V.25 No.29 | 07/21/2016
Viva Frida, Colorful Art Goddess
Saturday, Jul 30: 6th Annual Frida Fiesta
By Monica Schmitt [ Thu Jul 28 2016 11:00 AM ]
Celebrate the life of iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo with live music, a Frida Parade and a Frida birthday cake.
Saturday, Jul 30: Art Fight 21: Summer Block Party
By Maggie Grimason [ Thu Jul 28 2016 10:00 AM ]
Live music featuring Raashan Ahmad of Crown City Rockers, Burque SOL and Sol One as well as an art market with local vendors, art auctions, an art swap and more.
The Daily Word in Russia, Twenty One Pilots and ART
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Jul 27 2016 12:06 PM ]
Trump isn't working with Russia? Riiiiight...
After being completely ignored by the guards, an 18 year old died after she asked for medical help when withdrawing from heroin.
Listen to this mashup song of Twenty One Pilots, Halsey, Melanie Martinez and Sivan.
Speaking of Twenty One Pilots, here's a clip of Tyler Joseph singing My Chemical Romance's song Cancer.
Global Warming is already affecting people in colder climates like Alaska.
Welcome to the Tesla Gigafactory.
Opening statements have begun in a lawsuit that seeks to stop the ART project.
All the charges have been dropped against the three remaining officers in the Freddie Gray trial.
V.25 No.27 | 07/07/2016
Saturday, Jul 16: BMG Fan Festival
By Devin O'Leary [ Fri Jul 15 2016 12:00 PM ]
Enjoy art, comics, toys, cosplay and collectibles.
The Daily Word in Coffee, Deep Sea Discoveries and Van Gogh's Ear
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jul 12 2016 10:39 AM ]
Hopefully this doesn't ruin Calvin and Hobbes for you...
Humans aren't the only primates that use tools! According to a new archaeological find, capuchin monkeys have been using them for 700 years.
The way coffee affects you is predominantly determined by your genetic makeup.
Scientists have used their smarts to develop a perfectly rationed bar of fancy weed chocolate. Thanks, guys.
This uniquely addictive game is Pavlov's-dogging your brain.
Artistic genius fueled by mental illness?
Sea explorers discover nearly two dozen sunken ships in the Aegean Sea spanning more than 2,000 years of Greek history.
V.25 No.26 | 06/30/2016
The Daily Word in Street Art, Prosthetic Limbs and Space
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jul 5 2016 11:05 AM ]
Portuguese graffiti artists have taken their work to a whole new dimension.
A town supervisor in New York is looking towards environmentally friendly ways to combat viruses carried by mosquitoes. More specifically, getting help from our nocturnal, vision-impaired friends. Have you thanked a bat today?
Australia's complicated voting system leaves citizens with no clue who won the election, 48 hours later.
Inspired by a generation of praising computer-like accuracy, scientists reevaluate child-rearing methods in a new book and discuss the importance of communication and encouraging questions.
Police departments in some cities are exploring the possibility of texting for help in situations where making calls might feel too risky.
A 9-year-old girl who was born without a right hand was given a prosthetic arm from students at Sienna College. Complete with a Frozen theme.
V.25 No.25 | 06/23/2016
The Daily Word in Inequality, Abortion Rights and Helium
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jun 28 2016 11:11 AM ]
On Monday the Supreme Court struck down on abortion clinic restrictions in Texas, stating that the strict requirements “constitute an undue burden on [a woman's] constitutional right to [seek an abortion].”
The ruling could have a ripple effect on many other Republican-run states with strict abortion laws.
Evolution favors simplicity, which is one of many reasons why it doesn't make sense for our ape cousins to evolve into humans. Take it from the experts; I only minored in anthropology.
Scientists discovered more than a trillion liters of helium beneath Tanzania, a relieving find after some researchers feared an impending helium shortage. Scientists rely on the gas for MRI scanners which I guess is more important than high-pitched birthday party entertainment.
Boba already exists, Starbucks.
Harrison Ford for president.
