Tempo Arts
"St. Tank," mixed media on wood, 15-by-11 inches by David Vedoe
Fine art

Modern visions of a colonial art

To understand what a retablo is, one needs to look at the history of New Mexico and how the Catholic faith shaped the lives of the people here, both colonizers and Natives. First, …
"Madonna of the Apples" image by Robbie Steinbach

Love and loss amid an ancient city

Outrage, disbelief and despair mix poignantly with a deep love and arch appreciation for vanishing Venice, Italy, as depicted in printmaker photographer Robbie Steinbach's latest …
Students observe multimedia presentations.

Show and tell

The Taos branch of the University of New Mexico -- much like Taos itself -- offers unique treasures that belie its small size.One of those treasures is the UNM-Taos Digital Media Arts …
Tempo Music
Don Richmond of The Rifters, left, and Michael Hearne of South by Southwest will appear with their respective bands, plus Michael's uncle Bill Hearne, at this year's HEART of Taos benefit.

HEART of Taos throws holiday gala

HEART of Taos (Hope, Empowerment, Advocacy, Respect and Transitional Housing) will host its third annual holiday benefit Friday (Dec. 7) at Old Martina's Hall, 4140 State Road 68 in …
Tone Ranger emerges from the mystic deserts of self-discovery.

Tone Ranger and Woven Talon Dreamlines at The Mothership

Twenty eight-year-old Alex Simon is the Tone Ranger, and he rides the sound waves of the American Southwest.Raised in a suburb of Los Angeles, Simon was drawn to the desert landscapes of New Mexico, …
The Reel Sisters are Rosalind Buda, left, on Scottish smallpipes, and Kelly Brzozowski on the Scottish harp.

Reel Sisters bring infectious folk style to Taos

A reel, for those not in the know, is not just for fishing or films. It is also a lively Scottish or Irish dance. And, though The Reel Sisters are not real sisters, they are good friends who have …
Tempo Culture
Visitors flock to the annual Bonfire on Bent Street event.

30th annual Bent Street holiday tradition invites the whole community

The holiday block party known as “Bonfires on Bent Street” will happen Saturday (Dec. 8) in the Taos downtown historic district. Throughout the day ...
Isabelle Davison

Grasping the physical light

Northern New Mexico has always been known for its light, inspiring artists across the many genres to migrate here and experience for themselves that for which the region is famous.This …
File photoMerrymakers join in the fun at a prior year's Yuletide caroling and tree lighting in Taos.
Public service announcement

Event update: Taos Yuletide Tree Lighting Friday

Editor's note: This event update was submitted by the town of Taos after our Tempo magazine went to press. This update overrides our article found on page 18 in Tempo.
Tempo Film
Megan Reed (Shay Mitchell) is puzzled by strange goings-on in a city hospital morgue in this scene from “The Possession of Hannah Grace.”

Movie review: ‘The Possession of Hannah Grace’

Possession is nine tenths of the law, according to the old maxim. That apparently also applies to a particularly hellish demon who snags a human body and won't let go even after death.
Albe August stars in "Becoming Astrid"

Movie review: ‘Becoming Astrid’

The beloved children’s stories written by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907-2002), including the Pippi Longstocking series, might seem on the surface to have been conceived by a woman not as challenged as the real-life writer.
Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) squares off against Viktor Drago (Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu) in "Creed II."

Movie review: "Creed II"

Director Steven Caple Jr., whose chops have mostly been earned in the TV arena, takes over from Ryan Coogler’s stellar reboot of the “Rocky” legacy in “Creed” (2015) to create something almost unheard of.
Tempo Books
Book review

Kay Matthews chronicles water issues in new book

Kay Matthews latest book, "¡No Se Vende! (Not for Sale) Water as a Right of the Commons,” is informed not only by her dogged research, but also by her hands-on …
Ron Cooper pours his own mezcal into a clay copita in his Ranchos de Taos studio.

Ron Cooper plans potent reading

One of the greatest pleasures in life is finding your passion and following it. Falling in love with something and pursuing it with all your heart can transform a life from mundane to extraordinary.
Courtesy NM Press WomenAuthor Hampton Sides

Hampton Sides launches new book on Korean War and its legacy

Between the end of November and mid-December of 1950, United Nations troops under the command of Gen. Douglas MacArthur, including those of the United States Marines' highly revered …

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