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Scribble Works Reviews: A Look at Man of Steel

on June 15, 2013 - 12:56pm

Naftali Burakovsky, left, and Lorenzo Venneri


Scribble Works Reviews

By Lorenzo Venneri and Naftali Burakovsky
A Look at Man of Steel 

If there was ever pressure to make a film right, it was for Man of Steel. This film had hype, Chris Nolan’s name, and the hope of an epic Justice League film. There was a lot riding on this film. Man of Steel had a ton of grand action, but it didn’t have a whole lot else. Although we hate to say it, this film was grand disappointment. Man of Steel is a $225 million children’s film that likens itself to a Power Rangers episode minus the red underwear.

Crooner With Voice Likened to Frank Sinatra Performs June 22 at Arts and Crafts Show

on June 15, 2013 - 11:25am

Crooner Juan Rivera sings June 22 at Arts and Crafts Show. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Artists from Los Alamos and surrounding areas will show off their talent at an Arts and Crafts Show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22.

Hold U and Company is hosting the Arts and Crafts Show at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 104 DP Road in Los Alamos.

Taos entertainer Juan Rivera, whose voice has been compared to Frank Sinatra's will perform.

Rivera's CDs will be available for purchase at the event.

Taos Author John Nichols in Los Alamos for Authors Speak

on June 15, 2013 - 10:27am

John Nichols with his most recent novel. Photo by Morris Witten


Telling tales has been John Nichols’ life-long career.

“Ever since I was a kid, I had a great imagination and told a lot of lies,” the Taos author said.

The chance to hear Nichols’ stories first-hand is approaching. He will make an appearance in Mesa Public Library’s Authors Speak series at 7 p.m., June 27 in the library’s rotunda.

Nichols has published 20 books of both fiction and non-fiction. Several of his novels, including The Milagro Beanfield War, have been made into movies.

In addition to books,


Lightnin' Malcolm Plays the Pond For Los Alamos Daily Post Night

on June 14, 2013 - 12:09pm

Lightnin Malcom and drummer Stud. Courtesy photo

By Russ Gordon

Delta Blues great Lightnin’ Malcolm will perform at 7 p.m. tonight at Ashley Pond for the second annual Los Alamos Daily Post Night at the Los Alamos County Summer Concert.

Don’t worry about the fences. In spite of construction at the Pond, the show will go on. There’s plenty of room in the grassy area on the west side of the Pond, the site of the former Municipal Building.

Delta Blues goes back to the origins of the blues. Lightnin’ Malcolm, one of the future greats, is a man who understands, respects and loves the genre.

T. Jackson King Signs Books Saturday

on June 14, 2013 - 11:11am

Staff Report

Local science fiction writer T. Jackson King will be selling and signing his books 1-5 p.m. Saturday, June 15 at Smith’s Food and Drug in White Rock.  

All his novels will be available for personal autographing and sale, including his latest adventure novel, Galactic Avatar, which tells the tale of the last 16 humans who flee to Andromeda Galaxy when the Skrill aliens devastate Earth with "assault asteroids."

Another of King’s recent novels, Stellar Assassin, raced to the top of's Top 100 Hot New Releases in the Space Opera Science Fiction category, reaching the


Rumelia and Folk Dancers Bring Balkans to Pyramid Cafe Saturday

on June 14, 2013 - 8:15am
Rumelia at the Pyramid Cafe in Los Alamos May 13. Photo by David Griggs
Los Alamos folk dancers at the May 13 Rumelia show at the Pyramid Cafe. Photo by David Griggs

Staff Report

Rumelia is returning to the Pyramid Café, 751 Central Park Square, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15.

The band has an enthusiastic local following, including Los Alamos folk dancers, who add their talents to the evening. There is a $10 cover and children are free.

Rumelia is a band composed of three women who are putting a new spin on music from Eastern Europe, a region generally known as the Balkans.


‘Downtown Friday Nights’ Infuses Culture & Fun in Los Alamos This Summer

on June 14, 2013 - 7:59am


Visitors and newcomers to Los Alamos – one of the top 10 “Best Small Towns to Visit in 2013” (Smithsonian Magazine, March 2013) will get to enjoy a number of special cultural, historical and educational events with “Downtown Friday Nights,” every other Friday on June 14, June 28, July 12 and July 26.

Downtown Friday Nights is sponsored by the Los Alamos Creative District in coordination with local businesses and cultural organizations.

“Downtown Friday Nights are a great kick-off to programming in the Creative District – our version of an Arts and Culture District in Los