Rudolfo Anaya on Mexican-American studies and book burning
He’s hardly a stranger to censorship. Just inside the doorway of Rudolfo Anaya’s cozy Westside home is a white cardboard box. It’s full of articles documenting instances when his landmark Chicano novel Bless Me, Ultima was suppressed.
From the Foxhole
Flashes of Light
Staying alive after war
An average of 18 veterans commit suicide each day. The source for this statistic is not some obscure group with an anti-war agenda but an organization that probably knows something about the rate at which veterans are killing themselves—the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Readership, Readership, Let Me In
The Guardian garnered a lot of attention on leap day with an ad pitching the U.K. paper's news-gathering method. It's called open journalism, the gist of which is that readers help direct content.
The Council breezed through an easy agenda at its Monday, March 5 meeting. The gavel was in Debbie O’Malley’s hand as President Trudy Jones was absent.
Odds & Ends
Funny because it happens to someone else.
Harry Potter Night
See the Albuquerque Isotopes go against the Oklahoma City Dodgers. Fans dress up as their favorite witches or wizards and explore Hogwarts.
via Wikicommons / Creative Commons
UFOs at UNM: A Skeptical Believer Presents His Research
David Marler talks about how he uses UNMs collections and other resources to research UFO phenomena, including the mass sighting in Farmington in March 1950 and the “Battle of Los Angeles” in 1942.
New Mexico Hempfest
Presentations from industry leaders, as well as exhibitors and vendors showcasing products and services. Vendors are licensed producers, dispensaries, nutrient companies, medical clinics, health and wellness providers and more.