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OPINION: 74th Primetime Emmy Awards predictions

On Sunday, Sept. 12, television’s best and brightest will gather at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for the 74th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Back in Albuquerque, New Mexico, two Daily Lobo editors have compiled a list of what they think will win and should win in seven of the award categories.


Loboscopes: September general predictions

The dwindling summer months will see Venus, the planet of love and harmony, and Mars, the planet of sex and agression, harshly juxtaposed in the signs of Virgo and Gemini, respectively. This placement generally advises against spreading yourself too thin — Mars in Gemini wants a hand in all the pots, Venus in Virgo seeks comfort in honing in on mastery. These placements will only be made more hectic by Mercury, which goes retrograde in Virgo and promises mayhem and mishaps in its wake. How will your own plans fall into place this autumn? Read on to see how.

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Local cinema owner showcases independent finds

Tucked away in Nob Hill lies a safe haven for Albuquerque cinephiles and subculturists alike at the city’s only remaining independent art house cinema. Keif Henley, owner of the Guild Cinema, retains the theater’s tradition of showcasing an alternative to the mainstream selections of most theaters. The Guild Cinema first opened its doors in 1966, quickly shifting their offerings from independent art films to much more lucrative pornography showings. The theater traded hands in 1971, beginning again as a revival cinema before shifting back to its independent art house roots which persist to this day.

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Art trio ‘The Mothership ABQ’ thrives at Artwalk

From cute, chunky and fluffy bags to witchy bones that capture the attention of any passerby, the trio has something for everyone. Golden, psychedelic and strawberry-like art adorned the table of arts trio The Mothership ABQ at the Albuquerque Artwalk this past Friday, Sept. 2. The Mothership ABQ has participated in Artwalk for only two months, but has already found its place within the artistic community.

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Pink Rhino owner helps keep Albuquerque unique

The Pink Rhino and Red Velvet Underground offers a unique thrifting experience in a basement location on Central Avenue in the Nob Hill area of Albuquerque. The store, while upon first glance looks quaint, is in fact a sprawling shop with hundreds of clothing items and many art pieces both curated and crafted by owner Dori Martain, a longtime creative, entrepreneur and Renaissance woman of punk.

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REVIEW: ‘A League of Their Own’ (2022) isn’t quite a grand slam

On Aug. 12, 2022, Amazon Prime released their eight-episode adaptation of the 1992 film “A League of Their Own,” originally directed by Penny Marshall. Unlike the original film, the 2022 adaptation, directed by Jamie Babbit, focuses heavily on queerness and self discovery. While the series does a good job of discussing gender, race and sexuality-based disparities, there is still a lot that could have been done better to make it a more enjoyable show.

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REVIEW: “Hustle” proves to be a safe but secure bucket

The sports movie is a surefire way to grab and hold an audience; take an underdog story and add unmatched athleticism, and you’ll wind up with something safe and satisfying that most audiences will have a great time with. Jeremiah Zagar’s 2022 feature “Hustle,” starring Adam Sandler and Juancho Hernangomez, is no exception to this rule, providing viewers with a heartfelt and impressive film, if from the free-throw line.

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Spirit Marching Band marches into a new season

A week prior to the fall semester, members of the University of New Mexico Spirit Marching Band arrived on campus for band camp. Their practice kicked into high gear as the band began preparing their pregame and halftime shows for their upcoming season. The UNM Spirit Marching Band is one of UNM’s primary music ensembles, featuring about 110 members for this season, according to drum major Damon Hess. The band is open to both UNM and Central New Mexico Community College students and performs at all home football games throughout the season. In October, they will be hosting the 44th Zia Marching Band Fiesta for New Mexico high school bands.

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IATSE Film & TV Expo invites New Mexicans to go behind the scenes

This Sunday, Aug. 28, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees is hosting its first-ever New Mexico Film and TV Expo at the training center for the Local 480 union chapter. This expo, which allows audiences to step behind the scenes and get to know the operations of a working set, serves to lower the barrier of entry into the film industry by educating New Mexicans on what goes into making a motion picture.

