V.24 No.30 | 7/23/2015
The Daily Word in Ashley Madison, Phil Rudd, Demi Moore and Carlos Santana
By Constance Moss [ Mon Jul 20 2015 11:55 AM ]
The Cuban flag was raised in Washington this morning, signifying restored relations.
The Ashley Madison site has been hacked, putting the personal information of cheaters at risk of being publicly exposed.
Banks in Greece have opened for the first time in three weeks.
In local news, an employee at a 7-Eleven on Kathryn Ave. was shot early this morning while trying to break up a fight.
The confederate flag still flies in Old Town, but lawmakers are calling for its removal.
Brazil hosted the Rubik's Cube World Championship over the weekend.
After three decades of loyal service, a toll booth operator was canned for paying someone's toll.
A shark attack interrupted a surfing championship in South Africa.
V.22 No.49 |
The Daily Word in assisted suicide, a lost-then-found Johnny Cash album and spying on gamers
Sandia Peak Ski Area announces early opening
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Dec 10 2013 10:09 AM ]
New Mexico to consider legalizing assisted suicide.
Sandia Peak Ski Area is opening early this Friday.
City of Albuquerque spends a lot of money settling lawsuits and now some settlement details are available to public online.
Denver City Council amended the weed law so it is OK to blaze on your front lawn, balcony, etc.
Obama shook hands with Raul Castro at Mandela's memorial.
In other Cuba news, Russia plans to forgive 29 billion dollars owed to her by the tiny communist country.
Yet another way the NSA is spying on everybody all the time.
Previously unknown Johnny Cash record to be released.
Great collection of (NSFW) ancient Pompeii graffiti.
Learn what a "sun dog" is.
Joan Jett demanding Sea World stop blasting her music at Shamu.
Christiane F. has a new book, says she's dying.
V.21 No.41 |
The Daily Word in the Mullet Messiah, Million Muppet March, McRibs, and "Americans"
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Oct 14 2012 10:31 AM ]
New Mexico is now a federally funded "Solar Energy Zone."
Everybody loves a great art-forgery story.
Nifty pictures of Space Shuttle Endeavour's passage through Los Angeles.
Bernalillo County Sheriff Dan Houston is in hot water over his choice of words when referring to women.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn says lust is not a crime.
Did you know that some competitive horses are clones?
John Rogers owns A LOT of photographs.
"Million Muppet March" planned.
The Cuban Missile Crisis wasn't over when the U.S. thought it was over.
Why does the McRib appear around Christmas?
Man claims discrimination after being kicked out of a Perth bar because he has a mullet.
"Americans" is a short film about American politics starring Sean Penn and Kid Rock. They hug and buy a Prius, as well as some other weird shit.
I really don't know what to think of Duncan Trussell.
On this day in 1894, E.E. Cummings was born.
V.20 No.44 |
The Daily Word in Bjork, Girl Scout badges, zombie arrests and Grand Theft Auto
By Laura Marrich [ Thu Nov 3 2011 9:58 AM ]
Bjork's new album has Tesla coils in it!
Occupy Las Cruces protesters given eviction notice from police.
Girls Scouts can earn locavore merit badges now.
Herman Cain says this is all Rick Perry's fault.
Cubans will be allowed to own property.
China and Russia have been spying on us.
Severely creepy old-tyme photographs.
Grand Theft Auto V will look like this.
Beware of frogs in your bagged salad.
Sarcastic responses to well-meaning signs. (Thanks Carl!)
Your grandpa could be a prostitute.
Thanks, Smashing Magazine: Free calendar wallpaper downloads for the month of November. I like the "The Most Productive Month."
V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011
Mining Trauma for Riches
Pulitzer winner writes sadness-soaked memoir
Review by John Bear
Thoughts Without Cigarettes
Oscar Hijuelos is known primarily for his novel Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, with which he became the first Latino author to win the Pulitzer Prize in fiction. (It was later made into the film Mambo Kings, starring not-Cuban actors Armand Assante and Antonio Banderas.) Hijuelos came through Albuquerque in June. If you missed him, his new memoir will keep you company until he returns.
