Christmas


V.25 No.50 | 12/15/2016
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The Queens of Christmas

Friday, Dec 23: Drag Queen Trivia

Many will enter. One team will rise above the rest.
V.25 No.51 | 12/22/2016
Santa Claus playing pool
Jesse Rieser

Culture Shock

A Map of Joy

Photographer Jesse Rieser explores the many ways Americans celebrate Christmas

Christmas in America: Happy Birthday, Jesus explores the many ways in which people articulate their joy.
Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio trailer

Idiot Box

Stocking Suffer

Christmas around the dial

As television is fond of reminding us, “Christmas comes but once a year; now it’s here, now it’s here!”
Jolly old St. Nick
Renée Chavez

Feature Interview

Kickin’ it with St. Nick

A lyrical interview with Santa Claus

Santa Claus reveals not-so-secret secrets.

V.25 No.50 | 12/15/2016

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Hallelujah

Friday, Dec 16: Handel's Messiah

Roger Melone conducts the New Mexico Philharmonic performing the beloved, sacred symphonic work.

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Get Crackin'

Friday, Dec 16: The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment

The classic ballet set in the late 1800s in territorial New Mexico.
V.25 No.49 | 12/08/2016

The Daily Word in Russian Hacks, John Glenn and the Plot From Jurassic Park

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Ah, yes. The Pokémon Cookbook shows you how to make your own Pokémon-shaped dishes. I have no words.

The CIA just released the results of a secret assessment, and they're saying the hacked emails provided to WikiLeaks before the election were given to them by the Russian government for the express reason of putting Trump in the White House. (Which is interesting and says some scary things about the relationship between Trump and Russia, but doesn't really change the content of the emails. So ...)

Watch the world's largest useless machine light a Christmas tree.

The very first dinosaur tail encased in amber was discovered. Check this shit out!

John Glenn died.

V.25 No.46 | 11/17/2016

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Folk Christmas

Sunday, Nov 27: Christmas Is A Funny Thing

Nationally touring musical storytellers Bettman and Halpin perform the world premiere of their newest holiday show.
V.25 No.5 | 02/04/2016
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News

The Daily Word in the toxic cost of consumerism

Just had to get that upgrade? There is a lake in China filled with the toxic, radioactive sludge that is the byproduct of your new smartphone.

"Santa's elves" work for a pittance mass fabricating your useless holiday trinkets.

V.24 No.52 | 12/24/2015

Post Christmas DWI Checkpoints

Coping after Christmas? There will be DWI checkpoints in the Northwest Command Area (I-40 area) on December 26 and 27 starting around 10 pm and going till 3 am. If you picked up our Boozy Gift Guide, maybe you'll remember I wrote about how to get home safely after a night of shenanigans (aka getting sloshed).

You can bookmark it, cut it out of the paper and put it in your wallet or bra, write it down on your arm, hell, get it tattooed on your arm; just don't drive drunk!

Stay safe and happy holidays, you noobs.

The Daily Word in Music, Protests, and Vandalism

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What happens when you combine OutKast's Player’s Ball and Christmas music?

#BlackLivesMatter protests were held all over the country yesterday.

What did the media distract you from this year?

LOOK AT THESE ANIMALS, THOUGH.

Drake is a good sport because he's an angel.

Thousands of residents in Southern California have to relocate because of a two-month longs gas leak in the area.

The gender tax is totally a real thing.

2016 is going to be a great year for a lot of bands under the Rise Records label.

Because fuck education, amirite?

The Husbands of River Song trailer

Idiot Box

Holiday Helper

Christmas Day around the dial

Christmas Day around the TV dial means Andy Griffith, Doctor Who and some Disney action.
V.24 No.51 | 12/17/2015
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Calm Down

Friday, Dec 25: All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

On the frontlines of WWI, the true story of camaraderie, music and peace between fellow humans.

Here's to Dickens

And the greatest Christmas story every told

My favorite Christmas story of all time is … A Christmas Carol. Maybe it is because I love Halloween and the story is a nice marriage of the two. Three ghosts showing up at the strike of an eerie old clock? And those children hiding under The Ghost of Christmas Future's cloak? Jesus! There's nothing scarier than taking a look at all the decisions you've made in your life and really flinching. Even the Muppets couldn't really make the story totally lighthearted. The horror of the past, the horror...

Charles Dickens was said to love a night time stroll around the gaslight illuminated streets of 19th century London. I can only imagine the spooky stories culled from those cobbled streets, how the coughs born of a grimy, coal-fired city and the figures huddled for warmth in the winding alleys might have produced the works we're familiar with today. Dickens wanted to write a political pamphlet about the social ills he saw in the city, instead, he decided to write A Christmas Carol, declaring that a bit of fiction would have much more force.

The endearing image of Scrooge, sickly old Tiny Tim and the cadre of spirits that direct the story certainly have a moral to teach that translates through the centuries.

The Daily Word in Uteruses, Christmas, and Bad Drivers

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Time to quit your job and become an astronaut!

Want to help fight Islamophobia?

Uterus transplants may be a thing by 2121.

Santa’s replacement is coming to town.

Tis the season! Here’s a gift list for everyone you hate.

Rep. Mia McLeod wants to show how stupid anti-woman laws are.

A mistrial was declared for the first officer to be trialed in the Freddie Gray case.

Remember that guy who jacked up the price for life-saving meds overnight this September? Well, this thing just happened to him (HA).

Are you a typical shitty driver in Albuquerque? Probably. This teen is calling you out.