The Daily Word in Netflix, Food Rhythm and Doppelganger Competitions
Netflix knows what we want this holiday season.
Non-binary photographer Jennifer Jackson felt alone so they began a project to represent people like themself.
These kids won't give up on being educated—even under the threat of terrorism.
Has the phrase “rhythm of food” ever entered your consciousness?
Have you heard of the most interesting doppelganger competition in the world?
Copper Square Downtown is in new hands.
The Daily Word in Coffee, Deep Sea Discoveries and Van Gogh's Ear
Hopefully this doesn't ruin Calvin and Hobbes for you...
Humans aren't the only primates that use tools! According to a new archaeological find, capuchin monkeys have been using them for 700 years.
The way coffee affects you is predominantly determined by your genetic makeup.
Scientists have used their smarts to develop a perfectly rationed bar of fancy weed chocolate. Thanks, guys.
This uniquely addictive game is Pavlov's-dogging your brain.
Artistic genius fueled by mental illness?
Sea explorers discover nearly two dozen sunken ships in the Aegean Sea spanning more than 2,000 years of Greek history.
Dragged From the Darkness
Youthful Van Gogh colors outside the lines in Vincent in Brixton
The Daily Word in an Edward Snowden film, the latest APD protest and van Gogh's ear
13 protesters were arrested after forcing their way into the mayor's office yesterday.
The family of lawyer Mary Han, who died under suspicious circumstances in 2010, is suing her former partner, lawyer Paul Kennedy.
Ride share company Lyft continues its operations despite a PRC order to cease and desist.
The United States made a prisoner exchange with the Taliban.
Mother Jones put together a spreadsheet detailing all the mass shootings in the US from 1982-2012.
The Russian troll army.
There was a precedent-setting judgement against a patent troll in California.
Read about the Satyrs, America's oldest gay motorcycle club.
An Edward Snowden film is in the works and is to be directed by Oliver Stone.
George Jung, the cocaine cowboy portrayed by Johnny Depp in Blow, is out of prison.
The Daily Word in Utah gorings, SNAP cuts and a lost Van Gogh
Are you sure that's an original Van Gogh? Where's my magnifying glass?
Russia calls on Syria to turn over its chemical weapons and place them under international control.
The new iPhones might have a fingerprint scanner? What will they think of next? An eye-laser identification system?
A man died over the weekend after falling from an elevated walkway at San Francisco's Candlestick Park during an NFL game.
A man in Utah was airlifted to the hospital after being gored by his buffalo. According to news reports, this is the third animal goring to happen in Utah in less than a month.
Amanda Hobbs, 24, died this morning due to injuries received from a triple shooting that happened in Valencia County on Saturday. Her father, Wesley Hobbs, 54, died after being shot twice in the head, and her mother, Patricia Hobbs, was also shot but is now out of the hospital. Police have yet to pinpoint suspects or a motive for the shooting.
A candlelight vigil was held on Sunday evening to honor fallen firefighter, Token Adams, who went missing on Aug. 30 in Jemez Springs Park. His body was found a week later, and officials specified that he died after crashing his ATV.
Some New Mexicans are going to have to make arrangements when the SNAP (food stamps) program loses some of its benefits within the next two months.
Move over Ancient Egypt; it looks like a modern Eurasian has the market cornered on mummification.
The Daily Word in cheese-smuggling, early voting, cliff diving
Returning NFL referees received with cheers and a standing ovation.
Are you as excited as I am about Balloon Fiesta?
Early voting kick-starts Presidential election in Iowa.
Canadian police officer arrested and charged with cheese-smuggling.
Apple chief executive apologizes for new maps app.
Lawn at Pete Domenici Courthouse is getting a face-lift.
Bank of America shells out 2.43 billion in settlement with Merrill Lynch.
Alaskan woman walks off cliff while texting.
Starry Night recreated with Hubble photos of other starry nights.
Celebrities hanging out with other celebrities and being awesome.
And here’s a cat video to brighten your day.
Mixed Media Mind Tricks
Abstractions in Balance is imaginative, sophisticated and poetic. The new collections presented by Lorna E. Smith and Harley Kirschner, running this month at the Range Café in Bernalillo, both draw inspiration from the natural world, but contain nuanced differences. Kirschner says “at the core of both bodies of work is a Zen simplicity.”
My Brother Vinny
That Vincent van Gogh was one wacky dude, what with all the hacking his own ear off and painting crazy shit on coffee cups and all. Er, wait, the ear thing is true; I think the coffee cup painting was actually done on canvas, and my mom bought me a replication at a museum or a yard sale or something. Anyway, in conjunction with Turner to Cézanne, The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and FUSION Theatre have teamed up to present Vincent (which stars one guy, Ross Kelly) for a very limited run. On Thursday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 8, at 2 p.m. you can check out the one-man play written by ... wait for it ... Leonard Nimoy! Yup, somehow Mr. Spock got his hands on correspondence between the brothers van Gogh—Theo and Vincent—and wrote a play. Tickets to the performance are included with admission to the exhibition (check cabq.gov/museum for details), which closes on Aug. 8. So if you haven’t seen it yet, you’re now ordered: Get thee to the museum. Seating is first come, first served, so head over the The Albuquerque Museum at 2000 Mountain NW immediately to get a seat.
Turner Turns Us On
Go for van Gogh, stay for Millet
Once upon a time, in a museum far, far away, I had my iPod on random. I wandered through galleries listening to Genesis P-Orridge gently sing into my ears until, suddenly, a man spotted a Monet. His excitement was so infectious I followed him over to one of Monet’s “Water Lilies.” Without notice, the track ended, and my world was forever changed.