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The Daily Word in Lo Ultimo de Nuevo Mexico

By August March [ Wed Dec 7 2016 3:14 PM ]
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Senator Tom Udall isn't running for governor of the land of enchantment.

State economists here have revised revenue expectations after data showed the state falling behind in employment, wages and economic growth.

According to 24/7 Wall St, we're one of the worst-run states in the nation called America.

Elected officials residing in a town in Northwest New Mexico want to keep their 10 Commandments monument.

The British tabloid press got a hold of a report from KRQE about a Las Cruces cop, aprés-shower nakedness and Domino's Pizza. Starkers?! Really.

In Alamogordo (which means fat cottonwood, btw) there's an exhibit of New Deal Art, courtesy of the National New Deal Preservation Association.

UNM President Bob Frank may be in trouble.

Safety concerns continue to trouble the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad.

UNM's Lobo football team is headed for post-season play for the second year in a row.

A human from Farmington caught a 25 inch brown trout using a size 24 black foam wing midge.

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The Daily Word in the Electoral College, Ultraviolet Light and Standing Rock

By Megan Reneau [ Wed Dec 7 2016 12:20 PM ]
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Meet the women of Standing Rock.

Travelling is fine, I just hate flying so much.

“There's no good music anymore!” Said chumps who listen to the same shit every day.

I keep seeing people post about how there's still time to convince electors to not vote for Donald Trump. It's a nice thought, but it isn't going to work. Maybe.

Here's everything you need to know about diy-ing ultraviolet light.

Why have so many children died in Albuquerque this year?

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Thursday, Dec 8: Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

By Maggie Grimason [ Wed Dec 7 2016 10:00 AM ]
A retelling of the classic tale from the messenger's perspective.
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Three New Art Exhibits Opening at SBCC

Press Release [ Wed Dec 7 2016 10:00 AM ]

The gallery space at South Broadway Cultural Center will soon display three new exhibits of exciting and engaging artworks.

The center's annual La Guadalupana exhibit will feature the altars and art produced by local artists depicting images thematic of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This popular December exhibit is joined by paintings from American artist Carole L. Olson's Images from the Gathering of Nations and the vivid concepts of Farmas Y Colores by Catalina Salinas.

The exhibits will be displayed from December 10 through January 5th. A reception for the artists is scheduled on Dec. 10 from 6-8pm.

Carole L. Olson studied Fine Arts at the University of New Mexico where she nurtured her passion for painting. She moved to California where and kept her artistic ambitions close to her heart pursuing art studies at UCLA, and the Los Angeles Academy of Art.

Olson received extensive animation course work and training at the Los Angeles Animation Union School, and also studied figure and gesture drawing in California and in Italy with noted artist, Glenn Vilppu.

Her return to New Mexico sparked interest in the Native American culture that had always intrigued Olson. "I have worked hard toward developing into a true American artist, with a focus on the Native American dancers from the annual Gathering of Nations Pow Wow in Albuquerque," she states in her professional biography. "The movement of the dancers to the steady beat of Indian drums and the whirl of costumes and colors created a vibrant imagery. These images can be static as in a dance line that reflects the colors of the rainbow of costumed women waiting for their turn on the floor. It can be the fusing of colors and shapes created by spinning and twirling dancers."

Luz Maria Catalina Salinas Gamarra has been creating art in various forms throughout her life. She took art classes only as a child, so is considered a self-taught artist, learning primarily from experimentation. Catalina's work includes realistic figures, abstract and geometric art. She grew up in La Paz, Bolivia, a colorful city inspired by the surrounding Andes and their local art, full of bright colors and geometrical patterns. Much of her work has been inspired by traditional textiles called "Ahuayos".

In 2008, Catalina moved to Albuquerque and continued painting. She is a licensed architect in Bolivia and holds a Master degree in architecture from the University of New Mexico. Since 2009, has been working with a program called "Architecture and Children", which promotes art education through architecture and design concepts. She also works for the Cervantes Institute teaching Spanish and creativity.

About her art, Salinas says, "I started to create my own technique: a continuous color gradation with the use of bright colors to create optical illusions. I was then painting optical art with colorful patterns. I transferred this technique into spheres and these are part of my continued experimentation. With the influence of this visual style I started to compose with shells and spirals some abstract landscapes."

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Wednesday, Dec 7: Stargazing Night

By Megan Reneau [ Tue Dec 6 2016 10:00 AM ]
Peer through telescopes at the dark winter sky. Learn about stars, constellations and other night sky objects with astronomers from the Albuquerque Astronomical Society.
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Library Offers Free Digital Media Titles to Users

Press Release [ Tue Dec 6 2016 9:06 AM ]

Digital streaming services are often expensive, hard to use, and only have one digital format per service. The Public Library in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County has solved this problem by offering public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla Digital.

The Public Library offers hoopla free of charge to users through its website and eResources page. Anyone can access the service with their Public Library card at any branch or from home through the Public Library's website. This service is easy to use and provides customers instant access to any available title they have an interest in. As a library cardholder, up to five hoopla titles per month may be borrowed.

Hoopla has more than 500,000 titles, available in six different formats. Titles are available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to smartphones, tablets and computers. Hoopla is offered to customers via browser, Android and IOS platforms; all formats are available in one location.

With hoopla, there are no hold lists, no extra accounts needed, or special steps to use it. On a mobile device, borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline or, in either the app or on a computer, all borrowed content may be enjoyed while connected to the internet by streaming.

