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V.24 No.52 | 12/24/2015

Post Christmas DWI Checkpoints

By Megan Reneau [ Thu Dec 24 2015 12:22 PM ]

Coping after Christmas? There will be DWI checkpoints in the Northwest Command Area (I-40 area) on December 26 and 27 starting around 10 pm and going till 3 am. If you picked up our Boozy Gift Guide, maybe you'll remember I wrote about how to get home safely after a night of shenanigans (aka getting sloshed).

You can bookmark it, cut it out of the paper and put it in your wallet or bra, write it down on your arm, hell, get it tattooed on your arm; just don't drive drunk!

Stay safe and happy holidays, you noobs.

The Daily Word in Music, Protests, and Vandalism

By Megan Reneau [ Thu Dec 24 2015 11:28 AM ]
The Daily Word

What happens when you combine OutKast's Player’s Ball and Christmas music?

#BlackLivesMatter protests were held all over the country yesterday.

What did the media distract you from this year?

LOOK AT THESE ANIMALS, THOUGH.

Drake is a good sport because he's an angel.

Thousands of residents in Southern California have to relocate because of a two-month longs gas leak in the area.

The gender tax is totally a real thing.

2016 is going to be a great year for a lot of bands under the Rise Records label.

Because fuck education, amirite?

V.24 No.51 | 12/17/2015

Straight from Santaland

By Cerridwen Stucky [ Thu Dec 17 2015 11:19 AM ]

Ah, the holiday season. A time for love, sharing, and generosity towards our fellow man. Alas, it is really a season of the blatant and rather terrifying corporate takeover of the once happy holidays, when mankind turns into a creature of cutthroat consumerism, who is generally cold and much poorer than he'd like to be.

The Santaland Diaries show you this in bulk; these creatures are all you see as a department store elf. David Sedaris chronicles the story of a slacker turned into Santa's little helper, the play's been given great reviews by all the good New York people: the NY Times, Newsday and The New Yorker.

It's now or never, folks, the show plays weekend only. Buy your tickets for only $10 at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway Blvd SE). Curtain is at 8pm on the Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19 Check out our Facebook for a chance to win two free tickets to the show.

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The Daily Word in Alexander Hamilton, Star Wars and funerals at work

By Taylor Grabowsky [ Mon Dec 14 2015 11:16 AM ]
The Daily Word

Hamilton to remain on the ten dollar bill, at least for a little bit longer.

Children crying in their pictures with Santa. Merry Christmas!

In South Korea you can plan your own funeral and even lay in a coffin, right alongside the whole office.

Not into Star Wars? Here's a list of ways to avoid it.

Most awkward part of White House December holiday shindigs? The small chit chat the president and first lady endure while taking pictures with esteemed guests.

Hoverboards are the hot new item this Christmas. Literally. They are catching on fire.

A list and history of a few of the many racist monuments Americans are proud to display.

V.24 No.50 | 12/10/2015
take a chill pill, bb

Holiday Blues

By Rini Grammer [ Thu Dec 10 2015 3:07 PM ]

It’s that time of year, people! We’re smack-dab in the middle of the holiday season. A lot of emotions surface right now because it’s the end of the year and people are going over everything that’s happened to them: the radical things, bogus things, and the icky, dumb grody shit. I’ve noticed a lot of people are having a really hard time right now, and that’s totally okay. It’s okay to not be okay! And it’s definitely okay to be okay! I got you, fam. But here are my super extra special, personal (and, like, serious) self-care tips for how to deal with the Holiday Blues.

-Don’t be so hard on yourself. Would you criticize the person you love the most for doing these things? Um, no. So take a chill pill, dude. You’re just, like, dust floating in the wind or something.

-Stop hanging around lame, shitty people. I don’t care if they’re friends or family, you don’t deserve that. If someone makes you gag, then don’t fuck with that shit. And also if that means being alone on a dumb, consumerist holiday, who cares! You totally deserve to feel safe and not miserable.

-Keep in mind that everyone is going through a lot right now (and also always, I guess). So like, you don’t need to be nice to everyone but you definitely don’t need to be mean or rude, either.

-Drink some water and have a snack! If you think you’ll feel better eating something healthy, then do that. But, like, if you think you’ll feel better eating junk then you should totally do that! If that doesn’t work, try a drink like water or juice or tea. Don’t overthink calories or anything, ‘cause you need to eat and drink to live! My favorites are cinnamon vanilla tea, dried seaweed and dark chocolate covered toffee sprinkled with pistachio bits. Yum!

-Things will get shitty before they improve, you’ll be a-okay. As someone who has had bouts of severe depression since I was 11, I pinky promise, it definitely gets better. It’s just like, a lot of things suck right now. But whatever!

-TREAT YO’SELF, boo, ‘cause you are a bitchin’, beautiful Mx and you totally, totally, deserve the best from and for yourself!

-I love you!

