V.25 No.49 | 12/08/2016
Friday, Dec. 16[ Tue Dec 20 2016 2:43 PM ]
Eighth Annual Holiday Sleeping Bag Drive
Baby, It's Bad Out There
In the words of Dean Martin, “Baby, it's cold outside.” So lend a helping hand to the homeless folks in Burque by contributing to Astro-Zombies' 8th Annual Holiday Sleeping Bag Drive. Now through Saturday, Dec. 24, drop off new, adult-sized cold weather sleeping bags at the comic store to help local homeless people weather the winter cold. The bags will be distributed throughout the community on Christmas Eve. And for each bag you donate, you'll also be entered in a raffle to win awesome prizes from the likes of Masks Y Mas, Rude Boy Cookies, Archetype Dermigraphic Studio and more. After all, when told, “Baby, you'd freeze out there,” even Dean's lady asked him to lend her a coat. (Renée Chavez)
The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment
What do flamenco dancers, shepherdesses and a storyteller doll have in common? A nutcracker, that's what. The Festival Ballet Albuquerque, with choreography by Patricia Dickinson Wells and a full orchestra guided by Maestro Guillermo Figueroa, presents The Nutcracker Ballet in the Land of Enchantment—the traditional story with New Mexican flair this weekend Dec. 16-18, at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Enjoy the classic characters recreated with local interpretations as Spanish and flamenco dancers with native animals like snakes, sheep and hummingbirds coupled with some flaming pyrotechnics. The show on Friday begins at 7pm, Saturday's shows are at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday's show is at 2pm. Tickets range from $14-$47 with $2 off for seniors and children. (Megan Reneau)
I've heard the love of God described as encompassing and immersive, which is what you'll experience this Friday, Dec. 16, at Popejoy Hall. The New Mexico Philharmonic, conducted by Roger Melone will perform the Biblical masterpiece "Handel's Messiah." In addition to conducting, Melone will also play the harpsichord—not simultaneously, unfortunately. Revel in this moving oratorio from 7:30-10:30pm for only $20-$50. Student discounts are available with a valid ID. (Nina Ferrell)
V.25 No.32 | 08/11/2016
The Daily Word in New Businesses, the Olympics and Homelessness
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Aug 17 2016 11:36 AM ]
Have you heard about the trend of men taking advantage of homeless women?
The Blue Cut Fire in southern Calif. has forced over 80,000 people from their homes.
Who knew gray could be so beautiful?
Diversity in television has become expansive over the last few years, but let's be real—it could be better.
Free coffee and free shame available this morning.
A Brazilian judge is detaining two American athletes after they filed a report saying they were robbed by people “posing” as police officers.
The Northeast Heights is finally getting a taproom that it deserves.
V.24 No.49 | 12/03/2015
The Daily Word in dragging Donald Trump, overhauling No Child Left Behind, and the trends of 2015
By Cerridwen Stucky [ Wed Dec 9 2015 12:01 PM ]
Blue and Red agree for once on how much Trump sucks.
2015 was a strange year. People in the future will look back at these trends and think we were all freaking insane.
Apple overprices their battery case. Shocker.
Get clean for Christmas. A South valley clinic is offering free acupuncture detox treatment for the next couple of weeks.
A bill that would ban panhandling in certain places is on the agenda for Tuesday's City Council Meeting.
No Child Left Behind finally goes away. Hopefully its replacement is more helpful.
V.24 No.48 | 11/26/2015
The Daily Word in helping homeless, planned parenthood shooting and carbon emission
By Peter Karlsen [ Sat Nov 28 2015 3:45 PM ]
Mayor Berry's homeless initiative makes national news.
Albuquerque Game Developers Guild needs a bigger meeting space.
Three killed and nine injured during attack at a Colorado planned parenthood.
Chicago protestors of police shooting marched on a major shopping district yesterday.
Globally, carbon emissions are slowing while power generation and economic activity expands.
The Daily Word in pictures of cats, NM food banks and designer genes
By Taylor Grabowsky [ Mon Nov 23 2015 12:06 PM ]
Brussels lockdown results in Belgians tweeting out pictures of cats for a good cause.
San Diego Zoo put down their northern white rhino, now only three remain in the world.
New Mexico's milkshake (weak child porn law) brings all the sex offenders to our yard.
New Mexico scientists working on a spaceship that could reach Mars in days.
Donate, donate, donate! NM food banks need your help this Thanksgiving!
Santa Fe girl helps the homeless by raising money to buy materials to make scarves and hats.
Forget designer handbags, designer babies may become the latest accessory.
How to quell those pesky family arguments this Thanksgiving.
V.24 No.43 | 10/22/2015
Test Scores, Pot Petitions and Polluted Water
By Ty Bannerman
Polluted water from Gold King Mine to be treated
A roundup of important news from across the state.
