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V.24 No.4 | 1/22/2015

Reel World

Think Thin

KiMo hosts Thin Man series, Jean Cocteau gets New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase, Taos welcomes the Backcountry Film Fest.
V.24 No.1 | 1/1/2015

news

The Daily Word in flasks, frostbite, Warhol, and head trauma.

The Daily Word

The wife of the Georgia Police Chief who accidentally shot her is in fair condition.

The star of ‘Real Housewives’ starts her 15 month prison term today.

In Brazil, a man drove three hours to the hospital with a knife stuck in his head.

Two stars of The Godfather have birthdays today. Diane Keaton turns 67 and Robert Duvall turns 84.

Here are seven strange things that arouse the female homosapien.

Sarah Palin continues to put her paw in her mouth.

In local news, this Chimayo resident’s ‘70s prom pic ended up on the front of a flask.

Meanwhile, Taos residences may have to resort to carrying flasks if this law is passed.

A tiny house was stolen.

It’s so cold in Minnesota exposed skin will get frostbite in ten minutes.

Prince Andrew’s sex scandal is making headlines.

Get ready for a bunch of Warhol exhibits.

Now worry about invisible bombs.

A hermaphroditic bird with unusual coloring has been spotted.

V.23 No.25 |

news

The Daily Word in victim shaming, fake penises and foiled school shootings

The Daily Word

Good morning! It's Wednesday, June 25,

and the attorney representing a UNM football player who was accused of rape has publicly released a cell phone video showing his client and the alleged victim "in numerous and different sexual positions,"

Taos is still wrestling with whether or not to rename Kit Carson park after something other than the man in charge of the "Long Walk" where thousands of Navajos were forcibly relocated from their homelands,

a group of anti-abortion protestors think that Gov. Martinez isn't "pro-life" enough,

and an Albuquerque man tried and failed to use a fake penis called "the Whizzinator" to pass a drug test.

Meanwhile

a teenager who planned an attack on his school involving multiple guns, bombs and molotov cocktails thinks he might be mentally ill,

the Supreme Court ruled that police need a warrant to search your cell phone,

and a man in Queens walked into a McDonald's with a knife sticking out of his back. "He was cool and calm," said his friend.

Have a great day!

V.23 No.3 |

news

The Daily Word a football camel's death, NSA's data and a photographing poser

The Daily Word

President Obama says he will “end the National Security Agency’s ability to store phone data collected from millions of Americans.” Sure …

A 4-year-old girl in Detroit accidentally shot and killed her 4-year old cousin.

In case you haven't heard, the 2014 Academy Award nominations are out!

A voting law in Pennsylvania that would require people to show photo ID's at the polls was struck down.

ABQ police are on the lookout for man claiming to be a UNM photography student who takes photos of girls.

Congress has cut funding for horse slaughter operations by passing a $1.1 trillion budget bill that prohibits the Department of Agriculture from spending money on inspectors for equine facilities.

In the aftermath of Tuesday's Berrendo Middle School shooting in Roswell, N.M., police are looking at suspect Mason Campbell's Instagram page to see if it bears any relevance.

Elias Montoya, a New Mexico State Police officer who was fired for opening fire on a minivan full of kids in Taos, gives his side of the story.

Princess, a football-predicting camel, dies weeks ahead of Super Bowl. RIP.

V.22 No.46 |

news

The Daily Word in traffic-stop mom details, bitcoins, Rob Ford's war and -no kidding- Walmart is asking for donations to help their impoverished employees

Today Albuquerque decides whether to ban late-term abortions

The Daily Word

It is election day in Albuquerque. Vote for or against an extremely controversial municipal late-term abortion ban at these polling places. Find a grain of salt and read the ballot first.

Dateable girls know how to shut-up.

Taos District Attorney says the New Mexico State Trooper who shot at the traffic-stop mom won't face criminal charges.

Local home movie footage of JFK's 1962 visit to Albuquerque.

UNM has doubled the cost of parking at Lobo games.

The DEA says a Pagosa Springs businessman with ties to Albuquerque is suspected (but not accused) of laundering significant amounts of drug money through his hot springs resort.

Thoreau yelling at Mao in a canoe.

More Mayor-of-Toronto ("the crack mayor") Rob Ford zaniness. Ford's theme.

Walmart has provided donation boxes in Walmart stores to raise money to help Walmart employees in need over the holidays.

The United States government is embracing bitcoin.

"Selfie" is the Oxford Dictionary word of the year.

Not all Swedes can piss in Jagger's mouth.

The best. James Brown. Interview. EVER.

V.22 No.43 |

news

The Daily Word in the pepper-spray cop, a new candidate for Governor of New Mexico and Lou Bega is not dead

The Daily Word

A teacher in Las Cruces is responsible for the reviled name of El Paso's new AAA baseball team, The Chihuahuas.

