The Daily Word in justice(s), Zooey Deschanel and units of death
Our same-sex marriage breath is bated, New Mexico Supreme Court. For more, check out
The Grey Lady. ... or New Mexico Telegram, the , Journal KUNM and the . Santa Fe Reporter Alibi media partner La Jicarita updates us on the Guv's assault on environmental protection policy.
Compass covered a protest over teacher evaluations and over-testing by parents and the Stand 4 Kids movement.
Find out what Zooey Deschanel taught local author Amelia Olson about authorship, attribution and ego in
The Time the Internet Almost Remembered Me.
Test your knowledge of current affairs with this week's
Get your filmic spook on with advice from Devin D. O'Leary's
Captain America checks in with
the 5 Star Motelles.
Risk analysis and statistics created the lovely portmanteau "
micromort" aka a one-in-a-million chance of death.
The Daily Word in moon lasers, larcenous ghosts and topless Facebook videos
New Mexico Supreme Court to
decide on gay marriage once and for all today. So finally we can all stop arguing about it.
No more topless videos on Facebook. So leave
your shirts and your heads on for now.
Definitive proof of the afterlife caught on camera as
a ghost robs a convenience store! What do you say to THAT Benjamin Radford?
Those guys in Roswell who want to kill horses for food are in court,
arguing for their right to kill horses for food.
An Australian billionaire is not only building an exact replica of the Titanic, he's also filming a new Titanic movie that
will be "a lot better" than the one with Leo and Kate. He then screamed "Nothing can stop me now! I'm invincible!" and cackled insanely for 20 minutes.
It doesn't matter how good your dog is.
Don't give them jerky treats. Sorry pup.
NASA shot lasers at the moon. Yes, there's a reason, but it's boring, so I'm just going to leave it at that: NASA shot lasers at the moon.
The Daily Word in dirty needles, dirty air and decapitations on Facebook
Downtown Grower's Market vendor was poked by a used needle in Robinson Park last weekend.
A vote on the proposal that would see the city seizing the vehicles of
people suspected of soliciting prostitutes while in their cars has been delayed.
Live near Central Ave?
Free WiFi for you then.
Cancer diagnosis spurs Walmart employee to
skim from his cash register in order to pay for treatment.
sea monster washed up on a beach. Smog in and around Beijing is bad. Really bad.
With some caveats, Facebook is once again
allowing beheading videos to be posted. Malcolm Gladwell (writer for The New Yorker, author of The Tipping Point) may make local independent bookstore Bookworks a stop on his tour promoting his new work David and Goliath but only if you vote (only takes five seconds) for Albuquerque/Bookworks here. Kool-Aid Man blooper reel.
Happy Birthday, so-called
High Priest of LSD/ CIA&FBI collaborator Timothy Leary.
The Daily Word in Nevada shootings, online health care woes and the zombie obsession President Obama will give a talk today addressing problems people have been having with HeathCare.gov, a new health care website that allows people to compare insurance rates, understand health care laws and more.
A lawyer for a
Roma couple accused of kidnapping a little girl in Greece says that the couple adopted her from her birth mother, though they still haven't located said mother for verification. Hurricane Raymond is getting stronger.
There was a
shooting at Sparks Middle School in Nevada this morning. Police say the suspect was “neutralized,” though it's not clear how many were shot, but the children were evacuated to the nearby high school.
There was another shooting in Nevada this morning, though this one was at a
Las Vegas casino, in which one person was pronounced dead and two were wounded. Police say the suspect is in custody.
Joseph Sandoval, 50, was killed on Saturday after being
struck by a Rail Runner train that was headed north to Santa Fe. Police are still trying to figure out why Sandoval was near the tracks.
Scott Chandler, owner of
Tierra Blanca Ranch, spoke to Matt Lauer on "The TODAY Show" about the allegations of abuse and the Amber Alert for nine missing kids last week.
UNM has a solution to the national debt?
Are zombies holding
America's imagination hostage?
The Daily Word in Walter White, Saul Goodman and Puppy Squeezing The man cries blood . The man is on fire . The man is a lady . Sleep is like your brain taking a poop . France hates Thetans . Some rock stars started out in other rock star’s bands . Tacos are more delicious than hotdogs. Find out why your stomach is growling . Learn all about Bob Odenkirk (Saul Goodman) . Beware the ball biter . I’m not sure how impressed I am with this snack bag serving bowl . The people who brought you Rebecca Black’s “Friday,” would like you to now please enjoy Alison Gold’s “Chinese Food,” shooting up the charts with a bullet. The Sheriff’s Department will hold a funeral procession for Walter White . Craig Blanchard used to have $135,000 in his garage . Caution: This puppy squeezing story might wreck your day. Did the Chinese discover America before Columbus? Happy birthday Pam Dawber .
