V.25 No.34 | 08/25/2016
Friday, Sep 2: Bridge: Arts and Social Justice
By Maggie Grimason [ Wed Aug 31 2016 11:00 AM ]
Three exibitions centered around photography, cultural traditions and sculpture. Runs through 9/29.
The Daily Word in Ocean Art, Gene Wilder and Stolen Cows
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Aug 30 2016 10:57 AM ]
Let's all take a moment of silence and watch Young Frankenstein followed by Willy Wonka and maybe Blazing Saddles after that if there's time. RIP, Gene Wilder. You left behind quite a legacy.
Half a million dollars worth of cows was stolen from a farm in New Zealand sometime between the beginning of July and now. Poirot, we need you on the case.
Well, we did it. Humans have officially created a new epoch, distinguished by the horrifying extent that we've managed to alter the natural world with our plastic-y presence and nuclear bombs. Welcome to the Anthropocene.
Remember Brock Turner, the rapist from Stanford University? His six-month jail sentence was cut down to three on grounds of “good behavior” and an unhappy public is already planning protests for his release.
The ocean is a better artist than I am.
Scientists have come up with a new theory about our Australopithecus ancestor, Lucy, claiming that she fell from a tree. Some scientists reject the theory, calling the paper “click bait” for media coverage. Regardless of who's right, it's an interesting read.
Make it 'Til You Make It
Saturday, Aug 27: Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire
By Joshua Lee [ Fri Aug 26 2016 10:00 AM ]
A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the maker movement.
V.25 No.33 | 08/18/2016
The Daily Word in Bees, Instagram and Italy
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Aug 24 2016 11:11 AM ]
A 6.2 earthquake hit central Italy last night.
Not sure if you're depressed? Check your Instagram.
Business owners have already started to take proactive action against the negative affects of ART.
A spontaneous block party was filmed for a music video for the musician Jandro on Sunday.
France exploited three women who just wanted to enjoy the beach for an afternoon.
A project called Holobiont Urbanism is tracking microbes with bees and mapping the results.
The Daily Word in bikers, cryptids and resuming construction on the ART project
Special late edition
By Geoffrey Plant [ Fri Aug 19 2016 11:20 PM ]
Daily Beast has details about the end of Gawker as we know it.
Gawker broke the Rob Ford, crack-smoking-Mayor of Toronto story so it is fitting that they were able to release the entire, extremely damning video.
ART is on, the stay has been lifted, construction will resume.
Even I will admit this cryptic sighting is an old man with a bad limp.
V.25 No.32 | 08/11/2016
Meow Wolf: Where Only The Absurd Exists
Go ahead, lose your mind
By Monica Schmitt [ Fri Aug 19 2016 3:00 PM ]
My journey into an unreasonable world began gradually, transitioning from a seemingly normal, domestic home into increasingly peculiar surroundings. I walked inside of a house, or maybe warped through a space tunnel. I'm still not sure. It was dark, but unlike nighttime; time wasn't a factor. Instead, everything—including the impossible—simply existed. Creaky stairs led me to a small study, a bathroom and two bedrooms. I walked slowly, picking up on an eerie sensation from the desaturated and somber-looking family photos that hung on nearly every wall. Even the photos that contained smiling faces looked inherently sad. Something strange clearly happened here ...
Inside the master bedroom was a computer with a talking head, spewing information about “the power of positive mechanics.” I didn't stay in this room very long. The closet beckoned with a blue glowing light and I entered, turned left and disappeared down a dark corridor into another dimension. Ambient sounds came from a room beyond where a man sat at a piano pressing keys that didn't exude melodic chords, rather, monstrous sounds and spooky vibrations. I got chills.
Inside was indistinguishable from outside at first. Each place was equally inconceivable and they blurred together. Nothing was linear and everything was open to interpretation.
Downstairs, I opened a refrigerator, walked inside of it and through a brightly lit hallway that led to a tunnel. I ended up in a corridor with neon-colored coral wriggling up from the ground and giant fish floating four feet above my head.
Then: on the other side of thick, plastic streamers I stepped inside a dark, foggy room with red laser beams traveling vertically from a rocky formation to the ceiling. I reached out to touch them, plucking different notes with each different beam.
