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The Daily Word in sexual pupils, cartel drones and photos from Mars
In the news: Wade Michael Page, reality TV show, pupil dilation, drones, New Mexican Selena Gomez, socks and underwear, first female referee, sets a fire, Daniel Day Lewis, electric vehicle, Olive oil, first full-color photograph, James Holmes’ psychiatrist
The Daily Word in broken medals, haunted pizzerias and Snoop Lion
In the news: Aleppo, spay and neuter program, Ye Shiwen, breaks his bronze medal, 600 million people, Snoop Lion, Hobbit, didn’t mean what he said, “kiss his ass”, haunted pizzeria, bitten by a shark, 25 brands from the ‘90s
The Daily Word in Olympic Games, blind archers and violence in movies
In the news: pisses off all of London, Im Dong-hyun, suddenly resigns, thousands of employees, advertising billboard, violence in movies, claims amnesia, hit in the face, Madonna, Tom Hardy rapping with a baby
The Daily Word in goat suits, garbage cans and tequila
In the news: 30 handmade grenades, for her missing plane, edge of space, Sally Ride, garbage is too full, Chad Ochocinco, goat suit, Russian forest, National Tequila Day, trash-seeking garbage can, Karl Malone
The Daily Word in prosthetic limbs, London cabbies and Tim Tebow
In the news: terrorist haven, “not actually human.”, Bane, HIV infection, unfair advantage, London cabbies, Tim Tebow, Prostitutes, mobile surveillance trailers, Legend of Zelda key holder, DirecTV, Marissa Mayer, David Hasselhoff
The Mayans Said There'd Be Days Like This
This whole "tentative Armageddon" thing isn't very healthy to carry around in our collective psyche on top of economic collapse and nuclear war, but we proudly sign up anyway. Did the Mayans accurately predict the cessation of life as we know it on Dec. 21, or does it carry as much clout as the annual Apocalypse scare? Let the theories run wild on today at UNM's Student Union Building during a special documentary screening of The Alignment Within. See interviews with genuine Mayan calendar "day keepers" and students who study under the calendar and adhere to its stipulations. Tickets are $10, or $5 for students and seniors. Admission includes a Q & A session with director and producer Dr. José Jaramillo. For more on the film, visit thealignmentwithin.com.
An active year in the astronomy world has yielded plenty of eye-popping images and conversation pieces, so the folks at New Mexicans for Science and Reason are having an "Astronomy Show 'n' Tell." At 7 p.m. today at the Museum of Natural History and Science (1801 Mountain NW), hear from speakers Dave Thomas, John Geohegan and Rocky Stone as they share pictures, insight and little-known facts about the 2012 annular eclipse and the Transit of Venus. Even you can have the floor with a story or photograph pertaining to recent cosmic happenings. All NMSR meetings are free and open to the public. For more, visit nmsr.org or call 268-3772.
The Daily Word in popular zoos, record heat and internet madness
In the news: hottest ever, during the Home Run Derby, Spain’s banks, mystery woman, ABQ BioPark Zoo, declared illegal, “green” electronics certificatio, The internet, Egypt’s Great Pyramids, Nikola Tesla
Here in the U.S. of A., we proclaim our independence proudly with beer and bright explosions—safely guarded from causing raging wildfires, of course. The city prepares for another patriotic afternoon with food, music and merriment during Freedom Fourth at Balloon Fiesta Park (9401 Balloon Museum NE). The event runs from 3 to 10 p.m., concluding with country music act Diamond Rio and an eye-popping fireworks display. Parking is $10 if you'd like to drive yourself, or you can hop on ABQ Ride by paying a $1 roundtrip fee from two pick-up locations (St. Pius High School or Coronado Center). For a full schedule or for more information, call 311 or visit cabq.gov/cultural-services/freedom-fourth.
The Daily Word in kitty litter parasites, talking urinal cakes and zombie theme parks
In the news: kind of sorry, Mitt Romney, global warming, electromagnetic pulse attack, 1.4 million people, Andy Griffith, pot cookies, kicks a baby in the face, zombie theme park, more than two parents, BronyCon, kitty litter, talking urinal cakes, easter eggs
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