Rest in peace, Tommy Ramone.
Rest in peace, Charlie Haden.
Rest in peace, David Legeno.
Bowe Bergdahl returns to duty.
An inflatable pool could save your life in a scooter accident.
In restaurants, your phone slows down service.
Why do we refrigerate eggs?
The world’s tallest girl … “walked into a ceiling fan.”
Brace yourself for some scary photos.
Making a better saucepan actually is rocket science.
Terrorists: they’re out to get us.
American Idol auditions in Old Town.
APD filmed Ken Ellis on accident.
What’s happening in Albuquerque today?
I saw you, weirdo.
Happy birthday, Gerald Ford.
Consumers of my dancing-about-architecture reportage are probably aware of my frequent use of the adjectival "blackety-black." It's really just an overly precious synonym for: atramentous, ebony, jet, obsidian, onyx, pitch, slate, sloe and the like. But thanks to British scientists at Surrey NanoSystems, there's now an honest-to-goodness blackety-black. It's called Vantablack (or super black), and it's record-breaking darkness absorbs all but .035 percent of light. It's so damn black that the human eye has difficulty discerning its dimensions. Like a freaking black hole. Its primary intended applications are terrestrial, space and air-borne optical instrumentation. But now hear this: The Little Black Dress will never be the same.
The Daily Mail reports that it's created using carbon nanotubes—"which are 10,000 thinner than human hair and so miniscule that light cannot get in but can pass into the gaps in between"—and if that isn't enough, it's 10 times stronger than steel and conducts heat seven-and-a-half times more effectively than copper. Yeah. Owing to my obsessive-compulsive nature, themes prove irresistably attractive, so here are my favorite songs that pay tribute to blackety-black, er, Vantablack. Share your favorite black-centric tracks in the comments, fellow darklings.
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.
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.
It’s Cinco de Mayo.
A gunman was killed in an APD standoff.
Blood transfusions may hold the secret to eternal youth.
X-Men director Bryan Singer is facing additional sexual allegations.
It’s raining spiders. Hallelujah, it’s raining spiders. Amen.
Here’s the latest in data storage.
Some lady doesn’t know if she’s using the personals right.
Happy birthday, Tammy Wynette.
Paul Simon and Edie Brickell were arested at their home.
A woman died in a car crash while posting to Facebook.
Introducing the edible water bottle.
Donald Sterling made racist remarks.
They can turn off your brain with flashes of light.
A Nike employee sold rare sneakers on the black market.
When Netflix works again I will try Netflix Roulette.
The DOJ will hold the first of three public meetings on APD reform tonight.
They dug up the Atari mass grave.
Happy birthday, Jay Leno.
Mayor Berry held a press conference to address APD protests and concerns of excessive force.
Improper logging led to the Washington mudslide.
A baptism ceremony was swept out to sea.
Elton John is getting married.
The healthcare deadline is here.
Ronan Farrow faces ratings woes.
Learn the proper way to eat Tic Tacs.
You can actually sell your crappy CDs.
How much pee in a swimming pool could kill you?
Learn to flirt scientifically.
Psychedelic drugs can relieve despair in terminal patients.
Happy birthday, Christopher Walken.