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Breaking…and Making Up

Children’s museum and Meow Wolf ask kids to figure out how things work

Local News When I was 14 years old, a buddy and I took all his GI Joe figurines out back, positioned them on a tree branch reaching over a creek and executed them with a BB gun. Goodbye, childhood, we thought.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Matthew Irwin

Time, And Again

SITE Santa Fe exhibition loops past, present and future.

Art Features Moments into a media walk-through of SITE Santa Fe’s exhibition Time-Lapse, I’m mentally preparing to retract comments I made about the absence of active culture in museums [The Curator, Nov. 9, 2011: “Wh...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 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

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Matthew Irwin

Envelopes and Pink Suits

Caldera Gallery hand-delivers art to your Valentine, or whomever

Art Features The trio of artists over at Caldera Gallery consistently opens my mind— by way of my prejudices —to the possibilities in art.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Matthew Irwin


Astronomers will love The City Dark

Movie Reviews Relaying stargazers’ complaints about city lights, the first half of the documentary film The City Dark risks becoming a platform for a fringe user group, until filmmaker Ian Cheney finally moves from anecdot...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Matthew Irwin

Family Issues

A determined bachelor welcomes fatherhood

Love & Sex A year ago next month, my girlfriend of six years issued me the ultimatum—marriage and kids or a breakup. I chose the latter, telling her that, as much as I loved her, I couldn’t envision a life with childr...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Matthew Irwin

Sleeping with the Pregnancy

How to do it when you’re expecting

Love & Sex “I think hot pregnancy sex,” my friend on FB says, “is evolution’s way of keeping the man in the cave when every other instinct tells him to run, run, run.”

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Matthew Irwin

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.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Matthew Irwin

Free, Found and Cheap

Pleasure as the profound and foremost purpose of art

Art Features I began building a list of places to buy inexpensive, original artworks.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Matthew Irwin

Big Picture

Warm Bodies: New Energy Economy seeks activists

Local News Mariel Nanasi and her assistant at New Energy Economy recently moved into a new office with a corner fireplace and the smell of recently installed carpet.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Matthew Irwin
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