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The Mud Palace

Robby Romero’s adolescence began a year before his twelfth birthday here in Taos at the Mabel Dodge Lujan House. Dennis Hopper owned the house at the time and during his long residence there, his Mud Palace was the talk of the town. The stories are still circulating all these years later. Like fellow Outlaw Billy …

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Winter In Taos

I thought these photos, of Bill Curry, of Patricia Michaels and her partner James, were the perfect transition from Robert Mirabal’s Pueblo Roots, right? Pat, as many of you already know, appeared and was a finalist on the second season of the Emmy Award-winning Project Runway. If you haven’t seen our previous post about her …

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ChangeTheName

More than two decades ago, Robby Romero created several public service announcements for MTV’s Free Your Mind campaign. These video clips helped dispel entrenched misconceptions about native peoples in popular culture. These groundbreaking PSAs, and the politicized Rockumentary films that followed, put Robby on the front lines of activism against entrenched prejudice, clichéd stereotypes, good …

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This Raging Light

Estelle Laure and I met for coffee late last week to talk about her life in Taos since signing a two-book deal with a prestigious publisher. Elizabeth Bewley at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers preempted the North American rights to laura wake‘s This Raging Light, in a six-figure two-book deal. emily vanbeck in …

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Subatomica

“Inspired by scientific theories about subatomic particles mixed with the study of the basement of the catacomb that lies 15 feet below the high desert landscape titled “The Boiler Room” in Taos.” Joshua (Kanizzle) Cunningham has a strong radio background, having worked at XM Satellite Radio for three years beginning as music director and then …

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Mirabai Starr

“Let your soul and spirit fly towards the mystical” We’ll be back with our regular programming on the first Friday of March, February is all about the girls at stylotao and Mirabai Starr is a stellar example of homegrown Taosena. His parents (children of secular Jewish intellectuals from New York) put their three children in …

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Jack Leustig

Because he directed Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues in Taos (twice) Jack is one of the few men I’ve profiled on stylotao this month. February has been a serious girls club on the blog. Jack Leustig Imaging is located in Arroyo Seco (on the way to Taos Ski Valley) in a building that once housed the …

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