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V.22 No.48 | 11/28/2013

news

The Daily Word in talking business, short football games and KHAAAAAN!

By Carl Petersen [ Mon Nov 25 2013 10:36 AM ]
The Daily Word

How to talk business.

How Adam Levine talks business.

How Jaden Smith talks business.

NFL games contain only 11 minutes of football.

Learn about aluminum.

Bjork explains TV.

Here’s the latest in bicycle technology.

Remember your teddy bear?

Watch Van Damme’s Volvo commercial.

Who are you calling psycho?

Why did Groupon die? For one, they didn’t have a newspaper.

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

Feature

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?

Feature

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
Julia Minamata juliaminamata.com

Arts

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

Book News

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
Jeff Drew jeffdrewpictures.com

Election 2012

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

news

The Daily Word in Bill Clinton, Genesis and Zozobra

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 6 2012 10:06 AM ]
The Daily Word

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.

Sun burp.

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

news

The Daily Word in hipster topics, inmate heroes and Dave Mustaine

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Aug 16 2012 10:49 AM ]
The Daily Word

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.

The stoner Olympics.

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 |

news

The Daily Word in Earl Scruggs, Starbucks bugs and a billion stars

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Mar 29 2012 10:28 AM ]
The Daily Word

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.

R.I.P banjo hero Earl Scruggs. Steve Martin wrote an article about him earlier this year.

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.

Downton Arby's.

V.21 No.1 | 1/5/2012
Julia Minamata

News

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.

Julia Minamata

Environment

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.
V.20 No.52 | 12/29/2011

Year in Review: News

Best and Worst of 2011

It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times

By Marisa Demarco
It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times. In 2011, the happenings of the world—and Burque—loomed large. Inspect the Alibi’s highlight reel.
V.20 No.50 |

news

The Daily Word in the end of the Iraq War, the NAACP and the Golden Globes

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Dec 15 2011 11:17 AM ]
The Daily Word

The Iraq War is over, and the remaining troops are coming home.

Feds issue a scathing report of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, saying his treatment of Hispanics constitutes extensive civil rights violations.

Man sentenced to 10 years for distributing oxymorphone pills at a party. A 15-year-old died.

Top five places your car will get stolen in Albuquerque.

The Army made a sandwich that's good for two years.

Golden Globe nominees.

CEOs in America enjoyed a pay hike between 27 percent and 40 percent last year.

African-American legislator called the governor a Mexican.

Nob Hill merchants are banding together for a sales day today after that apocalyptic windstorm besieged the Shop and Stroll.

The NAACP is suing the city.

Girl forced to eat jalapeños on nacho day at a Rio Rancho elementary.

Michael Jackson's daughter on that mask her dad made her wear.

The AG's looking to throw the book at Jerome Block Jr.

Chomsky encourages occupiers to keep going through neighborhood-based political organizing.

The most boring celebs of 2011.

V.20 No.49 |

news

The Daily Word in sword dancing, polar bears and Twitter

By Marisa Demarco [ Fri Dec 9 2011 10:55 AM ]
The Daily Word

Virginia Tech shooter yesterday killed a police officer and then himself, according to police.

Man says he was stabbed 24 times after giving two kids a ride home.

The woman who authorities say left her dogs without food or water for months will not face felony charges.

World's oldest dog dies at 26.

The new Twitter.

APD costs the city—and taxpayers—$7 million in settlements.

Thai court sentences an American to more than two years in jail for insulting the king.

Missing FBI agent's family releases a hostage video.

Female immigrants are the nation's entrepreneurs, according to a study.

Gingrich is using his campaign to get more rich.

Is Pulp Fiction as good in chronological order?

What is Jian Sword Dancing?

Polar bear cannibalism. No kidding.

"Millionaire surtax" not such a big deal to millionaires.

Appeals court unlikely to overturn a ruling against the gay-marriage-banning Prop. 8.

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