Raw posts and updates from our writers with info too timely or uncategorizable for print. What, we said something stupid? Chime in, buddy.
In Loving Memory
Kirsten Darlin' Memorial
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Sat Sep 29 2012 9:00 AM ]
Tonight, SuperGiant, Anesthesia, Requiem Mass, Caustic Lye, Suspended, Until Chaos, Echoes Of Fallen, Torture Victim, Eve of an End and The Ground Beneath pay their respects to Kirsten Landeau and Dillon Cearfoss. The two, aunt and nephew, were tragically killed in August. Landeau was a member of the Duke City Darlin's, a charitable group of tattooed and pierced women that works with the local music community to better the world. Entry is $10 to the 21+ show, and proceeds benefit the family. Launchpad • 5 pm • $10 • 21+
The Daily Word in drugged driving, class warfare, the 47 percent and fire tornados
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Fri Sep 21 2012 10:33 AM ]
New Mexico's Court of Appeals ruled that convicted "drugged drivers" must install ignition interlocks, though the devices don't detect drugs.
Extremist mobs protesting the anti-Islamic film made by some American nut job get violent in Pakistan.
Some crazy people spent days in line to get the new iPhone.
An article about the tiny home movement and new, tiny apartment units in New York (I thought they already had those).
Fiona Apple joins Willie Nelson and Snoop Dog in the arrested-
Another officer-involved shooting in Albuquerque.
Republican First Congressional District candidate Janice Arnold-Jones portrays birth control benefits as an obligation to "pay for your recreational sex."
Places to go before global warming ruins them.
Weather: Highs in the low '90s through the weekend.
New Orleans Bounces Into Burque
Big Freedia shakes down Effex
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Fri Sep 21 2012 10:15 AM ]
It's a form that took shape in the hallways of New Orleans' densely populated projects. Bounce rap began to emerge in the early '90s as a crude yet compelling style of hip-hop. It prominently featured the repetitive "triggerman" beat, while the lyrics, imbued with call and response, discussed topics like Popeyes chicken, second line parades, street life and various areas of New Orleans, all the while soliciting female audience members to perform dance moves, to "shake that thing like a salt shaker." In recent years, bounce rap, once snubbed by the Jazz Fest set, has seen a rise in popularity and national attention thanks to the style sissy bounce and queer artists like Katey Red, Sissy Noby and Big Freedia. Find out what all the mind-bogglingly amazing booty shaking is about tonight when the Queen Diva Big Freedia appears in Albuquerque for the first time. The show, which is sponsored by Meow Wolf, T-Cubed and Maynard Del Mar, takes place at Effex Night Club. Not to be missed, y'all. Effex Nightclub · 9 pm · $10 · 21+
The Daily Word in anti-American riots, middle income, large sodas and new monkeys
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Fri Sep 14 2012 12:31 PM ]
Anti-American rallies across the Muslim world are now also targeting British and German embassies.
Romney comments on the anti-Muslim propaganda film that started it.
Obama is leading in the polls.
Romney defines middle income as $200,000 to $250,000.
The 1957 murder of a young girl solved.
Investigating accidental early releases in New Mexico's prison system.
A new monkey species was found.
In APS, 37 percent of juniors failed a high school exit exam.
U.S. reps go bipartisan in an effort to preserve Native American languages.
Local girl is the new face of Guess.
Loyal dog visits its master's grave every night.
Weather: Temps reach mid '70s today, and mid '80s by Sunday. Autumn is nigh.
Rain Parade Friday
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Fri Sep 14 2012 11:01 AM ]
In the early '80s, Los Angeles was the site of a music scene known as the Paisley Underground, and the Rain Parade was its foremost, most psychedelic, shoegaze denizen. When I first heard them I actually had no idea if this music came from the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s or aughts.
The Daily Word in the DNC, jobs, junk DNA, the environment and VMA fashions
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Fri Sep 7 2012 10:09 AM ]
The decision between Barack and Mittens hinges on competing myths of the American consciousness.
