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V.22 No.47 | 11/21/2013

Gift Guide

Home is Where the Art Is

Serena Mann’s flying figures, $36 to $50

Glow-in-the-dark and whimsical art, gardening goods and vintage books make the grade for casa-centric presents.

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news

The Daily Word in stand your ground, electric Apple and Cory Monteith's death

George Zimmerman trial outcome causes speculation on the "stand your ground" law.

Taking photos of the secretary of state's house and a pellet gun in your car? Someone's been a busy boy.

Apple is set to investigate a claim that a woman was electrocuted by her iPhone.

"Glee" star Cory Monteith was found dead in a Vancouver hotel over the weekend. Police have ruled out foul play.

"Angel" the dog is said to be recovering well after having her throat slashed.

Heavy rain catches Albuquerque citizens in the metro area off guard.

Jury deliberations for the Levi Chavez murder trial started at 8:30 this morning.

K-Y Intense Arousal gel causes Alabama post office evacuation. No joke.

V.21 No.21 | 5/24/2012

Book Review

Show Me the Way to Go Home

Toni Morrison’s tale of siblings searching for solace has character but lacks resolution

Home

Like pretty much everything else she's written, Morrison's most recent novel is a work of historical fiction deeply ingrained in social injustices. Home’s story revolves around brother and sister Frank and Ycidra (aka "Cee") Money, who grew up in the destitute shantytown of Lotus, Ga. It was a place where, as Frank says in one of the book's many internal monologues, "There was no goal other than breathing, nothing to win and, save for somebody else's quiet death, nothing to survive or worth surviving for."

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Music

Jane Monheit tonight

Photo courtesy of Jan Monheit

Jazz vocalist Jane Monheit is singing at The Outpost tonight. Read Mel Minter’s story about her here.

V.21 No.10 | 3/8/2012
Photo courtesy of Jan Monheit

Jazzed

A Master’s Voice

Jane Monheit brings “home” to Albuquerque

If voices could be bought and sold the way that, say, violins are, Jane Monheit’s instrument would likely command a pretty price. Few can match her silky, sensual sonority, which bathes the ears in pure acoustic pleasure. Makes you want to fill up an entire bathtub with that sound and take a full-body soak.

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