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 Jan 22 - 28, 2009 
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NEWS/OPINION
No one escapes the quick-witted wrath of Sen. Eric Griego's Roundhouse Comedy Revue. And keep an eye on some eyebrow-raising bills coming up during the legislative session.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
Get your weekly news quiz right here, folks.
MUSIC
Former 16 Horsepower frontman David Eugene Edwards explains why people lust after alt.country. And Franz Ferdinand procures the next batch of radio-friendly acid trips on Tonight: Franz Ferdinand.
Websclusive: American Gothic
David Eugene Edwards discusses touring and the relationship of Christianity and art in an extended version of this interview, available for your reading pleasure right here.
FOOD
Namaste throws Nepalese offerings in with traditional Indian cuisine, and no dish disappoints. Plus, turn soggy, greasy peppercorns into booze-cured accompaniments to salads, soups and fresh cheeses.
FILM & TV
Sam Mendes (American Beauty) directs Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in a soul-crushing dissection of the American Dream in Revolutionary Road. Meanwhile, “Look Around You” may not be animated, but it's perfectly suited for Cartoon Network's block of mature, late-night weirdness known as Adult Swim.
ARTS/LIT
The Pins and Needles Tour brings Albuquerque's tattoo community together. And Nancy Benson’s New Mexico Colcha Club: Spanish Colonial Embroidery documents the history of a stitch in time.

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

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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!

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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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