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V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014
Emma Stone sees dead people.

Film Review

Magic in the Moonlight

Woody Allen’s 44th film casts a charming spell

By Devin D. O’Leary
Woody Allen tries a little sleight of hand with the slim but charming period romcom Magic in the Moonlight.

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V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014
Helen Mirren for Viagra

Film Review

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Exotic foodie romance comes with the Oprah stamp of approval

By Devin D. O’Leary
Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey get togther for food and romance in The Hundred-Foot Journey.

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V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014

Book Review

Men of Dishonor

Review by Suzanne Buck

An Officer and a Spy

J'accuse! The Dreyfus Affair gets a thrilling treatment in Robert Harris’ latest spy-riffic historical novel.

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V.23 No.8 | 2/20/2014
This is already looking like a bad idea.

Film Review

In Secret

Americans (with English accents, pretending to be French) contemplate sex and death in gloomy love story

By Devin D. O’Leary
We’re so accustomed to scandal that it’s hard to imagine a 150-year-old novel that could shock modern audiences.

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news

The Daily Word in Star Wars, Richard Sherman and Combat Gum

Who won at the 2014 Grammy Awards?

Get the flu for $3,000.

Finally. Combat Gum.

China’s Jade Rabbit crapped out.

Should major cities ban cars?

Richard Sherman is smart.

The French make bad coffee, claim coffee snobs.

The new Star Wars script is done.

What happens if you try to fly weed out of Colorado?

George gave me a credit card knife. It’s cool.

An El Paso woman died skiing at Ski Apache.

A house on Bellamah burned down.

Happy birthday Patton Oswalt.

news

The Daily Word in Syria developments, crazy UNM frat, Anasazi building

France may become the primary U.S. ally in a possible strike against Syrian forces.

More on Facebook's privacy policies.

Lamar Odom arrested for DUI.

UNM's Sigma Alpha Epsilon comes in at number three on Rolling Stone's list of top 10 out-of-control fraternities.

Police say a woman gave birth to a baby boy in the bathroom of a busy sports bar, killed the infant, and then headed back out to finish watching a wrestling match.

APD declines use of dashboard cameras, doesn't have the best history with using their lapel cameras.

Anasazi building in Downtown Albuquerque begins pre-selling units as construction continues.

V.22 No.21 | 5/23/2013
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com

News Feature

Horse Slaughter Raises Hackles

Valley Meat faces backlash from animal activists and politicians

By Barron Jones
Barron Jones reports on the furor over the likely approval of Valley Meat’s equine inspection application.

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news

The Daily Word in Olympic butts, Albuquerque bomb threats and bunker children

Three American soldiers killed by an Afghan pretending to be a cop

The memorial for the Sikh temple victims is happening today.

July: Hottest. Month. Ever.

There was a bomb threat at Pro’s Ranch Market

A new early species of human was discovered

Deceased Beastie Boy Adam Yauch is supernaturally awesome.

Kissing. Butts.

You, too, can learn to speak four languages in a year.

“How does one crip walk?”

Play with Politico’s nifty swing state map

Seven missing athletes from Cameroon probably defected in London. It happens.

“If you could see the earth illuminated when you were in a place as dark as night, it would look to you more splendid than the moon.”

Sometimes you love God so much, you just wanna make your children live in an underground bunker for their entire lives.

Romani people in France continue to get merde-ed upon.

“Walking Dead” deleted zombie horde scene

Anonymous hacked Australia.

The Stranglers’ Hugh Cornwell does a mariachi “Golden Brown.”

Have a gooey, flaming National S’more Day!

news

The Daily Word in the U.S. winning, Chick-fil-A kiss-in, Jenna Jameson hearts Mitt

U.S. Olympians had a record-setting day with Gabby Douglas becoming the first African American to win the women’s gymnastics all-around and Michael Phelps three-peating gold in the 200-meter individual medley.

Oh, and the men’s bball team put up an Olympic-best 156 points against Nigeria. That still doesn’t answer my question as to why we haven’t been able to view their games on regular TV.

Not much change in the job market.

Balloon Fiesta vendors are worried about what they say could be price-fixing at this year’s event.

Where Chick-fil-A ranks in terms of major companies with controversial policies.

Speaking of which, today is “National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A.”

Santa Fe bus driver admits to multiple instances of sexual misconduct, but isn’t jailed.

Sexist photography at the Olympics?

French president fulfills his promise of cracking down on the rich.

Wojdan Shaherkani became the first Saudi woman ever to compete in the Olympics.

It’s tax-free weekend in New Mexico.

The worst commercial for ice cream of all time.

Mitt Romney gains the support of what appears to be a hunk of humanoid plastic that calls itself Jenna Jameson.

