V.26 No.1 | 01/05/2017
The Daily Word in Donald Trump, President Obama and Earth
By Megan Reneau [ Wed Jan 11 2017 10:00 AM ]
Boy, oh, boy, are we in for a wild ride.
Also, Donald Trump is holding his first news conference since July today.
An emotional goodbye from President Obama in his last speech as the President of the United States. #NeverGonnaGiveYouUp
Ed Sheeran broke the record on Spotify for One-Day streams with about 13 million plays of “Castle On The Hill.”
You know Dev Patel? WOOF.
Let's keep Earth earthly, please.
V.25 No.28 | 07/14/2016
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Hand to Mouth
Friday, Jul 22: Finger Mouth
By Maggie Grimason [ Thu Jul 21 2016 10:00 AM ]
The hilarious dark tale of one girl's journey through the "what's real?" world of possible mental illness.
V.25 No.27 | 07/07/2016
The Daily Word in Coffee, Deep Sea Discoveries and Van Gogh's Ear
By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Jul 12 2016 10:39 AM ]
Hopefully this doesn't ruin Calvin and Hobbes for you...
Humans aren't the only primates that use tools! According to a new archaeological find, capuchin monkeys have been using them for 700 years.
The way coffee affects you is predominantly determined by your genetic makeup.
Scientists have used their smarts to develop a perfectly rationed bar of fancy weed chocolate. Thanks, guys.
This uniquely addictive game is Pavlov's-dogging your brain.
Artistic genius fueled by mental illness?
Sea explorers discover nearly two dozen sunken ships in the Aegean Sea spanning more than 2,000 years of Greek history.
V.23 No.20 | 5/15/2014
The Daily Word in faster speed limits, the hot coffee lawsuit and raises for APD.
By Carl Petersen [ Mon May 12 2014 10:56 AM ]
The kidnapped girls were converted to Islam.
I believe clouds are actually alien spaceships.
What’s the real story behind the McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit?
How to buy used stuff.
Rest in peace, Leslie Carlson.
A hipster cruise ship plays “Seven Nation Army.”
Nightclub owners take note: obstructed exits provide for more efficient evacuation without stampeding.
Speculation abounds about Apple buying Beats Electronics.
Learn what’s next in the saga of the exploding whale.
Social media and mental illness are a bad mix.
The Albuquerque to Bernalillo speed limit is going up to 75 mph.
The Signal Peak fire near Silver City has consumed 3,000 acres.
Happy birthday, Burt Bacharach.
The Daily Word in baby names, APD sidearms and a Black Mass at Harvard.
By Carl Petersen [ Fri May 9 2014 11:18 AM ]
Mexican drug cartels will find you in Minnesota.
Noah and Sophia are the new most popular baby names.
In Saudi Arabia, a web editor was sentenced to 1,000 lashes.
A woman beat her child with a baseball bat for clogging the toilet.
It’s hard to make it through a whole song.
Check out these douche chill celebrity photos.
A Harvard student group plans to hold a Black Mass.
APD officers may no longer carry their lucky guns on duty.
KOAT did a nice story about the mentally ill in New Mexico.
There were silent protests at Thursday’s city council meeting.
What’s happening in ABQ today?
Happy birthday, Billy Joel.
V.22 No.41 | 10/10/2013
Black Eyed Dog and Yellow Wallpaper
Songs in the key of blue
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, our managing editor shares her acronyms and an eclectic playlist themed on mental illness.
V.21 No.47 | 11/22/2012
The Silver Linings Playbook
Are Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence crazy or in love or both?
By Devin D. O’Leary
Indie auteur David O. Russell’s latest film, Silver Linings Playbook, suggests that all crazy people need is another crazy person to fall in love with.
V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012
The Daily Word in Furbies, UFOs and Sting.
By Nick Brown [ Tue Oct 2 2012 11:06 AM ]
Obama has 99 problems.
Internet addiction is a mental illness.
Let’s watch some Target training videos.
Joss Whedon is making a S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show.
Loitering teens can wreck your business.
Here are GPS coordinates to a bigfoot place.
Ben Radford gives us a history of religious hoaxes.
Sexy celebrity photoshop guys.
Tinfoil hats amplify mind control rays.
Councilor Michael Cook says balloons need more places to land.
Burglary is on the rise in Rio Rancho.
Tucanos got in trouble for where they put their signs.
Thanks to Nayder and Maliskas for the assists.
V.21 No.4 | 1/26/2012
City to pipe landfill methane to the jail
By Marisa Demarco [ Wed Feb 1 2012 1:54 PM ]
One of the tidbits in this week’s Council Watch got a lot of attention. Albuquerque is going to build a line from a local dump to our Westside lockup. The excess methane that’s usually burned off at the landfill with be used to heat water in the jail’s boiler room.
It’s predicted the project will save the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center thousands every year for about a century.
A No-Bike Road
By Carolyn Carlson
Bicyclists spoke out about the first-ever bike ban on a 3,000-foot stretch of Chappell between Osuna and Singer. Signs stating "no bicycles" went up in early January. The city says that stretch is too dangerous for cycling.
V.20 No.40 | 10/6/2011
Mark Vonnegut speaks tonight. FREE.
By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Oct 4 2011 3:43 PM ]
I interviewed Kurt Vonnegut’s son. He’s also an author, and he documents his experience with mental illness. Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So is hilarious, wrenching and insightful.
Up front in the book is a note on its title:
When I talk to the National Alliance on Mental Illness and other patient support groups, I take questions at the end. At one talk I was asked, “What’s the difference between yourself and someone without mental illness?”
Art helps him cope.
“It's really hard to think of something like the arts, where you literally make something out of nothing,” he says. “And then you can say, I am good for something.”
That’s what he’ll be speaking on tonight.
Mark Vonnegut on art and mental illness
Presented by Ideas in Psychiatry
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m.
UNM Continuing Education Auditorium
1634 University NE
He’s giving another free lecture on psychiatric diagnoses Friday in the late-morning.
Vonnegut on diagnoses
Friday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m.
UNM’s Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education, East Building auditorium, room 1220
1001 Stanford NE
V.20 No.39 | 9/29/2011
I Am Good for Something
Art’s healing effect on mental illness
By Marisa Demarco
He’s finished a sequel to his first book, which looked at mental illness and recovery. Three decades later, he’d become a doctor. He had kids. And then he had another breakdown.
V.20 No.11 | 3/17/2011
Local writer summons Philip K. Dick in novel
By John Bear
Philip K. Dick was a strange guy—or at least his writing is. You’ll find his works in the science-fiction section of a bookstore, but his writing isn’t that easy to classify. His words can seem like the musings of a philosopher and the ramblings of a mentally ill person, all at the same time.
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