The Daily Word in poverty, gravitational waves and messing with scammers
This is how to combat extremists in the Islamic State.
An MDC prisoner escaped from a transport van in Downtown.
The Dog Head Fire is now 61% contained.
Today in history.
This dude is messing with the minds of email scammers.
He even got this scammer to write in code!
And he attempted to get a free toaster out of the scam.
On top of sickening athletes with filthy water, here's another reason why the Rio 2016 Olympics are bad news.
About one in seven people in America is living in poverty.
Former ABQ Reporter Visits Page 1
Gerald Moore, former Albuquerque Tribune reporter, will be at Page One Books at 4pm on Saturday, April 30, to talk about and sign his non-fiction effort, LIFE Story: The Education of an American Journalist.
The book is described as such: "Before Americans got their news from television, they got it from LIFE, the weekly magazine that set the standard for photojournalism. In LIFE Story, Gerald Moore, a writer and editor who worked at the magazine in the last glory years before TV made it obsolete, recalls the dizzying excitement and glamour of LIFE's fast-moving, powerful approach to spreading the news. Moore covered the major stories of the late 1960s and early 1970s: LSD, assassinations, the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, the McCarthy campaign, urban riots, the My Lai massacre, and the beginnings of feminism. His story offers a wonderful look back at the good and the bad old days of journalism."
Moore joined the staff of LIFE at the age of 27. Before that, he was a philosophy student at the University of NM who became a nighttime police officer and then a reporter at The Albuquerque Tribune in the 1960s, both jobs teaching him the tools of his trade. At LIFE magazine, he was a leading reporter, bureau chief, and eventually an editor. When LIFE ended publication as a weekly magazine in December of 1972, Moore turned to freelance magazine writing. His articles appeared in People, Saturday Evening Post, Reader’s Digest, Families, Horticulture and other national magazines. Moore lives in Hudson, N.Y., and Chapel Hill, N.C.
Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Moore event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.
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Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story
The Daily Word in bongs, Don Chalmers and another APD shooting fatality.
APD shot and killed a suspect at Wyoming and Zuni this morning.
Here are the last 38 APD shootings in order.
There was a big marijuana party in Denver yesterday.
Here’s how to clean your bong.
Happy birthday to the Queen of bloody England.
A stowaway teen flew to Hawaii in an airplane’s wheel well.
It’s time for the first post-bombing Boston Marathon.
Here’s what happens when undercover journalists accidentally investigate each other.
Rest in peace, Don Chalmers.
Submit to Reddit’s ABQ spring photo contest.
What’s going on in Albuquerque today? One might ask.
In my opinion, the pygmy loris is the main attraction at the Albuquerque Biopark. He’s in the Nightwatch exhibit.
The Daily Word in apologies, bionics, slang and wrongful termination
Gary Johnson's girlie campaign poster.
Rio Rancho wants to make it illegal to feed pigeons.
This guy is going to climb a Chicago skyscraper with a bionic leg.
Handing out razors on Halloween.
Waste the rest of your day on this enormous, UK-centric online dictionary of slang.
The Italian Captain who abandoned the Costa Concordia is suing for wrongful termination.
Scotland Yard is now calling Jimmy Saville Britain's most prolific serial sex offender.
Miguel Bloombito, fake Mayor Bloomberg Twitter account.
On this day in 1946, Robert Mapplethorpe was born.
Alibi wins an AltWeekly Award for Sam Adams’ “Breaking Bad” arts feature!
Three cheers for the Alibi’s very own patriot / arts editor, Sam Adams! His fascinating profile on the Albuquerque-centric AMC show “Breaking Bad”—including candid insights from actors Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn—garnered a second-place spot in the super-competitive 2012 AltWeekly Awards. Take a moment to revisit “Raising Hell in the Land of Enchantment,” then raise a glass of Sam Adams to Sam Adams.
The Daily Word: APD officers rewarded for shooting citizens?; Dick Cheney lost an OEM part; a snow globe of cash; midget wrestling in the late sixties
Police union has been giving what some are calling "bounty" to APD officers involved in shootings.
Some guy climbed up the NY Times building.
Just another freaky-looking, lavish-
Armored truck doors fly open resulting in "snow globe of cash."
Everyone loves a good font.
These guys are dwarves, but they called it "midget-wrestling."
17th century Buddha statue with secrets.
"The parchment is hairy" and other grumpy margin notes by medieval monks.
On this day in 1918 Howard Cosell was born.
The Daily Word in Egypt, UFOs and free rides
Tavern Taxi will drive you home for free this weekend if you've had a few drinks. Good for anywhere in Bernalillo County. 999-1400.
