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 Nov 27 - Dec 3, 2008 
How did wine from New Mexico end up in the pages of the New York Times? Should we worry about terroir? And what vino does Rudolfo Anaya drink on the first day of Christmas? Find out in our Holiday Wine Guide.
NEWS/OPINION
Before pollutants get thrown in the air, the city's Air Quality Division wants you to know about it. But is it doing enough to keep you informed? And a local sci-fi novelist gets to talk with a real-life space commander.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
Your weekly news quiz (where the right answer isn't always C).
Websclusive: Up Close to Suffering
An interview with Amy Costello, who was nominated for an Emmy for her reporting on Darfur.
MUSIC
Singer-songwriter Shara Worden uses her penetrating insight to dissect the epic, cultured, dark and beautiful My Brightest Diamond. And The Killers' Day & Age keeps the magic of pop music alive.
FOOD
Michael Cooperman, the director of education for Southern Wine and Spirits in New Mexico, helps dissolve the stereotype that wine experts are snobs. Plus, take a day trip to the region's ultra-hip wine-tasting locales.
FILM & TV
If you’re into loud, frantic and aggressively unsubtle cinema, Transporter 3 is the bomb. And the Sci-Fi Channel's identity crisis deepens with new reality-game shows “Estate of Panic” and “Cha$e.”
ARTS/LIT
Graphic novelist Maureen Burdock fights the powers that be.

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news

The Daily Word in infectious semen, rogue fecal matter, a chihuahua treehouse and the King of Surf Guitar

The Daily Word

The Ebola virus can be found in semen 6 months after treatment. The CDC has given us yet another reason to avoid having unprotected sex.

Sean Penn's Malibu estate is on the market.

A chihuahua was found living inside a tree.

Grace Lee Whitney, an actress from the original Star Trek series, has died at the age of 85.

China broke the Guinness World Record for the most facials given at one time.

This 10-year-old in Paraguay is being denied an abortion after allegedly being raped by her stepfather.

Freedom of assembly is being revoked in many democratic countries around the globe.

Do you have a beard? It may have poop on it.

Learn what it's like to have two vaginas.

A very important baby was born over the weekend.

Former Poison singer Bret Michaels has embarked on his country music career.

Happy birthday to Dick Dale, who turns 78 today!

Jesse Schulz

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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