V.25 No.32 | 08/11/2016
The Daily Word in New Businesses, the Olympics and Homelessness
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Aug 17 2016 11:36 AM ]
Have you heard about the trend of men taking advantage of homeless women?
The Blue Cut Fire in southern Calif. has forced over 80,000 people from their homes.
Who knew gray could be so beautiful?
Diversity in television has become expansive over the last few years, but let's be real—it could be better.
Free coffee and free shame available this morning.
A Brazilian judge is detaining two American athletes after they filed a report saying they were robbed by people “posing” as police officers.
The Northeast Heights is finally getting a taproom that it deserves.
V.24 No.50 | 12/10/2015
The Daily Word in real estate, fracking and affirmative action
By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Dec 12 2015 5:32 PM ]
A Northeast Albuquerque area bicyclist has died after a hit-and-run last night. APD is looking for information.
Albuquerque Business First says that Fortune magazine claims Trulia real-estate data shows the Albuquerque metro area is the worst place to own a home. You heard it here fourth.
A mailman was shot at by another motorist for "giving him a bad look."
Everybody's favorite new method for extracting hydrocarbons, "fracking," may be coming to Rio Rancho.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made some pretty racist remarks regarding affirmative action. That's probably the greatest argument that could be made about institutionalized racism in our country and the need for affirmative action.
V.24 No.46 | 11/12/2015
The Daily Word in Paris Attacks, WIPP Leaks and Eating Healthy
By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Nov 14 2015 1:10 PM ]
ISIS claims responsibility for attacks in Paris. The Guardian is providing live updates.
Suspect in road rage killing of 4-year-old pleads not guilty.
UNM wants to make sexual assault investigations happen more quickly.
The state is close to a settlement over the WIPP leak.
Several more business opening in the shipping container development near Carlisle and the freeway.
The Don't Hug Me I'm Scared crew explain healthy eating.
V.22 No.48 | 11/28/2013
The Daily Word in talking business, short football games and KHAAAAAN!
By Carl Petersen [ Mon Nov 25 2013 10:36 AM ]
How to talk business.
NFL games contain only 11 minutes of football.
Learn about aluminum.
Here’s the latest in bicycle technology.
Remember your teddy bear?
Watch Van Damme’s Volvo commercial.
Who are you calling psycho?
John Lennon got detention. A lot.
Mmmm, delicious stale bread.
The weather is still the news in New Mexico.
Happy birthday Ricardo Montalban.
V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012
Buy locally made goods online
By Marisa Demarco [ Fri Nov 16 2012 12:00 PM ]
Thanks to cottage industry supersite Etsy, you can buy holiday gifts made by people in your city. Amy Dalness outlines her favorite items in this week’s feature: Etsy-Querque. She also lists great local businesses with rad gift options. Keep the cash circulating in our stretch of desert.
And hey, did you know one of the Etsy founders is a Burqueño?
By Amy Dalness
Our favorite Burque vendors on the cottage-industry supersite—just in time for the holidays.
By Amy Dalness
Avoid the crush of crowds at mega-chain outlets vying for your dollar. Find one-of-a-kind presents and support our local makers at these holiday fairs.
V.21 No.44 | 11/1/2012
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Paper books live!
By Mark Garza, fearless intern [ Wed Nov 7 2012 5:43 PM ]
Last week’s art section covered old-school booksellers fighting the good fight in the digital age. The Alibi article written by Robin Brown focuses on local book stores like Bookworks in the North Valley. “Keeping Their Word” shows how our local shops are staying alive in today’s market.
Mexico City can still host a book fair with more than 1 million customers; printed copies of books are not a dead product. When book fairs like this continue to be successful, it is a great sign for the global market for physical books.
At the Zocalo International Book Fair, there were hundreds of publishers exceeding expectations and expanding the market for literature in Central America. The host nation highlighted works from neighboring Guatemalan authors.
In her article, Brown mentions that there are a lot of people in the writing industry that are uncertain about how the market is going to play out over the next few years. Writers are not sure how well their books are going to sell, publishers are freaking out because of the rapidly changing market.
Ten years ago no one could have predicted that tablets as sophisticated as the Kindle would cause sales of physical books to decline. Even with e-books staking their claim in the market, there is no way that real books are going to be forgotten.
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com
Keeping Their Word
Old-school booksellers fight the good fight
By Robin Brown
Keep on reading, and keep it local.