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Wish You Were Beer

House Edition: Boxing Bear's Chocolate Cream Stout

By Geoffrey Plant [ Mon Dec 5 2016 4:50 PM ]

Weekly Alibi is an intrinsically local affair. Recently the Alibi staff were blessed with a device that delivers—on demand—one of the locally made products our city is most famous for, besides blue colored crystal methamphetamine and Pimental & Sons guitars. It's our internationally recognized, high-quality local beer. This writer is still trying to think of another name for the thingamajig we use to access this magical liquid, because the word “kegerator”, like “labradoodle”, is just plain hard to say without inviting a sinking feeling that the english language is seriously at risk. Also, Alibi's beer machine is as finicky as an old Evinrude outboard motor and deserves more than two words mashed together. Perhaps something vintage sounding, like “Fine Time Foam Queen”; "The Spigot” would work as well. Patience is required to get a glass of brew out of our little fridge with a tap on the top of it but the quality of our city's locally produced beer makes the effort worthwhile. As one beer replaces another in the grog box in the back room, Weekly Alibi will share our thoughts and tasting notes. Stay tuned for some ideas on what to order next time you're at one of our local brew-pubs or tap-rooms, there are not-to-be missed pints to be had in nearly every part of town these days. Like the delicious stout our brew hydrant currently dispenses in expanding gushers of foam, creating a fun atmosphere not unlike the one in The Rolling Stones' video for “It's Only Rock 'N' Roll".

Boxing Bear's Chocolate Milk Stout (5.2 % ABV, 20 IBU)
Boxing Bear took home a pile of awards in 2016, including “mid-size brew-pub of the year” at the Great American Beer Festival, where their Chocolate Milk Stout bested 72 others to win first place in the cream stout category. This stout has won awards at various other festivals and competitions over the past couple years and the Alibi staff is honored to work alongside this standout beer; we couldn't ask for a finer wintertime co-worker.

Boxing Bear's milk stout is a shining example of an American cream stout, so-called because of the addition of non-fermentable lactose—milk sugar— which retains its mild sweetness through fermentation and lends a creamy character to the resulting beer. American stouts are traditionally lighter bodied than their British ancestors and are thus well suited for the addition of an adjunct like lactose, adding texture without creating a monster thick dark beer.

The milk sugar combines with a generous helping of chocolate and caramel malt to bring the beer close to confectionary status without becoming overwhelming. Some chocolate stouts must be rationed like a triple-layer chocolate cake; one glass of Young's Double Chocolate Stout, for example, is sufficient. With any sense, that beer should be delivered to your palate as a finisher, after your main course. Part of what makes Boxing Bear's Chocolate Cream Stout an award-winning beer is its drinkability. It has a medium bodied mouth feel that is textbook American cream stout. Where some chocolate stouts blow the doors off with sweetness and chocolate adjuncts, the Burque-based brewers show restraint. Their measured addition of unprocessed cocoa nibs at the finish adds flavor without dominating the stout's well-balanced character. The result is a brew that some will drink like Guinness (you know, like water) while others will treat their pour as a sophisticated dessert beer. Well done.

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The Daily Word in Victory at Standing Rock, Fire in Oakland, and the Cost of Protecting Donald Trump

By Robin Babb [ Mon Dec 5 2016 11:25 AM ]
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In a historic decision, the Army Corps of Engineers prevented further construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Sunday afternoon. The Corps denied the pipeline a legal easement required to drill under the Missouri River, saying that an environment impact assessment was needed before the Energy Transfer Partners could put an oil pipeline beneath the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's only source of drinking water. Finally, something to celebrate. (Not that Trump couldn't legally reverse this decision once he's in office.)

President-Elect Trump has tapped Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. This despite the fact that Carson said he would not seek a cabinet position, since he has literally no government experience. So, you know. I'm sure that'll pan out well.

Tragedy in Oakland–my old home–on Friday night, when the Ghost Ship warehouse-turned-art-space burned down during a dance party. At least 36 people are confirmed dead.

The murder trial for the police shooting of Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man, is still deadlocked. Michael Slager, the police officer on trial, was recorded laughing immediately after he shot the man, who was running away from him.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has asked the federal government for $35 million to cover the cost of protecting Donald Trump and his family until inauguration day.

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Sunday, Dec 4: Third Annual Nelson Mandela Commemoration

By August March [ Sat Dec 3 2016 10:00 AM ]
Learn more about the life and ideals of the South African patriot and president who changed the world.
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The Daily word in privilege, time-wasting and a new branch in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County library system

By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Dec 2 2016 1:21 PM ]

The Duke City is opening a new library branch where the Caravan East nightclub has been oh these many years.

Yar, here be the suspect in a string of suspicious fires that afflicted several businesses in Albuquerque.

Is Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev asleep? Russians want to know.

British politicians will be exempt from the scrutiny of their country's new "Investigative Powers Act" which will collect data en masse from "ordinary" Brits.

Niagara Falls has a new, balls-to-the-wall, LED powered illumination that turns the whole place into a DMT fairy mound made of violent water. Wow.

Utah drivers suck.

It's official. Serial killers are out. Individuals with a bunch guns and less than an hour are in.

In local weather, Sunday, December Fourth will be a beautiful day for a yard sale. Especially in the Mountain Road/Harwood area, they say.


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