Beastly Desires

Outrageous. That’s the best word I can think of to describe what has to be the most original pseudo-biopic ever committed to celluloid – the 1989 French film, Marquis. In this instance, the worthy depicted is the Marquis De Sade. What makes the film truly interesting is the fact that the characters portrayed, including the…… Continue reading Beastly Desires

Gettin’ ‘er Done!

Editor’s note: I wrote this on Monday, August 22, but because of a lack of wifi, wasn’t able to upload it until today. Small price to pay. Now where was I? Oh, yes! I have a confession to make. I am besotted with the Mimbres Valley of Southeastern New Mexico. Oh, we’d flirted before and…… Continue reading Gettin’ ‘er Done!

Century Notes 01

What have we learned in the last one hundred years? Depends on who you ask. Politicians, media pundits and economists would like us to believe that society has advanced exponentially in that time. People are living longer. The standard of living is higher. And just look at all those technological advances. We’ve been to the…… Continue reading Century Notes 01

Making Movies, Then As Now

Because I’m something of a history buff when it comes to Southern New Mexico, as well as an advocate for filmmaking in the area, I often stumble upon fascinating tidbits of information that combine the two interests. One of the perks of my profession, which often finds me sitting in airless rooms, while sifting through…… Continue reading Making Movies, Then As Now

Better Living Through Travel

Sometimes the best way to replenish one’s mental health reserves is to get away from it all for a while – discover new sites and reconnect with the inner you. To put this notion into motion the Center for Spiritual Living, 575 N. Main St., is sponsoring a one-of-a-kind “Spiritual Journey” to the sky city…… Continue reading Better Living Through Travel

Where Buffalo Roam

It’s a dazzling southwestern day in March. High in the impossibly blue sky arching over a desert awash in the colors of spring, a hawk spins lazily on an updraft. One almost expects Clint Eastwood to ride in off the range, seeking vengeance or, at the very least, a place to hole up for the…… Continue reading Where Buffalo Roam

Raising the Bard

In 2005, New York actor Denis O’Hare (probably best known for his role as King Russell Edgington on the hit HBO series True Blood) began an unlikely collaboration with fellow thespian Lisa Peterson who, up until that point, had been his director in a handful of successful, low key theatrical productions. The result was a…… Continue reading Raising the Bard

Attention to the Past

History has a way of getting away from us. As a society, we tend to get so caught up in our everyday lives that we forget anything came before us and dispose of anything that we no longer find useful. Mesilla Valley Preservation, Inc., an organization dedicated to preserving the architectural legacy of southern New…… Continue reading Attention to the Past