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The Daily Word in Darren White, Harry Potter and His Noodly Appendage
Meet the police officer who showed up to the car accident of Darren White's wife. The officer says his police report was rejected for grammatical errors.
Spelling errors cost millions.
Preschool kids playing with hypodermic needles.
Yogurt guy facing federal charges, three to five years behind bars and a $250,000 fine.
Mayor of Columbus, N.M., pleas guilty to gun smuggling for Mexican drug gangs. Town's police department shut down earlier this week, too.
The last Harry Potter movie is pretty good, says this reviewer.
Research uncovers a daily pill that protects people from HIV.
Marijuana can be even greener.
Pastafarian wins legal battle to wear pasta strainer on his head for his driver's license picture. (May His Noodly Appendage bless you, good sir.)
Du … Du Hast … Du Hast Mich as interpreted by a choir in Belgrade.
Reuse an Altoids tin without losing your masculinity.
The behaviors of state flags. (Sometimes state flags honor murderous severed limbs.)
North Dakota might not be a state.
The Daily Word in UNM presidents, mob bosses and fireworks
Police have arrested former UNM president Chris Garcia in connection with a prostitution ring. They arrested a physics professor yesterday and charged him with promoting prostitution.
A bridge in the Bosque caught fire.
Gov. Martinez says it might be better to skip the fireworks this year.
Who's going to jump into the race for Heinrich's congressional seat? Ex-Mayor Martin Chavez? Ex-Lt. Gov. Diane Denish? State Sen. Eric Griego? City Councilor Dan Lewis? Jon Barela?
Guv also looking to tighten rules for driver's licenses for foreign nationals.
The FBI's been hunting Whitey Bulger for 15 years. Yesterday, agents caught the 81-year-old mob boss in Santa Monica.
The world's first totally synthetic pop star.
The seas are rising.
Potatoes make Americans fat.
FDA says breast implants won't last for life.
The end of gender?
The Daily Word: Government shutdown, another earthquake,
Student says Cibola told her: You're either a boy or a girl, so no pantsuit at graduation.
See video of a San Juan County sheriff's deputy beating a guy in the head with his flashlight.
Another quake hits Japan.
President Obama says there won't be a government shutdown.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says it's going to happen.
What it would mean to you.
If the government does shut down, Congress will still be paid as usual.
The Recording Academy will no longer offer a Grammy for Native American music.
Land Comish Powell returned White Peak to the nature-loving and -hunting public.
16 campus security officers (called "narcs" at my ABQ high school) were slashed from the APS budget.
Read an interview with the journalist who was captured and then released in Libya.
Can we blame Britain for everything?
Alec Baldwin says "30 Rock" ends next year.
A history of stoner movies.
When closing the gender divide, an elected woman’s work is never done
The number of female legislators in New Mexico is at a record high—30 percent going into the 2010 elections. That's higher than the national average of 24 percent, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. More women are taking on professions that tend to produce elected officials. But there's still a gender gap.
Pay Equity Awareness Day
So 4/20 has been proclaimed by Gov. Bill Richardson to be a day on which we ponder “gender, ethnic and racial pay equity.” He signed an executive order at the end of 2009 demanding state agencies report on salary gaps and correct them.
According to the New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women, the state is ranked dead last in the nation for impoverished women with 20 percent of the New Mexico’s female population living in poverty. The commission also broke down average pay by race. The numbers are illuminating:
Other/Two or More Races
Was it Just Sexism in Massachusetts?
Joni Kay Rose, the Alibi’s gender examiner, wrote a websclusive column about Scott Brown’s hyper-manly victory over Martha Coakley in liberal Massachusetts. Did you know that state’s never had a female Senator? Sound familiar?
And if you like that article by Rose, you may also enjoy her first piece about Amanda Simpson, Obama’s transgender appointee to the Department of Commerce.
Pinup girls. Albuquerque’s got more than a few. Which always sparks the question: What about pinup dudes?
What about ‘em? Enjoy photographer Chad States’ series “Men at Their Most Masculine.” Alert: Wang ensues. I don’t know if these guys are pinups, exactly, but it’s akin to what I imagine a “Brawn of the 505” calendar would look like.