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This Week at Guild Cinema
How hard is it to print the right ad?
By Peter Karlsen [ Wed May 4 2016 5:38 PM ]
Just to assure you that the Guild isn't caught in some weird time warp, somehow, once again, we printed a stale line up for their showings this week. Wanna know what's actually showing? Of course you do, so you can check out this week's line up below. You can keep up to date with them any time by checking out their listings at guildcinema.com
The Daily Show
Inundated with the Arts Section
By Maggie Grimason [ Tue May 3 2016 12:35 PM ]
Last week I had the pleasure of speaking to two artists visiting (or soon-to-be visiting) Albuquerque: Jess X. Chen and Gregg Deal.
Jess X. Chen is a multi-disciplinary artist whose mediums include video, mural work, paintings and poetry. She will be visiting the Tannex with Demian DinéYazhi as part of their joint poetry tour: Solastalgia.
Here is where I will begin to flood you with an immersive multimedia experience. Not only can you read interviews (that I got to conduct (!) *straightens tie*) in upcoming issues of the Alibi, but you can watch these artists speak out on important issues on alternately funny and cerebral platforms.
Jess X. Chen recently delivered her first TED Talk about migration as imagination. Enriched by her poetry, her talk is visceral and powerful.
I also had the pleasure of speaking with Gregg Deal, an artist from Colorado who not only premiered his first short film at last weekend's Rezilience, but threw up a mural at the Peace and Justice Center of Leonard Peltier.
Gregg works in a multitude of public art mediums--murals, performance art and more. His works are visual pieces of activism and always express his Indigenous heritage. He is an outspoken critic of the Washington Redskins racist mascot and participated in a great, biting panel for The Daily Show on the topic.
You can watch both of these artists do their things in the videos above.
You can also watch Jess X. Chen perform her poetry on Monday, May 9 (along with Demian! And a performance by the brilliant Discotays) and also get thee to the Peace and Justice Center (202 Harvard Dr. SE) to see Gregg's mural on the west facing wall. Inside, you can buy shirts with the same images, the proceeds from which will go to the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee.
The Daily Word in Captain Cook, Anteaters and Martian Colonies
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue May 3 2016 12:18 PM ]
Ahoy! The famous Lord Sandwich, lost in the 18th century, is found!
A new world record for the 100 meter dash is set. By a 100 year old woman. Best way to celebrate? Push-ups. This lady is not to be messed with.
We all know that Beyonce's a badass but she isn't the only VIP in her new album. Her music video is comprised of an impressive and talented group of artists.
This little anteater did not just smoke a bowl. Leave him alone.
A significant percentage of antibiotics prescribed in the U.S. are given to patients who—get this—don't have bacterial infections. Drugs are great, but only when they actually work. Continuing to misuse such a powerful resource is resulting in a scary high amount of drug-resistant bugs.
In two years time Mars will say hello to an unmanned spacecraft called Dragon. The first step to Mr. Musk's ambitious goal of colonizing the planet? Only time will tell.
Mutation gene found in Labrador retrievers reveals that they are more inclined to crave food than other breeds.
Despite what Alanis Morissette tries to tell you, “rain on your wedding day” does not constitute irony. It also doesn't have to be a bad thing in the first place.
The Daily Word in slow day for news
By Desiree Garcia [ Mon May 2 2016 3:00 PM ]
Albuquerque Museum Celebrates Route 66 Anniversary
Press Release [ Mon May 2 2016 8:00 AM ]
From her hotly debated beginnings to her decades-long role as a pathway for adventurers, migrant workers, post-war veterans, tourists, hippies and sentimental souls, Route 66 has fascinated and engaged us, and compelled us to follow her beaten, crumbling path. Conceived in honor of the 90th anniversary of Route 66, a new exhibition at the Albuquerque Museum, Route 66: Radiance, Rust, and Revival on the Mother Road, celebrates the art, history and popular culture of the iconic Mother Road.
Created by Albuquerque Museum's Curator of History, Deb Slaney, this exhibition offers an exciting opportunity to experience the beauty of culture of "our" piece of the road. According to Slaney, "the Southwestern leg of the route is particularly intriguing."
Collections include works of art from lenders across the country including the Autry National Center and the San Jose State University's Steinbeck Center, as well the collections of the Albuquerque Museum and other New Mexico museums, and private lenders. Key objects in the exhibit include neon signs from Oden Chevrolet and the El Vado Motel, a set of six Burma shave signs, works of art by Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol and Ed Ruscha, Roy Rogers' guitar and cowboy boots, and the cover illustration from Jack Kerouac's book, On the Road.
Informative displays will share stories of the road, and visitors will metaphorically travel the road through art, memorabilia, poetry, literature, music, film and television.
There will be many exciting ways for visitors to drive down memory lane. A hands-on component of the exhibit will focus on the family road trip, recreating the experience of traveling in the iconic Teardrop Camper and providing ideas for your own Route 66 road trips. Families can plan to attend a Sock Hop in May and a movie night in June.
