Features

Finding A Cultural Touchstone In New Mexico’s Carne Adovada – Serious Eats
I explore one of the enduring dishes in New Mexico that offers a window into its culture and history.

Containment Strategy – Trend Magazine
A longtime restauranteur delves into development to create the first restaurant and retail pod in Albuquerque using shipping containers and a community of like-minded local businesses.

Review: Necessary Force – Art In The Police State – ABQ Free Press
Taking a cue from the increased concerns of police shootings, as well as the rise of the prison industrial complex and the security crackdowns following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, this show offers artistic responses to the power of the state and its impact on civil liberties.

48-Hour Moviemaker Race – ABQ Free Press
Following a team of filmmakers as they write, shoot, and edit a short film in just 48 hours.

Signs Of The Times – ABQ Free Press
Along Route 66, a group of teachers, students and artists has been quietly making a dent in the decay along the route east of Nob Hill, transforming vacant signs into public art.

Comfort Food Diaries: Whiskey, Cards, and Shrimp Curry – Serious Eats
I wrote this essay for Serious Eats to commemorate my father, who died in 2015.

The End Of Food – ABQ Free Press
How can artists make people care about climate change? By helping them imagine a world where their favorite foods are gone, replaced with the ersatz substitutes and the idea of those foods. That’s the idea behind Ghost Food.

Reviews from Tricklock Revolutions International Theater Festival

Powerful, Painful Comedy Abounds at Tricklock’s Revolutions Fest” – Adobe Airstream

War Satire Kicks Off Tricklock Revolutions Festival – Adobe Airstream

Teatret Om Creates Primal Story Of Exploration – Adobe Airstream

Play Questions Idea of Trying to Find “the Truth” of History – Adobe Airstream

Business Articles

Laguna’s Utility Authority built trust with pueblo residents – New Mexico Business Weekly
(nka Albuquerque Business First)

State cuts put squeeze on child care centers, employers – New Mexico Business Weekly (nka Albuquerque Business First)

POSLavu finds restaurants hungry for high tech – New Mexico Business Weekly

Copper thefts wreak havoc all over – New Mexico Business Weekly

Loyal Customers Infuse New Mexico Tea With Green – New Mexico Business Weekly

Blog posts – New Mexico Business Weekly

Articles on Native American art

Fake Indian art flourishes as regulators eye legal actions

Native artists urged to pursue fraudsters faking their arts

Native designers are making their mark on the runway

Sidebar to Native designers article

Diversity in Native music defies audience preconceptions

Sidebars to Native music article

Articles from Portfolio.com (now known as Upstart Business Journal)

Beats Rubber Chicken Dinners – Nonprofits turn to entrepreneurship to make up for lost donations.

Steeped in Community Aid – Microloan advocate turns to the community to aid his small business.

Articles on the film industry and the creative economy

The Money Shot – How incentives have reshaped the film and TV industry.

Debate over New Mexico Film incentives heats up as states compete to attract productions – New Mexico’s film industry flourished thanks to generous tax credits, but such programs are getting more scrutiny around the country.

Sidebars to film incentives article

Incentive cut prompts film industry fears of fallout – A look at plans by the (then) new governor to push for cuts in film tax credits.

Film industry vendors grapple with slowdown in production – Local businesses feel the pinch as other states ramp up incentives following the bruising legislative battles in New Mexico.

Sony Pictures Imageworks to leave New Mexico – I scooped everyone on this story thanks to good sourcing.

A perspective on Sony Pictures Imageworks – My next day blog analyzing the potential fallout from Sony’s departure.