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V.23 No.7 | 2/13/2014
“Super Girl” by Sara Richard

Gallery Review

Badass Lady-Love

Women of Comics soars at Metropolis

In a new show at ABQ’s comic art gallery, women are loved for being badass, and no one minds that most of them are not real people.

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V.22 No.40 | 10/3/2013

Book Review

Powerful in Pink

Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in India

As Pink Sari Revolution makes clear, local-level resistance can be potent, even in “India’s Wild West.”

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V.22 No.38 | 9/19/2013
Gatas y Vatas

Show Up!

Gatas Sing Outside the Box

Editorial intern Rebecca Gonzales reports on the fourth annual Gatas y Vatas, a solo women’s music fest.
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news

The Daily Word in Coca-Cola's vault, Bernalillo same-sex hearing and "sex boxes" in Switzerland

The United States and Britain team up to show Syria's government that when you “cross a line” (referring to a gas attack that killed at least 355 people, though some reports have stated the death toll was over 1,000), the world is going to get involved.

Police in Spokane, Wash., have arrested a second teenage suspect in the fatal beating of 88-year-old Delbert Belton, who was a WWII veteran.

After being found guilty last week for the Fort Hood shooting spree four years ago, the sentencing phase of Maj. Nidal Hasan's trial starts today.

There's a Coca-Cola vault? I want to go to there.

In preparation for a hearing this afternoon on same-sex marriage, Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver has printed 1,000 same-sex marriage licenses.

Kids at Joy Junction learn how to capture their wishes and dreams with a camera via the Pictures of Hope program.

Mayor Richard Berry's office initiates the "Equity in Pay Task Force," aimed at closing the wage gap between men and women.

For those who find themselves taking long drives and suddenly getting the urge to have sex, Zurich, Switzerland now has “sex boxes” where people can drive up and give it a go. It's also safer for the prostitutes.

And now, the big question: Do we really want to see a John Lennon clone?

Music

Flyer on the Wall: Halftone Hoedown


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Chelsea Wrightson

Artist Chelsea Wrightson created this week’s lovely Flyer on the Wall. Headlined by a maroon cat’s cradle, this work of art announces a ’60s-themed dance party at Blackbird Buvette (509 Central NW). The retro get-down will benefit emerging female-identified Burque publication Neblina. Don your finest vintage and dance and drink to fundraise for female ink. Blackbird Buvette • Neblina ‘60s Dance Party and Benefit • DJ Bea • Fri Nov 30 • 10 pm • Donation • 21+ • blackbirdbuvette.com

V.21 No.48 | 11/29/2012

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Chelsea Wrightson

Flyer on the Wall

Halftone Hoedown

Artist Chelsea Wrightson’s flyer invites fans of women-powered media to shake their groove thing to benefit Neblina.
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Music

Specter of sonic sexism looms

Jeff Drew jeffdrewpictures.com

Sexism in the music industry is alive and well. But it’s almost 2013, you might say. We’re more than a half-century removed from the height of ’50s paternalism. Sadly, we’re not quite as distanced from the weaker-sex mentality as we’d like to think. Whether exploring industrial music, producing or music-related subcultures, misogyny still patiently waits to be acknowledged and abolished. We chatted with Burqueña noisemakers and aural curators about their experiences with sexism in our burg. Read all about it in Burqueñas Talk Musical Misogyny.

V.21 No.47 | 11/22/2012
Jeff Drew jeffdrewpictures.com

Aural Fixation

Burqueñas Talk Musical Misogyny

We talk to Burqueña DJs and musicians about sexism in the music industry and call for an end to bad, old-fashioned misogyny.

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news

The Daily Word in hazmat, more Gangnam Style and Penn State prez

People in Santa Teresa, N.M., were told to stay inside and seal windows and vents. Turns out, 200 people got sick, and an unknown hazardous material caused it. The industrial park reopened yesterday.

Gary Johnson's campaign splices him into the presidential debates.

Guy rode his bike through Hurricane Sandy.

Back East, people are lined up for miles to get gas.

Former Penn State president charged with perjury in Sandusky scandal.

Gene Hackman knew the dude he slapped in Santa Fe.

Dr. Kevorkian's paintings.

City councilors lodge an ethics complaint against a pro-minimum wage hike group.

Campaign finance reports filed today. So, how much did those legislative campaigns blow?

Noam Chomsky Gangnam Style

10 election oddities explained. By the British.

Is America ready for a female president?

V.21 No.44 | 11/1/2012
Georgia West
Margaret Wright

News Feature

Next Gen Justice

Young women tackle reproductive equity

Girl Tech participants say the “if, how and when” decisions about having kids should be left to mothers.

