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V.24 No.45 | 11/05/2015

The Daily Word in Republicans, bad sex, and space death

The Daily Word

Last night's GOP debate is calm and mature... Relatively.

The people at BuzzFeed share with us their lousy sex experience.

Albuquerque honors its veterans- with free stuff!

Yet another “Beauty Through the Decades” video, but this one takes the romantic filter off of the past to show what women were really doing.

A planet far far away causes scientists to rethink the way they see planetary orbit.

Ancient English tree rejects gender binary.

Space is terrifying. Death is around every corner, and these astronauts have faced it head on.

Here's a page thats full of people gushing about Fallout 4. If that interests you.

literature, arts, reading

Crafting my Winter Reading List

Getting cozy with the female greats

I want to preface the following with the assertion that I am not in the habit of taking Buzzfeed quizzes. Never the less, this morning, still bleary eyed and sitting at my table, coffee in hand, I numbly scrolled through social media feeds that led me to a Buzzfeed quiz.

It begged the simple question: How many of the greatest books by women have you read?

Who curated this list? I have no idea, but it contains the literary heavyweights you'd expect as well as some contemporary writers that deserve the homage of avid readers. I took the quiz, checking off the books I knew and loved from the long list and clicked the button to get my results.

25. 25 out of 102. I pride myself on being well read, so I was understandably a little disappointed. Buzzfeed gave me this consolation, "maybe you haven't fully explored the world of books written by women, but the good news is that you now have so many wonderful books to read." No shit.

I have a friend who once spent a whole year reading only books written by women. I'm planning on a spending this winter doing the same. Thanks, Buzzfeed.

First up: White Teeth by Zadie Smith.

Take the quiz here.

V.24 No.42 | 10/15/2015

The Daily Word in lube, aliens, and J-Law

The Daily Word

Who cares about women? People who wear pink and don’t wear bras, obviously. Cue eyeroll.

What are smart people afraid of? Not spiders.

Walmart continually makes this beautiful mistake.

Does “Pinktober” piss you off? Well, grab your stress ball because it’s gotten worse.

Yas, Jennifer Lawrence, YAS!


Neon Indian’s new album is released tomorrow, but you can totes listen today if you want to (you know you do).

Sometimes we have to talk to the police when we have weed on us. This is not an ideal situation, so memorize these things so you don’t have a panic attack and get shot.

Santa Fe is hosting a chile drop for NYE?!

V.24 No.26 | 6/25/2015


The Daily Word in murder, women and small-town crimes.

The Daily Word

Who is Dylann Roof?

Dozens more women and children murdered by Boko Haram in Niger.

What does the beginning of Ramadan look like around the world?

Iranian women might be allowed to watch volleyball matches again!

11-year-old is youngest US Chess Master.

Move over Alexander Hamilton.

First rape clinic for men and boys opens in Sweden.

Espanola Valley Fiesta Queen’s crown stolen.

Despicable T or C officer shot a dog seven times.

V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015

Book Review

The Center of Her Own World

The First Bad Man

The multitalented Miranda July—filmmaker, short story writer and artist—has finally released her first novel, the story of an unexciting woman who learns karate and finds her careful control over life slipping.
V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015
Michelle Thornton

Arts Feature

A War of the Words Hits Home

Women of the World bout it out in Burque

Two years of planning have brought an international battle of words—and a whole lot of fun—to the Duke City.
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Trust me, the ladies love 52 pickup.
courtesy of the artist

Art Scenester

Whatever We Want, We Want It Now

With a bit of magic, please

Relationship expert Melanie Rubin offers a little magic with her medicine.
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V.24 No.8 | 2/19/2015

Art Scenester

Rewriting Graffiti

Reverberate Her Lines puts women at the center of street art’s positive possibilities.
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V.24 No.6 |


The Daily Word In Bossy Vaginas, Scottish Geese and Expensive Chile

The Daily Word

Your vagina is a boss!

If you’re a teen who texts and drives, a New Mexican college student is in the process of releasing an app that will track every move you make while operating a vehicle!

The University of Vermont acknowledges a third gender and allows students to be identified by their chosen first name, even if they have not legally changed their name yet. They also honor preferred pronouns. AKA VERMONT RULES.

The woman who famously called Angelina Jolie a “talentless brat” (um, hasn’t she seen Hackers?) stepped down from her position at Sony.

A totally irrelevant piece about Scottish geese.

There is no price too high to keep us from our chile, but dammit if we don’t get more rain.

V.23 No.38 | 9/18/2014

Music to Your Ears

Scope Music to Your Ears for coverage of women’s solo experimental music fest Gatas y Vatas and worldly annual happening ¡Globalquerque! Now with A/V!
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.
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.”
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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V.22 No.34 |


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

The Daily Word

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?

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

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Chelsea Wrightson


Flyer on the Wall: Halftone Hoedown

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+ •

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