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 Nov 25 - Dec 1, 2004 
Is Big Bad Bill Sweet William Now?
If the thought of four more years of Dubya brought despair to your world, imagine how Gov. Bill Richardson felt after he staked his political capital on a loser. Actually, he's already turned the page and is looking ahead to the legislative session.
NEWS/OPINION
Lawsuit Dampens UNM Hospital Groundbreaking
UNMH is breaking ground with a three-year, $2.3 million expansion project just as a lawsuit sparks a public hailstorm.
On Assignment
Left-leaning New Mexico activists came out swingin' for the 2004 election, and it's just a taste of what's to come.
MUSIC
Blue Note
The Tin Hat Trio brings their special blend of curious, quixotic chamber jazz to the Outpost Performance Space.
FOOD
Eating In
"Rediscover Rolled Oats Month" continues with a smorgasbord of delectable oatmeal recipes. Come celebrate the virtue of nature's broom!
FILM & TV
Kinsey
Liam Neeson makes a stimulating study of the pioneer sexologist in Kinsey.
ARTS/LIT
Dismembering the Past
Tired of shitty Bob Dylan biographies? Steven Robert Allen says: "Chronicles, Volume One is the best book about Dylan I've ever read." And you'll never guess who wrote it.

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The Daily Word in rocket explosion, one more second and the ugliest dog in the world

The Daily Word

We will be gaining one second tomorrow, thanks to the "Time Officials."

A very large pig was rescued from a dead hoarder's home, thanks to the Detroit Police Department.

In other Detroit news, a woman pled guilty to murdering her two "demon" children and storing their bodies in a deep freezer.

The debt crisis in Greece is screwing up the global economy.

Shortly after launch, a SpaceX rocket exploded.

A heat-packing pizza delivery driver shot an armed robber at a Duke City Domino's last night.

The bassist and cofounder of the band Yes has died at the age of 67.

A canine named "Quasi Modo" won the blue ribbon for World's Ugliest Dog.

Presidential candidate Donald Trump hasn't voted in 25 years.

Watch the poetic justice of this confederate flag-waving motorcade (NSFW).

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You should flow!

Regional Slam Poetry Championship happens this weekend

Why stay at home reading the likes of Byron, Dickinson, Whitman, Plath, Levertov or Lowell? Put those dreary texts aside. Take a stride outside the normative literary scene found in dusty old books or a tattered magazine. Take wing, visit the local performance poetry scene!

It's a social possibility you won't soon regret. This weekend's slam competition is a sure-to-win bet.

Presented by ABQ Slams, The 2015 Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam Championship beats the heck out of perusing grammatical diagrams.

But seriously folks, it's a chance to listen and respond to folks whose poetic proclivities also include performance, competition, and worthy word-smithery.

Preliminary bouts will be held at Winnings Coffee (111 Harvard SE) and the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice (202 Harvard SE) on Friday night, June 26, beginning at 7:00 pm. These events are free; the public is invited to attend.

The Championship slam happens Saturday night at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE) and costs a mere ten bucks for admittance. Doors to this fantastical foray into syllabic profundity open at 7 that night.

Spoken word artists, performance poets and slammers from all over the Southwest region will be in attendance and ready to fight it out for the chance to advance to the national competition to be held in August.

You ought to check it out, yo.

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The Daily Word In OMG THE SUPREME COURT LEGALIZED SAME SEX-MARRIAGE IN ALL 50 STATES!

The Daily Word

There's no other news today other than

SAME SEX MARRIAGE WAS LEGALIZED IN ALL 50 STATES ! ! !

Major high five, Supreme Court!

Let's celebrate and take in this incredibly important moment in our history!

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