The Daily Word in shutdown's end, film industry and big ol' Russian meteorite
Happy Thursday ...
fed shutdown is over. (Pro-tip: Singing the preceding to the tune of "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" and detourning the remaining lyrics to mock the 144 is good, clean fun.) And I bet blowback for the GOP will last a good, long while.
What's your week-in-review IQ? Find out with
If you can read this week's
Four Up without a flicker of interest, well then, I just don't know.
ready for our close-up, Hollywood. We'll talk soon, Saul.
At my house, we're using the heck out of our shiny, new
blue bin. How 'bout y'all?
Sadly, New Mexico's
drought is not over. Headline OTD: "Can Ultra-Rich Virgin Galactic Ticketholders Stomach New Mexico Long Enough to Get to Space?" This is how many terrific sci-fi flicks begin.
The Daily Word in supersonic descents, cockroach farming and that's totally a sea monster, guys
Oh my god, it's a sea monster. Or actually,
just a gigantic, eel like fish. Which is the same thing, let's be honest here.
There's a new baby elephant at the zoo, and as usual nobody there can figure out what to name it.
Maybe YOU can help? (The vote is between three names, but if enough of us demand "Kraktow, Crusher of Men" they have to listen, right?) Los Alamos is getting mighty close to shutting down. That is, unless House Republicans come to their senses and HAHAHAHAHA!
Remember that guy who jumped from 24 miles above the earth and filmed it? Now you can see the whole descent from his
point of view. Spoiler: cool cool pretty cool cool spinning crazy OMG boring boring boring crazy crazy upside down boring boring boring crazy crazy parachute boring boring boring lands.
Dried cockroaches are going for $20 a pound in China for use in cosmetics. The people who raise them en mass call it
And finally, with Halloween just around the corner, check out the the
25 best horror films available on Netflix instant.
The Daily Word in GOP demands, more NSA revelations, and a free tour of Old Main
Survivors of the 1980 Penitentiary of New Mexico prison riot are offered a
free tour of Old Main by the Department of Corrections.
The zoo wants you to
name their baby elephant.
rabbit stolen at a the southern New Mexico Fair was returned to its young owner. "Neighbor From Hell"
The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government considered awarding Susana Martinez for "
doing the right thing."
Banksy's New York City "residence" and massive spew of high-profile artwork is gathering weird momentum....
bacon lowers a man's sperm count.
Switzerland appears on the brink of instituting a "
universal basic income." Middle school bans unsupervised cartwheels. Mike D. makes wallpaper.
NSA is collecting our electronic address books.
Here are the
details of GOP demands that would end the government shutdown.
The Daily Word in the debt ceiling, pesky interest rates and political superheroes
With three days before the debt-ceiling deadline,
the White House and the House Republicans are still having discussions and working toward avoiding a default.
A San Francisco man is recovering after having spent 19 days
lost in the woods in Mendocino County, surviving on squirrels, lizards and berries.
Your medical insurance won't cover this procedure? Sure, we can help you,
but watch out for those interest rates!
Three Americans won the
Nobel prize in economics for their work in assets.
A man wanted in connection with a Georgia murder was found in Albuquerque during a
After nine missing children were reunited with their parents on Sunday evening, inquiries of abuse and an investigation of the
Tierra Blanca Ranch still looms.
42nd Annual Balloon Fiesta wrapped up last night, and what a good finale it was!
What do your
favorite superheroes think about political issues?
The Daily Word in restaurants, mental illness and 100,000 porcelain skulls
You voted. We tallied. Scope the results of the
Alibi's 2013 Best of Burque Restaurants poll. Categories include: Gluttony, Around the World, A.M., P.M., No Bones About It, The Sweet Stuff, State Treasures and Best of the Rest.
Our fall editorial intern, Rebecca Gonzales, profiles local storyteller and publisher
Test your knowledge of New Mexico current affairs and pop culture with this week's
Peruse Devin D. O'Leary's cinematic picks from the jam-packed 11th Annual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival schedule in
Gay for Play.
In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, I share my diagnosed acronyms and an eclectic playlist,
Black Eyed Dog and Yellow Wallpaper, themed on the subject of mental illness.
Get your guffaw on during the 2nd Annual
Comedy Awareness Week.
