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The Daily Word in stalker apps, boos in Boston and impostor chiles
By Adam Fox [ Tue Jun 26 2012 10:40 AM ]
Rupert Murdoch considers splitting News Corp. in two.
Studies funded by the Alzheimer’s Society find that dementia may be caused by a stressful lifestyle.
Facebook cancels its “Find Friends Nearby” app, also affectionately referred to as the “Stalker App.”
President Obama is booed in Boston after making a joke about the Red Sox’ recently departed third baseman Kevin Youkilis.
Rielle Hunter and John Edwards have broken up.
Travel site Orbitz will display more expensive hotels to Mac users than PC users searching the same site.
A law that aims to stop impostor New Mexico chiles goes into effect on Sunday.
James Cameron plans to shoot Avatar 2, 3 and 4 starting this fall.
Consensus No. 1 overall NBA Draft pick Anthony Davis trademarks two phrases pertaining to his distinct unibrow.
A Jew-hating Elmo is booted out of Central Park.
Turkey vows to retaliate after Syria shoots down their fighter jet.
Subway construction in Greece leads to a discovery of an ancient Roman road.
Former Truth or Consequences police officer Noah Pestak might face a statutory rape charge after marrying a 15-year-old last month.
Happy Birthday, Mick Jones!
By Adam Fox [ Sat Jun 23 2012 8:00 AM ]
The women and girls in New Mexico Women's Global Pathways, a work assistance program, come from all across the globe as refugees and immigrants. So in observation of World Refugee Day, the group's Eclectic Movement Fashion Show will feature the group's finest handiwork from 7 to 9 p.m. at the VSA North Fourth Art Center (4904 Fourth Street NW). The sewn designs you see will be available for purchase after the show while you munch on a sampler plate of Afro-Asian cuisine. There is a suggested donation of $20, with all proceeds benefitting Women's Global Pathways. For more information, visit womensglobalpathways.ning.com. To buy tickets, call 620-7486 or stop by Kamaria Creations Hair Salon (15<SUP>th</
The Daily Word in piles of dirt, straight-tickets and rubber shackle shoes
By Adam Fox [ Tue Jun 19 2012 10:18 AM ]
A Google report shows political censorship is on the rise in Western countries.
Arsenio Hall returns to television next fall with a new late-night talk show.
Rodney King undergoes an autopsy as police investigate his drowning.
Yoko Ono showcases a new art exhibition in London featuring piles of dirt.
The straight-ticket voting option will not be available during the New Mexico General Election.
Baseball great Roger Clemens is acquitted of all charges pertaining to lying to Congress.
Police say a bicyclist was attacked by a man wielding a frozen sausage.
Police in Uganda raid a gay rights workshop and questioned all attendees.
A Virginia man gets voter registration forms in the mail for his dead dog Mozart.
Adidas pulls plans to sell its controversial rubber shackle shoe.
This man has been playing the same game of “Civilization II” for ten years.
A woman gets stuck on a Kentucky Walmart toilet seat after it was covered in super glue.
Italians start selling canine gelato to beat the intense summer heat.
A helpful checklist to help you discover who you need to unfriend on Facebook immediately.
The fourth movie trailer for The Dark Knight Rises.
Sábado Gigante ... muy Gigante
By Adam Fox [ Sat Jun 16 2012 7:00 AM ]
As New Mexico celebrates 100 years of being one of those 50 stars on the blue upright, the city is planning the largest party ever held in Albuquerque: Centennial Summerfest is from noon to 9:30 p.m. on a closed-off stretch of Central between Second and 10th Streets. Multiple pavilions (including an authentically constructed 19th century Territorial Village) representing the eras of New Mexico's history will offer musical entertainment and dancing. Plenty of food, vintage car shows and an arts market reflect the modern. Centennial Summerfest draws to a close at 8 p.m. with a headlining performance by Los Lobos at Civic Plaza. All events are free to the public. For an extensive schedule of events, visit abqsummerfest.com.
The Daily Word in blue lobsters, tickle monsters and cave paintings
By Adam Fox [ Fri Jun 15 2012 10:40 AM ]
The Obama administration announces it will no longer deport young undocumented immigrants as the election draws near.
The debacle comes to a close as the Lead-Coal corridor reopens this morning.
The Albuquerque Police Department drops a hangman’s noose as the official logo of one of its elite units.
Military drone, or transported UFO?
Using Skype in Ethiopia could net you some serious jail time.
An accuser says Jerry Sandusky referred to himself as the “tickle monster” before touching him inappropriately.
The New York Mets are considering adding an autism-friendly “quiet section” in Citi Field.
These Spanish cave paintings are thought to be the oldest in the world.
Who shot J.R.? The TNT premiere of “Dallas” is viewed by a year-high 6.9 million viewers.
