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V.25 No.32 | 08/11/2016

The Daily Word in New Businesses, the Olympics and Homelessness

The Daily Word

Have you heard about the trend of men taking advantage of homeless women?

The Blue Cut Fire in southern Calif. has forced over 80,000 people from their homes.

Who knew gray could be so beautiful?

Diversity in television has become expansive over the last few years, but let's be real—it could be better.

Free coffee and free shame available this morning.

A Brazilian judge is detaining two American athletes after they filed a report saying they were robbed by people “posing” as police officers.

The Northeast Heights is finally getting a taproom that it deserves.

V.25 No.30 | 07/28/2016

The Daily Word in Electronic Voting Machines, The Summer Olympics and Neutron Star Collisions

The Daily Word

A neutron star collision is more than just a smash hit by Muse. Physicists are studying gravitational waves in these collisions, hoping that since two colliding black holes can produce gravitational waves, two colliding neutron stars might be able to as well. Detecting these waves would helps scientists understand quark matter, something that is currently pretty mysterious.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child marks the end of one boy wizard's journey. J.K. Rowling's latest novel, which was the most pre-ordered book of the year and is currently the script for a play in London, depicts the famous Harry as a 37-year-old father and gracefully closes the door on the strange, fantastical world that has been alive for the better part of two decades.

Over 40 people were injured in Kosovo while attending a beer festival after someone in the crowd shouted “ISIS” as a “joke.”

Critics are skeptical of Brazil's level of preparation for the quickly approaching Olympic games. The nation failed to keep their promise of treating 80% of sewage entering the once clear and beautiful--and now entirely polluted--Guanabara Bay. Polluted water is just one concern being raised, another being high crime.

On its latest operating system, Apple has decided to replace the black pistol emoji with a green water gun after social media posts containing the old gun emoji were reported by police as threats.

Deciding to use electronic voting machines in major elections was a step up from punchcards, but supplied more than a handful of new problems. The GOP presidential candidate has expressed that the upcoming election will be "rigged." One way to do that? Hacking electronic voting machines.

V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015
Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Film Review

The Salt of the Earth

Breathtaking photography forms backbone of life-changing biopic

Wim Wenders profiles Brazilian photjournalist Sabastiao Salgado in life-changing biopic The Salt of the Earth.
V.24 No.15 | 04/09/2015

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The Daily Word in making the elderly comfortable, DOGS and oppressive military policies

The Daily Word

It's Friday and I'm kind of crabby and kind of excited for the lunch I packed. News is kind of good and kind of horribly depressing.

Live your life!

The military typically discharges transgender troops on medical grounds.

High five to Lovelace Westside Hospital for making their emergency room more comfortable for seniors. The new rooms feature softer lighting, clocks and signs that are easier to read.

A judge was all like “Bye, Felicia”and removed District Attorney Kari Brandenburg from the murder prosecution of two Albuquerque police officers who are accused of killing James Boyd. The judge stated a “conflict of interest.”

A man in Brazil posted an unexpectedly funny and poignant Facebook post and the internet REALLY liked it.

In case you're kinda dumb, here is a page explaining what a dog is.

V.24 No.8 | 2/19/2015
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

From Montana to Brazil, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.24 No.6 | 2/5/2015
Odds and Ends
From Houston to Brazil, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.22 No.39 | 9/26/2013
Logan “Dirtyverbs” Phillips in action

Art Scenester

An Artist's Church

Fred Sturm and Logan Phillips bring artistic ruminations to Chatter Sunday

Sunday mornings have always been set aside for church, even for the people who organize and coordinate Chatter Sundays, the music-and-arts series that began as the Church of Beethoven.
V.22 No.30 |

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The Daily Word in beer can houses, busted child pornography rings and online auctions

The Daily Word

Pope Francis declares that homosexuals shouldn't be marginalized or judged.

A recent study shows the top food choking hazards for children. Hint: Don't be giving them no hard candy.

In a major sweep, FBI arrest 150 pimps and rescue 105 children in a massive child prostitution ring.

Bill expected to pass which would create better interest rates on student loans, but it's not without its critics.

