The Daily Word in the tragic end of a bartending career, the dawn of a white minority and a reprieve for some Texas abortion clinics
An appeals court has resuscitated the Jemez Pueblo's claim on the Valle Caldera in the Jemez Mountains.
Because of Monday's Supreme Court decision, 10 Texas abortion clinics slated to close will remain open. For now.
"Legs really don't work": the Action Man series of battlefield casualties action figures.
One of the United States' last all-wood baseball stadiums burned to the ground in a dramatic 30 minute blaze yesterday.
Justin Bieber is changing his life thanks to a Pentecostal church in Australia.
The People in Your Neighborhood
Interviews with ordinary Burqueños
An Interview with Gordy Andersen, Part 2
The Daily Word in Branson, Bronson, bats and bands.
Space tourism may not happpen.
Brittany Maynard decided to die.
The World Trade Center is open for business.
You can buy a Microsoft Band right now, if you want.
Relax to the soothing sounds of bats.
Bats invaded a courthouse in Utah.
It’s a good time to learn more about bats.
Hyundai/Kia will pay $360 million for lying about fuel economy.
Daredevil Nik Wallenda survived his latest tightrope stunt in Chicago.
Meanwhile, an extreme sports enthusiast laughed in the face of danger by impulsively jumping onto a floating whale carcass surrounded by sharks.
A new “ruby slippers” app allows you to trigger responses on your phone by clicking your heels.
Taylor Swift removed her music from Spotify.
Here are some ideas for your next stupid rock band tattoo.
Alexandra Greenwall’s disappearance and return remain shrouded in mystery.
The DOJ/APD settlement agreement aims to overhaul law enforcement practices in Albuquerque.
Happy birthday, Charles Bronson.
The Daily Word in ride-sharing rules, AR-15s and Steely Dan
In Alibi-centric news: We clarified our critical and satirical intentions in response to an anti-Ted Nugent missive. Perhaps more importantly, we published loads of excellent new content. If you're saving the print ish for weekend reading, scope highlights like
In other local media news, KRQE News 13 faces backlash from viewers for their description of undocumented immigrants as "illegal immigrants" who carry disease. KUNM reports on the City's new public records fee schedule.
The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission has directed its staff to revamp the rules that impact ride-sharing services like Lyft and Uber. And there was much rejoicing ...
North Valley residents express concern over a proposed waste transfer station.
Have you ever wondered whether sellers of New Mexico properties must disclose natural deaths, homicides or suicides that occurred on premises? The answer is no.
New Mexico lands on another list that's nothing to brag about, being among the top five states with the highest percentage of uninsured residents.
A public relations survey sez Albuquerque is the sixth-most attractive city to border state millennials, owing to its "ethnic, affordable and youthful" vibe.
KOB Eyewitness News 4 reports that APD is all set to purchase 350 AR-15 rifles from a local vendor.
People born on July 10 include Nikola Tesla, Marcel Proust, Tura Satana, Ronnie James Dio, Zoogz Rift and Sofía Vergara.
The Daily Word in patriotism, spying and scared dogs
LANL is busy determining whether organic cat litter caused the fire at WIPP.
A local veteran is frustrated with the Veteran's Administration.
If you can't turn on your phone, it will not be allowed on some US-bound airplanes.
Hurricane Arthur hit New Brunswick, Canada pretty hard.
"Try burning this one" and other stupid patriotic tattoos.
Germany is retaliating against American espionage by starting to spy on American spies.
Tour De France selfies are dangerous.
Rockin’ the Mother Road
Best of Burque
Best of Burque Photo Deadline Extended to Noon on Monday March 24
You can email Best of Burque photos to email@example.com now.
I wanted to enter Gomez in Best of Burque, but when I tried to send his picture in (to me) there was some kind of … photorazzle.boogerbomb thing I had to register on … and then the phone rang, and I spilled my coffee, and Dr. Cyclops was on and I just never got back to it. Does everything have to be so complicated?
No, it doesn’t. And it’s not fair we should miss out on so many photos of babies, dogs, cars and tattoos because of some complicated thing we set up a few years ago. My apologies to the 50 or so of you who jumped through the hoops.
Now you can just email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Monday, March 24. We’ll put some of them in our Best of Burque issue, on stands Thursday, April 3. (Yes, I know it will actually be out on Wednesday April 2, but we like making that complicated, too. Don’t ask. It’s a weird little publishing thing.)
And remember, you still have until midnight tonight (Tuesday, March 18) to submit your Best of Burque votes, or even just change them around in case you just discovered a great new … furniture store or something.
