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V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016

The Daily Word in Money, Outer Space and the death of Prince

By Megan Reneau [ Thu Apr 21 2016 11:34 AM ]
The Daily Word

Another white actor gets a role playing an Asian character.

Let's hope you're not 110% pure rage like me (just kidding, I got 39%).

Bernie Sanders is psychic? No, he's just logical, you nitwit.

That little voice inside your head is actually just your littlest voice.

Wanna go on a trip to the Pussy Vortex with rapper Dio Ganhdih?

Hillary Clinton talks about her “greatest regret” again.

Gwyneth Paltrow (and Beyonce, sources say) learned choreography from one of the toughest teachers of this century.

One local school is looking to change it's name.

NASA talks about the loneliest lil' planet that ever was.

Off to space we go! Again! Hopefully we won't crash this time!

Not only will the 20 dollar bill be updated, but the five and 10, too! Wow!

And the world lost a true talent last night, Prince.

V.25 No.11 | 03/17/2016

Literature

Teaching Across Cultural Strengths

Press Release [ Tue Apr 5 2016 1:00 PM ]

UNM Associate Professor Alicia Chávez will be at the UNM Bookstore on Thursday, April 7, at 12pm to sign copies of Teaching Across Cultural Strengths (Stylus, 2016).

In Teaching Across Cultural Strengths, Chávez suggests that an imbalance in the teaching and learning situation exists when the teacher teaches from one cultural perspective and the student's primary learning experiences come from another cultural perspective. To enhance the possibility that the student will master the learning situation and achieve its deep objectives, it is important that college teachers expand their cultural reach and include multicultural perspectives in the teaching and learning situations. Teaching Across Cultural
Strengths offers a comprehensive set of guidelines based on a sound theoretical foundation, and empirical research that will enable college teachers to narrow the gap in cross cultural teaching and student learning.

Alicia Chávez is an Associate Professor in Educational Leadership and Policy at UNM. She has served as collegiate leader, student affairs professional, and faculty member in universities around the country. Chávez has also co-authored several books on culture and college teaching, including Web Based Teaching Across Culture and Age (Springer, 2013).

The UNM Bookstore is located at 2301 Central Ave. NE at the intersection of Cornell and Central.

V.25 No.10 | 03/10/2016
compfight.com

Event Horizon

Is Home Here?

Sunday, Mar 20: Stories and Songs: Immigrant and Refugee Artists

By Megan Reneau [ Fri Mar 18 2016 11:00 AM ]
A performative talk with artists and cultural workers who have made their home in Albuquerque.
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V.25 No.9 | 03/03/2016
Tom Schuch

Event Horizon

It's All Relative

Saturday, Mar 12: Einstein: A Stage Portrait

By August March [ Thu Mar 10 2016 10:30 AM ]
Commemorate the 101st anniversary of the General Theory of Relativity and the 100th anniversary of Einstein's 1916 prediction of the existence of gravitational waves.
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V.25 No.6 | 02/11/2016
ABQ United Front Against Hate via Facebook

Event Horizon

Hating Hate

Sunday, Feb 21: Albuquerque March and Rally to Unite Against Hate! Stand up to Trump & Bigotry

By Maggie Grimason [ Fri Feb 19 2016 10:45 AM ]
March with others to stand up to hate, violence, injustice, sexism, homophobia, transpobia and racism in the US and New Mexico.
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V.24 No.49 | 12/3/2015
David Bowie, circa 1980
Courtesy of the artist

I Like to Watch (Instantly)

Bowie Plays a Dead God

By Robin Babb

If there’s anything predictable in this chaotic world we live in, it’s that, given the chance, David Bowie will do something very strange. Bowie upheld this truism a couple weeks ago when he released the music video for “Blackstar,” the first track we’ve heard of his upcoming album, also titled Blackstar).

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V.24 No.46 | 11/12/2015
Storytellers of New Mexico

Event Horizon

Once Upon a Time in Burque

Tellabration

By Cerridwen Stucky [ Fri Nov 20 2015 4:00 AM ]
Albuquerque's annual celebration of storytelling featuring Ramona King, Ben Nurry, Kimberly Gotches, Liz Mangual and emcee Bob Kanegis.
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V.24 No.45 | 11/05/2015
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

Event Horizon

Moc Power

Sunday, Nov 15: Rock Your Mocs

By Cerridwen Stucky [ Fri Nov 13 2015 1:00 PM ]
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month.
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V.24 No.44 | 10/29/2015

Podcast Recommendation: Lore

"Lore" aims for the heart of the world's creepiest folklore

The soft voice of Aaron Mahnke may strike the listeners of his podcast, Lore, as oddly disconcerting. Whether Mahnke is discussing axe-weilding murders in the deep south or the creeping monsters of New England's coastline, what is a mainstay of the broadcast is the question, "what is the implication of this story?"

