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 Nov 15 - 21, 2007 
An Italian carafe for the sensual Taurus; a heart rate monitor for the energetic Aries; suede slippers for sensible Capricorn—consider your loved one's placement on the zodiac as you shop this season.
NEWS/OPINION
Ben Radford investigates the remains of a "chupacabra." Plus, one group works to bring chess to the forefront of the city's consciousness.
MUSIC
Rahim Alhaj chronicles his 2004 visit to his home country, Iraq. The Royal Dead bleeds gory psychobilly. Isaac Brock scoffs at softball interview questions.
FOOD
Just try the escargots at La Brasserie Provence. The sauce is perfect and it pairs nicely with one of the lovely French wines offered at this laid-back establishment.
FILM & TV
The Coen brothers cut loose a thriller, No Country for Old Men, that ranks among the best films of the year. Plus, Punk's Not Dead doesn't pretend to be the definitive punk documentary.
ARTS/LIT
Rival Tattoo Studios stocks fine art with its biannual show Black and White. Plus, John Freeman helps navigate the most personal of holiday gifts: a good book.

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The Daily Word in Mt. Everest's poop problem, PARCC protests and National Grammar Day

The Daily Word

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 4,

and Mt. Everest is covered in shit and corpses,

a “party bike” will soon be wobbling through the streets of Downtown Albuquerque, bringing up to 14 drunken pedalers to the pubs of there choice,

the man who invented Keurig coffee makers thinks the disposable single-use coffee packets are to expensive and bad for the environment,

people on the Internet are still assholes,

APS is threatening to criminally charge students who protest the controversial PARCC test,

and its National Grammer Day, everybody! Check out Grammar Girls’ editing checklist here and then post all the errors you find in today’s Daily Word in the comments below. Whoever finds the most errors will win a heaping helping of smug self-satisfaction!

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The Daily Word in selfies, Gwar and Netanyahu

The Daily Word

What the hell is a "selfie stick" and why is the Albuquerque Museum forbidding their use?

Where does the proverb "In like a lion, out like a lamb" come from?

Milanese artist El Gato Chimney conjures up "symbolic visions of fantasy worlds infused with alchemy, occultism and folklore."

GWAR covers Kansas for the A.V. Club, and the result is rad.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Congress that Obama's deal with Iran will result in the rise of a new nuclear power.

The United States Department of Justice finds a pattern of racial bias in policing in Ferguson.

The National Academy of Sciences will bestow their most prestigious award, the Public Welfare Medal, on Neil deGrasse Tyson in April.

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