The decision to categorize weapons by the operator's trigger pull has been lost to the sands of time, but the gun-lobby's perpetuation of this distinction amounts to pacifying critics by assuring them that fully automatic "machine guns" have been outlawed for civilians since Al Capone.
In a progressive society, police are in integral part of the community. Their jobs are woven into the fabric of a peaceable and forward-looking citizenry. Establishing that sort of balanced civic environment is a job for the police but it will also take the work of an active, engaged and knowledgeable bunch of citizens to accomplish this goal.
State officials are attempting to redefine how the volume of nuclear waste is determined to allow the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad to increase its capacity, N.M. high school graduation rates remain at 71% and students across the state are calling for laws and policies that will make their schools safer.
Book your weekend at the ABQ Antiquarian Book Fair
By Maggie Grimason
For those of us who still thrill to turn the pages of a book or explore the faded terrain of old maps, the Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair—an annual exchange of antique and rare books, maps and other ephemera—is taking place once again.
Master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami ruminates on time, art and image with final film
By Devin D. O’Leary
Abbas Kiarostami evidently began what became 24 Frames by speculating on great works of art. Paintings are designed to capture one specific moment in time. What, he wondered, happened immediately before and after those famous “freeze frames” that the artists chose?
Spring is fast approaching, so television networks are preparing for the new fall TV season by assembling scripts, casts and showrunners—and then throwing them all against the wall to see what sticks. So what crazy ideas do they have in the pipeline?
Plant-based meals from Anya Kassoff’s home kitchen
By Robin Babb
Cooking efficiently and seasonally may not sound very sexy, but it can make for some very tasty meals. Simply Vibrant is written by a home cook, not a professional chef, sympathetic to the real-life budgets and time constraints of regular cookbook-reading people.
New Mexico Environment Department devised new policies on public participation without public input and Gov. Susana Martinez vetoed four bills that were approved during this year's legislative session.
Dance phenom Jock Soto collaborates with legendary musician
By Maggie Grimason
World-renowned ballet dancer and choreographer Jock Soto's work will premiere during the Festival Ballet Albuquerque's Sacred Journeys, which will not only feature the legendary Soto, but the live music of another luminary, Robert Mirabal.
With an app, take 30 minutes and feed your community
By Robin Babb
The country produces enough food to feed everyone, but because of income inequality, systemic poverty and inefficient distribution, approximately 40% of that food supply ends up in landfills even though one in six people struggle with hunger. It’s a mind boggling problem, and Food Rescue US is trying to solve it.
Drive north for the "Hap and Leonard" season 3 pilot episode sneak preview or south for the Las Cruces International Film Festival. Early bird (i.e. cheapest) deadline approaches for submitting your film to the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.