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V.23 No.20 | 5/15/2014
“Who here wants to score some Martinis and some stewardesses?”

Film Review

Million Dollar Arm

American baseball gets some Indian spice in extremely likable, Disney-approved biopic

Disney pitches genuine feel-good sports movie with Million Dollar Arm.

Book Review

Urban Jungle

The London Jungle Book

“An artist goes where there is work.” Gond artist Bhajju Shyam went to London and saw it like it’s never been seen before.
V.22 No.40 | 10/3/2013

Book Review

Powerful in Pink

Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in India

As Pink Sari Revolution makes clear, local-level resistance can be potent, even in “India’s Wild West.”
V.22 No.39 | 9/26/2013

Book Review

It All Starts and Ends and Starts Again

The Lowland

The Lowland, Jhumpha Lahiri’s first novel in ten years, continually plays with the question of origin.
V.22 No.25 |

news

The Daily Word in goopy beach, a Flying Wallenda controversy and the Naked Rambler

The Daily Word

Everyone uses a cell phone but no one wants a cell tower in their backyard.

No plans this weekend? How about scooping hundreds of pounds of algae and trash out of Tingley Beach?

Some Navajos are upset by Flying Wallenda Nik Wallenda's plans for a tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon and also point out that he is not actually going across the Grand Canyon anyway.

Snowden is in Moscow and American government officials are completely losing their minds.

Some Boy Scouts were struck by lightning.

Old school use of a coolie by Indian journalist has the journalist in hot water.

This story makes one wonder how many drones are watching us right now.

Some mugshots of Edwardian era women arrested for public drunkenness. "Occupation: polisher and prostitute."

Chris Brown may have assaulted a woman in a nightclub last night.

The Naked Rambler is in jail again.

V.21 No.48 |

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The Daily Word in fat stacks, emo countries and Roasted Turkey Doritos

The Daily Word

Someone in Arizona and someone in Missouri bought the winning tickets for the $587.5 million jackpot.

Ask two people in New Mexico to spot you some cash because this morning, they're millionaires.

Feds to probe the culture of APD.

Prompted by religion, a ENMU graduate returned toilet paper he stole from the school years ago.

The world's most emo countries, color-coded.

On Monday, there was no no violent crime in NYC. That anyone knows of.

And fast-food workers there go on strike.

The immortal jellyfish ages backward.

People in India arrested for political Facebook posts.

AP Style Guidethe rulebook for most mediabans the use of "homophobia" in favor of something "more neutral" ... ?

Holiday flavorcountry: Roasted Turkey Doritos.

Down in the dumps? There's a good chance you're going to spend your money foolishly. (Plus: Studies making fun of your spending habits a surefire cure for depression.)

Pro wrestler wants his Romney tattoo erased from his face.

V.21 No.31 | 8/2/2012

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The Daily Word in broken medals, haunted pizzerias and Snoop Lion

The Daily Word

Government forces in Syria step up efforts to drive the rebels out of Aleppo, the country’s biggest city.

Albuquerque plans to expand its free spay and neuter program to include moderate income households. Make Bob Barker proud.

Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen denies doping allegations after smoking the competition.

Brazilian judoka Felipe Kitadai breaks his bronze medal in the shower.

More than half of Indiaor 600 million peopleis still without power.

Snoop Dogg is now Snoop Lion in light of his transformation to Rastafarianism.

Peter Jackson announces a third Hobbit film and plans to incorporate Tolkien’s appendices.

Mitt Romney didn’t mean what he said regarding his disparaging remarks about Palestine.

Romney’s aide tells reporters to “kiss his ass” in Poland.

Beware, beware, the haunted pizzeria of Louisiana.

A man is bitten by a shark in Cape Cod, and lives to talk about it.

The top 25 brands from the ‘90s ... and who wore them.

V.21 No.30 |

news

The Daily Word in ebola outbreak and no power in India

The Daily Word

Billboard in Idaho compares President Obama to the Aurora shooting suspect.

Ebola outbreak in Uganda.

200,000 flee as government troops advance on Aleppo, Syria.

La Cienaga man acquitted of cockfighting charges sues the county.

#NBCfail

370 million without power in India.

How do the 1986 Summer Olympics compare to the modern games?

Oh no, Lumpy's!

Six people shot in Brooklyn drive-by.

Pussy Riot in Russia, but not the good kind.

You can't make a proper breakfastini without coffee and bacon infused vodka.

The nine most elusive meals in America.

This Arrested Development thing might actually be happening.

Happy Birthday Dick Wilson!!!

V.21 No.27 |

news

The Daily Word in mini-iPads, Syrian emails and the key to the universe

The Daily Word

All of the fireworks in San Diego's big show accidentally went off at once. (This has never happened to the Big Bay Boom before.)

In the Dirt City, plenty of people flipped a sparkly middle finger to fire restrictions.

We've entered monsoon season.

Apple is working on a mini-iPad. No, dummy, not an iPhone.

Government confirms: Mermaids are not real.

Fukushima disaster was the result of collusion, says expert panel.

Did you know Hannah Montana makes a raccoon repellent?

Lifeguard in Florida fired for trying to save a drowning swimmer.

Wikileaks releases 2.5 million emails from Syria.

Physicists find key to the universe.

How to take care of your vinyl in the heat.

India's going to give its citizens free medication.

Mitt Romney may pick a woman to be his running mate.

"Like a Virgin" moves Madonna to tears during a concert.

V.20 No.35 |

news

The Daily Word in a new Woolly Rhino, 30 kidnapped Pakistani boys, Cosby clothes reviews and crime fighting!

Plus a massive NM pot farm

The Daily Word

A new species of woolly rhino discovered through fossils. (And an artist's cool rendering of said woolly creature.)

Gigantic pot farm found in the Jemez mountains.

A UK study says suicide bombers in Iraq have killed 12,000 civilians since the war began.

A self-identified clothing expert reviews the outfit choices of "The Cosby Show" characters. One episode at a time.

On a picnic near the Afghanistan border, 30 Pakistani boys were kidnapped by Taliban.

India is creating the world's largest biometric data base that will record their 1.2 billion citizens.

A fascinating article on palindromes and a self-knighted master palindromist: here.

"He's an otherworldly crooked senator who knows the secret of the alien invasion. She's a mentally unstable wisecracking soap star descended from a line of powerful witches. They fight crime!" Create your own wacky crime-fighting pair here.

Local DWI lawyer charged with DWI.

The world's only turbine-powered Batmobile. It's pretty loud.

V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011
Red tops of the crocus stigma in Iranian Sargol saffron
Mina Yamashita

Mina's Dish

Shake It Up

Don’t be afraid to blend your own spices

A good Alfredo has a kiss of nutmeg in the sauce. Masala means an amalgam of spices. Traditional Peking duck requires infusing the bird with star anise and other flavorings. What they all have in common are spices.
V.20 No.33 |

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

The Daily Word

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.

V.20 No.31 |

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The Daily Word: 8.5.11

Facebook, assaulting Philly buses, kidnapping babies, and weasels planning for the future

The Daily Word

Rio Rancho bank robber still on the loose.

Gunmen shoot up Phillu bus.

Mark Zuckerberg's sister leaves Facebook.

Officials kidnap babies in China.

Head of India's Congress Party had surgery in the United States.

Juno to Jupiter!

Perhaps Obama didn't lose to GOP.

A seven-year-old kid's prehistoric blog.

Mac vs. PC.

South American weasel-like animals plan for the future.

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