Does that idea depress you? If you’re at Silva’s Saloon—the nearly century-old Bernalillo bar that’s passed through three generations of one family—you could wind up as happy as a lubricated clam. This week’s feature sifts through layers of the beloved dive bar’s history, patrons and tchotchkes. Oh, and did we mention the place is for sale—lock, stock and barrel?
Just Say No to Prohibition
Johann Hari challenges a devastating 100-year experiment
Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs
Hi Ho Silvas
A historic saloon keeps Bernalillo’s spirits up, even as the Silva family rides off into the sunset
Silva’s Saloon is the subject of town lore. More than a few Bernalillo old timers believe it has an underground tunnel that was used to transport illegal booze. (It doesn't.) That proprietor Felix Silva Sr. kept nine loaded guns stashed throughout the building, just in case. (True.) That a CIA agent used the pay phone to call in to headquarters. (Also true.)
The Daily Word in sex scandals, the Mars500 Project, and a dancing shoplifter.
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Penn State officials step down in wake of sex scandal cover-up for ex-football coach.
Council voting today on red light cameras.
Six men locked away in steel tubes for a year-and-a-half in simulated Mars500 Project have emerged from isolation.
Guitarist for the satirical heavy metal band GWAR found dead.
The joys of daytime talk shows.
Masked bandits steal 6,000 copies of Modern Warfare 3 in France over the weekend.
Stores opening earlier than ever before this Black Friday.
Community College instructor falls to his death in front of a group of students.
Hubble makes first ever direct observation of a disc around a black hole.
Jimmy Kimmel vs. Ellen Degeneres nice-off.
Do you park like an idiot?
WE WANT BEER: anti-prohibition signage.
Facebook unfriending is alleged motive in arson case.
Do you have a doggelganger?
Thanks to Uncle Tom and Uncle Carl for the helpful links.