Dec 22 - 28, 2011
Whizzing in court, ridiculous lawsuits, petrified poop and more than one synthetic-marijuana-fueled "zombie" attack: We select the weirdest bits from our weekly Odds & Ends column, a treasure trove idiotic news.
Odds & Ends Awards: The best (and frequently worst) weird news of 2011
Tattoos represent painful histories of gangs, abuse and sexual assault for some women. One South Valley laser removal clinic is helping them move on, one letter at a time.
A Clean Slate: Women laser away their ink—and their hard pasts
Council Watch: Un-green time machine
News Bites: NAACP sues the city, and the MLK council calls out the city
Letters: War, bombs, roofs
Ask Kat Curious: Workplace meat market
Finally, a Christmas playlist that won't rot your teeth. Music writer Samantha Anne Scott curates the eclectic mix.
Aural Fixation: Listen to our obscuro X-mas playlist
Jazzed: A “Nutcracker” Sweetened With Swing
Flyer on the Wall: Intergalactic Octopi
Sonic Reducer: Micro album reviews
It's not just for college students. Monte Vista Fire Station stays up late with blues, booze and New Mexico beef.
Mina's Dish: There’s a party in your mouth, and everyone’s invited
Locovore: Monte Vista Fire Station’s beef burns down the house
Chowtown Restaurant Guide
FILM & TV
Working like a sweaty elf in Santa’s factory, Steven Spielberg delivers not one but two feature films for Christmas: T
he Adventures of Tintin
Film Review: Steven Spielberg double-dips this holiday season with
The Adventures of Tintin
Idiot Box: Channel surfing on Christmas Eve
Week in Sloth: A “Viking Apocalypse,” a Disney parade and some “Extreme Cheapskates”
Film Times and Capsules
With only a handful of days until the new year, Mother Road's
The Memory of Water
may be the best theater production to come out of Albuquerque in 2011.
Culture Shock: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Wino
Performance Review: Mother Road delivers laughs and tears in tale of sibling camaraderie
Book Review: Comfort & Joy
FREE WILL ASTROLOGY
Free Will Astrology Week of Dec. 21
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