Culture

Hide and Seek

BY PETER BG SHOEMAKER IN A PLEASANTLY CHAOTIC room near the Stewart L. Udall Center’s maintenance office, [...]

Blood Oaths

Fractured Faiths: Spanish Judaism, the Inquisition, and New World Identities, currently at the New Mexico History Museum, tells the history of the Jews of the Iberian Peninsula, many of whom were forced to convert to Christianity or expelled from the peninsula for rejecting conversion. [...]

Its Own Beautiful Self

In 1912, the year of New Mexico statehood, Santa Fe’s city fathers, including Edgar Lee Hewett, Sylvanus Morley, and Carlos Vierra, formed the city’s first Planning Board. With little money, but astounding drive, this prescient group launched itself into the unknowns of historic preservation, town planning, revival architecture, and commercial success. [...]

Party of the People

By painting Fiesta de Santa Fe’s 1926 parade, Gustave Baumann captured the city’s social evolution—in motion—in a singular work recently donated to the New Mexico History Museum. [...]

Machine Dreams

A LOW, SLOW JOURNEY FROM PACHUCO TO PRICELESS BY DON J. USNER It all began for Johnny Martinez when he went [...]

A Moving Passion

BY DANIEL KOSHAREK In 1977 Lowrider magazine quietly launched in San Jose, California, with the intent of [...]

Painted Power

BY PENELOPE HUNTER-STIBEL If you are as disoriented as I first was by the profusion of saints and crucifixes [...]

Into the Future

BY VALERIE K. VERZUH In contemporary art, Native American cultural power is located in the use of traditional [...]

Sounding the Soul

BY CARMELLA PADILLA In the beginning was el cante—the song. The song was its own instrument. Its notes, [...]
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