The plums are flowering on my quiet South Berkeley street. Most of my neighbors are friendly and helpful, the Italian oaks raise their curved branches to praise the sun, and my fellow dogwalkers are wry and fastidious. I shouldn't complain, really, although it's only fortuitous that I occupy the house once owned by my parents, since I certainly can't afford the neighborhood on an adjunct professor's salary.… Continue
When I asked photographer Tom Loeb what he looks for in a face, he told me, “I know who I don’t want to photograph. I don’t photograph beautiful women.” And then he elaborated, if a person “looks like they might fit into a mainstream publication or are well fed and well scrubbed enough that their image might be used to sell something, then I probably don’t want to photograph them.”
I’m glad. The people he does photograph are far more… Continue
A couple of days ago I came across a website called Historypin. It's a website based in England which uses the Google Map engine to allow users to upload historical photos and pin them to the map. The photos can also be overlaid on to Google Street View to show how a place has changed over time. Here's a short video explaining the concept:
Along with fireworks, this past weekend featured a Performance by 49 of our community kids at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. This Creative Circus Show concluded a four week summer camp for kids of all income levels called, CIRCO LATINO. This summer was the second year of the camp. If you missed it this year, be sure to sign up your kids for the third season next summer. Here is a quick variety of pictures to give you a taste of the… Continue
On a most basic level, the new Arizona laws are not about immigration: they are about being Mexican. Or being a dark-skinned American. Somehow popular history assumes the former Europeans among us filled out the proper papers at Ellis Island. We tend to forget the rest of the story.
A new line seems to have been drawn in the sand. It is both political and deeply emotional. And, as Cathy Arellano says, This is our border/ you might…Continue
We are like the passengers of a great liner the moment after rescue from shipwreck when camaraderie, joyousness and democracy pervade the vessel from steerage to Captain's table.Alcoholics Anonymous (1939), p. 17 The other half were shrieking and praying. Voltaire, Candide (1759), ch. 5
Towards the end of our talk in her studio at 105 Art Gallery, Val Hollingsworth said she'd been noticing the way the light from the window raked across my cheek. I didn't "feel" those pronged fingers of sun on my face until she saw them first for me. Then, I felt "illuminated." And this newly lit sight in many ways is part of any photographer or curator's job: a new vision, a vision that we… Continue
Added by lisa gill on July 2, 2010 at 9:27am —
When it's warm in Albuquerque, it's always a little bit cooler in the mountains. There are plenty of hard core hiking spots to go around, but there are also some easy going gems that deliver the visual goods without a knock down workout. These trails are family affairs. Pack up the kids. Take the dog. Carry plenty of liquids.
1. Take I-40 (or even better, Route 66) east into the Sandia mountains. Go until you… Continue
... to bring you this soothing cover of Neil Young's "Albuquerque", performed by Red House Painters in 1996. Never before have three stanzas of musical history captured so well our fair burg; driving whilst getting high, eating country ham and eggs, and nobody caring who you are, even if you're famous.
I speak for many when I say that part of the charm of where we have chosen to grow our roots is described pretty accurately in this song. All he forgot to mention was green… Continue
"After 32 weeks of pregnancy, my lack of back pain, neck pain – any pain at all! – is a testament not just to prenatal massage, but to Karla! Beginning in the first trimester and into the second, I was fortunate to have found Karla and met with her every two weeks. Now that I’m in the third trimester, we’ve stepped it up to every week, and it is an occasion I look forward to for six days! Karla’s experience with women, women who are pregnant, and women with reproductive issues (as both a… Continue
Got an opinion or a thought about how your electricity is generated? Concerned about the environment? Rising costs? Maybe both? Want more of a say in where your power comes from? Here's your chance to get involved.
Tonight marks the first of two meetings that PNM will hold in the Albuquerque metro area to kick off a year-long public-involvement process about how power will be generated in the future. Ten such meetings will be held… Continue