V.20 No.22 |
Pride and La Jaula
Check this band out!
By Summer Olsson [ Thu Jun 2 2011 1:45 PM ]
The Alibi is throwing a totally amazing Pride party at Casa Esencia, and some of my mysterious friends are playing. Three of the best (and most fun, and good looking) musicians around have formed the band La Jaula, and they're going to sex it up on Wednesday, June 8. The group is hard to catch, often playing underground cabarets or house parties, but the members have agreed to appear at the Alibi Pride event in all their full glory.
They perform Cuban boleros, Argentinian tangos, Mexican ballads and more, while playing characters that are sultry and funny.
La Jaula goes on pretty early—around 7:30 p.m. or 8—and you want to eat the delicious food from Standard Diner and Rodeo Grill before it's gone anyway, so come at the beginning of the party.
Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00pm - June 9 at 12:00am
V.19 No.34 |
The Daily Word 08.26.10: Glenn Beck and MLK, uranium drilling, pizza burger
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Aug 26 2010 10:14 AM ]
40 new plant and animal species discovered off the coast of Indonesia. Think: giant sea spiders and carnivorous flower sponges.
Where did the stimulus money go?
Glenn Beck to host a rally where Martin Luther King Jr. delivered "I Have a Dream" on the speech's anniversary.
Ex-RNC chair and Bush's campaign manager reveals that he's gay.
Women of Wal-Mart join together in a class-action discrimination suit.
German singer won't do jail time for exposing two men to HIV.
Cigarettes will no longer be free for those over 54 in Cuba.
Uranium drilling starts near Grants.
Old man in Santa Fe says the 15-year-old girl was teasing him.
Federal money will help New Mexicans buy food from farmer's markets.
President Obama will be in El Paso on Tuesday.
Rio Rancho may outlaw selling cats and dogs in pet stores.
Journal apologizes to Juarez, which is not the murder capital of the world.
Burger King's 2,500-calorie pizza burger.
V.19 No.28 | 7/15/2010
Sergio Salvador salvadorphoto.com
Where salsa is music, Habaneros are people and pork is king
By Ari LeVaux
It came as a surprise to me that Cuban food isn’t spicy, especially since residents of the Cuban capital La Habana bear the name of the famously hot habanero chile pepper. I carried my ignorance all the way to Cuba, where I once lead a group of students to study Cuban agriculture. My expectation for spicy food, coupled with a poor grasp of Spanish, raised eyebrows at a farm when I asked about their pepinos picantes. One of my students explained to me that pepino means cucumber (but c'mon, doesn't pepino kind of sound like "little pepper?").
V.19 No.22 | 6/3/2010
On a Bicycle Built for Cuba
An Aussie lady bikes around an island
By Patricia Sauthoff
From late 1999 to early 2000, Lynette Chiang traveled by folding bicycle through Cuba. An Australian, Chiang wasn’t subject to the restrictions on visiting Cuba that Americans are, giving readers a detailed look at the forbidden land. Her memoir, The Handsomest Man in Cuba, published in 2007, details her solo travels around the island in a quirky first-person account, taken from Chiang’s diary. The Alibi caught up with Chiang in advance of her rolling through Albuquerque for a slide show presentation and talk.
V.19 No.19 |
DayBird - May 13th
By Geoffrey Anjou [ Thu May 13 2010 5:02 PM ]
1787 – Captain Arthur Phillip leaves Portsmouth, England with eleven ships full of convicts to establish a penal colony in Australia.
1846 – The United States declares war on Mexico. Mexico, claiming that the official boundary was the Nueces River, considered the advance of Taylor's army an act of aggression (which it was) and in April sent troops across the Rio Grande. Polk, in turn, declared the Mexican advance to be an invasion of U.S. soil, he asked Congress to declare war on Mexico, which they did.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed on February 2, 1848, ended the war. The Rio Grande was made the southern boundary of Texas, and California and New Mexico were ceded to the United States. In return, the United States paid Mexico the sum of $15 million.
