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V.23 No.19 | 5/8/2014
Padma, the pygmy slow loris
photo by Angela Harrell/ABQ Biopark

Summer Guide 2014

The Pygmy Slow Loris

Show your kids the best animal on Earth

A meditation on fun vs. “fun,” the zen of raising children, and the quiet majesty of a rare venemous mammal.

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CC BY evoo73 photography

Summer Guide 2014

Summer Activity Guide for Kids

Campin’ it up in ABQ

Weekly Alibi has it on good authority that both kids and parents want summer fun. So explore all the youth camps Burque has to offer.

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news

The Daily Word in iPhone 5, Amanda Palmer and Endeavour

Chick-fil-A bows out of homophobe politics.

Students protest racist anti-abortion propaganda at UNM.

At 11:30 a.m., Endeavour will fly over White Sands.

The Mars rover got some snaps of an eclipse.

Register to vote.

OK, so why isn't New Mexico big in solar?

Oh, that Jon Stewart: Chaos on Bullshit Mountain

Beyoncé is a good role model for the Obama daughters, says the president.

Maybe we should elect Canada as POTUS.

How will LGBT youth fare in a new Tunisia?

iPhone 5 lines are forming around the country.

It's OK if you don't want kids. In 2008, you could just drop them off in Nebraska.

A woman screaming "I'm Jack Sparrow" hijacks a passenger ferry and crashes it into other boats.

Amanda Palmer got more than $1 million through Kickstarter to make an album. People are wondering what the hell she's spending it on.

Work backward out of a creative rut.

What's next in body mods?

V.21 No.28 | 7/12/2012
Erin Adair-Hodges

Mama Crass

What a Way to Make a Livin’

The American workplace is built for 1950s Man, a pomaded machine who didn’t need vacation or time with his kids.

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V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012
Hale and hearty kale
Joyosity / CC by 2.0

Food for Thought

Kids and Kale Chips

Scientifically proven not to make them go, “Eeeeew.”

Kale is succeeding where spinach and other green things have consistently failed: getting swallowed by children. The key is to bake the kale into crispy chips. In a series of taste tests conducted in Montana, it was determined that kids will eagerly turn their mouths green with extra helpings.

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Arts

The Lost Ending in the Fourth Street Mall

Free interactive kids show Friday at noon

Don’t forget your parasol
D Sharon Pruitt
Don’t forget your parasol

“I hate the stuffy theater in the summer! More outdoor performances!” you shout. “Gimme free stuff to do with my kids because they’re out of school and they’re totally driving me bonkers being around all day!”

Fusion Theatre Company yells “Okay!”

Friday at noon, an ensemble of players theatricalize the Fourth Street mall, spinning tales in front of Creative Albuquerque’s home base. The Lost Ending, by Brad Gromelski, is an interactive play created with children in mind, but Fusion promises it will engage adults too. When a group of storytellers loses the book half way through the performance, they need the help of their audience to create an improvised ending.

Actor Ross Kelly in   The Lost Ending
Actor Ross Kelly in The Lost Ending

Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics, and claim a spot early. Lay back in the shade and be entertained.

The Lost Ending running time is 45 minutes

The Lost Ending
Friday, July 1, 12 p.m.
Fourth Street mall (in front of Creative Albuquerque)
114 Fourth NW
Tickets: free
http://www.fusionabq.org/thelostending.htm
animation

Oscar-nominated film The Secret of Kells in SF

Play Youtube Video

Inexplicably (to me), Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo didn't get an Oscar nod for Best Animated Picture, but maybe (just maybe) it was nudged out of the way by this very cool-looking Irish cartoon that New Mexicans can see starting tonight (and running through at least April 15) at Santa Fe's Center for Contemporary Arts. I'll be hitting the 11:30 a.m. Sunday showing if I'm not too hung over, and I recommend you do the same.

The 75-minute film seems entirely OK for kids used to concepts like death and violence and beauty but is Not Rated. CCA says "this fantastical, breathtaking spiritual animation follows as the 12-year-old Brendan fights Vikings and a serpent god to find a crystal and complete the legendary Book of Kells. The story begins when Brother Aidan, a celebrated master illuminator, initiates Brendan into the art of illustration, awakening his hidden, but extraordinary talents. But finishing the magnificent book means a remarkable quest beyond the abbey walls and deep into an enchanted forest." Sounds awesome. See ya there.

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V.18 No.47 | 11/19/2009

Feature

Kids’ Corner

P's Tees

Persephone Wilson knows a thing or two about children's clothing: She has two daughters of her very own. So the longtime South Valley resident set up her kids’ apparel business, P's Tees, right in her own neighborhood. Wilson's pint-sized artistry is displayed on everything from T-shirts to dresses and onesies, with children’s sizes ranging from newborn to 4T. Wilson’s designs include skulls, lightning bolts and light bulbs—motifs you won’t find at a regular department store.

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News

The Daily Word 10.16.09: Race, Children, Balloons

Louisiana justice of the peace refuses to marry an interracial couple because the children will suffer. Like that poor Tiger Woods.

Rush Limbaugh says his bid for NFL team was thwarted by "race hustlers."

Boy thought to have fallen out of balloon was hiding in the attic. Kids.

What happens when your Catholic Father is your father.

Baby survives being run over by a train.

Rash of teenage suicides in Ruidoso.

Swat team at Montgomery and Wyoming.

Some billionaires were charged with insider trading which is shocking.

Obama and Bush Sr. hanging out in Texas. Obama like the son he never had.

It's Angela Lansbury's birthday.

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