V.24 No.26 | 6/25/2015
City Council packs its bags
By Carolyn Carlson
The City Council decided the City Council should have more power over who becomes police chief, and mayors and voters should have less power.
V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015
The Daily Word in racist frat boys, kissing skeletons and the ABCs of death
By Constance Moss [ Mon Mar 9 2015 12:38 PM ]
A fraternity in Oklahoma has been shut down after its members posted an online video of themselves using racist slurs.
Meanwhile, this art project's video has gone viral, raising awareness and jerking tears all over the globe.
New York's homeless population has reached an all-time high of 60,000, and 25,000 of them are children.
Competition turned deadly at the world's largest dog show.
In less tragic canine news, this dog was found by TSA in a checked suitcase at La Guardia.
A must-listen: It’s dark, it’s smooth, it’s Metallica and Hall & Oates all in one.
Here are some ideas for your Harry Potter-inspired bathroom.
Cranky over daylight savings? Turn that frown upside down with an episode of Majestic Loincloth!
V.24 No.7 | 2/12/2015
The Daily Word in Beck, brains, vaginas and soy sauce
By Carl Petersen & Constance Moss [ Mon Feb 9 2015 1:37 PM ]
Exculpating evidence suggests no criminal charges will be filed in the Bruce Jenner traffic fatality.
Kanye tried to interrupt Beck’s Grammy Award accpetance speech.
I am so tired of all the complaining.
What would you pay for Abe Lincolns hair?
Learn how to escape from a moving car.
When you microwave humans the brains are always cold in the middle.
Goodbye, Tent City.
A shoplifter was shot on Menaul.
Happy birthday, Brian Donlevy.
You're probably cleaning your vagina all wrong.
Your Samsung TV might be spying on you. No, seriously. It's listening.
It's a sad day for Chinese food and fast locomotives.
Blood type and brain function: something else to worry about.
Ozzy Osbourne's bat karma has caught up to him.
Darth Vader's toilet is free on Craigslist in Albuquerque.
V.24 No.5 | 1/29/2015
Crib Notes: Jan. 29, 2015
By August March
What do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your recall with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.45 |
The Daily Word in Homeless Veterans, landing a spacecraft on a comet and the Russians are coming
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Nov 11 2014 3:39 PM ]
A controversial New Mexico coyote hunt is on for the third year.
The National Institute of Flamenco is being sued by their former landlord over the fire that gutted their space.
Two Grey Wolves were found dead in New Mexico.
Were pulp characters Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade based on a real life black private detective?
A eulogy for Car Talk's Tom Magliozzi by his eldest daughter.
600 Indian women sterilized in a matter of hours leads to deaths.
European Space Agency about to land a spacecraft on a comet.
V.23 No.29 |
The Daily Word: Darkness and dread edition
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Jul 23 2014 10:36 AM ]
It's Wednesday, July 23
and a teenager says he looked into the mirror after beating two homeless men to death and "saw the devil,"
APD cornered a fugitive and shot at him for the second time in six months. This time, they killed him.
A boy exploring an abandoned house in Ohio discovered a mummified corpse hanging in the closet.
Archaeologists have found the remains of a huge, 7-foot-long dog buried near the site where a demonic hound was said to have murdered church-goers in the 16th century.
A mysterious, yawning crater has opened up in the Yarnal region of Siberia and nobody knows why. Please note that "Yarnal" translates to "End of the world."
And some women are rejecting feminism because they need help opening jars.
The Daily Word in killing homeless folk, throwing up in cabs and peeping
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jul 22 2014 11:43 AM ]
Some Albuquerque teens made the national news.
A good old fashioned peeper is haunting one local family.
Bodies from the downed Malaysian airplane are on their way to Holland.
You may never eat McDonald's again.
Puking in a cab in Calgary will cost you.
Celebrity diet still lifes.
Professional troll sues detractors.
V.23 No.25 |
The Daily Word in a handsome mug shot, Lance Armstrong and "The Visor"
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jun 20 2014 9:41 AM ]
IRS Commissioner John Koskinen says the agency doesn't have to apologize following accusations of a cover-up.
All it takes is a good-looking mug shot to spark a lot of “likes.”
Judge Robert Wilkins rules against Lance Armstrong; therefore, he'll most likely have to pay some mad cash to the U.S. Postal Service.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he “stepped right in it” after making comments comparing homosexuality to alcoholism, but he offered no apology.
The Obamas want their daughters to work minimum wage to see “what it's like to do that real hard work.”
RIP Stephanie Kwolek: the chemist who invented the tough fibers used in Kevlar body armor.
Take a tour of Downtown's Anasazi building before its Monday grand opening.
A female bicyclist is in critical condition after being struck by a garbage truck.
Anders Hsi wants to give “The Visor” to the homeless.
The Daily Word in BBQ, PRC and descansos
By August March [ Thu Jun 19 2014 12:30 PM ]
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.
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