V.21 No.22 | 5/31/2012
The transit of Venus today!
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Tue Jun 5 2012 3:11 PM ]
A rare crossing of Venus between the Earth and our sun begins in about an hour. The New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra is having a watch party out at Balloon Fiesta Park beginning at 4 p.m.—there will be a performance of Holst’s “The Planets” suite and other spacy compositions. Read Clifford Grindstaff’s article about it here.
The New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra performs The Planets while Venus transits
By Clifford Grindstaff
Classical music has nearly been relegated to soundtrack status; it’s often playing while something else is happening. Few of us spend quality headphone time with Bartok. Amazing classical music in movies or TV gets used as a backdrop or part of the staging, thereby chaining it to pop culture. Most people can't hear Liszt's “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2” without thinking of Tom and Jerry. Other times a movie is lifted by the music beyond its small budget and toward the heavens, as Star Wars was elevated by John Williams’ soundtrack.
V.20 No.45 |
The Daily Word in Lobo sports, European debt crises, and an ADHD galaxy cluster.
By E.J. Maliskas [ Mon Nov 14 2011 9:51 AM ]
It was an excellent weekend for UNM sports. The Lobo football team gets 21-14 conference win over UNLV, Steve Alford's men's basketball team opens the season with 92-40 triumph over New Orleans, and the men's soccer team takes the conference championship over Cal State Bakersfield.
Oh, also, Monster Jam was at Tingley this weekend all vintage-style.
Sexual abuse charges against Jerry Sandusky suggest his youth mentoring charity might have been a pipeline for potential victims.
Hawaiian recording artist busts out “Occupy” song during fancy dinner hosted by President Obama.
Cracked.com's take on the 6 Most Horrifying Lies The [Processed] Food Industry is Feeding You.
Bernalillo County officials working on new “realistic” ad campaigns against drunk driving.
Europe risks EU split in wake of major debt crises.
The Oatmeal illustrates what it would be like if his brain were an imaginary friend.
You know those cool high-powered magnetic ball desk-top toy things? Yeah, they're dangerous.
Strange hyperactive galaxy cluster spotted by Hubble about 9 billion light-years away .
Thanks to CM and CP for the help.
V.20 No.39 |
The Daily Word in Occupy Albuquerque, a vampire-werewolf murderer, and Arrested Development's new movie.
Brought to you by the world's greatest Production and Circulation Managers.
By E.J. Maliskas [ Mon Oct 3 2011 9:57 AM ]
Albuquerque man arrested and accused of human trafficking.
Geoff really wants you to read this article on the Supreme Court and the new extents of federal power.
Three police officers accused of getting high on duty... only in Texas.
Chinese play "America the Beautiful" during space lab launch.
Musical medley: 50 years of famous non-words.
Tom really wants you to see this 4-year-old's reaction to the truth about Darth Vader.
Oh, the Irony: Intoxicated man steals an ambulance, crashes it, and then needs treatment from another ambulance for his injuries.
Arrested Development will shoot new episodes and a movie.
Evidence found of water supersaturation in Martian atmosphere.
Murder suspect claims she's part vampire, part werewolf.
“The Green Man” is no myth.
What you think you look like vs. what you really look like.
V.20 No.38 |
The Daily Word in Stephen King, paper money, rape and cafeterias
By Laura Marrich [ Wed Sep 28 2011 11:12 AM ]
The Small/Faces are headed to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The first Chinese space lab is called Heavenly Palace.
At last, Andy Rooney puts us out of our misery.
Sephen King is writing a sequel to The Shining. It's called Dr. Sleep.
Apple's corporate cafeteria is as awesome as you've imagined it.
Anderson Cooper doesn't really care for food.
The great pumpkin, for real.
V.20 No.37 |
The Daily Word in freed hikers, geniuses and suicide by rollercoaster
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Sep 21 2011 10:09 AM ]
Two years after accidentally hiking into Iran, Josh Fattal and Shan Bauer have been freed.
