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The Daily Word in gun control, papal possibilities and the thigh gap

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Governor Martinez is backing a bill that would require background checks for gun show purchases.

There is a public information meeting about the Paseo Del Norte/I-25 project.

Is the next Pope a Canadian?

Can the Pope even resign?

Horse meat for Swedish children.

How Ted Nugent avoided the draft.

How Arnold Schwarzenegger enjoyed Carnaval.

Classic porn paperbacks.

There was an emergency alert issued in Montana yesterday.

Things are getting less salty.

The thigh gap.

Did North Korea just blow up a nuclear bomb?

The fugitive LAPD cop may have gotten out of the country.

V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011
Abe Jallad and Lauren Myers in   Reasons to Be Pretty
Elizabeth Dwyer Sandlin

Performance Preview

Who You Callin’ Regular?

Duke City Rep offers reasons to be pretty

Playwright Neil LaBute is known for his unflinching, cynical plays that feature characters at their worst, often worthy of audience disgust. He is also regarded for his rapid-fire, true-to-life dialogue that has actors talking over one another and cutting off each other’s lines. Duke City Reparatory Theatre’s production of reasons to be pretty has both of these elements. But Amelia Ampuero, the director of the play, says this LaBute script is much more palatable than some of his other material.

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V.19 No.21 |

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The Daily Word 05.27.10: Gulf geyser plugged? body image, kitty's first spin cycle

The Daily Word

Bomb robots make pancakes.

It might cost $100 million to clean up that maybe 8 million gallon jet fuel leak at Kirtland.

Speaking of spills, they may have stopped the Gulf geyser for now.

Meet the woman in charge of the federal department that inspects offshore oil rigs. Or don't meet her. She wouldn't comment.

The Gulf spill is officially the worst in U.S. history.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal might make it out of committee alive.

Interesting tag about ICE on this N.M. domestic violence story.

Hundreds in Ventana Ranch on the city's Westside are protesting at the construction site of a liquor store.

Bernalillo is in debt and won't hire a police chief or fire chief.

This guy tattooed himself to ask his chick to marry him.

A man writes about understanding women's body-image issues.

Kitten survives spin cycle. (There's actually a local band called Spin Dry Kittens.)

V.19 No.8 | 2/25/2010
Crystal Renn

“The Biggest Loser” to Cast in Albuquerque

Yup. The competitive reality show about America’s new favorite spectator sport—weight loss—is coming to the 505 to pick up on our obese population.

ARE YOU READY TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE? DO YOU HAVE AT LEAST 100 LBS. TO LOSE? Are you outgoing with personality? Do you have the WANT, DESIRE and COMPETITIVE EDGE to vie for this once in a lifetime opportunity to change your lives forever and compete for $250,000?

Go to thebiggestlosercasting.com to audition. Or hit up the open call Saturday, March 13 at Sandia Resort & Casino (30 Rainbow Rd. NE) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The show asks that you bring a current photo with your contact info on the back. Also, please don’t line up before 7 a.m.

While pondering that quarter mil, watch the Nightline faceoff at 9:35 p.m. Tonight’s topic: Is it OK to be fat? On the panel: Plus-sized model Crystal Renn, National Action Against Obesity founder MeMe Roth, fat-acceptance champion Marianne Kirby and Finally Thin! author Kim Benson.