Mexico

The Art of Escape

July 8, 2011

“Green & Dumb,” any one of a dozen songs that could rightly serve as a calling card for Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, came late in the band’s 2011 Circus Mexicus set and as their fans have come to do, I joined my friends arm-in-arm, all of us swaying in time with the ballad. I had somewhere south of six Dos Equis cans still dangling …

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Desemboque – The sun, the sea, the sand

June 25, 2009

EL DESEMBOQUE del RIO SAN IGNACIO, Sonora — Somewhere near the crossroads of the sun, the sea, the dust and a fiercely guarded isolation is the essence of this tiny Seri village on the Sonoran coast of Mexico. El Desemboque is a wild study in contradictions, both rich and subtle, starting with its thudding juxtaposition of desert and sea. As well as I know and …

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