Election fatigue be damned! On Tuesday, Nov. 19,
a citywide election will decide both the Council runoff in District 7 and a proposed late-term abortion ban. LANL will cease operations if the shutdown continues through next Friday. Alibi media partner at new media outlet La Jicarita takes a critical look New Mexico Watchdog.
Can't travel to Singapore to see artist Nino Sarabutra's
"What Will You Leave Behind?" Neither can I, but the idea of an artist inviting observers to walk across more than 100,000 porcelain skulls is symbolically intriguing. And you can participate in the exhibit's online gallery of thoughts and photos.
The Daily Word in abortion bans, Mayor Berry's re-election and the subtle charm of the lobstercycle
Mayor Berry wins reelection with
a historic majority of the vote. Of course, not everyone's happy about it.
Things aren't so clear in District 7's City Council race, though, giving Democrats some hope
of reclaiming their former edge.
And even though the 20+ week abortion ban wasn't on the ballot, Pro-choice activists were out
getting pledges for votes against the measure which will be decided by a special election coming up in November. An Albuquerque Journal poll shows that 54% of voters approve of the ban.
Meanwhile, fans of Breaking Bad have
placed a cross near Walter White's death site in the North Valley, so feel free to drop by and pay your respects to a fictional drug dealer/murderer/bad husband and father.
One (made up but totally descriptive) word:
And for your "lost technology of our forebears" files:
pneumatic tubes for shooting cats across New York. Also dogs, mice, roosters, guinea pigs, and monkeys. Because, why not?
The Daily Word in Dayton's immigrants, the mayoral election and randy tarantulas
While the government shutdown still looms,
Congress is questioning whether the debt ceiling will be increased and ponders the likelihood of a default. Al Qaeda fugitive Abu Anas al-Libi was captured in Libya over the weekend and is being held on the U.S.S. San Antonio in the Mediterranean Sea before being taken to New York to be prosecuted.
“World's first flexible OLED [organic light-emitting diode] panel for smartphones"? LG corners the market on
curved screens and such.
Dayton, Ohio sees improvements in its economy by lending help to
people immigrating to the US.
After an anti-abortion group was accused of picketing a doctor's house in Bernalillo County, the county commissioners are looking into an
anti-picketing ordinance to prevent this from happening again. Jerry Chavez is accused of stabbing his estranged wife to death while his two boys, ages 6 and 12, witnessed the crime. Though his friends have stated that he is a good, Christian man and “would never kill anyone.”
With the mayoral election happening tomorrow, the question remains:
Will there be a runoff? Who knew tarantulas really like to get it on?
The Daily Word in Hipsters, Rabid Bats and Twipping The DC car chase woman had mental health problems, but she wasn’t a shooter as initially reported. Now we can graph word frequency in rap songs over time, which oddly seems somewhat useful from a culteral analysis standpoint. Here’s a guy who likes photograph himself next to people kissing in public. Killer robots hunt jellyfish at sea. What’s the most shared media in [insert your area]? Hipsters hate the internet . Because it’s stupid now. It’s fun to look at old-timey lettering . Learn the secret origins of pirate talk . Travel around the world of fried chicken recipes . You can make your dog look like a mailbox , if you’re so inclined. Some Albuquerque kids were playing with a rabid bat . Lamentably. Steve Stucker is giving away his balloon hat . Take a poop pill . Will it help? Couldn’t hurt… Watch the best Vines of September . Our latest meme: Twipping .
The Daily Word in balloons, zines and government shutdown
Insider's Guide to Balloon Fiesta, y'all. Both veteran and neophyte balloonatics can learn something from Prêt-à-Porta Potty, our Fiesta picks and, natch, the schedule of events.
honeybees alchemists? Amelia Olson investigates.
Get your RDI of
New Mexico News.
Crib Notes aka the triumphant return of our weekly current affairs pop quiz.
We celebrate self-published micro lit by
interviewing ABQ Zine Fest founder Marya Errin Jones in preview of this weekend's third annual fest.
Boost your post-"Breaking Bad" mood by dining at the
IRL versions of BrBa's culinary landscape.
captures the supernova-like career of a seminal pop-rock band. Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
Four Up covers: modern jazz; hip-hop; ’70s garage/protopunk trio Death documentary, A Band Called Death; and The Legendary Pink Dots. Alibi media partner La Jicarita weighs in on the hands-on/hands-off wildfire management debate.
What does the government shutdown mean for New Mexico?
and the Business First explore the topic. Journal
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