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REVIEW: ‘Funny Pages’ colorfully subverts coming-of-age genre

One could argue that established artistic rules and conventions only exist so that we may praise works that break or subvert them; in the opening scene to writer-director Owen Kline’s debut “Funny Pages,” we see our fresh-faced protagonist Robert (Daniel Zolghardi) receive this exact lesson from art teacher Mr. Katano (Stephen Adly Guirgis). It seems Kline was an astute student of his own fictional teacher’s teaching, presenting us with a delightfully subversive and dark take on the coming-of-age tale.

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UNM senior comes on as newLoboTHON executive director

As the new school year kicks off, University of New Mexico senior Kasey Lenning is preparing for a year of fundraising and outreach as the new executive director of LoboTHON, UNM’s largest student-run philanthropy organization. Throughout the year,LoboTHON raises funds for UNM Children’s Hospital which culminates in a 31-hour dance marathon for students, patients and families to unwind  and connect the year’s efforts in a final fundraising push.

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UNM professor traverses borders through movement

UNM instructor and alumnus Juli Hendren has recently returned to the United States after a trip to Krakow, Poland in which she worked with Ukrainian refugees to stage a performance telling stories of life in crisis and finding identity outside of home. Early in her theatrical career, Hendren made connections with experimental producers and directors involved with theater movements in Eastern Europe and Poland specifically, which first drew Hendren toward the community. Through this, she also became interested in physical theater, which prioritizes the use of movement to tell stories. She is especially drawn to the visceral and unknown nature of allowing the body to lead the performance.

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SUB comes alive for Friday Night Live

On Friday, Aug. 19, Lobos flooded the Student Union Building at the University of New Mexico for Friday Night Live, a one-night activity event kicking off Welcome Back Days. Laser tag, casino games and free food were just a few of the highlights from the late-night caper. This event was only the first in a series of events called Welcome Back Days, aimed at welcoming students back to campus after summer break — other planned events include the Class Crawl, Movie on the Field, President’s Ice Cream Social and UNM Communities Day.

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REVIEW: ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’ stacks up the schlock in satirical slasher

This review contains spoilers A24’s new satirical slasher “Bodies Bodies Bodies,” directed by dutch actress Halina Reijn, seemed awful by the first trailer — a typical thriller told through the gimmick of influencer culture. To my pleasant surprise, the actual movie offered up a strong visual identity, intelligent humor and a passable story to tide audiences wary of hearing the same generational jokes we’ve heard thousands of times before. Though still gimmicky, and in many ways unoriginal, “Bodies Bodies Bodies” is an entertaining and aesthetic ride.

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REVIEW: Florist brings unique and inviting melodies to Meow Wolf

Last Tuesday night, Brooklyn-based indie folk band Florist performed at Meow Wolf in Santa Fe. The band's mellow and peaceful sound, created by mixing collected ambient noises and music, made for a lovely and unique concert. The show's runtime, while short, did not disappoint in the slightest. The performance was cohesive, showing off the band’s collective strength as one entity, allowing the instrumentals, vocals and other sounds to support and aid one another rather than compete for prominence. The openers Marc Merza and Diatom Deli likewise put on captivating performances — especially Taos artist Deli, whose visuals corresponding with her performance were entrancing and gorgeous.

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REVIEW: ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ is not your (craw)dad’s kind of movie

Released in the U.S. on July 15, 2022, “Where the Crawdads Sing” neatly repackages Delia Owens’ bestselling coming-of-age mystery of the same name. The film entices audiences from the start with skillful performances and fine contemplative visuals that compliment the nuanced story. From the outset, the film will certainly keep you on the edge of your seat, even if you know the ending well, which harbors a delightful twist. There’s no imbalance between the coming-of-age and murder mystery aspects of the film — these two sides of the story intertwine and firmly pose the question of if and when murder may be justified.

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Anna Westfall’s ”Bright Field” places identity under the microscope

On Monday, Aug. 1, artist and associate professor Anna Westfall’s “Bright Field” installation opened at the Spectra Gallery housed in the University of New Mexico Honors College. Westfall is an associate professor at Eastern Mennonite University, as well as a Master of Fine Arts recipient from the University of New Mexico. Prior to this, she has exhibited her work in Virginia, Georgia, Washington D.C., Massachusetts and New Mexico. “Bright Field” is a series of ceramic sculptures arranged in a radiating formation from the center wire piece. Each form was either thrown on a pottery wheel with added handmade additions or was entirely handmade, according to Westfall.

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