Is Troy Davis's scheduled execution America's worst miscarriages of justice?
Masked gunmen dump 35 dead bodies in the middle of a busy Boca Del Rio street.
Gary Johnson gets a spot in tomorrow's presidential debate.
Federal prosecutors call online poker site a global Ponzi scheme.
Republican leaders sent a letter to the Federal Reserve Chairman asking him to “resist further extraordinary intervention in the U.S. economy.”
A mother abducted her eight children in New York.
Personnel board votes to lay-off 27 state workers.
New questions in the deadly Reno air show crash.
Once again, I was not named a MacArthur Genius.
Here's a video flyover of the asteroid Vesta.
Facebook changed again last night.
Nobody wants a ginger baby.
Steven Colbert really really wants to broaden the tax base.
Most epic post-car accident interview ever.
This roller coaster is the future of suicide.
23 rejected covers of famous books.
I know you're lazy, but are you lazy enough for Forever Lazy?
I think this may be exciting news for fans of Magic: The Gathering.
If you're interested in getting some Venture Bros. action figures you should read this.
Gordon Ramsay gets another TV show.
This is awesome. And weird. But still awesome.
R.I.P. Tom Wilson, creator of Ziggy.
Fox is considering creating a 24-hour Simpsons channel.
Mike Tyson broke Steve-O's nose at the Charlie Sheen roast.
There have been some pretty terrible Star Wars video games, but was this one the worst?
This one is for fans of The Wire only.
V.20 No.35 |
The Daily Word in newspapers, cop-sex, and JSOC
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sat Sep 3 2011 2:49 PM ]
Vote for the best animated T.V. theme.
"Alcohol doesn't make you behave badly, it just stops you from caring...."
Two major Beijing newspapers suddenly have a new "publisher:" the Propaganda Bureau.
There is no safer place to invest your money than print media, according to... The Onion.
Ten enduring myths about the U.S. space program.
New Mexico State Police cop caught copulating on car in front of canine has been fired.
Update on the New Mexico based Lone Ranger film shoot that is on hold.
Excellent Washington Post article about the recent exponential growth of JSOC, the United States' "secret army."
Berlusconi calls Italy "Shitaly." OK, he only said "shitty," but that's his cross to bear.
On this day in 1967 Sweden switched from driving on the left to driving on the right.
V.20 No.31 |
The Daily Word: 8.5.11
Facebook, assaulting Philly buses, kidnapping babies, and weasels planning for the future
By Summer Olsson [ Fri Aug 5 2011 11:44 AM ]
Rio Rancho bank robber still on the loose.
Gunmen shoot up Phillu bus.
Mark Zuckerberg's sister leaves Facebook.
Officials kidnap babies in China.
Head of India's Congress Party had surgery in the United States.
Juno to Jupiter!
Perhaps Obama didn't lose to GOP.
A seven-year-old kid's prehistoric blog.
South American weasel-like animals plan for the future.
V.20 No.29 |
The Daily Word in rain, beer and tall women
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jul 21 2011 10:59 AM ]
Atlantis touches down.
Russians declare the era of the Soyuz.
First spacesuits sewn by women who made bras for Platex.
ACLU sues secretary of state for failing to reveal evidence of 37 immigrants she says voted illegally.
Corrales couple wins $200,000 off the lotto.
Ghost of a ghost town all that remains after Bland burns up in Las Conchas fire.
Hit songs written at expensive writing camps, hit factories.
You may be able to trap creatures again in New Mexico.
Russia finally admits beer is alcohol.
What's a calorie?
You're so vain … creative people, says this study.
Tall women get cancer more.
V.20 No.28 | 7/14/2011
The Last Shuttle
NASA promises this is not the end of human space travel
By Natalie Willoughby
The final space shuttle mission, STS-135, marks the end of NASA's 30-year program, which began in 1981 with Columbia. Despite predictions that weather conditions would force a cancellation, an estimated 1 million visitors and 2,000 members of worldwide media looked on with awe.