Only 63.5% of Americans have a job or are looking for one.
Nobody wants a PC; bad times for Intel.
New "iPhone 5" to be unveiled on Wednesday—what cool new extra will it offer?
Carbon-cutting in New Mexico may be done on a voluntary basis.
The coral reefs of the Caribbean are almost dead.
Junk DNA is unveiling mysteries of the human body.
What does the use of "Tu" on Twitter (rather than the formal "Vous") mean for the French language?
Stainless steel appliances are passé—what's the next big trend?
Tips on booking a vacation.
A review of the fashions at last night's VMAs.
Weather: Highs in the low '90s today, dipping to the '70s tomorrow. Thunderstorms may happen through tomorrow. High temps cruise in the mid-'80s in the first half of next week.
Alibi Covers Retrospective
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Sat Sep 1 2012 2:00 PM ]
It’s the paper’s 20th anniversary this month. To celebrate, we’re putting up an art show that opens tomorrow night and runs for the birthday month of September at Blackbird Buvette (509 Central SW). The opening starts tomorrow at 6 p.m. There will be light snacks and music provided by F. Moore and DJ Tahnee. Read more about the show here: The Art of Alibi.
25th Annual New Mexico Wine Festival
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Fri Aug 31 2012 5:41 PM ]
The 25th annual New Mexico Wine Festival at Bernalillo flows forth Labor Day weekend through Monday. The bacchanalian event features a score of New Mexican grape juice makers and a full live music schedule each day. The festival offers a free shuttle from the 550/Sandoval Rail Runner station. Soak up more information at newmexicowinefestival.com.
The Daily Word in blue moons, the RNC, Hurricane Isaac and September heat waves
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Fri Aug 31 2012 11:38 AM ]
Some evidence shows that dreamboat Democrat Rep. Martin Heinrich will win the New Mexico race for a Senate seat against Republican Heather Wilson.
Governor Susana Martinez attacks President Barack Obama on national debt at the RNC.
Barack Obama is the most financially frugal president since Dwight D. Eisenhower.
There are jobs out there, but a deficit of positions that pay a decent wage.
Appalling TLC series “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” had more viewers than the RNC.
During Hurricane Isaac, the Mississippi River flowed backwards.
How New Orleans’ beloved, ailing daily The Times-Picayune covered the storm.
Russian professor murders two, tries to pin his crimes on Pussy Riot.
“The Daily Show” on how Mitt Romney built that.
Weather: Oh my god! As September arrives, highs expected to reach 99 degrees on Saturday and Sunday, 100 on Monday and 102 on Tuesday.
The Daily Word in murder, a medical spa, primary election predictions and Tesla
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Fri Aug 24 2012 9:43 AM ]
The victim of a 1996 beating by newly accused murderer Brian Pulliam speaks out.
Albuquerque's new spa-like medical resort.
Congressman Steve Pearce thinks Romney will take New Mexico in November.
Shooting at the Empire State Building in New York.
A cartoonist and a retired librarian team up to save Nikola Tesla's Long Island laboratory and turn it into a museum.
Journalism-related offenses are no longer jailable in Egypt.
Eeew. A debate over privacy and publishing naked Prince Harry photos.
Tattoo ink may be a health hazard, CDC calls for increased regulations.
All about the 2012 West Nile virus outbreak.
100 year-old package to be opened today, plus read about other time capsules.
Missing teen escapes alleged captors in East St. Louis.
Men who father children later in life may pass genetic mutations on to their offspring.
An update on Tropical Storm Isaac.
Weather: Highs reach 90 degrees over the weekend; 20 percent chance of rain today and throughout the weekend.
The People's Champions Tour: Immortal Technique • Talib Kweli • rap, hip-hop at Sunshine Theater
Small Steps Spring Sizzler 1Mi/5K/10K at Hoffmantown Church
Burlesque Noir Presents: Dangerous at LaunchpadMore Recommented Events ››