I peered over a railing and looked down into a glowing pink cavernous room with white, cave-like walls, stalactites and stalagmites. How did I get there? … Much later, I crawled through a fireplace and found myself in the pink cave room. Giant ribs floated above my head and I played them with a bone like a xylophone.
Up in the treetops, I crawled into a room with a tiny opening and took a seat on a pillow made of grass. Dragon eyes stared at me from the other side of the concave wall, with dark, silvery pupils and multicolored irises.
Because neither time nor space seemed to function normally, I don't know how long I stayed exploring or how far I wandered in what could have been circles. When I left, I had the urge to open any door, peer inside any window pane and explore anything unknown. I felt a profound curiosity and interest in everything I didn't understand. I was transfixed by a desire to explore, uncover and discover. Thanks to this timeless jumble of enigmatic spaces and objects and bizarre sensory illusions, the whole world became a playground.
Movie Master Mash-Up
Friday, Aug 19: Tarantino vs Kubrick Opening
By Devin O'Leary [ Thu Aug 18 2016 10:00 AM ]
Over 30 local artists show work inspired by the films of Quentin Tarantino and Stanley Kubrick.
The Daily Word in New Businesses, the Olympics and Homelessness
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Aug 17 2016 11:36 AM ]
Have you heard about the trend of men taking advantage of homeless women?
The Blue Cut Fire in southern Calif. has forced over 80,000 people from their homes.
Who knew gray could be so beautiful?
Diversity in television has become expansive over the last few years, but let's be real—it could be better.
Free coffee and free shame available this morning.
A Brazilian judge is detaining two American athletes after they filed a report saying they were robbed by people “posing” as police officers.
The Northeast Heights is finally getting a taproom that it deserves.
V.25 No.31 | 08/04/2016
Saturday, Aug 13: Humble Coffee Company's 2nd Annual Birthday Bash
By Monica Schmitt [ Thu Aug 11 2016 11:00 AM ]
Enjoy a beer garden, food trucks, artist vendors, games and local bands like Red Light Cameras. Bring a t-shirt to be screen printed or purchase a shirt on site.
The Daily Word in Birds, Tim Curry and Hate
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Aug 10 2016 2:00 PM ]
From the mouth of the Doctor himself, Tim Curry is going to be in the new Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Which came first, the corndog or death?
Donald Trump thinks he's not violent at all.
Do you really know what birds look like when they fly?
The last liberal newspaper in China is fighting for it's life.
V.25 No.30 | 07/28/2016
Saranga U Nara
Wailing Through Downtown with a Groove
Saturday, Aug 6: Downtown Summerfest
By August March [ Thu Aug 4 2016 11:00 AM ]
Food and drink, a microbrew garden, an artisan market, kids' activities and live music with The Wailers headlining and many more local bands.
V.25 No.29 | 07/21/2016
Viva Frida, Colorful Art Goddess
Saturday, Jul 30: 6th Annual Frida Fiesta
By Monica Schmitt [ Thu Jul 28 2016 11:00 AM ]
Celebrate the life of iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo with live music, a Frida Parade and a Frida birthday cake.
Saturday, Jul 30: Art Fight 21: Summer Block Party
By Maggie Grimason [ Thu Jul 28 2016 10:00 AM ]
Live music featuring Raashan Ahmad of Crown City Rockers, Burque SOL and Sol One as well as an art market with local vendors, art auctions, an art swap and more.
The Daily Word in Russia, Twenty One Pilots and ART
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Jul 27 2016 12:06 PM ]
Trump isn't working with Russia? Riiiiight...
After being completely ignored by the guards, an 18 year old died after she asked for medical help when withdrawing from heroin.
Listen to this mashup song of Twenty One Pilots, Halsey, Melanie Martinez and Sivan.
Speaking of Twenty One Pilots, here's a clip of Tyler Joseph singing My Chemical Romance's song Cancer.
Global Warming is already affecting people in colder climates like Alaska.
Welcome to the Tesla Gigafactory.
Opening statements have begun in a lawsuit that seeks to stop the ART project.
All the charges have been dropped against the three remaining officers in the Freddie Gray trial.
V.25 No.27 | 07/07/2016
Saturday, Jul 16: BMG Fan Festival
By Devin O'Leary [ Fri Jul 15 2016 12:00 PM ]
Enjoy art, comics, toys, cosplay and collectibles.
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