The exhibition Route 66: Radiance, Rust, and Revival on the Mother Road is expected to draw significant numbers of local visitors as well as people from other states and countries who love the drama of the road. This exhibit compliments events all over the city - and the country - which will also be celebrating our unique relationship with the Mother Road and show the benefits of preserving this historic landmark.
In particular, the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History in Albuquerque is hosting a concurrent exhibition called America's Road: The Journey of Route 66 and the KiMo Theatre will be presenting a series of Route 66 themed movies.
The exhibit opens May 14.
For more information, call Albuquerque Museum at 243-7255.
The Daily Word in Pokejets, Jellyfish and Robot Eyeballs
By Joshua Lee [ Sun May 1 2016 11:55 AM ]
Researchers working near the Mariana Trench have captured video of a rare hydromadusa
Surprise, surprise. America's most highly educated people are mostly liberal. I'm sure this partisan gap has nothing to do with an imbalance in ideological representation amongst educators, or anything.
The last of All Nippon Airways' "Pokémon jets" has been decommissioned. But don't worry, Pokéfans! Plans for brand new Pokéjets are already in the making.
Sweet Jimminy Cricket. It's snowing in New Mexico? I'm done, dammit!
The new eSight, a hands-free headset that uses a high-speed camera to enhance vision, has allowed a 5th grader to see his mom for the first time.
...And then Google dropped a patent on an injectable computer that will go inside the eye to correct vision with focused light. Oh. And you will be constantly connected to the internet. Great googly moogly!
The Kind of Hero We Need
Tuesday, May 3: Assistance Dogs of the West's 21st Annual Graduation Ceremony
By Megan Reneau [ Sun May 1 2016 10:00 AM ]
Dogs graduate to take on new roles within the judicial system, veterans' groups, the FBI, and help individuals with disabilities. Hosted by Ali McGraw.
The Daily Word in Climate, Opioids and Hover Bikes
By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Apr 30 2016 2:28 PM ]
Now that you've got a break between semesters, you finally have some time to build yourself a hover bike like this guy.
A favorite food truck is moving indoors.
The rate of opioid overdoses is called a state of emergency by county commissioners.
The handling of police shootings are put in the spotlight for Santa Fe's DA race.
The DOJ released the findings from its investigations of UNM's handling of sexual assualt cases.
Winning is a Drag
Sunday, Apr 24: Drag Queen Bingo
By Devin O'Leary [ Fri Apr 29 2016 11:00 AM ]
Play bingo to benefit New Mexico AIDS Services.
UNM Landscape Prof at Page 1
Press Release [ Fri Apr 29 2016 10:00 AM ]
Baker H. Morrow, professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of N.M., will be at Page One Books at 3pm on Sunday, May 1, to talk about and sign his updated non-fiction effort, Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes: Keyed to Cities and Regions in New Mexico and Adjacent Areas, Revised and Expanded Edition.
The book is described as such: "First published in 1995, this invaluable guide to the trees, shrubs, ground covers, and smaller plants that thrive in New Mexico's many life zones and growing areas is now available in a long-awaited new edition. Landscape architect Baker H. Morrow considers the significant factors that impact planting in New Mexico—including soil conditions, altitude, drought, urban expansion, climate change, and ultraviolet radiation—to provide the tools for successful gardens and landscapes in the state. Added photographs and sketches identify the forms and uses of plants, including many new species that have become widely available in the region since the 1990s. The latest recommendations for specific cities and towns include more photos for ease of reference, and botanical names have also been updated. With ingenuity and efficient water management, Morrow demonstrates how to create landscapes that provide shade, color, oxygen, soil protection, windscreening and outdoor enjoyment."
Morrow, Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, has been a principal of Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller, Ltd., Landscape Architects for the past 36 years. Morrow is Professor of Practice of Landscape Architecture at the University of New Mexico (since 1975), where he is the founder of the MLA program in the School of Architecture and Planning. A third-generation New Mexican, he is the author of a number of books, including Best Plants for New Mexico Gardens and Landscapes and A Dictionary of Landscape Architecture, and the co-editor of Canyon Gardens: The Ancient Pueblo Landscapes of the American Southwest. Morrow is an award-winning landscape architect, experienced at working with stakeholders on pressing issues in both English and Spanish. He and his firm have received over 90 design awards and citations since 1980. Practicing in New Mexico and the surrounding area, he has served as project manager and principal in charge for more than 3000 projects. Among Professor Morrow’s award winning projects are the Journal Center, the New Mexico State Fairgrounds entries, Park Square, Dietz Farm Plaza, Children’s Psychiatric Center at UNM, St. Joseph Square, the Albuquerque Academy, and Yale Boulevard in Albuquerque.
Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Morrow event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit [link].
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