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V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014
Ballet de Jalisco won’t judge you for eating peanuts in your underwear
photos courtesy of Ballet de Jalisco

Arts Feature

Face Your Tulle-Wrapped Terrors With Ballet Pro Musica

By Gail Guengerich
Fear not the pirouettes! Gail Guengerich explains why anyone can enjoy ballet.
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V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
“La Nao de China” by Catalina Delgado-Trunk, 2006, hand-cut paper over collage

Culture Shock

By Lisa Barrow

Ipso facto X-Acto

Any way you slice it, nothing’s quite like paper art. Traditional papel picado is a cheerful, humble Mexican papercraft often used to adorn and embellish public spaces. But ¡Papel! Pico, Rico y Chico, opening at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) on Friday, June 20, at 6pm, proves the form’s wondrous flexibility.
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V.23 No.5 | 1/30/2014
“42 Horse” by Ralph Greene
By Lisa Barrow

A horse is a horse, of course

Culture Shock zooms you around the city creative to East Meets West, Testimonios de una Guerra and Roll, Drop, Bounce.
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V.23 No.1 | 1/2/2014
Painting the swan
Lance Ryan McGoldrick
By Lisa Barrow

Blackbird buffaloed

See some art, be some art, and give the gift of art with this week’s Culture Shock.
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news

The Daily Word in Guns & Ammo, Typhoon Haiyan and Stupid Vacations

Strongest. Storm. Ever.

Measles and mumps are getting the band back together.

Guns & Ammo magazine fired their editor for writing a pro-gun control editorial.

When will Star Wars: Episode VII come out?

It’s harder to sit through a full-movie GIF than a full movie.

Traveling is lame.

This app makes your pet talk. “I’m calling PACA!”

Irritatingly skittish meerkats are frightened by scraping noises.

Mexico City’s punk scene explained.

Imagine the life of an aging superhero.

When’s the best time to drink coffee?

Desperately seeking comrade.

Homeland Security is interested in an APD officer.

Meet the muckers of Solid Waste.

First it was train whistles. Now it’s the beeping batting cage.

Happy birthday Tara Reid. We got you a Sharknado.

news

The Daily Word in Lizard People, Nostril Ticks and Street Apes

They found a fancy secret railway tunnel between San Diego and Tijuana.

Chinese submarines can get us.

An angry bar brawler brandished a chainsaw.

The determined mouse struggled with his cracker.

Here’s my vote for coolest Halloween candy.

What’s the most popular Halloween candy?

Bone up on blood sucking with this TED-Ed vampire cartoon.

Should we build a Death Star?

Do lizard people run the government?

We’re closer to understanding why warm water freezes faster than cold water.

Create your own drug.

Watch out for nostril ticks.

The Bulldogs win at losing.

Somebody stole a donation box from Donut Mart.

Spend some time with the street apes of Jakarta.

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The Daily Word in Nevada shootings, online health care woes and the zombie obsession

President Obama will give a talk today addressing problems people have been having with HeathCare.gov, a new health care website that allows people to compare insurance rates, understand health care laws and more.

A lawyer for a Roma couple accused of kidnapping a little girl in Greece says that the couple adopted her from her birth mother, though they still haven't located said mother for verification.

Hurricane Raymond is getting stronger.

There was a shooting at Sparks Middle School in Nevada this morning. Police say the suspect was “neutralized,” though it's not clear how many were shot, but the children were evacuated to the nearby high school.

There was another shooting in Nevada this morning, though this one was at a Las Vegas casino, in which one person was pronounced dead and two were wounded. Police say the suspect is in custody.

Joseph Sandoval, 50, was killed on Saturday after being struck by a Rail Runner train that was headed north to Santa Fe. Police are still trying to figure out why Sandoval was near the tracks.

Scott Chandler, owner of Tierra Blanca Ranch, spoke to Matt Lauer on "The TODAY Show" about the allegations of abuse and the Amber Alert for nine missing kids last week.

You think UNM has a solution to the national debt?

Are zombies holding America's imagination hostage?

sports

Team USA Beats Panama at the Last Minute

And does Mexico a favor

On Tuesday night, the US Men's National Soccer team won a gamewhich wasn't a surprisebut the overall results of the night had an odd side effect: With a win in the match, against Panama by a score of 3-2, the United States helped their greatest regional rival, Mexico, retain hope that they'd qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

For a long bit in the game, it didn't look as though the USalready securely qualified for the World Cupwould pull out the victory. Panama scored in the 18th minute, securing a lead for themselves that would last the vast majority of the game.

When the Americans finally came back with an equalizerMichael Orozco in the 64th minute with a sweet header off the vaunted set piece of the corner kickit felt like the tide had shifted a bit. But Team USA was never able to fully capitalize and Panama continued to push the game in their direction. What seemed like the final blow came in minute 83, as Luis Tejada put in a ball that had been deflected by American goalkeeper Brad Guzan in superior fashion, which the US defense was too slow to effectively clear. Tejada ran off the field, tore off his shirtand the country of Panama celebrated. This seemed to most observers to do two things: vault Panama into the World Cup matches and knock Mexico out, as they'd lost to Costa Rica earlier in the evening.

But Jurgen Klinsmann teams have been taught to continue fighting. The Americans did precisely that, despite sitting some of their more established stars for whatever reason. (Whether the Americans were sandbagging the game or not does not seem truly important.) With three minutes of stoppage time added to the clock, Team USA was down 1-2 and, somehow, improbably, the Americans scored twice in that time span to send Panama into a tail spin and Mexico into a fevered frenzy, their chances still alive.

Graham Zusi absolutely nailed a header off one of the sweetest crosses in the 92nd minute and the game morphed into something else. Mere moments later, Aron Johannsson demolished the hopes of Panama with a bullet of a shot. Johannsson's goal resulted in the game's conclusion less than a minute later, no hopes of extra time, no hopes of future gamesat least not for Panama.

With the victory, the US Men's National Team racked up a record-tying 22 points in the qualifying stages and added some mojo back to their current streak. Earlier in the year, the Americans possessed the then-longest winning streak in the world13 gamesand the team will surely remember this game as a fantastic example of not folding when they could have easily done so. Team USA's next match will be an international friendly in Scotland on Nov. 15.

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