V.25 No.24 | 06/16/2016
Pixabay / Public Domain
Coloring Outside The Lines
Friday, Jun 24: Roy G Biv Reception
By Monica Schmitt [ Wed Jun 22 2016 11:00 AM ]
Jamie Brunson, Robert Townsend and Fausto Fernandez use color as the visual language of artistic ecstasy with watercolors, oil paint, collage techniques and more. Runs through 7/10.
The Daily Word in Emojis, Artful Expression and A Chicken Thief
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jun 21 2016 11:05 AM ]
A mama Black Bear attacked a marathon-runner at Valles Caldera National Park in defense of her cubs. The runner survived by playing dead, but the Department of Game and Fish euthanized the bear, who was part of a study and wearing a tracking device.
You may be able to purchase a semi-automatic rifle in a number of minutes, but don't count on sending a rifle emoji.
Young artist Kaylin Andres who has been diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer expresses the realities of her illness through timeless art exhibits.
So, this is strange: In Jackson, Mississippi a 77-year-old man stole three boxes of frozen chicken before hastily riding away on a bicycle.
Looks like the Great Pyramid of Giza is a bit crooked. Ah well, we all make mistakes. Even extraterrestrials.
Anyone else growing as impatient as I am to see Steven Spielberg's rendition of Roald Dahl's fantastically imaginative book The BFG? The director and producer explains why he feels a distinct connection with the Big Friendly Giant.
In case you're looking for some fresh summer road trip jams.
Pixabay, public domain
Saturday, Jun 18: World Refugee Day Celebration
By Renée Chavez [ Fri Jun 17 2016 1:00 PM ]
Features music, dancing, art activities and free food and drinks. Special guests Sol de La Noche and Basade (Bells & Shakers African Dance Ensemble).
Mural, Mural, on the Wall
Saturday, Jun 18: The House on Mango Street Neighborhood Mural Tour
By Monica Schmitt [ Fri Jun 17 2016 12:00 PM ]
Executive Director of Working Classroom Gabrielle Uballez gives a tour of the powerful murals in historic Barelas neighborhood and discusses how environments help shape our sense of identity.
Friday, Jun 17: Dispossessed and SIX
By Renée Chavez [ Fri Jun 17 2016 11:11 AM ]
An exhibition exploring the condition in which minorities and those at the margins now comprise the majority of humankind, as outsiders. Runs through 8/26.
V.25 No.21 | 05/26/2016
Courtesy of Cerrillosstation.com
First Stop on the Turquoise Trail
Saturday, Jun 4: Cerrillos Station Open House
By Megan Reneau [ Thu Jun 2 2016 10:00 AM ]
Family activities including a baby farm animal coral, pop up art show, food trucks, and more.
The Daily Word in Robots, Cadavers and Cheese
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue May 31 2016 10:57 AM ]
What's with all the barbecues and pool parties? The U.S. has got to adopt some more entertaining traditions, like chasing a wheel of cheese down a hill, perhaps. England is clearly doing it right.
If you're as disturbed by animal cruelty as I am and sick of hearing about it, watch this video instead.
Is this real life or part of a Mary Shelley novel?
Let's set the record straight: The meaning of life is probably not the number 42. This mechanical engineering professor offers an explanation from a purely scientific standpoint.
How's this for an exciting internship?
Barton Elementary School recognizes the importance of art education, and the results are inspiring.
A hug a day keeps the Prozac away.
The Daily Word in Worshipping Art, Synthetic Food and Memes
By Megan Reneau [ Thu May 26 2016 11:14 AM ]
New Mexican't? New Mexican.
Meow Wolf is so blasé—what we need is a temple worshipping art.
Like I needed another reason to love The Weeknd.
Georgia O'Keeffe didn't just paint “flowers.”
A virtual reality film shows what it's like to be an abortion patient.
What if your food breathed and moved while you ate it? And it wasn't an animal?
What really separates Kristen Stewart and Woody Allen in Hollywood? (Hint: If you're going to read this article, it's probably because of Woody Allen)
Explora Teen Science Cafe at UNM Photo Department
Guest scientist Dr. Becky Bixby teaches teens about algae, water and energy. Free snacks are provided.
ABBA The Concert at Legends Theater @ Route 66 Casino
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