Also, dog photos aside, we really do just count up the votes with no monkey business—so don’t call me complaining if your grandma’s nicknack nook didn’t win an award. It’s not my fault. Believe in us. Believe in the system.
Paints and Needles
Tattoo Fiesta lures big names in ink to Duke City
The Daily Word in the "forest boy" hoax, the "Kindness in America" hoax, a Subgenius shakeup and Captain Picard Day
Undercover APD officer goes to "Chinese massage" parlour, asks for massage and then arrests woman when she agrees to give a massage.
Susana Martinez and some legislators use their personal email for state business and some say that excludes those emails from public records requests.
Is Obama going to go after the weed vote?
The British recovered a lost WWI submarine with an interesting history.
In this bath salts freakout the guy was scared he was going to be eaten.
The "Kindness in America" author actually shot himself.
New Jersey wine competes with French wine.
Lacey Wildd wants to get a thirteenth breast enlargement even though her tits could explodde.
Swedish authorities failed to prove that explicit Manga qualifies as child pornography.
Meet AJ Weberman, Bob Dylan's single most obsessed fan.
Website posts The Oatmeal's cartoons without permission, then threatens to sue when the cartoonist pointed this out.
Check out this bizarre David Hasselhoff commercial.
Ten terrible tattoos of hard rock hideousness.
Reverend Stang retired from leading the Church of the Subgenius because he is tired of the asshole membership.
The Daily Word in Dear Leaders, political assassinations and President Palin
China recognizes Kim Jong Un as North Korea's new leader.
Sunni chief denies ordering the deaths of his political enemies.
Sarah Palin thinks it's not too late.
A new casino may be coming to the fairgrounds.
Three local restaurants receive red stickers.
R.I.P. Captain America co-creator Joe Simon.
Should you get a QR-code tattoo?
Keep it cool guys, Jon Bon Jovi is not dead.
This youtube video about the Norwegian butter shortage will change your freaking life.
Keep those brain-eating amoebas out of your neti pot.
The Daily Word in Madoff’s pants, hand hearts and whiskey
Family of civil rights lawyer Mary Han says police botched the investigation of her death.
Los Ranchos may get a plastic bag manufacturing plant that operates 24 hours a day.
Guv sent out letters to see whether immigrants with driver’s licenses still live in the state. She says more than a quarter of them were sent back by the post office.
Bernie Madoff’s pants can house your iPad.
Carlsbad is running out of water.
Tonight, Republican candidates will debate in Iowa. Gawker’s got your predictions.
More people are getting their tattoos removed.
The secrets of hand hearts revealed.
Robotic exoskeleton. Yhuuuuuusssssssssss.
Underwater volcano to erupt near Oregon.
American distillers may be rushing whiskey. Crisis?
An investigative report on the use of drones.
The top 100 sci-fi and fantasy books.
Rowdy’s Dream Blog #210: Knuckle Tattoos.
I want to get my friend a present: knuckle tattoos that read "KILL ME." I later decide I should change this to "SPINACH."
Zodiac Gone Wild?
Apparently, you might not be the western zodiac sign you think you are. According to a new report by the Minnesota Planetarium Society our zodiac, which was created about 3000 years ago just isn't accurate anymore, since the earth is constantly being pushed and pulled around by other heavenly bodies, such as the moon. Here’s one of hundreds of stories about the shift of the zodiac. Don’t worry, Free Will Astrology is still valid according to the reports!
This is good news for body modification artists, who will likely be filling their appointment books with tattoo cover-ups and alternatives such as laser removals, salabrasion, skin branding and other forms of scarification.
According to the reports, I'm not an Aries anymore. I liked that goat. Isn't it cute? Did yours change? How does that make you feel?
Ink Link: Writing the Body
Here’s an unique addition to the body of a poet’s work and publication credits: The Tattooed Poets Project. The visionary behind the web archive is New Yorker Bill Cohen who answered an email interview while at cruising altitude on his flight to Hawaii for a conference on tribal tattoos. And he wrote, among other things, “I am a fickle blog reader...generally won't finish long ones.” So I’m keeping this short. His project is an interdisciplinary response to National Poetry Month. Every day for the month of April annually, the Project features a photo of a tattoo on a poet, commentary by the poet about the tattoo, including both shop talk and any literary significance, plus bio, and then links to a poem. The corollaries between ink on the page and ink on the body are explored all month long, with—as is par for poets—a huge range of both poetic voice and aesthetic style. Amazing archive. Take a look-see. Even New Mexico’s own Joy Harjo with her amazing hand tattoos is featured along with the likes of Kim Addonizio, Jill Alexander Essbaum, and Brendan Constantine (who will be here to perform at Church of Beethoven in August).