Parking meters in Taos will cost double and have time restrictions.

There is a new democratic candidate for Governor of New Mexico.

Lou Reed died, not Lou Bega.

Obama administration said to be considering possible end to parts of NSA spying program.

A Texas judge did not allow part of the state's new law restricting abortion.

New Mexico isn't the only state debating the ethics of slaughtering horses.

The UC Davis campus cop who infamously and heavily pepper-sprayed Occupy protestors will receive $38,000 in worker's compensation related to the incident and the memes it generated.

Blackbeard's cannons.

Were Americans really that freaked out by Orson Welles' War of The Worlds broadcast in 1938?

Dot Wiggin, one of The Shaggs, has a new album.

Which state suits you best?

V.22 No.43 | 10/24/2013
The road to Taos beckons.
Nora Hickey

Have Fork, Will Travel

Daytrip to Taos

Four restaurants worth leaving the plaza for

What to eat when you’re in Taos, but sick of the plaza.
V.22 No.17 | 4/25/2013
3453 New Mexico 14 by Bill Stengle
3453 New Mexico 14 by Bill Stengle

Architecture

“Green” Living

Modern Home Tours brings sustainable homes to New Mexico

Frank Lloyd Wright once said that “every great architect is—necessarily—a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.” Given that we live in a state that stresses the importance of sustainable living and eco-friendly promise, the field of architecture has progressed with the trends of becoming environmentally viable.

So, you might ask what are some of the ways that people can become more “green,” seeing as how it's not only a topic of conversation equalling the new “Kardashians” episode, but an actual concern that's permeating the atmosphere, so to speak.

Based in Austin, Texas, Matt Swinney and James Leasure started the Modern Home Tour in 2011 in an effort to combine beautiful architecture with sustainable living. Using the likes of floor-to-ceiling windows to bring in natural light and using solar panels, rather than wasteful air conditioning units, to power the home, these little casitas are aimed and designed at giving people a fresh look at living to protect our future.

“I think that the simple fact is that resources are limited and the population is growing,” Leasure said. “A lot of the really advanced architecture and modern design can help us achieve that.”

Now, the idea of sustainable living isn't without its arguments. Having spoken to several people about the idea of sustainable living, some feel that the idea of trying to promote eco-friendly measures is something that is simply delaying the inevitable. Because of the limited resources, and the idea that the world is crumbling little by little, it would be easy to argue that the actions of a few can hardly outweigh those of the majority.

“In order to take a step, you have to take half a step, and in order to take half a step, you have to take a quarter step,” Leasure said. “There is some value here, and that's sort of our goal, that we show people that this can be interesting and attractive, and even if they won't do it for your fellow man, they can at least see this as being interesting and beautiful.”

And beauty does seem to be one of the main tenets of what Modern Home Tours hopes to achieve. Using geothermal heating and cooling as well as rainwater collection to reuse and recycle what nature gives us, they are showcasing million-dollar homes for people to see how modernity can be beneficial, and how people can use these benefits to advance their home to not only be sustainably sound, but also to educate and teach about how recycling and living green can prolong our future.

But, it seems somewhat ridiculous that people would be able to afford homes of this magnitude, much less adopt the ideas of living green as a measure of everyday life. From looking at these homes, it appears that the ideas of sustainable living can only cater to those who have fat wallets. But Leasure assures that while these homes are somewhat expensive, the ideas aren't.

“The quirks are very acceptable,” Leasure said. “If you take something like that [sustainable living and geothermal cooling] and put them in a new house that doesn't have to have a modern design, you can see that this becomes a real and tangible thing.”

Modern Home Tours will showcase their “green” homes in Taos, N.M. on Saturday, April 27 and in Santa Fe, N.M. on Sunday, April 28, both days from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Advance tickets are $30 and include both days of the tour, or you can purchase tickets the day of the tours for $40. Children 12 and under get in for free. For home addresses and more information, you can visit newmexico.modernhometours.com.

V.22 No.13 | 3/28/2013

dreams

Rowdy’s Dream Blog #288: A woman takes my tacos away.

G and I are in Taos at dusk. We watch a jeep Wagoneer perform a jump from a dirt road off a hill and over some water. We then go to a fancy Mexican buffet. There are circular bas-relief carvings in the patio floor and walls. I get a plate of tacos. G gets green chili enchiladas that I had not noticed. Our waitress, a gray-haired woman, takes my full plate from me, ostensibly to bring me some enchiladas instead. She does not return. I try to hunt her down. I find some of the other wait staff and describe her to them. They point and I find her hiding behind a door. She gives an unintelligible excuse. I go up to the pretty cashier, who informs me that they are now closed. I go upstairs onto the roof. The food is now gone - only empty tables and steam trays remain.

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Santa Fe Writing Residency at Maria's New Mexican Kitchen

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Albuquerque Newcomers Club at Sandia Presbyterian Church

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