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news

The Daily Word in veep debate, diamond planet and sassy Big Bird

Supersonic human free fall has been rescheduled for Sunday due to weather.

Navajo Nation will put drone tech to good use by using an unmanned aircraft to monitor crops.

Soprano to take a Virgin Galactic flight into space and siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing.

A diamond planet bigger than Earth.

Anarchist Peter Rabbit.

13 obscure punctuation symbols you might like to use, such as the authority point and the snark mark.

Lots of people are going to be sassy Big Bird for Halloween.

Do you guys care about the veep throwdown? Guardian says it's crucial. And USA Today breaks it down. All the way down. "Joe just needs to be Joe," says the prez.

Advice from Miami stripper Skrawberry. (Warning: Kinda raw.)

America is not mostly Protestant anymore.

How to find truth on the Internet.

In today's so-obvious-maybe-it's-not-news news: NRA backs Heather Wilson.

Some pop stars to be naked on their album covers.

Gov. Martinez wants to evict the Mexican gray wolf pack.

And she's talking about driver's licenses some more.

V.21 No.41 | 10/11/2012
Taking a break from the rigors of protesting
Maren Tarro

Freedom of Assembly

Preaching to the Prez

Christian groups shout mixed messages at the White House

A coalition of Christian groups goes to Washington, D.C., to protest prayerfully.

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sports

Team USA women's basketball dominance overshadowed

The US women are dominating like it aint no thing ...
AP photo by Eric Gay
The US women are dominating like it aint no thing ...

While the USA men's basketball has been making headlines with its blowout win over Nigeria and the relentless stream of questions about whether this team could beat the 1992 Dream Team, there's been a steady storm of wins accumulating on the women's side that very few people have talked about.

On Tuesday, the women put up nearly twice as many points as their opponent, Team Canada. Team USA slaughtered Canada so effectively that only two players— Chelsea Aubry and Kim Smith, both D1 talents during their college days in America—scored in double figures.

Aside from demolishing Canada, Team USA has now won 39 straight Olympic games. The last time the women's basketball team lost was in 1992, when that storied men's Dream Team was unveiled to the world.

Since '92, however, the men's game has teetered back and forth between nonchalant dominance and embarrassingly lackadaisical effort, resulting in a disappointing bronze medal in the 2004 Olympics in Athens. While the men's team recommitted after those Athens games, the women's team never needed to; they never stopped winning. They haven't lost a game in the preliminary rounds of the Olympics since 1976—the very first time women's basketball was even a sport in the Olympics.

Team USA faces a tough challenge on Thursday, going up against an Australian team that made waves of its own in the publicity field, and has played some mean games of basketball, to boot. The Opals will challenge the Americans inside with strong post play, but might have trouble with the way Team USA likes to get out and run on the break.

More importantly, the mainstream press is doing its quadrennial look at women's basketball: seemingly impressed, ESPN even featured a story about how the US women are the real Dream Team. That being said, it's troubling, as with so many other professions and occupations, what kind of disparity the women will come back home to, regardless of whether they medal or not, gold or otherwise.

While the league minimum in the NBA—where every player on the men's team has a job after the Olympics are done—is at least $473,604 dollars, depending on whether it's a rookie contract, women in the WNBA cannot earn more than a $103,500. Anthony Davis has trademarked his unibrow, just in case he needs to supplement his income. Meanwhile, female greats like Candace Parker, Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi barely have name recognition.

It'd be wonderful if the Olympics rewarded the best play with the most money or the most fame, or whatever it is that society decides is the way to reward these people who dedicate their lives to excellence. Unfortunately, it seems the thing we value most is a good story.

news

The Daily Word in Judo, Annan and Doctor Who

A smiling tribute to American blubber was stolen from Dairy Queen.

Horse owners like N.M. horse slaughterhouse.

Ex-APD officer who kicked a suspect in the head a bunch of times wants his job back.

Kofi Annan quits gig as Syrian peace envoy because no one's got his back.

Bone marrow transplants eradicate HIV.

What Robyn Lawley—the prestigious plus-size lacy underpants model—eats.

The lady who takes pictures of babies dressed like flowers and peas and things is totally nuts. (Satire)

The Olympic rings as fascinating infographics for nerds like me.

Is being an Olympic gymnast any fun anymore?

Swimmer Ryan Lochte digs one night stands, says his mom.

Kayla Harrison becomes the first American to win the gold in Judo.

How not to write about female musicians.

"Doctor Who" trailer for series 7 features dinosaurs.

V.21 No.28 | 7/12/2012
Erin Adair-Hodges

Mama Crass

What a Way to Make a Livin’

The American workplace is built for 1950s Man, a pomaded machine who didn’t need vacation or time with his kids.

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