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V.25 No.25 | 06/23/2016

The Daily Word in Inequality, Abortion Rights and Helium

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A bird's eye view of inequality and a few words on perspective by the photographer who snapped the powerful images.

On Monday the Supreme Court struck down on abortion clinic restrictions in Texas, stating that the strict requirements “constitute an undue burden on [a woman's] constitutional right to [seek an abortion].”

The ruling could have a ripple effect on many other Republican-run states with strict abortion laws.

Evolution favors simplicity, which is one of many reasons why it doesn't make sense for our ape cousins to evolve into humans. Take it from the experts; I only minored in anthropology.

Scientists discovered more than a trillion liters of helium beneath Tanzania, a relieving find after some researchers feared an impending helium shortage. Scientists rely on the gas for MRI scanners which I guess is more important than high-pitched birthday party entertainment.

Boba already exists, Starbucks.

Harrison Ford for president.

V.25 No.24 | 06/16/2016
Pixabay / Public Domain

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Coloring Outside The Lines

Friday, Jun 24: Roy G Biv Reception

Jamie Brunson, Robert Townsend and Fausto Fernandez use color as the visual language of artistic ecstasy with watercolors, oil paint, collage techniques and more. Runs through 7/10.

The Daily Word in Emojis, Artful Expression and A Chicken Thief

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A mama Black Bear attacked a marathon-runner at Valles Caldera National Park in defense of her cubs. The runner survived by playing dead, but the Department of Game and Fish euthanized the bear, who was part of a study and wearing a tracking device.

You may be able to purchase a semi-automatic rifle in a number of minutes, but don't count on sending a rifle emoji.

Young artist Kaylin Andres who has been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer expresses the realities of her illness through timeless art exhibits.

So, this is strange: In Jackson, Mississippi a 77-year-old man stole three boxes of frozen chicken before hastily riding away on a bicycle.

Looks like the Great Pyramid of Giza is a bit crooked. Ah well, we all make mistakes. Even extraterrestrials.

Anyone else growing as impatient as I am to see Steven Spielberg's rendition of Roald Dahl's fantastically imaginative book The BFG? The director and producer explains why he feels a distinct connection with the Big Friendly Giant.

In case you're looking for some fresh summer road trip jams.

Pixabay, public domain

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Gimme Shelter

Saturday, Jun 18: World Refugee Day Celebration

Features music, dancing, art activities and free food and drinks. Special guests Sol de La Noche and Basade (Bells & Shakers African Dance Ensemble).
Pixabay

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Mural, Mural, on the Wall

Saturday, Jun 18: The House on Mango Street Neighborhood Mural Tour

Executive Director of Working Classroom Gabrielle Uballez gives a tour of the powerful murals in historic Barelas neighborhood and discusses how environments help shape our sense of identity.
Chelsea Garcia

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The Outsiders

Friday, Jun 17: Dispossessed and SIX

An exhibition exploring the condition in which minorities and those at the margins now comprise the majority of humankind, as outsiders. Runs through 8/26.
V.25 No.21 | 05/26/2016
Courtesy of Cerrillosstation.com

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First Stop on the Turquoise Trail

Saturday, Jun 4: Cerrillos Station Open House

Family activities including a baby farm animal coral, pop up art show, food trucks, and more.

The Daily Word in Robots, Cadavers and Cheese

The Daily Word

What's with all the barbecues and pool parties? The U.S. has got to adopt some more entertaining traditions, like chasing a wheel of cheese down a hill, perhaps. England is clearly doing it right.

If you're as disturbed by animal cruelty as I am and sick of hearing about it, watch this video instead.

Is this real life or part of a Mary Shelley novel?

Let's set the record straight: The meaning of life is probably not the number 42. This mechanical engineering professor offers an explanation from a purely scientific standpoint.

How's this for an exciting internship?

Barton Elementary School recognizes the importance of art education, and the results are inspiring.

A hug a day keeps the Prozac away.

Disclaimer: Not to be read by the squeamish.

The Daily Word in Worshipping Art, Synthetic Food and Memes

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New Mexican't? New Mexican.

Meow Wolf is so blasé—what we need is a temple worshipping art.

Like I needed another reason to love The Weeknd.

Georgia O'Keeffe didn't just paint “flowers.”

A virtual reality film shows what it's like to be an abortion patient.

What if your food breathed and moved while you ate it? And it wasn't an animal?

What really separates Kristen Stewart and Woody Allen in Hollywood? (Hint: If you're going to read this article, it's probably because of Woody Allen)

Memelicious.

The Daily Word

New Mexican't? New Mexican.

Meow Wolf is so blasé—what we need is a temple worshipping art.

Like I needed another reason to love The Weeknd.

Georgia O'Keeffe didn't just paint “flowers.”

A virtual reality film shows what it's like to be an abortion patient.

What if your food breathed and moved while you ate it? And it wasn't an animal?

What really separates Kristen Stewart and Woody Allen in Hollywood? (Hint: If you're going to read this article, it's probably because of Woody Allen)

Memelicious.

V.25 No.20 | 05/19/2016

The Daily Word in Nature, Banksy and Stonehenge

The Daily Word

If you're also wondering "who the f*ck builds a stonehenge," the answer may not be as mysterious as you think. But until someone builds a time machine and travels to the past, who really knows?

Today marks The European Day of Parks, a cause for celebration and appreciation of the region's protected natural places. Find that last bit of inspiration needed for a European adventure in these stunning photos.

Works by the forever anonymous and controversial artist Banksy are lent by private collectors and shown at a gallery in Rome.

Governor Martinez is one Burqueña who will neither support nor protest the Albuquerque Trump rally. The reason? She's “really busy.”

Venezuelans, furious about food shortages and inflation, protest against President Maduro on the streets of Caracas.

Don't fear trans people in bathrooms, fear diaper changing stations. Learn from this woman's mistake and remember to put the table back up.

V.25 No.19 | 05/12/2016

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He(art)

Saturday, May 21: Creative 505 Festival

A collaboration between Albuquerque's art, theater, craft, tech, start-up and music communities that brings them together as one community.
V.25 No.18 | 05/05/2016

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Trolling for Sharks

Friday, May 13: Swimming with the Big Fish

Buzzsaw shark artist Ray Troll discusses the practical realities of making a living as a full-time artist.
via compfight

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Oh, wow-o!

Saturday, May 7: Cinco de Mayo Folk Art and Music Festival

Featuring over 35 local artists, music by Alpha Blue and Mariachi Amor Eternal, and Wild Fiesta Apron Contest hosted by Cherie and Pamela Montoya.
via morguefile

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Hey Bob, Try a Kebab

Saturday, May 7: Albuquerque Turkish Festival

Sample Turkish-Mediterranean cuisine, see cultural exhibits, folk dances, live music, arts and crafts and more.
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