Native Women Lead conference, photo by Jonathan Sims - Pyragraph

Native Women Lead: The Movement

| Santa Ana Pueblo, US | | 3 Comments

We believe we can leverage our social capital to inspire allies to support our vision for a future where the lives of Native women are no longer at risk and we have no more stolen sisters.

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F*ck Happiness: How Women Are Ditching the Cult of Positivity and Choosing Radical Joy - Pyragraph

From ‘Bluebird’ to ‘F*ck Happiness’: A Publishing Story

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We are hoping that we can recover these fumbles and reach a new generation of women. For this reason, we also took the time to modernize language and thinking about gender within the book, to include nonbinary and transgender people.

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Jeremy & The Clones Debut Sun Studio Track Florida musicians debut new song and talk booking tours, their photo shoot and recording at Sun Studio

| St. Pete, FL | | 0 Comments

“It was kind of surreal and didn’t sink in how crazy and legendary the room was when we were there. It almost doesn’t feel like OMG I was in the same room as Elvis and Johnny Cash; there is some kind of vibe in the room that I can’t describe.”

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Ishita Mili Shares the Story Behind Urban Indian Dance

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I started to get really pissed at so many things about being told what I was allowed and not allowed to do in dance, and I pretty much exploded from anger and it was like “Fuck this situation, I’m going to do whatever the fuck I want.”

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John Fugelsang on Pyragraph LIVE - Pyragraph

Pyragraph LIVE: John Fugelsang

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

John Fugelsang is in Albuquerque to perform “Unpresidented: The true story of a comedian trying to raise a toddler while his country was electing one” and we were lucky enough to get him into the Pyragraph LIVE studio (a.k.a. my office) to talk about comedy, politics, religion, and how he’s pulled all those elements and more into his unique creative career. 

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Fish box (torobako) guitars by Stephen Faulk - Pyragraph

Torobako (Fish Box) Guitar Shop: A Primer

| Akune, Japan | | 0 Comments

All I wanted to do was make a cigar box-style guitar, and in this town there were no cigar boxes to be found. The next best box to find for free were the torobako, the crates used to ship sanma from northern Japan to southern ports.

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Valerie Roybal is living as an artist with terminal cancer - Pyragraph

Transforming Catastrophe Living as an Artist with Cancer

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There are so many things in our lives that might be considered “incurable” or terrifying, why not work with them?

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Welcome to SOMOS - Pyragraph

SOMOS: ‘We Are’ Taking Over Downtown ABQ

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I loved SOMOS because it wasn’t just aimed at adults. I love downtown, but I’m in middle school, and downtown there are a lot of bars and not a lot for kids. SOMOS had both. They had a beer garden for adults and fun installations and booths for both adults and kids!

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Hobo Vodka, Americana on the Rocks - Pyragraph

No One Knows Anything About New Mexico A chat with Marcella Ortega, the Latina David Sedaris

| St. Pete, FL | | 0 Comments

I’m recording stories from my life that I find most entertaining and maybe it’s at the expense of other people but I’m not using anyone’s real name. I am a bit worried how I’m portraying myself and my family reading it ’cause I think they’ll be scandalized or concerned by it.

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Dear Rich Intellectual Property Blog - Pyragraph

Dear Rich: Using MIDI Music from a Video Game Cartridge

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Dear Rich: I want to know if it is considered sampling when you record sound coming from a synthesizer that is playing electronic note data stored on a memory chip. Technically when you play an NES game (’80s video game system), the music that is playing is not pre-recorded. It is actually played “live” from musical note data on the game cartridge (gameplay triggers a MIDI pattern) in the console into the internal synthesizer.

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Emilie De Angelis and Maggie Byers of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America - Peri Pakroo, Author and Coach

Gun Sense Now! Maggie Byers and Emilie De Angelis of Moms Demand Action NM

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

After last week’s tragedy in Parkland, Florida, I reached out to Maggie Byers and Emilie De Angelis of Moms Demand Action NM to talk about recent developments on the gun control front. Moms Demand Action is a bi-partisan grassroots organization fighting the epidemic of gun violence in the US.

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Dome by Viviana Paredes, photo by Julio Martinez - Pyragraph

Tequila Bottle Houses and Border Relations: Interview with Viviana Paredes

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

It is a both an opportunity and a personal commitment to use my place as an artist to make art that is both visually pleasing while telling important stories about my cultural experience as a Chicana, as an environmental feminist, and as a member of the human race. My existence is my resistance.

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Coffee + Creatives Job Listings - Pyragraph

Coffee + Creatives Job Listings: 1.8.18

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Welcome to the inaugural Coffee + Creatives Job Listings! We are pleased to bring you the latest in gigs, jobs, and funding for creatives around the world. Jobs and funding opportunities included in our listings tend to be flexible and/or remote, though we will include some from our home state of New Mexico.

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Scale of Sexual Predation by Inga Muscio - Pyragraph

Scale of Sexual Predation

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We are close to something truly sprawling and ugly, so the big monsters are inundating us with lesser demons. In the spirit of keeping our attention on what’s really behind that flash flood, I created this Scale of Sexual Predation.

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Chicharra by Eliza Lutz - Pyragraph

Chicharra on Chicharra

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I asked all the members of Chicharra, a band I’m in, to come up with three questions for another player. And it’s like they’ve been giving interviews their whole lives. Their curiosity about the nuances of how music is made, how the other people in our band-fam experience practice and performance, was so spot-on. I loved hearing them talk shop.

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ABQ Zine Fest Seven - Pyragraph

Build a New World with Zines

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

Zine fests make small cracks in the foundation of authoritarian, nationalist, dictatorial power that hides under progress of the digital age.

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