Apr 20 - 26, 2006 

News Interview

The Forgotten Continent

An interview with Paul Rusesabagina, the man behind Hotel Rwanda

By Christie Chisholm

“Those 100 days were started somewhere, were started by someone, and never ended, because the killings never ended.”

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Food for Thought

Could international restaurants be the answer to cosmopolitan bliss?

By Eric Griego

I don't know about you, but I'm a guy who likes food. In fact, I have to say that next to napping, food is one of my favorite things. Thankfully, in New Mexico, food is part of our identity. Show me a guy without a red chile stain on his shirt, and I will show you a guy without a shirt.

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Ortiz y Pino

Manliness at City Hall

The minimum wage, jail and public education

By Jerry Ortiz y Pino

There's a new book out in defense of manliness. It's got the commentators all atwitter with its premise, which is that, as a nation, we are making a huge mistake by downplaying the importance of those classic hunter-gatherer virtues, such as decisiveness, bravery, courage under fire ... and volume.

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Thin Line

By Marisa Demarco

Village Idiot[CORRECTION: Some alternative weeklies in the Village Voice Media chain (formerly the New Times chain) do in fact have media criticism columns. An incorrect statement about this has been removed from this article. The error was made by the columnist. Apologies all around.] Management changes are always difficult, especially when some wunderkind's shadow darkens the door, towing with him ideas about how things should be done at your Pulitzer-winning alt weekly. That's what Democracy Now! is calling a "shakeup" at the Village Voice.

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Michela Dai Zovi, left, and Kim Saito of the Munecas Muertas play against Sin City Roller Derby in Las Vegas in January.
Courtesey of Duke City Derby

Sport and Spectacle

Albuquerque's roller derby squads roll out a full season, skating faster, hitting harder and thinking strategy

By Marisa Demarco

For Kamikaze Kim, team captain of Duke City Derby's Doomsdames, the hitting was the hardest part.

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Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O'Leary

Dateline: GermanyA German man has taken legal action against the Easter Bunny for grievous bodily harm. Eccentric Berlin-based performance artist Karl-Friedrich Lentze--who also sued the Pope, filed a patent for straight bananas and tried to open a restaurant serving breast milk cakes--has filed a complaint with prosecutors, accusing the holiday icon of causing addiction to chocolate which leads to heart attacks, obesity and strokes. “The Easter Bunny is a sadistic and unscrupulous offender who preys on people's sweet tooth,” said Lentze in a public statement. “Find this evil bunny, handcuff his paws and remove him from shops in time for Easter.” Public prosecutor spokesperson Christian Avenarius said, “We will act upon this complaint with speed and diligence.” Despite the pledge, it is believed that Lentze's latest campaign will meet with as much success as his petition to ban Santa Claus.

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Letters

The readers write.

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Ask a Mexican!

¡Ask a Mexican! Glossary

By Gustavo Arellano

Bienvenidos to ¡Ask a Mexican!, the world’s foremost authority on America’s favorite beaners! The Mexican can answer any and every question on his race, from why Mexicans stick the Virgin of Guadalupe everywhere to our obsession with dwarves and transvestites. In the course of his answers, The Mexican will use certain terms and phrases for better-rounded answers. Here are the most-used.

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