Xoxo Rini

V.24 No.48 | 11/26/2015
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Event Horizon

Get Your Shop On

Thursday, Dec 3: Nob Hill Holiday Shop & Stroll

By Taylor Grabowsky [ Wed Dec 2 2015 2:00 PM ]
Shopping and food specials, family entertainment and photos with Santa.
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V.23 No.47 |

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The Daily Word In Pissing Kate Middleton Off, Dogs Dressed Up As Turkeys And A 6-Year-Old Girl's Skateboarding Posse

By Amelia Olson [ Wed Nov 26 2014 12:14 PM ]
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It’s Wednesday November 26th and this rude ass storm is ruining Thanksgiving!

Meanwhile in Southern California, three six-year-old girls are cooler than we will ever be, and skateboard all the damn time.

In Pakistan, 20-year-old Aansoo Kohli teaches 150 children in a shed, isn’t paid for the job, and is finishing her Bachelors Degree,

And if you’re American and you're reading this from your tent outside Best Buy while you wait for a 99 cent TV, joke's on you! You’re doing it wrong!

A local “cafeteria angel” is paying off student lunch debts at elementary schools anonymously and depositing money into needy families' bank accounts, because apparently some people care about other people?

And while the rest of us are consuming questionable amounts of alcohol this “holiday” season and arguing with our racist in-laws, these dogs are all that really matter this Thanksgiving.

Americans can't do anything right. We can’t even dress ourselves! Which really pisses Kate Midleton off. C'mon, you guys! Get it together!

Merry happy Thanksgiving, or whatever. Don’t drink and drive.

V.22 No.49 | 12/5/2013

Arts Feature

Knowing Your Enemies ...

In the War on Christmas

By Mike Smith
This … this is war! No! No! Oh no! A Christmas war! We’re in a war! A very special Christmas war.
V.22 No.47 | 11/21/2013

Holidays

The Last Most Beautiful Thing Not Yet Ruined

By Lisa Barrow [ Thu Nov 14 2013 3:38 PM ]
Even 15 years in retail can’t ruin the prospect of this Burque holiday favorite.
V.21 No.48 |

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The Daily Word in fat stacks, emo countries and Roasted Turkey Doritos

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Nov 29 2012 9:02 AM ]
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Someone in Arizona and someone in Missouri bought the winning tickets for the $587.5 million jackpot.

Ask two people in New Mexico to spot you some cash because this morning, they're millionaires.

Feds to probe the culture of APD.

Prompted by religion, a ENMU graduate returned toilet paper he stole from the school years ago.

The world's most emo countries, color-coded.

On Monday, there was no no violent crime in NYC. That anyone knows of.

And fast-food workers there go on strike.

The immortal jellyfish ages backward.

People in India arrested for political Facebook posts.

AP Style Guide—the rulebook for most media—bans the use of "homophobia" in favor of something "more neutral" ... ?

Holiday flavorcountry: Roasted Turkey Doritos.

Down in the dumps? There's a good chance you're going to spend your money foolishly. (Plus: Studies making fun of your spending habits a surefire cure for depression.)

Pro wrestler wants his Romney tattoo erased from his face.

V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012

Feature

Buy locally made goods online

By Marisa Demarco [ Fri Nov 16 2012 12:00 PM ]

Thanks to cottage industry supersite Etsy, you can buy holiday gifts made by people in your city. Amy Dalness outlines her favorite items in this week’s feature: Etsy-Querque. She also lists great local businesses with rad gift options. Keep the cash circulating in our stretch of desert.

And hey, did you know one of the Etsy founders is a Burqueño?

Feature

By Amy Dalness
Our favorite Burque vendors on the cottage-industry supersite—just in time for the holidays.
V.21 No.45 | 11/8/2012

Feature: Film Guide

Feast on Film

Your nutritious guide to holiday movies

By Devin D. O’Leary
What’s hitting the table this holiday season?

V.20 No.47 | 11/24/2011

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Light Up the Night

By Adam Fox [ Sat Nov 26 2011 8:00 AM ]

We don't usually get fantastic winter snowfalls that look like an L.L.Bean catalog, but we do have the River of Lights. Beginning this Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., get the family to the ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden (2601 Central NW). Thousands of holiday lights are on display in the shape of penguins, lions, dinosaurs, polar bears, birds, fish and other specimens from our natural world. Don't worry, parents; these animals don't bite. Admission is $8 for adults and $4 for children. The River of Lights runs daily through Dec. 30, except on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. For more information and a schedule of special Park and Ride nights, visit cabq.gov/biopark.

V.19 No.48 | 12/2/2010
Roadrunner supplies the barrels and picks up the donations. What could be easier?
Mina Yamashita

Mina's Dish

Sharing the Good Stuff

By Mina Yamashita

Be Sweet to Your Friends

We’re in the holiday homestretch—marking time with lunches, dinners, incoming guests, shopping and all the rest that fills December. It’s when you learn to say “no” or commit yourself to a month of event-hopping.

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