 2014 by John Stege

IFAM Booth & Vendor Locator

2014 Official IFAM Guide

IFAM The Official Guide to IFAM 2014 - Artist and Vendor Booth Map

Aug. 19, 2014 by SFR

IFAM Rocks

New Market courts a younger demographic while still serving everyone

IFAM If you’ve lived around Santa Fe for any real amount of time, it was no doubt surprising to hear that some awesome renegade artists were splintering off from the mega Indian Market to form their own event in the Railyard.

Aug. 18, 2014 by Alex De Vore

Letter From the President

IFAM IFAM is more than just a Market. It is a movement. It was born of a group of artists with a vision. We wanted a show where we could come together to share our stories, our culture, our heritage and our legacies with you.

Aug. 18, 2014 by John Torres Nez

New Kids on the Market Block

Five artists on the rise discuss hopes for their first market experience

IFAM Though some might have been practicing art for most of their lives, this collection of emerging artists talk about what they expect during their first market experience. Come up and see them sometime (at their booth, that is).

Aug. 15, 2014 by Ian MacMillan

Miles To Go Before He Sleeps

Douglas Miles plays by his own set of rules

IFAM San Carlos Apache–Akimel O’odham artist Douglas Miles has so many moving parts, it’s sometimes difficult to keep track of how they all fit together.

Aug. 15, 2014 by Rob DeWalt

Happy Monsters and Other Creatures

Enter the world of Heidi K Brandow

IFAM I am going to ask you a very stereotypical question,” I say. Heidi Brandow nods. “Were you influenced by the skater-surfer culture in Hawaii?” She smiles big, getting the subtle humor.

Aug. 15, 2014 by Bett Williams

SFO ‘14: Not Over Till…

August 23

Opera Sammy Cahn wrote the lyrics, and Ol’ Blue Eyes sang it first: “I’m oh, so glad we met the second time around.” Ergo, herewith another look at this season’s Santa Fe Opera summer offerings. 

Aug. 05, 2014 by John Stege

A Brilliant Sun

Worth the journey

Opera With permission, let me gently misapply the term to the mysterious beginnings of Huang Ruo’s first opera, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, whose American premiere just happened at the Santa Fe Opera.

July 29, 2014 by John Stege

SFO Gets The Bird

A deuce of an evening

Opera Expectations ran high about this new, bright-idea Mozart/Stravinsky pairing, both composers with long-standing connections with the SFO, and both captivating works with the potential to provide another enchanted evening.

July 22, 2014 by John Stege

Heil Dir, Ludwig!

Nazis face the music

Opera The Santa Fe Opera’s summer of ’14 shapes up to be peculiarly political.

July 14, 2014 by John Stege

Absurdly Entertaining

Come on, get happy

Opera Director Laurent Pelly takes a long, unsentimental look at Don Pasquale and sees a hard-boiled comedy of trickery and deception, embellished with worldly wit and a spritz of cruelty, all packaged in a Donizetti score loaded with melodic genius

July 08, 2014 by John Stege

Sex, Drugs and Videotape

SFO’s Carmen Lite

Opera If there’s one thing that the Santa Fe Opera’s new production of Bizet’s Carmen proved last Friday night, it’s the power of positive projection.

July 01, 2014 by John Stege

SFO '14: So Many Operas

So few corpses

Opera These be precarious financial times for most US opera companies. The SFO can be seriously proud that since its 1956 founding, the company has never run a deficit. Ever.

June 24, 2014 by John Stege

Forgotten History

Uncovering the legacy of America’s all-black towns

Performing Arts Karla Slocum is an anthropology professor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying the black history of Oklahoma as a local resident scholar at the School for Advanced Research. Think of her as a cross-country vagabond, but with a PhD.

Dec. 11, 2012 by Ryan Collett

Poetic License

Two poets diverge in a yellow wood (read: a local bookstore)

Performing Arts Last Saturday, Collected Works Bookstore hosted the second fall reading series of Muse Times Two, curated by Dana Levin and Carol Moldaw.

Nov. 20, 2012 by Robert Sobel

Like Mike

Yay! Comic Mike Birbiglia sleepwalks into town

Performing Arts With the success of his indie film Sleepwalk with Me, which he co-wrote, directed and stars in, it’s been a whirlwind year for comedian Mike Birbiglia; though he’ll be the first to brush off the “movie star” title. “My agent always tries to knock me down and say I’m not a movie star, but rather a movie starrer—which means I was the star in a movie, but I’m not an actual star,” Birbiglia tells SFR.

