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 Feb 28 - Mar 5, 2008 
We look beyond Diane Denish's frameless glasses to find out what really makes our lieutenant governor Diane Denish tick.
NEWS/OPINION
A court case shines a spotlight on the murky waters surrounding New Mexico's medical marijuana law. Martha's Body Bueno says goodbye and could the Albuquerque Tribune's demise lead to a new cooperatively owned newspaper?
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MUSIC
VxPxC revels in myth and psychedelia on overdrive while Jonathan Meiburg's music is for the birds (and that's a good thing). Plus, The Everybodyfields bring cathartic country to Albuquerque.
FOOD
Wimpy's serves burgers with loads of local flair. Discover your tongue's love/hate relationship with Black Flag Imperial Stout. Plus, set your mouth ablaze at this year's National Fiery-Foods and Barbecue Show.
FILM & TV
City of Men covers much of the same ground as its pseudo-predecessor City of God, but it's just not as good.
ARTS/LIT
Life During War Time features great performances that help make up for the overly moralistic script, and author Peter Godwin talks about the pain in his homeland of Zimbabwe.

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Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Writer Mark Lopez muses on Nelly’s genre flip, grown listeners and a Nina Simone documentary.

news

The Daily Word in Ben E. King's passing, inmate art and a two-faced calf

The Daily Word

Singer Ben E. King, noted for his amazing songs “Stand By Me” and “There Goes My Baby,” has died at the age of 76. RIP, good sir.

The Justice Department is putting $20 million into a nationwide program to increase the use of body cameras worn by police officers. Just make sure you teach them how to turn them on.

New Mexico's State Auditor, Tim Keller, found a pattern of perks and consulting work between former APD chief Ray Schultz and Taser International and has forwarded his findings to prosecutors.

A teenager from Weatherford, Texas, has received a 45-year prison sentence for fatally shooting his sister and mother.

Prison inmates are gearing up to sell their art at the second annual Craftsmanship and Trades fair at the penitentiary in Santa Fe tomorrow. The money raised will go to their families and the victims they hurt. It goes from 9am to 4pm and costs $5 to attend.

KOAT shared a list of the 10 best breakfast burritos in New Mexico!

District Attorney Kari Brandenburg fears for her safety after filing murder charges against two APD officers.

A calf named Annabel was born this past Monday in Florida. Oh, and it has two faces.

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