Black Friday shopping rage.
Businesses struggle on Lead, and road construction through the holiday season could mean local shops won't survive.
More UFO sightings in New Mexico than usual.
Since the Republicans don't want him, ex-Gov. Gary Johnson might go Libertarian.
Sandiago's Mexican Grill cooks up a Thanksgiving feast for foster kids and their families.
Egyptians protest the military regime.
Journalist talks about her assault in Egypt by riot police.
The world's first full face transplant.
The rogue ad man behind Buy Nothing Day and the Occupy movement.
Changes to the Catholic mass.
Famous people who died in 2011.
You Are Going Down
Alibi contributors pick up 2011 AltWeekly Awards!
The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies announced the winners of its nationwide alt.weekly journalism contest—and three Alibi contributors locked down four awards! Here’s how they did:
• Best Column (circulation under 50,000): Our Miss Diagnosis column, penned by family nurse practitioner Whitny Doyle, took a healthy third place. (“Seduction of a Nurse,” “Robbins Burns Rubbers” and “Life and Death on the Night Shift.”)
• Illustration (circulation under 50,000): Jeff also picked up third place for artwork in the Pacific Northwest Inlander.
Well done and congratulations!
Page One: Inside the New York Times
Behind-the-scenes doc features all the news that’s fit to print
Print is dead. It’s a refrain that gets repeated a lot in today’s Wi-Fi-filled, Twitter-fied, Kindle-toting world. And—premature obituary or not—it’s still an uncomfortable pronouncement for those of us still gainfully employed in the industry. Depending on how you look at it, the documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times can be seen as either an elegy for a dying medium or a paean to an industry in flux. Either way, it should be vital viewing for those in the business of being informed.
You Are Going Down
Three Alibi contributors pick up 2011 AltWeekly Awards nominations!
The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies runs a notoriously tough, nationwide alt.weekly journalism contest—and the Alibi is kicking some unprecedented ass in it. This year, more than 88 publications submitted their very best stuff in design and writing categories. Here’s how Albuquerque is representing:
• Alibi restaurant critic and food columnist Ari LeVaux is one of four finalists duking it out for Best Food Writing, circulation under 50,000. (The three stories we submitted: “Le Fooding,” “An Offal Story” and “Chewing the Fat.”) Masticate the competition, Ari!
• Registered nurse and recent UNM family nurse practitioner program graduate Whitny Doyle writes our Miss Diagnosis column. She’s been selected as a finalist for Best Column, circulation under 50,000. (The articles we submitted: “Seduction of a Nurse,” “Robbins Burns Rubbers” and “Life and Death on the Night Shift.”) Draw some blood out there, you phlebotomist!
• Last but not least, Alibi graphic designer Jeff Drew is up for awards in two distinct categories. His cover for Vermont’s Seven Days and illustrations for the Pacific Northwest Inlander are both heavy contenders. Render those other fools into a vanishing point of pain, you X-ACTO knife-wielding art-school murderer!
The Daily Word: 5.13.11- revenge attacks, future of journalism, bring your passport, decapitated bodies
A bunch of serious, depressing stories and a couple bright ones
Revenge bombing in Pakistan may be first of many.
Europe to curtail passport-free travel, stopper immigration.
Robert Krulwich, Radiolab host, gives commencement speech on the future of journalism.
Facebook paid PR firm to smear Google.
Nineteen decapitated bodies found in Durango, Mexico since Monday.
Two cyclists hit by cars Thursday, one dead. Not cool.
NM Forest Service to close several forests due to extreme fire danger.
Murders/suicide in Idaho leaves
Mapfund announces a million in grants to groundbreaking performers.
The Oatmeal instructions for being a bad salesperson.
I’ll be teaching journalism to teens
In my early single-digit years, I used to go from table to table at restaurants and ask people questions. I have cassette tapes of interviews I conducted on my brown Fisher Price recorder. In middle school and high school, I ran an “underground newspaper,” which was basically just a ranty ’zine.
I had no idea I wanted to be a journalist.
Maybe you know some people ages 12-20 who show all the signs of becoming exporters of media. Send them to Warehouse 508. Starting Tuesday, Sept. 7, Juli Cobb and I will co-teach the after-school Hype 508 course.
Interview your favorite artists and musicians, review CDs, dig up the news and write for an audience in this student-directed class. Using the net and DIY-style publication as our means of distribution, we will blog and create digital packages and put out a monthly zine. Build a collection of clips that will help you apply to college or for internships in the publishing world.
The 14-week class costs $20 total. Register here.
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Dan Mayfield will be editor in chief of Albuquerque the Magazine
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