Sept. 19, 2012 by Enrique Limón

Children and Fools Speak True

Local theater collective dawns anew

Performing Arts A wise fool, says Devon Ludlow, managing director of Wise Fool New Mexico, is “one of those fabulous names…Jesters being able to speak the truth…idiocy and wisdom melding.” The medieval court jesters often interspersed truths, honest observations and wise words in their otherwise absurd performances.

Sept. 18, 2012 by Mia Rose Carbone

That’s All, Folks!

SFO and SFCMF bid adieu for the season

Performing Arts The acequia running nearby shows a few yellow leaves; too cool for breakfast outside today; the overgrown garden needs a firm hand. Summer is slowing and the summer music scene is finito. An imaginary curtain rang down at the Santa Fe Opera last Saturday night, and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival closed up for the year. So now—a little accountability?

Aug. 29, 2012 by John Stege

Tonal Voice

Schoenberg dominates Chamber Music Festival’s final weeks

Performing Arts Take note, please, of a preliminary event at last Sunday’s Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival concert: the sight of a large, black-clad man being tugged through the crowded lobby at the Lensic by a small girl. The child? A determined young daughter. The gentleman? This season’s distinguished artist-in-residence, Alan Gilbert. Her urgent excuse? I didn’t ask.

Aug. 15, 2012 by John Stege

Clarinets of Every Size

Woodwinds shine at Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival

Performing Arts Every time I hear a fine, well-produced contralto voice, I get the chills. Maybe it goes back to my grandmother’s old Schumann-Heink 78s. Kathleen Ferrier’s “Embarme dich,” and anything else s

Aug. 08, 2012 by John Stege

Straussian Function

Arabella continues a rich tradition of German opera in SF

Performing Arts Anyone who’s been hanging around the Santa Fe Opera for any length of time has heard, until quite recently, a really terrific amount of Richard Strauss.

Aug. 01, 2012 by John Stege

Upping the Ante

Chamber Music Festival: manic brillance, rhapsodic climax

Performing Arts Forty years old already? It can’t be that long since I heard several concerts at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival’s inaugural season—six Sunday afternoons back in 1973.

Aug. 01, 2012 by John Stege

A Thorough Rogering

The Santa Fe Opera’s King Roger stays focused

Performing Arts Ever since its 1926 premiere in Warsaw, Karol Szymanowski’s King Roger has been one of those conundrums of 20th-century music. Generically speaking, is it an opera? A dramatic oratorio? A morality play? Is it a work of penetrating insight into psycho-sexual complexities or a murky slog through mystico-symbological pretense?

July 25, 2012 by John Stege

Trailblazer

Monroe Gallery tips artistic hat to Margaret Bourke-White

Picks As a symbol for globetrotting photojournalism, Margaret Bourke-White’s brand in the field is still felt today.

April 22, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Jury Duty

New exhibit celebrates artists on the edge

Picks “What’s nice about this show, is that it gives an opportunity to artists to submit work to a juror that is a significant colleague from the region,” Scully continues.

April 15, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Girlhood

Photographer documents subject for 23 years

Picks “I’ve been wanting to do this book for some years, but at the same time not too soon, because you want enough time to pass,” renown portraitist Jock Sturges says in a video interview with Steidl publishing house.

April 08, 2015 by Enrique Limón

The Scottish Play

Local talent takes the stage in Macbeth

Picks It says a lot that theater troupes the world over continue to come back to the brilliant works of Bill Shakespeare.

April 01, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Fiesta Queen

Author brings NM-centric tome home

Picks There are many words of praise revolving around Kirstin Valdez Quade’s Night at the Fiestas: Stories. A collection of state-centered tales heavily influenced by her upbringing and local lore, Fiestas, a 2014 National Book Foundation “5 under 35" honoree.

March 25, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Heavy Paddle

Pingpong and art? Yes, please

Picks Get ready for an interactive event bouncing its way to you this weekend that manages to merge two of my greatest loves: art and pingpong.

March 18, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Paper View

Community Gallery brings new exhibit into the fold

Picks On Friday, and through May 15, join Community Gallery as they present Pulp, a sui generis art exhibit that explores paper as a sculptural art form.

March 11, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Something Strange in Your Neighborhood?

Call John Lorenzen

Picks “Santa Fe is one of the most haunted cities and there are more ghosts here per acre than in any other city in the country,” Santa Fe Hauntings’ John Lorenzen tells SFR.

March 04, 2015 by Alex De Vore

#JeSuisArtShow

New art exhibit speaks volumes

Picks Artist Issa Nyaphaga was a cartoonist in exile in Paris from 1996 to 2006, and a contributor for Charlie Hebdo.

Feb. 25, 2015 by Enrique Limón

State of…

Picks For whatever reason, the Internet yields almost no information about Santa Fe quartet Flux.

