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Author Archives: Donna Olmstead / Journal Staff Writer

Naomi Shihab Nye explores her world through poetry and prose. She will read and discuss her work at a free event of the New Mexico Humanities Council’s Annual Convocation on Friday at the KiMo Theatre. (Courtesy of Naomi Shihab Nye)

Poet explores cultural diversity

Naomi Shihab Nye’s work looks at differences, similarities and bridges to understanding

WHITAKER: Will talk about prescription drugs, mental illness

Psych drugs may harm more than help, author says

Before rushing to medicate people with mental illness, award-winning investigative journalist and author Robert Whitaker advocates another look at what 50 years of research shows: long-term harm may outweigh short-term benefit.

Fashions by designer Kevan Hall will be featured at the Pennies for the Homeless High Tea and Fashion Show. This embossed golden gown features a trumpet skirt and high neckline. (Courtesy of Pennies For The Homeless)

Fashion show helps homeless

Annual Pennies for the Homeless High Tea features award-winning designer

Brand Anew

To market yourself effectively, you need to know who you are and what you have to offer

Freshen up your faith

Even your spiritual life could use a change-up now and then

"Ham-Let" wows crowds wherever the flying pig appears. (Courtesy of Doug Gantt)

Sculpting the sky

Special shape hot-air balloons promise to be at their crowd-pleasing best with 11 new entries in the lineup of 100 special balloons, according to organizers of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

Range Cafe owner Matt DiGregory at his Bernalillo restaurant. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

Find & dine

All across the metro area, restaurants are gearing up to make visitors to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta feel welcome, on and off the field.