Sherman Alexie is a Spokane/Coeur d’Alene Indian born on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Wash. He is the author of several novels and collections of short fiction and poetry, including “Face” and “War Dances,” winner of the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
In the latest in a series about innovation amid economic turmoil, Tom Bearden reports on efforts to convert algae into clean fuel. Continue reading
Author Sherman Alexie talks about his new book of poetry called “Faces” and his new short story collection, “War Dances.” Continue reading
Through verse, members of the Spoken Word Club at the Santa Fe Indian School articulate identities both modern and traditional, and maintain links to the past through native language and culture. Continue reading
In New Mexico, where a quarter of the residents do not have health insurance, rising poverty rates and a lack of medical facilities are straining the system and bringing health care to the forefront of this year’s election. Continue reading
In this first segment of a series on New Mexico’s role as a battleground state, Ray Suarez sets the scene in the Land of Enchantment, whose wide demographics and economy will affect the choice of voters this election. Continue reading
By tracing the paths of European settlers in the 16th century, Tony Horwitz tells the history of America’s colonization of the new world during an oft-forgotten century. Ray Suarez discusses Horwitz’s new book, “A Voyage Long and Strange: Rediscovering the New World.” Continue reading