Kathleen’s Recent Stories
Arts Sep 03For the legendary Alexander Girard, design was in the details
Legendary designer Alexander Girard fused sleek modernism with playful folk art. At Santa Fe’s Museum of International Folk Art, "A Designer's Universe" highlights Girard's breadth of creativity, from mapping a country to devising a language. That exhaustive approach is evident…
Arts Aug 14At Santa Fe’s International Folk Art Market, culture is the commodity
Master artists from around the world gather in Santa Fe, New Mexico, each summer for the International Folk Art Market. The world's largest folk art market, it aims to preserve cultural traditions and foster economic opportunity. But it holds special…
Arts Jul 10Visiting the world’s largest international folk art market
Hundreds of artists come to the world’s largest international folk art market from more than 60 nations.
Politics May 25Trump mocks child protester at chaotic NM rally
It was the GOP’s presumptive nominee’s first visit to New Mexico, just two weeks before the primary. New Mexico has more Hispanics per capita than any other state. The candidate acknowledged that New Mexico has leaned “a little on the…
Arts Aug 13The perfect shade of red comes from a bug you’ve never heard of
It’s the red seen in a British Red Coat, an El Greco master, an Andean textile and a contemporary designer evening gown.
Nation Jul 28Tour the site of the world’s first atomic bomb explosion
At 5:29:45 a.m. Mountain Time on July 16, 1945, a 19-kiloton explosion was set off that would portend the end of World War II. Today, the site of the world’s first atomic bomb test is a National Historic Landmark. The…
World Jul 06How a chance encounter with ‘Hef’ led an aspiring journalist to become Miss October 1964
The last person you expect to meet at a Mexican nursing home is a Playboy centerfold.
Science Apr 13It may look unusual, but this greenhouse is actually green
When environmental chemist David Stone decided to build a “green” greenhouse for his wife, he chose a material he’d invented, an environmentally friendly substitute for cement he calls Ferrock.
Health Oct 08What’s on the minds of those heading for Ebola’s front lines?
In a mock Ebola Treatment Unit in Anniston, Alabama, earlier this week, each of the 36 health care workers being trained by the Centers for Disease Control seemed ready for action on the frontlines of the Ebola epidemic. But each…
Arts Aug 28When will Christo wrap the Arkansas River in 5.9 miles of silver fabric?
Imagine stringing nearly six miles of translucent silver panels above a 42-mile stretch of the Arkansas River in southern Colorado. That’s the latest dream for artist Christo for an environmental work of art in the United States.