Feb. 18, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Game of Thrones for Noobs II

Season 5, Episode 2 review:

Pop Culture Welcome back to another Game of Thrones review. Be aware that spoilers are ahead but that I also have no fucking clue about what the hell is going on.

April 20, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Game of Thrones for Noobs

Game of Thrones for Noobs: Season 5, Episode 1: “The Wars to Come”

Pop Culture What about those of us who never read the books or watched the show before now because we had other things going on (read, there are those of us who, anytime a bazillion people say something is amazing, adopt this, “There’s no fucking way it’s that good!” attitude)?

April 13, 2015 by Alex De Vore

Season V Premiere of Game of Thrones is Coming to the Jean Cocteau

Free screenings take over the single-screen on March 28

Pop Culture Martin confirmed that the Cocteau will show the season premiere of season V in English and Spanish on a limited first-come, first-served basis. The schedule for those engagements will be posted on the cinema’s website on Friday.

March 18, 2015 by Enrique Limón

George RR Martin: Bestselling author, badass, breast man

Santa Fe resident is no puritan, and he wants the whole world to know it

Pop Culture “Let's turn from the latest cheating scandal involving the New England Patriots to a much more pleasant subject: breasts,” the ardent football fan posted to his LiveJournal on Wednesday.

Jan. 22, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Here Kitty, Kitty

Carrie Vaughn ready for Santa Fe appearance

Pop Culture With nearly 20 novels and some 70 short stories under her belt, NYT bestselling author Carrie Vaughn arrives in Santa Fe today for an appearance at George RR Martin’s Jean Cocteau Cinema. In a chat with SFR, the Golden Age series mastermind opened up about her process, fandom and the werewolf talk-show host that has marked her career.


Jan. 12, 2015 by Enrique Limón

Need a Santa Fe-Centric Costume Idea?

Playboy's got you covered

Pop Culture So, you're in a jam regarding Halloween costume ideas and in a flash, you naturally turn to your one-stop destination for DIY craftiness—Playboy. 

Oct. 27, 2014 by Enrique Limón

RIP Joan Rivers

Remembering a brief encounter with a legendary figure

Pop Culture It was October 2008, when California was in the midst of the fight for marriage equality and knee-deep in Prop 8, that comedy legend Joan Rivers graced my hometown with a special benefit appearance.

Sept. 04, 2014 by Enrique Limón

Make Way for 'Manhattan'

Explosive new series debuts Sunday

Pop Culture Mark your calendars. Sunday goes down in history as the premiere of the TV program, Manhattan, about carefree twenty-somethings trying to make it in the big city. Wait, no, that was HIMYM.

July 25, 2014 by Ian MacMillan

NM's Comic-Con Connection

Artist Rick Geary Brings Billy the Kid to San Diego Comic-Con

Pop Culture Cartoonist Rick Geary is posing for a portrait behind his massive catalog of historical graphic novels at his usual spot at San Diego Comic-Con. Before I can depress the shutter button his head sudd

July 25, 2014 by Dave Maass

WGN's 'Manhattan' Trailer Analysis

Seriens premieres this weekend

Pop Culture There are at least two trailers out for WGN's show about New Mexico's own Manhattan Project, premiering July 27. Here are a few of the things you can look forward to in the show, according to the teasers.

July 23, 2014 by Ian MacMillan

A Midsummer’s Midsummer

Side notes on a well-known Shakespearean comedy

Theater & Stage Reviews As a side note and perhaps to explain his decision to let his actors use their own voices in the Santa Fe Shakespeare Society production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, director Jerry Ferraccio says t

July 04, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

Picking at the bones of industry

Other People’s Money appeals to hearts and wallets

Theater & Stage Reviews Director Ron Bloomberg leans over to me at a recent rehearsal for the Santa Fe Playhouse production of Other People’s Money, and says, “This is one of the first plays to address vulture capitalism

June 13, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

Company’s out for summer

Dance performance strives to push the boundaries of, well, dance

Theater & Stage Reviews Arcos Dance artistic director Curtis Uhlemann describes the scene for “46 Thousand,” a piece he choreographed with his co-director Erica Gionfriddo: The scaffolds are black, the dancers wear black (their hair down) and musician Andy Primm sits above them with his drum kit, playing a piece inspired by the John Bonham solo “Bonzo’s Montreux.”

June 06, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

The Performance Community

The Peñasco Theatre builds community on the High Road

Theater & Stage Reviews From the street-side of The Peñasco Theatre, where a folksy mural tells of people building their community together, the theatre’s owner Alessandra Ogren walks me to the north side of the building where a new mural by Rebeka Tarín and Amaryllis de Jesus Moleski offers a meta-response to images on the front, mixing folk iconography with urban-contemporary references.

