V.22 No.25 |
The Daily Word in goopy beach, a Flying Wallenda controversy and the Naked Rambler
Everyone uses a cell phone but no one wants a cell tower in their backyard.
No plans this weekend? How about scooping hundreds of pounds of algae and trash out of Tingley Beach?
Some Navajos are upset by Flying Wallenda Nik Wallenda's plans for a tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon and also point out that he is not actually going across the Grand Canyon anyway.
Snowden is in Moscow and American government officials are completely losing their minds.
Old school use of a coolie by Indian journalist has the journalist in hot water.
This story makes one wonder how many drones are watching us right now.
Some mugshots of Edwardian era women arrested for public drunkenness. "Occupation: polisher and prostitute."
Chris Brown may have assaulted a woman in a nightclub last night.
V.22 No.18 |
The Daily Word in the incredible story of the Cleveland hostages, pink dolphins and hairy visors
Reported cases of HIV infection are on the increase on the Navajo Reservation.
Colorado pot legalization involves some new taxes that may not have the support of pro-marijuana groups.
KOAT reports a rash of bike thefts downtown.
Are some of our contemporary English words identical to words from a 15,000 year old "proto-Eurasiatic" Ice Age language?
The United States finally came out and accused China of cyber-espionage.
The pink dolphins of Hong Kong are dying.
The ABBA museum in Stockholm is now open!
This article explains the origins the conservative Islamist movement in Bangladesh.
There's only enough room in this world for one manufacturer of "visors with simulated hair," AKA hairy-hats.
V.22 No.18 | 5/2/2013
This Saturday, May 4, is Free Comic Book Day, an annual orgy of illustrative art in which fair-weather fans descend upon stores to snatch up piles of complimentary comic books. If you’re a true lover of “sequential art” (as comic book genius Scott McCloud calls it), you might want to extend the holiday and head over to Guild Cinema on Sunday, May 5. Local word-and-picture publishing organization 7000 B.C. is sponsoring a special movie screening at 1 p.m. only. The documentary Dear Mr. Watterson looks into the life and art of “Calvin & Hobbes” creator Bill Watterson.
V.21 No.41 |
The Daily Word in veep debate, diamond planet and sassy Big Bird
Supersonic human free fall has been rescheduled for Sunday due to weather.
Navajo Nation will put drone tech to good use by using an unmanned aircraft to monitor crops.
Soprano to take a Virgin Galactic flight into space and siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing.
A diamond planet bigger than Earth.
13 obscure punctuation symbols you might like to use, such as the authority point and the snark mark.
Lots of people are going to be sassy Big Bird for Halloween.
Advice from Miami stripper Skrawberry. (Warning: Kinda raw.)
America is not mostly Protestant anymore.
How to find truth on the Internet.
In today's so-obvious-maybe-it's-not-news news: NRA backs Heather Wilson.
And she's talking about driver's licenses some more.
V.21 No.21 | 5/24/2012
Courtesy of Red Rock Pictures
The hunt for ore
Reporter Christie Chisholm spoke with Larry J. King, a Navajo man who’s fighting Hydro Resources, Inc. The company wants to mine an aquifer under Church Rock, N.M.
Rooting around in the aquifer for uranium will make the water in it undrinkable, says Rich Abitz, a geochemist, in the story. The EPA has agreed to look into the company’s permit.
King has also started a campaign on Change.org that asks people to sign a petition to prevent the mining.
“Being in the Southwest, and being where every drop of water is precious—and where water is sacred, too—we need to preserve the water not only for ourselves but for future generations,” says King. “Without water, there is nothing.”
Courtesy of Red Rock Pictures
Navajo Group Fights Aquifer Mine
The Navajo Nation outlawed uranium mining and processing in 2005 in response to high cancer rates. Yet Larry J. King is one of many members of the tribe who are fighting plans to mine uranium from an aquifer.
V.21 No.11 | 3/15/2012
Tribe takes on hipster clothing chain
The Alibi catches up with Shane Hendren, a Navajo artist and board member of the Indian Arts and Crafts Association.
V.21 No.10 | 3/8/2012
The Daily Word in Urban Outfitters, marshmallow vodka and BofA’s sneaky fees
Navajo Nation suing Urban Outfitters for titling some products “Navajo.”
Arizona public schools ban Bless Me Ultima, the landmark novel by local literary legend Rudolfo Anaya.
Image of Jesus appears in a tortilla in Española.
Request your FBI file.
HuffPo article on the owner of Effex, an LGBT rights activist and a Christian Republican.
Farewell, heartthrob Davy Jones.
Recycling photos from around the world.
Understanding fluffed marshmallow vodka.
The Aquabats have a TV show.
Track down criminals with Twitter.
Bank of America rolls out even sneakier fees.
Yoga championships. It’s a thing.
The life of the robot.
V.20 No.45 |
The Daily Word in Penn State riots, UC Berkeley beatdown and the 90-foot-wave surver
Local credit unions see lots of new accounts after Bank Transfer Day.
The city of Farmington tries to assure Navajos that the city is a safe place for them to visit.
N.M. rattlers provide venom for cancer treatment.
Perry screws up. Big time.
A 70-year-old machine gun that still works.
Dude surfs a 90-foot wave.
Someone stole a ghost bike.
A trailer park in Tesuque Pueblo is demanding proof of citizenship from renters.
Unseen photos of Marilyn Monroe.
Police beat protesters with clubs at Occupy demonstration at UC Berkeley.
Penn State students riot over the firing of their football coach, who is accused of covering up his assistant coach's child molestation.
There are no more rhinos in West Africa.
Ex-banker takes over Greece.
California had a law against euthanizing "downer" animals. The Supreme Court overturned that law.
Why is gold our basis for money and not something else?
V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Lost and Found
The children of Cuidando los Niños
V.20 No.22 | 6/2/2011
Courtesy of the KiMo Theatre
The Southwest's most iconic theater gets its crown back
This week, with the installation of a replica of the KiMo Theatre’s original sign, Albuquerque pays homage to its most flamboyant architectural asset.
V.19 No.27 | 7/8/2010
Navajo Photographer Don James Captures One Nation, One Year
Each time Navajo photographer Don James saw professional portraits of his tribe, he sighed—not in reverence, but in hopelessness.
For the glossy prints, mostly depicting ceremonies and cultural icons, failed to capture the daily life of the Navajo people.
So he began his project, a yearlong journey into the Navajo Reservation, a space occupying parts of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah, to tell the real stories of Navajo Nation. Equipped with only his truck, sleeping bag, camera, and a few changes of clothes, James set off on what would become a life- changing experience.
His final work is presented in his book One Nation, One Year, and each colorful photo is accompanied with a short explanation about the subject, and the day and time at which it was taken. The photos are arranged in chronological order, from February 8, 2008, the beginning of his trip, to February 4, 2009, the day he left the reservation. The official book release party took place last night at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, and there’ll be another at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Ariz., on July 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The book is available at major bookstores.
Determined to gain that insider’s perspective, the Albuquerque resident put himself on a $100 per week budget—which would cover food, lodging and gas. He hitchhiked around the reservation and spent nights with his subjects. Though most people welcomed his project, a few did not. As James told it at the book opening, he approached his 73-year-old grandmother for a picture. She was shearing her sheep to sell the wool at the market. Instead of praising his project, she became annoyed and huffily demanded that he put the camera down and come and help her with the sheep. She later cried with joy when she saw her picture in his book.
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