Officials estimate that the damage is up to $1 million after a severe storm hit Burque on Friday.

Going once! Going twice! Get your New Mexican unclaimed items right here!

19-year-old Justin Covey, who was reported missing yesterday, has been found by Albuquerque police and returned to his parents.

Austin has the Cathedral of Junk. Houston has a house covered in beer cans.

V.22 No.24 |

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The Daily Word in a "Lone Ranger" press junket, world cup protests in Brazil and bringing squirrels across a body of water

The Daily Word

Is Farmington really the 59th most dangerous U.S. city?

Some folks are really excited about a special screening of and party for "The Lone Ranger" in Santa Fe. Other folks are not so excited.

Old Santa Fe store Packard's is closing.

Letter from Yahoo!

The G-8 look "like men who forgot their ties because they overslept."

Angelina Jolie's stunt double brings the first American lawsuit against News Corporation, accusing them of hacking her phone.

Brazil is pissed.

Squirrel lore.

Fox News is being sued by the mother of three kids who unwittingly watched their father eat the pipe on You Tube.

When hijacking a plane and flying to Cuba was commonplace.

Here is some handy info regarding light sabers and airline luggage restrictions.

Anti-pervert stockings.

On this day in 1873 Susan B. Anthony was fined $100.00 for voting the previous year. She didn't pay.

V.21 No.7 | 2/16/2012
Pilar Leto and Naomi Montoya
Richard Malcom

Music

Carnaval Time

Ash Wednesday is fastly approaching—only a few more days are left to get out your pre-Lenten ya yas. The Carnaval festivities happening tonight and tomorrow at the National Hispanic Cultural Center are a multi-sensory way to celebrate Brazilian, Caribbean and Lousianan cultures. Mel Minter details the party here.

Pilar Leto and Naomi Montoya
Richard Malcom

Jazzed

Life Is a Carnaval

Frank and Pilar Leto host a music and dance spectacular

This weekend, Frank and Pilar Leto’s Carnaval extravaganza—including costumes, music, dance, stilt walkers and more—moves into the National Hispanic Cultural Center to celebrate Caribbean, Brazilian and Louisianan traditions of the festival.
V.21 No.6 | 2/9/2012
Pretty intense
Courtesy of Posh Chocolat

Food for Thought

Chocolate’s Dark Side

The controversial life of cacao beans

Valentine's Day is the chocolate industry's holiday season. With an eye toward this February's love-fest, the International Labor Rights Forum purchased an advertising slot on a JumboTron outside the Super Bowl's Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on which to broadcast a video calledHershey's Chocolate, Kissed by Child Labor.”

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V.20 No.36 | 9/8/2011
“Bandita” by Pablo 77
photo courtesy of the artist

Gallery Preview

B-Boy Brings Brazilian Culture to Burque

After a nine-month hustle in the streets of São Paulo, Santa Fe DJ and artist Pablo 77 (aka Pablo Ancona) will debut FUNK TERRA:Sao Paulo...in ABQ! The collection of mixed media, photos and music reflecting his time in Brazil opens at the art gallery and boutique El Chante: Casa de Cultura.
V.20 No.2 |

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The Daily Word 1.13.11: Guv vs. CNM, Target in the air, Tom Hanks' rapper son

The Daily Word

Obama says America should be as good as 9-year-old Christina Taylor Green imagined it to be. Here's the full text.

What Gov. Martinez has to say about being sued by environmentalists.

The guv is also suggesting the state bleed CNM for cash.

Officials are moving a sex-offender registration location away from a bus stop.

Target wants to build a Target in the air Uptown.

Someone pulled a fire alarm at The Pit, forcing evacuation with one second left in the first half.

These people will name their baby after you if you find their dog.

Romanian birds died of the drink.

NPR photo essay: Then and now, a year after the quake in Haiti.

Landslides kill hundreds in Brazil.

Twin sisters turn 100.

Hard cider is back.

Don't have sex with your mister or mistress in the marital bed.

Tom Hanks' son, Chet, is a rapper who likes to smoke fancy weed in fancy places.

How about a nuclear car?

 

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