V.21 No.41 | 10/11/2012
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Bucking the Buck
Businesses combat a $1 minimum wage bump
By Margaret Wright
The wage hike will be on the Nov. 6 ballot. In the meantime, groups on both sides of the issue mount campaigns to sway voters.
V.21 No.37 | 9/13/2012
The Daily Word in Bill Clinton, Genesis and Zozobra
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 6 2012 10:06 AM ]
I-25 / Paseo overhaul will be on the ballot in November.
Are you going to Zozobra tonight?
Doug Vaughan sentenced to 12 years for Ponzi scheme.
UNM considers making Lobo Village booze-free.
Ex-President Clinton at the DNC, a recap.
Wheelchair rugby players are rock stars.
Does email cause stress?
Freddie Mercury’s private cultural identity.
Prog awards honor Genesis.
Hungarian artist makes a subway stop magical.
Voyager’s getting close to the edge of the solar system.
NASA’s Sunita Williams fixes the International Space Station with a toothbrush.
Jennifer Aniston’s going to be in a movie shooting in New Mexico soon.
V.21 No.34 | 8/23/2012
The Daily Word in hipster topics, inmate heroes and Dave Mustaine
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Aug 16 2012 10:49 AM ]
An inmate work crew in Las Cruces saved a man’s life.
Someone won $1 million in New Mexico but might not know it yet.
A judge told Gov. Martinez she couldn’t publish the salaries of some state workers on the Sunshine Portal. So she put them on the New Mexico home page.
Megadeth singer blames President Obama for mass shootings. And if you can’t trust Dave Mustaine about politics ...
Brits are pissed that Ecuador granted Julian Assange asylum.
Can’t hang with the footage of mosquitos biting people in this story about West Nile being on the rise. Stupid nature’s vampires.
Gov. Jan Brewer signed an executive order to deny Arizonans benefits from the new federal Dream Act-esque immigration program.
This month in free speech.
Anti-Semitic jerk in Hungary finds out he’s Jewish.
These gorillas are all happy to see each other.
Where does all that aid money go? Haiti’s still without safe housing for most people.
How to shop for groceries when you hate shopping for groceries. (Step One: Realize that your problem is not really a problem. After all, you could be living in a tent in an earthquake-ravaged country.)
Coffee shop bans people from talking about annoying hipster stuff like denim, left-handedness and anything that happened before 2000.
Best gravel voices in movie/TV history.
V.21 No.13 |
The Daily Word in Earl Scruggs, Starbucks bugs and a billion stars
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Mar 29 2012 10:28 AM ]
Trayvon Martin's parents say video of George Zimmerman the night of the shooting show Zimmerman wasn't seriously injured.
Congressman tries to wear a hoodie on the House floor, gets escorted out.
CEO's saw pay raises last year.
KOB busts Housing Authority director getting her nails done on Fridays while driving the agency's car. She got a raise, too.
Jerome Block Jr. is on probation and out of jail.
Starbucks uses crushed bugs in Strawberries and Creme Frappuccinos.
Video of horses so weak they can't stand in Los Lunas auction house. Commenters say people bring them in that way because they can't take care of them.
If the Supreme Court throws out health reform, will Obama be re-elected?
A picture of a billion stars.
The pope and the Castros did not find common ground.
V.21 No.1 | 1/5/2012
Environment vs. jobs
Is it an either/or proposition?
By Marisa Demarco [ Wed Jan 11 2012 9:00 AM ]
In the Alibi that’s on stands, Contributor Margaret Wright wrote an article on polarized reactions to the repeal of Albuquerque’s building standards.
The debate was repeated throughout New Mexico in 2011 as construction and real estate folks attempted to lower stringent regulations. They argued that tough rules drive business away and result in fewer jobs. Our Republican leadership mostly agreed and helped usher in repeals of various environmental protections.
But as a September New York Times article tells us, there is nothing new about this ideological conflict. It happens regularly around the country. An MIT economist quoted in the report talks about the “Groundhog’s Day quality” of the argument. He’s actually measured job loss as it relates to environmental regs. Turns out, it’s a tricky thing to study.
The Energy Code’s Deep Freeze
Polarized reactions to the repeal of building standards
By Margaret Wright
At the tail end of 2011, Albuquerque's rules were replaced with state regulations—also weakened under Republican leadership. Reactions to the vote signaled the depth of the ideological division that has grown among citizens and politicians.
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