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V.23 No.52 | 12/25/2014
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

From Spain to Arkansas, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014
Odds and Ends
From Spain to Delaware, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.14 | 4/3/2014
Doña Mariana Belsunse y Salasar
Brooklyn Museum, gift of Mrs. L.H. Shearman
“Doña Mariana Belsunse y Salasar,” 18th century, attributed to Pedro José Diaz

Arts

What to Wear in New Spain

Behind Closed Doors peeks into the fashion and elitism of the past

Conspicuous consumption isn’t new. Behind Closed Doors at the Albuquerque Museum explores how the privileged upper classes of New Spain wanted others to view and revere them.
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V.23 No.8 | 2/20/2014
Carlos Núñez rocks the gaita
Courtesy of the artist

Arts Feature

Your Secret Celtic Heart

Let Galician musician Carlos Núñez uncover it

Carlos Núñez’ mission is to share the lilting, fluid music of Galicia and other Celtic traditions, and he’s been working on it since he first picked up a gaita 35 years ago.
V.22 No.39 | 9/26/2013

Book Review

Found in Translation

Spain's Great Untranslated

Spain’s Great Untranslated is a new anthology that deals with issues as disparate as terrorism, love, grief and addiction, styles range from the darkly comic to the starkly tragic.
V.22 No.33 | 8/15/2013

news

The Daily Word in John Mellencamp, Wayne Bent, Obama and Guillermo del Toro.

The Daily Word

John Cougar’s sons were sucking on chili dogs behind the Tastee Freez.

Now Japan has Pepsi flavored Cheetos to go with their dirty underwear vending machines.

Obama played cards during the Osama bin Laden raid. The intern kept losing, but wouldn’t take her bra off.

A shark ate a lady’s arm in Maui.

Death came calling for both troubled sitcom star Lisa Robin Kelly and Spain’s wealthiest woman, Rosalia Mera.

Area 51 exists.

Take a peek at Guillermo del Toro’s sketchbook.

Google yanked YouTube access from Microsoft’s Windows Phone app.

Shittens are now available.

Enjoy these pictures of animals wearing clothes.

Albuquerque programmer Sean McCracken wrote the first game for Google Glass. The game involves killing aliens.

Wayne Bent will remain in prison. The Alibi covered Bent’s case extensively.

Happy birthday, Robert Culp. I don’t believe I’ve mentioned I’m related to Robert Culp. Or perhaps I have!

V.21 No.28 |

News

The Daily Word in superstition, general strikes and goats that are stoked

The Daily Word

Does today trigger your paraskavedekatriaphobia?

Formal challenge lodged against Mexican presidential election results.

The state's lending authority may have faked its 2011 audit.

Martin Heinrich has a lead against Heather Wilson in recent polls.

Workers ratchet up protests in Spain.

What it feels like to survive an avalanche.

Irish "anarchy," i.e., religious riots.

Kofi Annan condemns Syria after new reports of atrocities.

Iran could have nukes within 2 years, says British intelligence agency chief.

U.S. funded ally in sub-Saharan Africa plays a part in destabilization of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Silvio Berlusconi, redux?

Here's your "Weird Renaissance Boob holder." You're welcome.

"I like surfing, so I figured the goats would like surfing."

V.21 No.8 | 2/23/2012

news

The Daily Word in Syrian summit, Koran burning, homecooking at Denny’s

The Daily Word

World leaders meet in Tunisia in an effort to stop violence in Syria.

Body found this morning by Central and 114th. Then, police say, a car crashed into the crime scene.

Couple who’d already had a child die from cocaine arrested with 6 grams at a Sonic. Two of their children were in the car and the lady was pregant.

Police say man pepper sprayed while trying to rob motel customers at gunpoint. He dropped the gun and ran, then was pepper sprayed again when he returned and offered to buy the gun for $40.

Multiple deaths in Afghani riots sparked by burning of Korans at U.S. militray base.

Security guard takes stranger’s car to assail robber. Car was totaled and now the 80-year-old stranger has about $6,000 in payments.

$2 million in gold doubloons returned to Spain from a ship that was sunk by British forces in 1804.

British teacher tries to teach students a lesson by pretending to kidnap school janitor at gunpoint and flee in a getaway vehicle.

I doubt this vanity plate gets you pulled over much.

The old robbing a store at finger-point fails again.

Man walks into Denny’s and cooks himself a cheeseburger while pretending to be manager.

Man gets Holyfielded during argument at a Quality Inn.

V.19 No.37 | 9/16/2010

news

The Daily Word 9.13.10: robot skin, Hitler liked Disney, and Aldous Huxley died on Acid.

The Daily Word

Watch a video of the San Bruno gas explosion.

Not everyone loves Lady Gaga.

Delicious, crispy robot skin can feel pleasure and pain. Pressure, anyway.

Six tyrants and their secret hobbies.

Party down with new iris scanners.

Aldous Huxley died on acid. Acid in a Gummi Bear?

Can you regrow a chopped off fingertip?

The chupacabras is real! Maybe it’s not!

Ima let you finish.”

Halo Reach comes out at midnight tonight.

Police may have captured the Silver Van Del Taco Rapist.

The Rafael del Pino Foundation is paying for Bill’s trip to Spain.

Martinez wants to repeal medical marijuana.

Happy birthday, Fiona Apple.

V.19 No.28 | 7/15/2010
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Sports

Hangover Sports Roundup: Spain and LeBron

World Cup 2010

Who would have thought when this thing began, America would care even after the United States was eliminated. Apparently, soccer took hold here, and the World Cup concluded on Sunday with Spain versus the Netherlands.

Most of match was a parade of yellow cards and physical play, and Spain had most of the clean score chances. But 90 minutes was not enough; the fate of both squads was determined in extra time. In the 116th minute, Andres Iniesta kicked in the deciding goal giving Spain its first World Cup Final victory.

The Cup slowly converted this causal styptic to a soccer believer. Don't get me wrong. Touchdowns, dunks, and knockouts will always be first on my list, but there's always room for something new. Only time will tell if Major League Soccer can use the popularity of the World Cup down the road in the U.S.

NBA

Finally, the Chosen One made a decision during a live television special on ESPN. Picking Miami over Cleveland turned LeBron James from King to villain in a matter of seconds.

Through this entire process, James put his ego on full display. He’s ignored the Cavaliers and promised multiple titles for the Heat. Its unknown whether the self-proclaimed greatest trio in NBA history will produce a dynasty or even a profit for the organization.

One thing is for certain: The Heat took all the pressure off the defending champion L.A Lakers and painted a big bullseye on their own back instead.


Today's Events

Special showing of documentary directed by Gay Dillingham and narrated by Robert Redford, with preceding reception at 6pm and post-screening conversation with the filmmakers.

Beat Ebola Benefit Concert for Doctors Without Borders: John Bartlit & Daniel Ward • world guitar • Mensah Sokpor with Wamba • world and more at Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living

Laser shows: Pink Floyd! at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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