Former Marine and current boxer, Brandi 'Baby Doll' Montoya, won her latest bout against Cecilia Renova. The fight took place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center near downtown Albuquerque. After 4 rounds the judges declared Montoya the winner by unanimous decision. They scored the fight: 40-36, 40-36 and 39-37. Montoya recently returned to New Mexico after… Continue reading Follow Up: Montoya Wins Bout by Unanimous Decision
By Robert Salas Last week Marble Brewery hosted its first-ever Oktoberfest block party at the 111 location in downtown Albuquerque. VIP ticket holders snaked around the entrance waiting to enter the gated beer lot. Every staff member was decked out in traditional lederhosens and dirndls. And a deluge of beer poured from every spout. What… Continue reading Marblefest: New Mexican and German Culture Collide
By Robert Salas At first glance, Brandi "Baby Doll" Montoya is just that, a doll. Standing 5 foot 1 inch tall, Montoya appears to be harmless. Her smile reflects the genuine passion she carries for life. And when she's playing with her husband and son, you'd never guess that Montoya is bonafide boxer and U.S.… Continue reading Mother, Wife, Boxer Returns to NM after 5 years Served in U.S. Marine Corps.
By Robert Salas With the dawn of the "grab them by the pussy" comment, made by a certain world leader, comes the age of the Goddess. Women around the world are enraged and empowered by the contemporary sexist rhetoric that plagues society. And it could not be more beautiful. Throughout history women have been subject… Continue reading Comic Book Heroes in Film: The Age of Goddesses
By Robert Salas It's officially fall and, to kick of the season, two top-rated breweries in New Mexico released autumn brews onto the public. The air is starting to bite in the evening and packing a light jacket is probably a good idea for those chilly nights. Craft beer in the autumn season takes a… Continue reading A Kickoff to Fall Brews in New Mexico: Two High-Caliber Breweries Bring the Flavor
By Will Tafoya When most people hear the word vegan, it can uproot a number of emotions, opinions and statements. And rightfully so. Just like with religion or politics, veganism is a subject that some people are very passionate about and emotionally invested in. In this article, I’d like to explain: veganism, why I adopted… Continue reading New Mexican Bodybuilder Gives Insights into the New Norm of Veganism
By Alex Lynch There’s a common misconception about filmmaking 18 years into the making in which the exceptionally bold “Madeline’s Madeline” seeks to destroy: That films have to guide the audience through its thoughts and preconceptions. Most of the time that hand-holding results in muted climaxes, or worse—the all-important “missing of the point.” That’s fine… Continue reading NM Film Critic Reviews Madeline’s Madeline: Chaos and Authority Clash