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Author Archives: D.S. Crafts / For the Journal

Baroque Players perform timeless Bach

Complexity for its own sake almost always results in tedium. But with Johann Sebastian Bach formidable polyphonic complexity crystallizes into… more »

Diego Fire


Review: Watch Dogs

Shining a light on the not-too-distant future, Watch Dogs depicts a city where nobody’s secrets stay secret, where an ever-watchful… more »

Mayor-elect Gregg Hull spends a moment with his 4-year-old granddaughter, Madelyn Blatt, during an Election Night party on Tuesday. (Rio Rancho Observer—ARGEN DUNCAN photo)

Hull takes mayoral seat by landslide

Political newcomer Gregg Hull will be the new mayor of Rio Rancho, after decisively beating Mike Williams in Tuesday’s runoff… more »

Todd Hathorne, right, speaks with District 5 City Councilor-elect Shelby Smith during an Election Night party Tuesday. (Argen Duncan / Observer)

Smith wins office by 22 percent margin

Shelby Smith will be Rio Rancho’s new District 5 city councilor, unofficial results from Tuesday’s runoff election showed. Smith, a… more »

Letters to the editor

‘… so upset, so terribly ashamed’ I’M SICK, I feel so upset, so terribly ashamed of our police force. Justified?… more »


Review: Titanfall

Titanfall, by new publisher Respawn Entertainment, injects some much-needed stimulants …