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Daily Word in Corpse Flowers, Homeless Haircuts and Vampire Kangaroos

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According to Harvard professor and researcher Howard Gardner, Donald Trump is a “textbook” narcissist. That means he's self-obsessed, arrogant and overly-sensitive. Obviously, the kind of person I want to see in office.

Around 20 prehistoric animal species were discovered during a recent two-week dig in Australia. The coolest one: a fanged kangaroo that ate meat and climbed trees. Those bastards are scary enough as it is. Just think long and hard about that gutting claw they have and how powerful their legs are if you want to keep yourself up at night. Here are some rules for protecting yourself if you ever come into contact with one of these wretched beasts.

In a third hack attack (the first two were committed against the DNC and the DCCC), the groups Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear have now apparently hacked Hilary Clinton's campaign directly. It is believed the attacks are coming from Russia.

The corpse flower (Latin name Amorphophallus titanum, meaning “giant misshapen penis”)is one of the largest and rarest flowering plants in the world. It takes 10 years to go from seed to flower and gets its common name from the godawful smell it produces. There are at least five of them currently blooming, which has botanists confused.

Salvage Supperclub, an event where San Francisco diners get to enjoy gourmet food prepared from the leftover foodstuffs most of us would throw away ... at high-dining prices ... in a dumpster. New Yorker Josh Treuhaft, the mind behind the project says he wants people to rethink the food we throw out, but it sounds suspiciously like the ultimate slumming-it gimmick to me.

Josh Coombes, a hair stylist living in London, is getting props from the internet for walking the streets and offering free haircuts to the homeless. What a nice guy.

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Vans Used to be for Skaters, Now They Just Mean You Like to Rock

Monday, Aug 1: 2016 Vans Warped Tour • Atreyu • Good Charlotte • pop punk • New Found Glory • rock • Mayday Parade • Motionless in White • metal • Waka Flocka Flame • rap

The touring alternative music stops in town.

Five Artists Featured at South Broadway's Night of the Arts

The works of five local artists will be on display in South Broadway Cultural Center's spacious gallery at Night of the Arts on Thursday, August 4 from 5-9pm.

A reception for the artists from 5-8pm with light refreshments and live music, and a documentary film screening at 8pm make the evening a don't miss event!

Entitiled "Channels," the new exhibition features the works of P.K. Williams, Lynne Laier, Rebecca Nolda, Roger Green and Jeff Laird, with music by MoonHat to energize the crowd.

From 8 - 9 p.m. the documentary "End of the Century" features the story of the punk rock band The Ramones. The 2003 film, produced and directed by Jim Fields and Michael Gramglia, follows the band's history from their start in the early 1970s through 22 years of touring, and the 1996 breakup, including the deaths of two of the four original members.

In the Gallery, "Channels" directs the visitor on a certain course, whether the direction is literal or figurative, visual or cerebral. Whether organic or geometric, the artists own journeys to their truth will inspire.

P.K. Williams earned both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts at the University of Texas, El Paso and has exhibited her works widely throughout the Albuquerque area and beyond. Her media consists of watercolor, acrylic and mixed media. Bold colors and the influence of nature result in an emotional expression of the ebb and flow of the journey of life.

Chicago native Lynne Laier earned a Bachelor of Arts at Western Illinois University, then traveled west to earn a Juris Doctorate at the University of San Francisco. Combining her career in law as a public defender with her growing desire to study and teach art, she has built a reputation for her interpretation of the challenges that define our lives through her paintings, fiber work and ceramics. Her work has been exhibited in numerous shows and galleries in central and northern New Mexico.

Rebecca Nolda, whose work is shown here, is a Midwesterner who attended Iowa State University, earned her Master of Science in Education from Capella University and her Master of Arts in Studio Art from the University of Minnesota. Moving to New Mexico on a "whim", she soon fell in love with the open spaces, desert and skies of our state. Nolda considers "channels" the pathways that invite us to use her works as a springboard for imagination. The concept of creating "artifacts"-a layering of the seen and the layers underneath that tell stories-evokes a bit of mystery as to what came before. Her work has been exhibited widely in New Mexico, as well as in Minnesota, the Dallas, Texas area, and at UC Berkeley.

Another artist whose roots are in the Midwest is Roger Green, whose Chicago roots included mentoring from two of the Art Institute's talented instructors. His career path included leading roles in two of the world's largest advertising agencies and led to many national and international awards for his creativity. His passion for art led him to teach graphic design at the Illinois Institute of Art, and become guest instructor at two other prominent art schools. Since moving to New Mexico he has found that the influences of his Midwestern background combine with the cultural influences of the desert southwest to create multi-layered stories of life, expressed through concealing and revealing archetypes that define our lives. His works have been shown in California, Paris, Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, and, of course, a number of shows and galleries in Albuquerque and surrounds.

Jeff Laird is an East-Coast New Jersey native who now lives in Estancia, NM. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers and, courtesy of Uncle Sam, had a stint in the U.S. Army that resulted in extensive travel throughout Europe. Returning to the US, he earned a degree in Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. His earlier career was in commercial real estate while he continued his interest in art as active member of numerous art museums and foundations. His sculpture, photography and paintings have been seen in numerous galleries and exhibitions throughout the broader Albuquerque area and beyond.

Live music and a film about one of the most popular bands of the past few decades, combined with creative artistic "channels" as interpreted by talented artists will make the August Night of the Arts a very special summer event.

For more information on events and activities at SBCC, visit or call 311.


The Daily Word in the lady in white, Florida Zika cases and a Chinese fireball in California

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Some folks think Sports Authority should have donated theses new shoes rather than cutting and dumping them.

UNM says it has changed how it responds to sexual assault claims.

Police are looking for this man in connection with the torture and demise of his girlfriend's little dog.

Four people in Florida appear to have the first cases of Zika contracted within the United States.

Only good guys—and women—wear white, right?

Another Chinese rocket created another huge fireball across the California sky.

Check out these portraits of what musical notes sound like.

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MuggleWatch 2016

Saturday, Jul 30: Harry Potter Countdown to Midnight Magic Party

Enjoy a night of activities and giveaways leading up to the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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The Daily Word in our high-tech legacy, Darren White and a dry river

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Our city's high-tech legacy should be leveraged toward tourism and convention growth, say experts in the travel and airline industry.

Lockheed Martin has enlisted New Mexico Tech as a partner in its bid to assume management of Sandia National Laboratories.

DOJ Federal Monitor James Ginger will release his third report on APD reform efforts today.

Former Bernalillo County Sheriff and New Mexico Secretary of Public Safety Darren White says, "This year I can’t back the GOP," and has consequently endorsed his former boss, Gary Johnson, for POTUS.

High temperatures, sparse rainfall and the subsequent need for more water by farmers along the middle Rio Grande have resulted in a 17 mile section of the river running dry.

Trout fishing along the Pecos River can be enhanced by using simulators, bead-head prince nymphs or worms; meanwhile try angling at Isleta Lakes in the early morning while using garlic chicken liver or shrimp as bait.

Meanwhile, here's some local hip-hop about our fabulous Duke City!

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Viva Frida, Colorful Art Goddess

Saturday, Jul 30: 6th Annual Frida Fiesta

Celebrate the life of iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo with live music, a Frida Parade and a Frida birthday cake.

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Finish Him

Saturday, Jul 30: Art Fight 21: Summer Block Party

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

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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.

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Y'all City Slickers Listen Up

Thursday, Jul 28: Edgewood Music and Arts Fest

Sunset Chuckwagon barbecue, Western swing music, raptor show and wildlife zoo.

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