1917 – Ten year old Lúcia Santos and her younger cousins, siblings Jacinta and Francisco Marto report the first apparition of the Virgin Mary in Fátima, Portugal. She appeared for six consecutive months on the 13th of each month. According to Lúcia's account, the woman imparted sacred secrets to the children.
Two of the children died, Spanish Flu. Both children had their remains exhumed in 1935 and again in 1951. Jacinta's face was found incorrupt, fresh as a daisy; where as her brother’s body had decomposed. Who decided to dig them up? We should do that again. That left Lucia as the only shitty secret keeper. The Vatican made her tell, therefore negating all of existence.
Nazi/Emperor Pope said of the third secret and final secret:
"A careful reading of the text of the so-called third 'secret' of Fatima ... will probably prove disappointing or surprising after all the speculation it has stirred. No great mystery is revealed; nor is the future unveiled."
I'm swayed more by, Father Malachi Martin, who wrote the 3rd was all about the satanic infiltration of the Catholic Church, and the approach of apocalyptic events. Dude, the Emperor is in charge!
1933 - Roger Zelazny, American author, is born.
1940 - Winston Churchill gave his first speech to the British Parliament:
I would say to the House as I said to those who have joined this government: I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering.
You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: Victory. Victory at all costs — Victory in spite of all terror — Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival.
1964 – Stephen Colbert, American comedian and actor, begotten by the father.
1994 – Johnny Carson makes his last television appearance on Late Show with David Letterman.
V.19 No.17 | 4/29/2010
By Mel Minter [ Sat Apr 24 2010 12:00 PM ]
Trombonist, percussionist, composer and arranger César Bauvallet spent his childhood immersed in the sones, danzones, boleros and cha-cha-chas of Cuba’s Golden Era of Music—a veritable explosion of traditional music whose romance and rhythms found their way into jazz and popular music around the world. Bauvallet’s father, Daniel, was at the heart of that era, and his performances as a singer in Havana nightclubs helped to define the essence of the music for generations. The tradition continues with César Bauvallet y Tradiciones—Steve Figueroa (piano), Paul Gonzales (trumpet), Janet Harman (bass), Victor Rodriguez (congas, bongos and vocals) and Tomás White (timbale)—who savor the heart, soul and intoxicating romance of the Afro-Cuban legacy. Tonight they perform at Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale SE) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for members and students and $15 for general admission. Call (505) 268-0044 for more information.
V.19 No.16 | 4/22/2010
Omar Sosa Tonight
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Thu Apr 15 2010 5:01 PM ]
In this week’s music section, Mel Minter writes, “Cuban pianist, marimbist and composer Omar Sosa plays up and down the tree of music, sounding its deepest African roots and the greenest buds in its ever-spreading canopy. Every note summons listeners to a joyful ceremony of communion.” Read the rest of the story here. Omar Sosa’s Afreecanos perform tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale SE). For Tickets, $30 to $25 for members and students, call 268-0044.
V.19 No.15 | 4/15/2010
A Joyful Ceremony
Pianist Omar Sosa’s Afreecanos Quartet communes with the spirits
By Mel Minter
Cuban pianist, marimbist and composer Omar Sosa plays up and down the tree of music, sounding its deepest African roots and the greenest buds in its ever-spreading canopy. Every note summons listeners to a joyful ceremony of communion.
V.18 No.43 | 10/22/2009
Confluencias: Inside Arte Cubano Contemporáneo
By Santiago Miranda
Impressions of Cuban culture are typically confined to two extremes—an island dystopia vs. an idyllic people frozen in time. The exhibition Confluencias: Inside Arte Cubano Contemporáneo, now at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, challenges these notions by peeling back the protective coating to offer a rare glimpse of contemporary Cuban art. The exhibition brings together the work of 40 artists who are creating within Cuba, employing an array of media and themes.
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