by Andrew Wice
Fall 2023, El Palacio Magazine
"With a fireball brighter than the sun, matter flashed into energy at 5:29 a.m. on July 16, 1945. The world did not yet know it had been forever changed—even as hot, waxy ash began snowing on the dryland acres of Southern New Mexico’s Tularosa Basin."
Long before Abbie Hoffman called it "the Town too High to Die," Madrid produced the coal that both built the Bomb and inspired Walt Disney.
Abandoned for years, it was reborn as a thriving artistic community. This self-guided audio tour lets you hear Madrid's stories, told by the people who lived them. Learn more.
Interviewed by Anthony Umi. 12/5/16
"Often funny, as well as easy to imagine ...
To The Last Drop envisions just how quickly greed and thirst could spark another war between the states."
★★★★ (4 stars) -- High Times Magazine, April 2009
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