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The Daily Word in BBQ, PRC and descansos

There may be fraudulent activity occurring at Albuquerque’s municipal golf courses.

A Texas-style barbeque restaurant will soon open on Montgomery Boulevard.

The Albuquerque Tea Party reacts unhappily to the IRS.

New Mexico’s Public Regulation Committee continues to have issues with ride-sharing services operating in Albuquerque.

Benicio Del Toro will be in New Mexico this summer.

Designer Anders Hsi has some ideas about helping Burque’s homeless population.

Statewide e-cig regulation is on its way, here in the Land of Enchantment.

Hanoi Jane’s New Mexico ranch is worth nearly $20 million dollars.

There are decent breakfast burritos to be had all over the state.

This week, La Historia del Rio Abajo focuses on Descansos in Valencia County.

V.23 No.16 | 4/17/2014

Book Review

Color Me Curious

The Color Book

Sophie Benini Pietromarchi’s charismatic Color Book aims to awaken a love of the visible spectrum in pre-teens (and older readers who haven’t outgrown a nice picture book with lots of vivid spreads to mull over).

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Have yourself a very Twin Peaks Xmas

RECSPEC
I love the internet. You can virtually meet so many fascinating artists, writers, musicians and other creative folks there. Some of the people I learn the most fromon the so-called reglive in Poland, Canada and Mexico. But many of my boss e-acquaintances are stateside.

One of those pals, Laurel Barickman, is the co-founder and lead designer of RECSPEC, an Austin-based design studio. She and her husband, David Milner, are prime movers of Austin's nightlife eye-candy contingent. They do visuals, deejay and create rad flyers. This holiday season, the savvy couple transformed their office space into a Twin Peaks-themed wonderland. We're talking detail here, y'all. Glastonbury Grove-recreatin', Bob-faced and Log Lady-offering ornaments adorn a big, majestic tree. Beneath the One-Eyed Jack's-topped fir, a cherry pie awaits Coop. Leland's getting a golf club. Who'll stumble onto the errant copy of Flesh World? With this level of fantastically weird in the picture, it's not surprising that Barickman grew up in Las Cruces. Check out my fave photos of their psychodramatic Pacific Northwest teevee homage below. Keep on scrollin' to listen to RECSPEC's damn good Twin Peaks/Xmas mix.

The owls are not what they seem.
RECSPEC
The owls are not what they seem.

One-eyed Jack has eggnog.
RECSPEC
One-eyed Jack has eggnog.

That gum you like...
RECSPEC
That gum you like...

Bob!
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Bob!

Don't take the ring, Laura.
RECSPEC
Don't take the ring, Laura.

Log Lady, represent.
RECSPEC
Log Lady, represent.

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The Daily Word in Olympic fonts and shrunken heads

Food prices set to rise as a result of drought.

Jon Stewart breaks down Obama's "you didn't build that" controversy.

Los Angeles city council bans marijuana dispensaries.

USDA apologizes for suggesting that maybe one day a week you cool it with the meat.

What's going on at Michael Jackson's house?

Police standoff in Mountainair.

How to deal with your terrible editorial department coworkers.

Cal Ripken's mom safe at home after kidnapping.

Man sued for downloading porn countersues for defamation.

Designers reveal the Rio 2016 Olympics typeface.

Please tell me you didn't buy one of those tortilla bowl pans.

Scientists prove shrunken heads are real, with science.

Happy Birthday Vivian Vance!!!

V.20 No.31 | 8/4/2011
Round Samurai Earrings
Majoral

Culture Shock

Form and Function

SOFA WEST tempts with eye candy

Not only is it a squishy place to watch TV from, not to mention a place for your too-drunk friends to crash, it’s also a huge art and design festival in Santa Fe. The third annual SOFA (Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Fair) WEST runs Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 4 through 7. Exhibitors include galleries and artists from all over the states and as far away as Argentina. You can buy and/or ogle artwork, furniture, jewelry and even things that are fascinating but hard to identify.

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V.20 No.22 | 6/2/2011
The KiMo—with its original sign—soon after it was built
Courtesy of the KiMo Theatre

Feature

KiMo Revival

The Southwest's most iconic theater gets its crown back

This week, with the installation of a replica of the KiMo Theatre’s original sign, Albuquerque pays homage to its most flamboyant architectural asset.

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news

The Daily Word: 3-Year-Old Found Safe, Pornwikileaks, Perfect Prehistoric Pickled Brain

Did scientists at Fermi Lab find the Higgs boson?

Police find missing 3-year-old Ismyella Rodriguez safe.

A government shutdown is looming.

Daytona Beach newspaper publisher is offering bonuses to reporters who sell advertisements and subscriptions.

Espanola man delivers decomposing body to the ER, says his friend was sick.

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Koch brothers.

Looks like Blockbuster found its sucker.

Security company HBGary's latest terrible idea is a paranoia meter.

One dead after attempted Apple Store burglary.

Read all about the war of words between Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin and Lost creator Damon Lindelof.

Prehistoric human brain found pickled in bog.

Bristol Palin earned $262,000 as teen pregnancy ambassador for Candie's Foundation, more than seven times the amount the foundation actually spent preventing teen pregnancy.

Mental disorders represented as minimalist posters.

Watch these fresh frog legs twitch when salt is added.

Scientists genetically modify cows to produce more human milk.

That's hardcore! Website pornwikileaks reveals porn stars real names and home addresses.

Listen to the world's most nonchalant crash landing.

Netflix announced it obtained exclusive rights to stream all seasons of Mad Men.

New study says biology grad students are the most unhappy.

Keanu Reeves confirms that Bill and Ted 3 is on the way.

Six of the most bizarre medical hoaxes people actually believed.

25 baked Lady Gagas.

Watch the intro to the Russian version of How I Met Your Mother.

Burger King introduces the Meat Monster Whopper.

Mall-pizza chain Sbarro is planning on filing for bankruptcy.

Happy birthday Billy Dee Williams!!!

Interior Design

The 96-square-foot house

Play Youtube Video

“Excess isn’t luxury,” says Jay Shafer, owner of the Tumbleweed Tiny House company. The houses go for $40,000 or $50,000 ready-made but can cost 50 percent less if you build it yourself.

Hell yes.

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V.19 No.5 | 2/4/2010
“Bayahibe” by Joan Weissman

Gallery Preview

The Art/Design Distinction

Waxing philosophical on 516 ARTS’ Form & Function

There’s a puzzling distinction made between art and design. It seems to be based on the often unstated assumptions that: 1) Artists and designers do different things; 2) both the processes and the outputs of each are inherently different; 3) beauty of form and utility of function cannot exist equally in a single object, which means that one must always eclipse the other (so when beauty is dominant, the object is art, and when utility is dominant, the object is design). But fundamentally, both artists and designers are responsible for an object’s creation; both utility and beauty are equally present in most everything around usand are mutually reinforcing, at that.

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V.18 No.47 | 11/19/2009

Feature

Gift Grab Bag

Shout Tags

An enterprising 3rd grade student at Georgia O'Keeffe Elementary School named Toby designed these nifty slogan-covered dog tags to help raise money for the Ethiopia Reads charity. In a very short amount of time, the school was able to fully fund the building of a library in Addis Ababa. The brightly colored, laser-engraved accessorieswhich have been featured on CNNcome with dozens of positive messages and a 4- or 24-inch chain. At a mere $5, they make great stocking stuffersplus, a portion of the proceeds go toward building more libraries. (Devin O’Leary)

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Gizmo Garage at North Valley Public Library

Josh Blue at The Stage @ Santa Ana Star

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