Tuesday, Feb 14: UnValentine's Day Celebration
The Daily Word in Antibiotic Resistance, Space Pie and Snowflakes
Science on gift-giving: Worry less about how cool the reveal will be, and more about whether or not the receiver will still be using your gift in the future.
Some pie enthusiasts launched a meat and potatoes pie into space to see if the structural changes brought about by extreme physical duress would make it easier to eat. It is thought the pie will freeze on its ascent and be cooked on re-entry.
A one million dollar NASA-funded satellite system was unveiled this week that can track the movement of glaciers and ice sheets around the world. Try denying that one.
“We are about to reach the point where more antibiotics will be consumed by farm animals worldwide than by humans,” says Mark Woolhouse, of the University of Edinburgh. Meaning: More antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Yay!
Check out the first footage ever captured of the prehistoric ghost shark!
Remember making paper snowflakes? I did, but only vaguely. Then I looked it up. See what I found!
Karma Karma Karma
Arts and Presents
Friday, Nov 25: Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival
The Daily Word in Star Wars dress code, the sentence of Dianna Duran, and what we do about climate change.
Republican debate shows stunning ignorance of how technology works.
What we do now to prevent climate change.
Don't bring your Light Sabers to the Star Wars premiere.
ABQ zoo gives gifts to animals today and it's gonna be cute as hell.
A dissection and explanation of behavior in office parties.
The Daily Word in Domestic Terrorism, Jessica Jones, and Trials
Transphobia is alive and well all over the world—in this case—to sell signs.
Soon everyone can die for the US (if you're into that kinda thing).
Think terrorist attacks on Planned Parenthood is a new thing? HA.
Will justice actually be served with the diverse Freddie Gray Jury? It seems more likely now.
The show Jessica Jones is everything I’ve ever wanted from a drama.
I doubt any of you will be able to go to this exhibition in London, but you can still enjoy these historical photos of the club scene in the UK.
In addition to my upcoming list in the Alibi’s last minute gift guide, take note of this, friends.
Get Your Shop On
Thursday, Dec 3: Nob Hill Holiday Shop & Stroll
Gifts for Fools
Every year at this exact time, nerdy online retailer Think Geek offers the absolute coolest stuff for sale. Too bad none of it’s real. But which items are real and which are fake? The Dharma Initiative alarm clock? The WiiHelm? The iPad arcade cabinet? Canned unicorn meat? Some of this stuff is so damn cool they’ve actually produced it for real (the Star Wars Tauntaun sleeping bag, for example). Argh! Must have Tribbles ’N’ Bits. They stay fuzzy in milk!
Re-Gifting Gone Bad
This lady opens a wine storage unit to find narsty rotting cheese and sausage meant for the original recipient years ago.
One in five Americans re-gift.
Really? Seinfeld invented the word “re-gift.”
Actually, why do we “gift” at all?
What’s the worst re-gift you ever got?
Speaking of Last-Minute Gifts...
Have you been to Corrales Bosque Gallery? It's a co-operative. And not like La Montanita. (Hey, hey. Take it easy. I'm a member. Nob Hill branch.) But a true co-op. Each of the 20 belonging artists pays an annual membership fee and commits about seven hours of gallery supervision per month. By virtue of this structure, there is no one on payroll; the artists run the shop, manage the space, keep the books, handle the publicity, conceive and create the product. Just as they have for the last decade and a half. And all while they fundraise for the community, whether to sponsor the teen artist series at Corrales Public Library or to support the mission of Road Runner food bank.
Around this time of year, gallery members--some of whom are quite well known beyond the bounds of our fair state--design and produce ornaments. Beautiful ornaments. At beautiful prices (starting around $15). In addition, the current "Holiday Peace" show features a wide array of other work, from stocking-
There are plenty of hours before the last menorah light is lit, even more before the wrapped bundles o' joy need to go under the tree. So forget Amazon and go New Mexico. Really. GO!
Corrales Bosque Gallery is located in Mercado de Maya at 4685 Corrales Rd.