Proof that Ryan Lochte is the frat-boy version of Jeff Spicoli.

And because you know you need to know, a little more info on “Gangnam Style.”

dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #231: The original French version of the American national anthem

I am leafing through some CDs and calendars in a store. I listen to the original French version of the American national anthem. Instead of the word 'faculty' they use 'fragility'.

news

The Daily Word in robots, French boob jobs and magic eye

Congress approves payroll tax cut.

The 50 Internet memes of 2011.

Weather closes most N.M. highways.

APD hired officer with an "excessive force" past, according to lawsuit.

Your kids are ungrateful for a reason.

Gay robot opposes Bachmann.

Speaking of robots, Devin invokes the "Uncanny Valley" hypothesis in this week's film review of Tintin. Here are some examples of creepy faux humans.

Hypnotic folk dance indeed.

The hideous actors behind the hideous masks.

Medical magical mushrooms in the realm of enchantment.

And Internet magic eye!

X-ray xmas tree!

Happy Hanukkah! Save a little money on the electric bill, why don’t you?

Space ball falls from sky in Namibia.

Perhaps that’s why everyone is mysteriously nodding off in Africa?

Kim Jong Il is mourned to death.

France recommends that 30,000 women have their breast implants removed.

Mmmm .. Italian Red Meat Flavor.

Occupy. Now what?

Pollacks continue to do everything backward by using drone planes to spy on police at protests.

Five ways to eat baby Jesus.

A very Terry Gilliam Christmas.

news

Daily Word: 8.19.11-Balloon Records, Syrian Casualties and Immigration Policy

If you love balloons, this might make you mad. France surpassed one of Albuquerque's ballooning records.

Thirteenth arrest made in News of the World scandalan L.A.-based celebrity journalist.

David Letterman receives death threat from online jihadist.

New policy might mean fewer deportations of illegal immigrants who pose no threat and don't commit crimes.

Suicide attack kills eight at British council in Kabul.

New people's movement in India, led by Gandhi-esque social activist, meant to stop corruption.

xkcd illustrates the best workout.

New study supports the idea that not getting enough sleep can really mess you up.

A comedy about dealing with cancer, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Plus, he needs your story contributions for a cool project.

With 15 more civilian casualties, the UN says Syrian government may be guilty of crimes against humanity.

sports

U.S. advances to World Cup final

Abby Wambach scores the go-ahead goal
Abby Wambach scores the go-ahead goal

They did it again.

After a mesmerizing win Sunday against Brazil in penalty kicks, the U.S. women's team pulled out a 3-1 win against France that had the U.S. side looking in peril in the second half of the game.

The match started with a U.S. goal by Lauren Cheney in the ninth minute off a beautiful cross from Heather O'Reilly. That was the first half's only goal.

The French came out the agressors to begin second half play, with Sonia Bompastor scoring from 30 yards out in the 55th minute.

It was at this point the the U.S. team began to falter. While they never trailed, they were constantly on their heels for the first 25 minutes or so of the second half.

But everything changed in the 79th minute. Abby Wambach, who scored the equalizer against Brazil that eventually sent the game into PK's, had another brilliant header to put the U.S. up 2-1.

A breakaway goal with ten minutes left by Alex Morgan only sealed the deal.

The U.S. will face the winner of Japan vs. Sweden on Sunday at noon, Mountain time. At the time of this post, that semifinal game was scoreless in the early stages.

Film

This Week's Film & TV: John Sayles, Will Ferrell stars in Everything Must Go, “Looney Tunes” get an update, “Smallville” flys away

Will Ferrel
“All I need is this ashtray, the paddle game and the remote control. ... And these matches. That’s all I need.”

Reel World: Student pic premieres, John Sayles visits, Closet Cinema needs viewers

Film Review: Will Ferrell gets serious in Raymond Carver’s cruel suburbs for Everything Must Go

Idiot Box: “Looney Tunes” get an update on Cartoon Network

Idiot Box: “Smallville” flys away, “Doctor Who” meets Neil Gaiman, France is filthy

news

The Daily Word 5.6.11

Eat more salt, off-shore drilling bill, al Qaeda threats and sea monsters

Al Qaeda is mad and making some threats against the U.S.

Kurdish separatists are mad and making some threats against Turkey.

France kicks out Libyan diplomats; Russia and China stick up for Libya.

House passes Republican-sponsored bill to expand off-shore drilling.

Study shows you should probably eat more salt.

Oh no, county officials got free concert tickets!

D.C. schools receive envelopes full of white powder, but no illnesses or deaths.

Access Industries takes over Warner Music.

You could buy the Home Alone house.

Scientists find proof of ancient sea monster fisticuffs.

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