V.20 No.21 | 5/26/2011
The Daily Word with fights, Chihuahuas and Lady Gaga
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu May 26 2011 9:50 AM ]
Serbian general accused of massacring 8,000 Muslims has been captured.
Patriot Act expires tonight at midnight—and Congress is rushing to renew it.
Cibola student taken to the hospital after a fight leads to broken facial bones and seizures.
Errant golf ball kills Chihuahua.
Gov. Martinez ditches her own No. 2 and sits nonchalantly near Heather Wilson.
Growers’ markets open today in Nob Hill and Downtown.
PayPal co-founder will pay college students $100,000 to drop out of college and start companies.
Parents won’t announce baby’s sex.
Maui Time ordered by police to turn over users’ IP addresses.
Supreme Court upholds Arizona law that punishes employers who hire undocumented immigrants.
The Isotopes’ policy on booze. (Not unlike most policies on booze.)
Legislators sue guv over vetoes.
Lost pyramids spotted from space.
The ADHD of Lady Gaga.
V.20 No.17 |
The Daily Word 4.29.11
Morocco cafe bomb, dolphin podcast, Superman's citizenship
By Summer Olsson [ Fri Apr 29 2011 9:56 AM ]
Terrorist attack shreds a Morrocan cafe.
Meteorologists showed live footage of tornadoes approaching.
New regulations aimed at food marketing to help reign in childhood obesity.
Del Norte high school football coach popped for second DWI.
Nearly half a million dollars misused around an NHCC fresco causes scandal.
Hilarious minor differences illuminated by The Oatmeal.
Some researchers say dolphins are too smart for captivity.
Kia Motors recalls cars whose gas tanks fall off.
Malfunction delays space shuttle launch.
National Institutes of Health get favorable ruling on stem cell research.
V.20 No.14 |
The Daily Word 4.10.11: Gil Robbins dead; Russian moon base; Chinese ghost-cities; flappers.
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Apr 10 2011 3:28 PM ]
The top ten cities in which to wait until the last minute before filing your tax return.
Another weird Kelly Family song with a video. Not about not pee-peeing the bed anymore.
Electronic books often come with DRM locks. Is "electronic book" an oxymoron?
Details on the British submariner who shot a couple of his fellow submariners. Did he do it because visiting dignitaries were hogging the head?
In order to keep their economy moving, China just keeps on building. Whole cities. With barely any inhabitants. Strange video.
Yeah, you want elf ears!
Not everyone is still grumbling over the size of their paycheck. Warning: same old story.
Russia: MOON BASE BY 2030!
V.20 No.13 |
The Daily Word: Giffords, Libya defections, bug-eating
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Mar 31 2011 10:38 AM ]
A woman who let her friend drive drunk is being charged with a DWI.
Rep. Pearce says something something "constitutional" something "don't' give money to public broadcasting."
Charges against the local nonprofit that sent human heads to a Kansas medical waste facility were dropped.
Someone put an explosive near an APD car this morning.
Do you know this guy? He stole a computer from UNM by picking it up and walking away.
Secretary of State says the guv may have breached campaign law.
Arizona outlawed abortions that are performed because of the sex or race of the fetus.
Maybe we will eat bugs when there's no more meat.
Is it too soon to ask: Will Giffords run for Senate?
Spoiler: The "Top Chef All Stars" winner.
Birth rate in the U.S. dropping fast.
Google makes baby steps toward social networking and "liking."
The cosmonaut who fell to earth.
V.19 No.45 |
The Daily Word 11.15.10: Raisin Bran Day, paper airplane in space and Beverly D'Angelo
By Nick Brown [ Mon Nov 15 2010 8:59 AM ]
Now China has the fastest computer.
The top words of 2010.
That's almost as amazing as the father and son who sent an iPhone into space.
A Chinese farmer had sex with an alien.
Have you tried the Facebook Super Log Off?
A firefighter spit on a cop.
A stabbing suspect is held on $1 million bond.
Happy birthday, Beverly D'Angelo.
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