Plumbing the Depths
Saturday, Apr 2: Dahl's Best Seat in the House Art Contest
Saturday, Mar 12: Women as Creators and Keepers of Tradition
Sunday, Mar 6: Rally: A Women & Creativity Gathering
Women & Creativity Month at the Balloon Museum
To celebrate the 11th Anniversary of Women & Creativity Month, the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum will host two large events to "launch" and "land" a month full of events throughout the Albuquerque area.
The focus of this year's celebration is RALLY: HOW WE GATHER. Women of all ages and from all walks of life are invited to explore topics like seed gathering, gathering in native culture and social media, why mammals gather and how weather affects how we gather, gathering to create families, gathering in joy and sorrow, gathering to create.
A LAUNCH: Open House on Sunday, March 6 from 1 to 4pm will offer a relaxed afternoon celebrating uncommon connections. Featuring installations, hands-on experiences, live performances and talks from 2 to 3pm, followed by gathering for food, drink and shared stories. A mix of Albuquerque organizations and individuals will approach the critical topic of gathering based on their areas of expertise, sharing their knowledge and a wealth of information.
There is a suggested donation of $15 for March 6 and $10 for March 31. For more details and to RSVP go to balloonmuseum.com.
The Daily Word in baby names, ants, Cozy Powell, & werewolfism.
Another plane is missing.
Lizard Squad claims an assist in the Sony hack.
Viewers are weary of Reality TV.
Three lefts make a right for ants.
Cosby hired detectives to dig up dirt on his accusers.
How do hand warmers heat up?
What are Albuquerque’s busiest intersections?
Downtown’s ice skating rink is open and tiny.
Liam and Mia were the most popular baby names in NM this year.
The Year In Review Facebook App wasn't such a good idea.
John Oliver tells us why New Year’s Eve sucks.
A cyclist is sueing the city over a pothole.
In Northern Ireland, a man was beaten to death with his own guitar on Christmas Eve.
A woman in California was recently reunited with her hotrod: a Mustang that was stolen 28 years ago.
Caution: these quotes may inspire spontaneous creativity.
Meanwhile, it’s time to think about the future... the far future.
The President of Argentina is trying to curb werewolfism by adopting a seventh son and making him her Godson.
Iron Maiden's seventh album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, touches heavily on the theme of the paranormal, and features the song “The Clairvoyant."
The Daily Word in iPhone 5, Amanda Palmer and Endeavour
Chick-fil-A bows out of homophobe politics.
Students protest racist anti-abortion propaganda at UNM.
At 11:30 a.m., Endeavour will fly over White Sands.
The Mars rover got some snaps of an eclipse.
OK, so why isn't New Mexico big in solar?
Oh, that Jon Stewart: Chaos on Bullshit Mountain
Beyoncé is a good role model for the Obama daughters, says the president.
Maybe we should elect Canada as POTUS.
How will LGBT youth fare in a new Tunisia?
iPhone 5 lines are forming around the country.
It's OK if you don't want kids. In 2008, you could just drop them off in Nebraska.
A woman screaming "I'm Jack Sparrow" hijacks a passenger ferry and crashes it into other boats.
Amanda Palmer got more than $1 million through Kickstarter to make an album. People are wondering what the hell she's spending it on.
Work backward out of a creative rut.
What's next in body mods?
Cosmic American Fanatic
PilGram Sheilah Siminuk talks about her shrine
It’s one thing to know and possess all of the music of your favorite artist, and quite another to light candles for him each night. There are fans, and then there are fans. In early March when I introduced the Music Chambers column, I tried to entice readers to show me spaces in homes that are devoted to music, asking unseriously, “Is there a shrine to Gram Parsons tucked away in your attic?” About six weeks later, photos of just that—a bona fide Gram Parsons shrine—materialized in my inbox. Ask and ye shall receive!