Thinking like a Folklorist

A person sitting in the desert near a cliff, writing, and wearing a big straw hat.

We Are the Land

How poetry and conversation helped one writer unearth Northern New Mexico stories by Karen Vargas We begin with the land. We emerge from the earth … Read more

Kitchen-table Remedios

A folklorist finds new ways to carry traditional knowledge into the future by Selina Morales Alexis is eight, and I am nine: Lela instructs us … Read more

Dancing like a Folklorist

Contemporary dancers in the borderlands learn the folklórico dance of Sonora Bronco Essay by Yvonne Montoya with photographs by Ammi Robles In the dusty dance … Read more

The Play’s the Thing  

Elevating heritage and folkways through theatricality by Marc David Pinate Four, ten-foot-tall giant puppets dressed in ornate gowns dance down Morley Avenue in Nogales, Arizona. … Read more

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