Eva Mirabal (1920–1968) was an artist on the rise before and after World War II. But marriage and motherhood stood between Mirabal and the career she longed for.
Even where outright physical violence doesn’t erupt, American debates about rights rarely end in stable compromise. Worse, they are toxic. Law professor Jamal Greene goes beyond a bare rehearsal of pathologies: He prescribes a novel remedy.
Jacqueline Keeler explores the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge by a right-wing militia, and protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline by the Standing Rock Sioux — and the two groups' vastly different treatment by law enforcement.
Luci Tapahonso is the author of six books of poetry and was the inaugural poet laureate of the Navajo Nation. She often uses Navajo language in her poetry, where the space between the words can be just as important as the words themselves.
Alex Tresniowski documents the beginnings of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and organization to which activist and journalist Ida B. Wells contributed greatly via her scathing rebukes of lynch mobs.
In Natalie Goldberg's 15th book, the Zen Buddhist and devoted writing teacher explores Japan, the haiku tradition, and — sometimes — the limits of her own patience.
Australian writer Claire Thomas' Performance is a curious novel about three women watching Happy Days. It begins moments before the lights go down in the theater. Some 228 pages later, members of the audience file out to the parking lot.
Is The Scapegoat, Sara Davis’ debut novel, in fact, a “propulsive and destabilizing literary mystery,” per its back-cover blurb?
Get ready to read, Santa Fe! The NEA Big Read kicks off on Saturday, March 20, and promises three months of author talks, art contests, and much more.
In Stephen King's Later, Jamie is a kid who can see dead people, and his single mom is a literary agent willing to do whatever she has to in order to keep bread on the table.
Center for Contemporary Arts hosts a screening of and panel discussion about The Other Madisons, a companion film to 2020's The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President's Black Family, by Bettye Kearse.
Allen and Parnes note that Donald Trump’s collective margin of defeat in three states that would have given him an electoral college victory — Wisconsin, Georgia, and Arizona — was 42,918 votes, less than the 77,000-plus votes that cost Clinton Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania four years earlier.
Music — always capitalized and given feminine pronouns, and understood as a living entity in The Spirit of Music — is sick and may be dying
Mike Ryan talks about Turquoise in America: Part II, 1910-1990, which chronicles the mines and miners, the growth of the Southwest and the official state stone, in a virtual lecture on Wednesday, March 17.
Even now, during our culture’s most fractured time, author Anne Lamott remains a paragon of seemingly irreconcilable attributes and beliefs.
Whose voice is Denis Johnson writing in when he says "I don't dance and laugh in that terrible style with every stranger"? Guest writer Kevin Clark offers his interpretation of "You."
“People don’t believe professional women with advanced degrees can have abuse backgrounds. They think you have to be poor, or not White. We were comfortably middle class. If you came to my house, you would have seen two well-dressed, well-fed children. You would never know what a house of horrors it was." — Memoirist Nancy King
At 22, Suleika Jaouad was diagnosed with cancer. Now she’s delivering a hopeful message when we need it the most in Between Two Kingdoms.
Georgetown law professor Rosa Brooks documents her experiences as a member of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., in her new book Tangled Up in Blue.
Mike Nichols was hard to categorize. Was he the hard-edged satirist of contemporary manners who directed The Graduate and Carnal Knowledge? The genial ironist who made Working Girl and The Birdcage? The hack-for-fire responsible for The Day of the Dolphin?
After a long career as an art dealer and gallerist, Linda Durham reinvented herself, shedding her image as "Linda Durham, girl art dealer," taking a trip around the world, and writing her memoir.
Darryl Lorenzo Weillington's one-act play, Black History Month, is a dramatic monologue from the point of view of a 14-year-old boy giving a Black history presentation at school.
Rebecca Sacks' City of a Thousand Gates makes a convincing case for a literature of multiplicity, polyphonic and clamorous, abuzz with challenges and contradictions.
Staff writer Jennifer Levin recounts her personal experiences with chronic illness and highlights authors who have possessed the courage to share their own experiences with the world.
Edward Carey returns readers to Collodi’s Pinocchio in his latest, The Swallowed Man. But the twist: Carey tells his yarn from the perspective of the carpenter, Geppetto, known here as Joseph Lorenzini.
Former FBI Director James Comey's second book, Saving Justice, is a user’s manual for the justice system, whose independence and integrity his former boss attempted to undermine.
Kristin Hannah's Four Winds examines a traumatic era in American history while also using it to reflect on the current scourges of xenophobia and economic exploitation tearing through the United States.
Washington Post columnist Michael Dirda tries to make sense of a rough-and-tumble 2020, with particular emphasis on Trump loyalists at the U.S. Capitol in early January, with help from German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer's lesser known work, On the Suffering of the World.
From formalist art critic to activist to local historian, Lucy Lippard has worn many hats. A former fixture of the New York art scene, she's called Galisteo her home for nearly 30 years, becoming an advocate for its land and people.
Out of My Mind is a book about miracles that Arkin has personally witnessed. Although he didn’t write the book specifically because of the pandemic, the former Santa Fe resident says that so many people are suffering right now that he wanted to offer stories about remaining positive through adversity.
Susanna Clarke’s long absence after Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell was published in 2004 called to mind other authors who published ambitious works of science fiction or fantasy but then fell off the radar.
Talking about “the power of ethics” at this moment feels rather like talking about “the power of warmth” in the middle of a raging blizzard while wearing wet socks.
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- This way to Flavor Town: Tune Up Café
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- Where the chile is always hot
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