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Daniela Huber comes from Switzerland, and Adrian Fuller from New York. They first met on a rooftop in Goa, India; reconnected in California; traveled to Mexico and Salt Lake City together, and now live here in Taos. Ten months ago, they started working on a project which would tell the story of an extinct tribe called the Sandwater Children. more
Summer sings a soulful song. Hear what is to come for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces! more
The heroes and heroines of the pandemic in Taos are those with a skill set essential to our survival who put themselves in harm's way every day by showing up for work. more
As the pandemic continues to disrupt the world, the fashion industry is one area that is being hit hard, and is now looking at how it will be changed in the long term. more
The struggle has been real the last several months. In what felt like an instant, our community shifted as if on a tectonic plate. Schools, shops, restaurants and galleries were shuttered along roadways devoid of traffic, tourists or any signs typical of our bustling community. more
Our senior care facilities here in Taos have had to make lightning-fast adjustments over the past three or four months. They had established a routine of caring for the physical and emotional needs of their residents, providing entertainment, social and cultural enrichment and more. Then suddenly they were thrust into the role of protecting the residents, calming fears and taking every possible precaution against infection. more
A continuous line of cars snakes through the parking lot to the parish hall doors of St. James Episcopal Church, on Camino de Santiago. It's Thursday, distribution day for the church's food pantry. Inside the hall, one group of volunteers fills boxes with peanut butter, bananas, beans, soup, a can of tomato paste and a dessert item. Then another group takes the boxes outside where two final items, onions and eggs, are added before they're handed off to their recipients. more
Jiāyóu! That was the shout from the windows of high-rise apartment buildings in Wuhan, China, during the lockdown that started them all. Literally, it means "add oil." In other words, "Gas it up!" Usually it's translated as "Keep up the fight!" more
For millennia, Taos Pueblo has faced its enemies with the kind of respect worthy of Camelot's Round Table. From the age of discovery to the Spanish flu, Taos Pueblo has endured. We've battled the Catholic Church for a right to believe in ourselves; we've fought back against a cunning conqueror, who would see our mountainous cathedral mowed down to grazing lands, and won. more
As the COVID-19 pandemic swept through our lives there were, indeed, those who became the heroes of our strange new world: our health care workers and first responders. more
Celestial navigation. The stars align for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces! more
Friday's (June 19) Juneteenth Block Party brought dozens of Taoseños to Revolt Gallery in Taos. The celebration included live music, poetry, dance and art by local Black creatives. All … more
"I was sitting in a prison, looking at the civil rights and the anti-war movement passing us by. I wanted to get out so bad to be a part of this movement. It was a new feeling out there, of a different kind of patriotism. Patriotism to human rights, to life instead of death. I wanted to be part of it. Just going to the police department en masse, there was like 200 of us. Just two weeks before that, we were scared to go by ourselves. We found strength in 200 of us, all Indian people, who had been beaten, mugged, arrested. Now here we were, we were going back to that same police department that arrested us and we were demanding action. It felt good to finally sense that there was power in unity, power in numbers." - Dennis Banks, American Indian Movement co-founder more
Knight takes pawn. Future moves for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces! more
“The United States was founded on the murder, dislocation and genocide of the indigenous people of this land. These violent colonizers then became internationally wealthy on the abduction, enslavement, lynching and torture of African people. For the last 400 years, the U.S. has continued to imprison, oppress, abuse and murder black and brown people daily. more
Apologies to Cecilia Cuff for misspelling her name in the article "Art Matters" in last week’s Tempo. We reached out to Cuff to apologize and invited her to share information about Parse Seco with our readers. more
On Wednesday (June 3) just after 2 p.m. hundreds of protestors lay down in the street and stopped traffic for nearly nine minutes at the intersection of U.S. Highway 64 and State Road 68. The demonstration was the second of the week, protesting for the Black Lives Matter cause and against the brutal police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Both protests were spearheaded by local Taoseña Salman Lee. more
Having spent a great part of my youth in protests and demonstrations, from Cape Town, South Africa, to Tompkins Square in New York City, I am, sadly, only too familiar with the dynamic that plays out on angry streets during hot, summer days. When the oppressed rise up, things can get dangerous. Especially when bureaucracy and police are involved. A bruised and dislocated shoulder that still acts up 40 some years later reminds me of the brute force with which I was literally manhandled as a teenager protesting outside St. George's Cathedral, in Cape Town. more
A dream finds you in a strange room, with unfamiliar faces, but with a sense of new opportunity. Predictions for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces! more
As we emerge blinking out of lockdown into the blossom-filled sunshine, it's time to slough off our comfy sweats and pull out our favorite warm-weather outfits to celebrate. more
It was a strange end to a very strange school year, with kids missing out on all the usual in-person festivities like graduations, field trips, field days and yearbook signings. We applaud all the creative efforts of schools to re-create these opportunities for students - from ice-cream Zoom parties to balloon-decorated drive-bys. Taos High did a great job of commemorating the class of 2020 and every school made sure students got to celebrate and say goodbye to classmates before heading off into a summer of unknowns. more
Patricia Michaels is not just a Taos Treasure; she achieved worldwide fame as a fashion designer when she was the runner-up on "Project Runway's" Season 11. Since then Michaels has gone on to win many awards, including one from the Smithsonian Institution. Last year, she was commissioned to participate in "A Seat at the Table" installation at the Edward Kennedy Institute in Massachusetts, where she designed the chair for New Mexico's first Native congresswoman, Deb Haaland. more
Ivy Little is enthusiastic about music and kids. She brings the two together in her weekly classes at Twirl with a joyful exuberance that is easy to catch. Little teaches a Family Music class on Tuesdays and a Friday Feelings Corner on Fridays. Both classes incorporate music, and both are now taking place at 11 a.m. online at facebook.com/twirltaos. They are designed for toddlers through elementary school children. Little also runs a group for infants and their parents which she is converting to an online format on YouTube. more
The book is open and the next page is about to turn. Prepare yourself as the next wave of plot twists arrives for Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces! more
Maria Samora is one of the most well-known, contemporary Native American jewelers. Since winning first place at the Santa Fe Indian Market in 2005, she went on to win again in 2007 and in 2009. She was the poster child for Indian Market that year - the first jeweler ever. Since then, her jewelry has become highly coveted by influencers and collectors. Her designs are inspired by Pueblo Indian tradition but are elegant and timeless in their minimalist simplicity. more
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