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The Daily Word in racial bias, gay marriage and Friday the 13th
Sissy, a miniature schnauzer from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, walked 20 blocks to be with her owner, who is recovering from cancer surgery at a nearby hospital. That's love, man.
More counties in Alabama are allowing gay marriage licenses after a federal ruling struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
On the other end of the spectrum, Oklahoma representatives voted to advance a bill that would provide immunity to clergy members who refuse to perform same-sex weddings.
Noted New York Times columnist David Carr passed away yesterday. He was 58.
FBI Director James Comey gave a talk on Thursday at Georgetown University, addressing “hard truths” police face concerning racial bias.
A group of high school kids are trying to help the homeless by making job kits.
It's Friday the 13th, y'all! And KOAT has compiled a list of strange events that have occurred on this day throughout history.
The Daily Word in repetitive headlines about the death of Robin Williams, the sad state of individual rights in the digital age and WIPP!
New York Times obit for Robin Williams.
How far in advance are obituaries written?
Even the President of the United States loves Mork.
Marcos Delgado, suspect and fugitive in the murder of three women in Albuquerque shot himself in the head.
LANL is under fire for even considering biodefense/
APS superintendent Winston Brooks is the subject of a school board investigation as a result of a 911 call. And a tweet that offended "Public Education Secretary Designate" Hanna Skandera.
Drag when the props in your political ad get hard.
The evil overlords could remotely kill your smartphone if this bill passes in California.
Who among the youth of Baltimore will obey a severe blanket curfew?
"Make no bones about it, WIPP has to come back" says the energy secretary.
The Daily Word in Manning’s millions, Earhart’s disappearance and Winfrey’s layoffs
Quarterback Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos agree to a 5-year, $96 million dollar deal.
What does this mean for crestfallen Tim Tebow?
The U.S. State Department is re-opening the unsolved case regarding the mysterious disappearance of Amelia Earhart.
Disney is expected to take a $200 millon dollar loss from underwhelming film John Carter, one of Hollywood’s biggest flops.
The death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin set to go before a grand jury.
Oprah “Iron Fist” Winfrey lays off 30 Oprah Winfrey Network employees.
The gunman in France who killed three children and a rabbi at a Jewish school filmed the shooting with a camera attached to his neck.
Hebrew University plans to release Albert Einstein’s complete archives online.
On July 1st, 8 million college students will see their student loan interest rates double.
The New York Times plans to cut free online access to its content in half, requiring a subscription to view more.
APD officer shoots and kills a man after police say he used his SUV to ram cars.
New Mexico’s graduation rates have gone down three points since 2002.
Some people looking for jobs are getting asked for their Facebook passwords during interviews.
Wendy’s takes the ranking from Burger King as the country’s second biggest hamburger chain.
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.
The Daily Word featuring Twitter growing up, Libya going crazy, South Park creators getting Mormon
A New York Times photographer was taken hostage and sexually assaulted in Libya. She took some incredible photos.
Already, this ridiculous Libyan faux-conflict is already costing several billion dollars.
This man brought an open can of beer to his DWI court appearance.
The Quran is found “guilty,” burned in a Florida church.
Get ready for Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Broadway musical “The Book of Mormon.”
People are signing an online petition to have Apple remove a “gay cure” app.
This Albuquerque man went in to cardiac arrest and later died after being tased by police.
So that’s where my WWII-era machine gun went...
This man was so pissed off that Taco Bell burritos went up in price, he started firing at police. They’re not real anyway, dude.
Stand by Me? These kids in Texas find a human skull while fishing.
OMG, it’s Twitter’s fifth birthday!
...And this N.C. historian is telling the story of the Civil War through Twitter.
The Daily Word 12.16.10: Afghanistan, DADT, WikiLeaks, Bill Richardon, Meat, Winona Ryder
It’s raining, it’s snowing. The old man is … growing?
A decade of the U.S. in Afghanistan and conditions have never been worse.
The Senate has enough votes to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.
New York Times online will revert back to a pay-site model sometime next month.
2011's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees include Neil Diamond, but not Mike Diamond.
Winona Ryder emerges from her protective cocoon.
Vegetables I Have Known
Oh beets, with your vivid, royal coloring, the shock of hot pink spiraling through you like Mother Nature’s own blacklight poster. I am so in love, I clicked on a NYT recipe for a salad of shredded you. My eyes juiced your image, regarded only briefly the measurements and directions, and then returned to you, a root the color of guts in my dreams.
Follow the recipe or throw caution to the wind as I did and trust your own gut as it resonates with the most bewitching of vegetable forms. (How could I have ever scoffed at still lifes?)
Let the juices stain your fingers as you shred the mighty beet with your common cheese grater. Squeeze in half a lemon after scornfully discarding the seeds. Taste. Another half a lemon, then, or not. Do the same with oranges.
Drizzle just the slightest bit of olive oil. Tip your palm cupping just a touch of salt. Stir. Taste.
Make a lot. Over days in your fridge, the flavors commingle and mellow. The citrus, less bright. The beet, less earthy.
Like ĺkaros, my ambition spurred me to dig up yet more roots for grating. The passé carrot found new life with sesame oil. Since I posses no mixing bowl and own only, instead, a purple Kool Aid pitcher, I shoveled my pile of three shredded carrots into this container. Sesame oil goes far, flavor-wise, so a few drops was all this dish required. Next, peeled tomatoes, chopped and strained, were added as a second layer. A touch of sweet Mirin and rice vinegar spilled onto those.
A little salt goes a long way in this dish, too. A couple of hearty stirs dispersed the tomatoes and carrots. (Not too many, or the delicate flesh of the tomato may be pulverized.) Once served, top with unadorned avocado.
The Daily Word 01.17.10: Starbucks Albuquerque Migration, Jemez Pueblo Solar Power Plant, Sandia National Labs 'SunCatchers'
Starbucks announced that it will close a Seattle call center later this year and move the operations to the Duke City. The Seattle call center employs 78 Starbucks employees and 52 contract workers.
Jemez (“We don't have any revenue... except for a little convenience store") Pueblo plans to build the nation's first large-scale solar power plant on tribal lands, with the potential to bring in millions of dollars."
Sandia National Laboratories’ National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) in Albuquerque unveiled four new SunCatchers: solar-thermal hydrogen dishes that convert heat into electical energy and sport a least one, amazing reflected-
New York Times Columnists Become Teachers
Looking for a little more change in the coffers, the New York Times is offering week-long, typically online classes taught by its big-name editors.
Nicholas Kristof, Gail Collins and Eric Asimov are all teaching courses this fall for between $125 and $185.
Incidentally I, the Weekly Alibi's staff writer, am also available to instruct people on stuff. My rates are much more reasonable. I charge anywhere from $5 to $10 to teach anyone anything I know. Also, my knowledge shouldn't take a whole week to impart. Give me like a half hour and I'll show you how to eat the Slim Jim-cheese stick combo packs in such a way that every bite includes meat and cheese. I can also teach you the best way to go about telling people you play guitar and then, when people ask you to play, I'll explain how to disappointedly say, "man, I wish I could, but these darn calluses are killing me. I have calluses because I play guitar so much." Enroll today!