Listen to a few episodes in anticipation of Halloween, but as Mahnke himself tweeted earlier this week, "Let’s remember: 'Lore' isn’t a 'scary story' podcast. It’s a narrative history podcast about the roots of common superstition & folklore." There's much more to these stories than a thrill; they offer a creative exploration of history lived by everyday people, whose lives were touched by traditions and beliefs with mysterious origins and powerful implications.

Listen to Lore here.

V.24 No.41 | 10/8/2015

news

The Daily Word: Tradition

By Robert Maestas [ Thu Oct 1 2015 11:04 AM ]
The Daily Word

All day.

Traditional birth.

Kinky.

Weird to you, routine to them.

Total Eclipse of the brain.

R.I.P Pablow.

Foreign Food.

The tradition of shame.

The secrets of tradition.

Appreciation.

V.24 No.24 | 6/11/2015
Cobain

I Like to Watch (Instantly)

Heck of a Montage, Kurt

By August March
Montage of Heck makes use of Cobain’s personal artifacts to tell a tale that rises up from the world of rock music and comes to reside in the realm of American culture as a portrait of one our nation’s great makers.
V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015
Michelle Thornton

Arts Feature

A War of the Words Hits Home

Women of the World bout it out in Burque

By Mark Fischer
Two years of planning have brought an international battle of words—and a whole lot of fun—to the Duke City.
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V.23 No.42 |

news

The Daily Word in drive-thru house hunting, murderer look-alikes, and a very Kirk Cameron Halloween

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Oct 22 2014 10:43 AM ]
The Daily Word

Some guy turned two apartments in the NE Heights into his personal garage. The current residents aren’t too pleased.

We at the Alibi are bored with freaking out about Ebola. Let’s freak out about tuberculosis instead.

Cop killer Eric Frein is still at large in the PA woods, which is especially bad news for this other guy who looks just like him and would like for the police to stop pointing guns at him and making him lie on the ground.

The cost of the Hobbit trilogy is edging ever-closer to the $1 billion mark, perhaps due to the enormous costs associated with feeding a live dragon.

Syria is the hot new vacation destination for theocracy-inclined teenagers in Colorado this fall.

Good news, everybody! Kirk Cameron says it’s okay to celebrate Halloween!

V.23 No.28 |

news

The Daily Word in fired cops, frivolous lawsuits and crimes against women, Asians and theater people

RIP Archie of Riverdale

By geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jul 15 2014 10:04 AM ]
The Daily Word

Two former APD cops say they were fired for political reasons and not for kicking the shit out of a suspected car-thief.

It seems like a good idea, but you are not allowed to take items left in front of thrift stores.

The Q-Staff theatre company was victim to theft of props and musical instruments.

Betty or Veronica? You might have a chance now they've killed Archie!

Could be you only like people who are like you.

Meet me in Atlantic City, but not at a casino because they're closing down.

Behold the worst-written and most meandering peripheral tale to Orange is the New Black.

Here is a man that can live on bread alone.

"I was only sleeping...."

John&Yoko were right, this world hates women.

A short education on an extremely offensive and common slur.

Skynyrd kinda did it first, but what if record covers were missing the deceased members?

V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014
The Cathedral in downtown Santa Fe
Matt Wright

Arts

Saddle Up: Moving Forward, Looking Back travels the Old Spanish Trail

By Lisa Barrow [ Fri Mar 21 2014 10:56 AM ]

Janire Nájera apparently likes her road trips 19th-century-style. The Spanish photojournalist and curator is taking a cue from Antonio Armijo—who laid the groundwork for successful trade along what's now known as the Old Spanish Trail when he successfully hoofed it from New Mexico to California and back (and managed to make a profit in the process)—with a voyage through northern New Mexico, parts of Utah and Arizona, and into Southern California. For the journey, Nájera's own pack animal of choice is an RV from 1984, a bit of an upgrade from the 100 mules of Armijo's trip in 1829-1830. Her goals are social and artistic in nature as she explores, according to the description on her website, how “the traditions of the first settlers [of European descent] ... have merged with domestic cultures, influencing the creation and identity of today's pueblos and modern cities.”

Nájera's journey began in Santa Fe on March 10, and she's already building a fascinating portrait of modern-day descendants of our region's Spanish heritage. See Nájera's video below featuring Julia Gómez talking about the famous Colcha stitch, and her latest blog entry has another great one with Santa Fe hairdresser Faustino Herrera de Vargas, entirely in Spanish, speaking about his storied life.

Follow Janire Nájera's travels along the Old Spanish Trail at her blog Looking Forward, Moving Back, and keep a weather eye out for the book and photography exhibit that will be the eventual result.

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