May 30, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

Love Rocks

Musical reintroduces the anarchist Emma Goldman

Theater & Stage Reviews Love & Emma Goldman: A Rock Opera is about the enduring human voice. The original production by Sarah-Jane Moody and Jeremy Bleich (aka the experimental pop duo GoGoSnapRadio) is also about taking action for one’s beliefs. It’s about violence, justice, freedom and love. It’s about Emma Goldman, the turn-of-the-century anarchist who spoke up, was deported and disappeared into history.

May 16, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

Chasing Fortune

The absurdity of just pursuits in Teatro Paraguas’ Fortunato

Theater & Stage Reviews The cast is rehearsing the last scene of Fortunato when I arrive at Teatro Paraguas’ new location, a few units down from its old black-box space in the Agua Fría Village. They’re having trouble finding momentum. Lines are forgotten. Props are dropped. Cues are missed. And the scene comes to a halt when actor Marcos Maez leans against a giant target, only to have it collapse behind him with a rattling crash and the sound of glass breaking.

April 25, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

Oil and Water

Nonparticipatory resistance against corporate domination

Theater & Stage Reviews I caused the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. This is my conclusion after speaking with Argos MacCallum of Teatro Paraguas about the company’s reading of The Way of Water, Caridad Svich’s play about four people affected by said disaster.

April 18, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

Worlds Within Words

Theaterwork realizes the works and lives of four women poets

Theater & Stage Reviews David Olson’s mother and grandmother were poets. At dinner, Olson’s father, a Swedish immigrant, would leave a line of poetry under a dinner plate for Olson or one of his siblings to discover and

Feb. 14, 2012 by Matthew Irwin

Contemporaneous Celebrations

Wake up and happy birthday, music scene!

Theater & Stage Reviews Santa Fe’s contemporary music scene awakens from semi-hibernation with two important concerts this week. And they’re all about anniversaries.

June 21, 2011 by John Stege

Through the Lens

Lensic affiliates share their views

Theater & Stage Reviews The Lensic theater space turns 80 this year and simultaneously celebrates 10 years since it became the nonprofit Lensic Performing Arts Center. The Lensic marks this milestone with the same varied arsenal of events it has wielded throughout its history.

April 13, 2011 by Rani Molla

This Weekend

Don't miss the Met

Weekend Picks Catch an opera double feature with The Met: Live in HD, see art from the Ryder Studio and Tom Green, or head out for some live music.

April 24, 2015 by SFR

This Weekend

Check out art, a documentary on school lunch and LEGO sculptures.

Weekend Picks IAIA's latest exhibit explores indigenous sexuality. Get tips on art collection, learn about the school lunch program, celebrate at Canutofest and make LEGO sculptures.

April 17, 2015 by SFR

This Weekend

Music, mythology and art

Weekend Picks Celebrate the art of Emil Bisttram. Hear music from Eryn Bent, Mark Farina or Nacha Mendez. Learn about mythology and Earth's soil.

April 10, 2015 by SFR

This Weekend

Start your weekend with these good (Friday) things.

Weekend Picks Hear about Forest of Fortune, check out Reflected Beauty, sample Freestyle Pilsner, see Macbeth and learn about historic churches.

April 03, 2015 by SFR

This Weekend

Put on your kimono

Weekend Picks The Japan Festival is here again. Scuba shows off their art. Music is brought to your ears by MüShi and 50 Watt Whale.

March 27, 2015 by SFR

This Weekend

Seeds and the Spring Equinox

Weekend Picks Celebrate the spring equinox, watch Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds, see an adaptation of Tom Sawyer and chat with the mayor.

March 20, 2015 by SFR

This Weekend

Don't miss Dr. Seuss!

Weekend Picks Celebrate the Chavez Center and SITE's anniversaries, take in a tribute to Dr. Seuss, dance the night away to reggae or the music of the roaring '20s

March 13, 2015 by SFR

This Weekend

Fun for First Friday

Weekend Picks Take in art at SFUAD and the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, check out a workshop for coffee connoisseurs and punk meets metal at The Underground.

March 06, 2015 by SFR

This Weekend

Get some culture

Weekend Picks Explore race relations through theater, get political with cartoons, celebrate springtime through tapestry and more this weekend

Feb. 27, 2015 by SFR

This Weekend

Celebrate the Oscars and the Year of the Goat.

Weekend Picks It's the Year of the Goat and Oscar weekend! Also, a talk looks at Abe Lincoln, the Scottish Rite Center gets a Meow Wolf makeover and Janis Ian performs.

Feb. 20, 2015 by SFR
 
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