Security forces in Egypt surround Parliament after military rulers completely dissolve it.
A Nova Scotia man catches an extremely rare bright blue lobster.
The FBI recovers a rare first-edition Book of Mormon.
Don’t, under any circumstances, purchase these ten things for your dad on Father’s Day.
The Virginia Circuit Court appoints its first openly gay judge.
Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Buddhism (But Were Afraid to Ask)
By Adam Fox [ Wed Jun 13 2012 9:00 AM ]
The West's knowledge of Buddhism hardly extends beyond Richard Gere, the Beastie Boys (R.I.P. MCA) and the Dalai Lama. So the RigDzin Dharma Center (322 Washington SE) plans to assist Albuquerque's spiritually inquisitive minds during Dharma Café, an open forum with Khenpo Tsultrim Tenzin Rinpoche fielding questions pertaining to Tibetan Buddhism. We've been assured "no question is too basic or profound." Dharma Café runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today. For more, call 401-7340 or visit rigdzindharma.org.
The Daily Word in protesting Putin, toppling Trevi and locating lungs
By Adam Fox [ Tue Jun 12 2012 10:42 AM ]
Thousands take to the streets of Russia to protest Vladimir Putin a day after authorities raided the homes of protest leaders.
The world-renowned Trevi fountain is slowly crumbling due to cuts to the funding of Rome’s monuments.
Danny Boyle’s £27m opening ceremony for the London Olympics features real animals and rain-producing clouds.
175 structures have been destroyed by the Little Bear fire in Ruidoso.
A pair of lungs is discovered on a Los Angeles-area sidewalk.
The Los Angeles Kings win Lord Stanley’s Cup, the first in the club’s 45-year history.
Bank of America plans to spend $50 billion over the next 10 years to fight climate change.
A group of Japanese astronomers in Hawaii find the oldest galaxy to be discovered.
A man suspected to be high on bath salts strips naked and goes after a three-year-old girl in Miami.
A man gathering material about a book about kindness in America is shot and wounded in West Virginia.
Tokyo reclaims its place as the world’s most expensive city.
23 gravestones vanish at a Civil War cemetery in Washington, D.C.
The town of Middleborough, Mass. can now slap you with a $20 fine for swearing in public.
Happy National Beef Jerky Day! Here’s a portrait of sasquatch made entirely of jerky.
The Daily Word in giant spiders, buckled up pets and Mars colonies
By Adam Fox [ Tue Jun 5 2012 10:50 AM ]
It’s Primary Election Day! Find a voting center here.
Scientists say too much exercise can cause permanent damage to the heart.
The Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire has burned more than 259,000 acres and is 20% contained.
Colonies of giant hairy spiders in India have already claimed the lives of two people.
The Little People Association of America is furious at Snow White and the Huntsman for not including them in the film.
The U.S. cancels funding for a Pakistani “Sesame Street.”
Ten bizarre theories about movies and television.
An overflowing urinal soaks the House Press Gallery in the U.S. Capitol. There’s a joke in there, somewhere.
Failing to buckle up your pet in New Jersey could run you a cool $1,000.
A TV weatherman survives a shot to the chest via crossbow during a break in.
Dutch company Mars One plans to establish a colony on Mars by April 2023. No word yet on whether Newt’s interested.
Two girls die after playing Ghost Train in their Jeep.
This “humanlike” chimpanzee—or the creepiest thing you’ll ever see—dies in Texas at age 55.
A three-minute montage covering the history of video games.
Incredible sculptures made from a single piece of wood.
Happy Birthday, Kenny G! May you live forever through piles of discarded cassette tapes at thrift stores.
Staging the Southwest
By Adam Fox [ Sat May 19 2012 7:00 AM ]
The late Santa Fe playwright James Galloway left quite the theatrical imprint; the actors and actresses that have appeared in his plays refer to themselves as the "Galloway Players." The Kosmos (1715 Fifth Street NW) stages a tribute to Galloway in the form of Revelations, directed by an alum of the now-defunct University of Albuquerque (and an original Galloway Player), Annetta Jordan. The comedy-drama takes five characters on a personal quest through rural New Mexico during the year 1900. Tickets for the final two performances are $15, $12 for students and seniors, with shows today at 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 4 p.m. For more on the play and the extensive works of James Galloway, visit thegallowayplayers.com.
Cat Scratch Fever
By Adam Fox [ Sat May 12 2012 6:00 AM ]
Cats have the most devout followers known to man, starting with the ancient Egyptians (they shaved their eyebrows to mourn the death of a fallen feline). The Enchanted Cat Club continues the furry fervor during A Feline Fiesta held at Expo New Mexico (300 San Pedro NE) this weekend. For $4, catch a glimpse of the finest cats in the region competing for cash prizes—and presumably bragging rights, too. For more, visit enchantedcatclub.com.
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