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V.27 No.45 | 11/8/2018
Making pesto in Liguria, Italy
Screencap from Netflix

Food on Film

“Salt Fat Acid Heat”

Samin Nosrat invites you to her table

In no way is Samin Nosrat’s new Netflix miniseries “Salt Fat Acid Heat” an overtly political show, but you wouldn’t know that by reading the reviews.
V.27 No.15 | 4/12/2018
David Chang
Netflix

Food on Film

“Ugly Delicious”

David Chang challenges “authenticity” in new Netflix series

In “Ugly Delicious,” David Chang and a rotating cast of friends and expert guests travel around the world to examine the origins and modern permutations of different kinds of foods. Chang wants to know what makes a dish authentic and, more importantly, why we should care.
V.27 No.11 | 3/15/2018
MACCS
Anthony Conforti

News Editorial

A Path to Community Policing

Teaching children and officers works

In a progressive society, police are in integral part of the community. Their jobs are woven into the fabric of a peaceable and forward-looking citizenry. Establishing that sort of balanced civic environment is a job for the police but it will also take the work of an active, engaged and knowledgeable bunch of citizens to accomplish this goal.
V.26 No.48 | 11/30/2017
Photo on VisualHunt

News Feature

Community Cable Controversy

Access, providers, programming to be decided

In addition to having to deal firsthand with Albuquerque’s crime problem, things have been rocky for Albuquerque’s community cable channels.
V.25 No.38 | 09/22/2016

The Daily Word in the Senate, Tinder and Balloon Fiesta

The Daily Word

Look at your new favorite animal.

A Christian group in Fla. wants to convict abortion providers and their patients with first-degree murder.

The demotion of the Fox News anchor that filed a lawsuit against the “news source” shines light on how the company views their women employees.

We all know people play games when they date but the dating-app sensation Tinder was literally designed to be like a game.

What makes balloons float the directions they do during Balloon Fiesta?

The Senate just overrode Pres. Obama's veto for the first time.

A Disney classic is about to be remade.

Modern family continues to be a 10/10 show by casting an actual trans kid as a trans kid.

V.25 No.32 | 08/11/2016

The Daily Word in New Businesses, the Olympics and Homelessness

The Daily Word

Have you heard about the trend of men taking advantage of homeless women?

The Blue Cut Fire in southern Calif. has forced over 80,000 people from their homes.

Who knew gray could be so beautiful?

Diversity in television has become expansive over the last few years, but let's be real—it could be better.

Free coffee and free shame available this morning.

A Brazilian judge is detaining two American athletes after they filed a report saying they were robbed by people “posing” as police officers.

The Northeast Heights is finally getting a taproom that it deserves.

V.25 No.28 | 7/14/2016
Men Into Space

Idiot Box

S-F TV

Comet TV hits Albuquerque

Comet TV hits Albuquerque.
V.25 No.19 | 05/12/2016

The Daily Word in Crime, Animals and Global Warming

The Daily Word

Step one to dealing with a smart phone when you have ADHD: Turn your notifications off.

“I like him!” Paul Ryan says smiling while submerging himself in a tank of bleach.

Um, Loretta Lynch for president, PLEASE!

These pups can bring world peace.

What is the most watched television show in New Mexico? Have you ever heard of it?

Instead of stopping our use of fossil fuels, let's give cows oregano to combat global warming.

For-Profit schools are watching this closely (unless they're swimming in a pool of money).

Police are on the lookout for a man who may be connected to a double homicide that happened on Tuesday.

The horrible nitwit George Zimmerman tried to auction off the gun he used to murder Trayvon Martin.

V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016

The Daily Word in Money, Outer Space and the death of Prince

The Daily Word

Another white actor gets a role playing an Asian character.

Let's hope you're not 110% pure rage like me (just kidding, I got 39%).

Bernie Sanders is psychic? No, he's just logical, you nitwit.

That little voice inside your head is actually just your littlest voice.

Wanna go on a trip to the Pussy Vortex with rapper Dio Ganhdih?

Hillary Clinton talks about her “greatest regret” again.

Gwyneth Paltrow (and Beyonce, sources say) learned choreography from one of the toughest teachers of this century.

One local school is looking to change it's name.

NASA talks about the loneliest lil' planet that ever was.

Off to space we go! Again! Hopefully we won't crash this time!

Not only will the 20 dollar bill be updated, but the five and 10, too! Wow!

And the world lost a true talent last night, Prince.

V.24 No.43 | 10/22/2015
Like child-Megan, this thing has no idea what's going on

Fame ft. Megan

Last Friday, I had just arrived at work and my supervisor Ty told me to follow him to “a thing” (he was very specific). I grabbed my water bottle and went with him. I thought maybe a meeting was happening and I just didn't see the email, but we went to the lobby and there was a photographer there. Then they started talking about beer and I got excited—free beer is my favorite kind (unless it's not craft, then keep your dirt juice away from me)!

Fate had other plans. Instead I was going to be interviewed with Ty about new breweries in town which meant no free beer. We went outside and stood in front of the office and as the photographer set up, I noticed a chill in the wind and remembered the one other time I've knowingly been on the news 12 years prior.

I was ten, my Mom brought me to a community gathering. It was about a sex offender that was moving to a place near our home. It was intense but I didn't listen to any of it. I likely sat on her lap the entire time wishing I was home. I was uncomfortable being in a school after hours and the place was packed. I didn't understand why we were there. There wasn't anything more to learn about the man or the situation that hadn’t been reported on television. I knew the guy was bad, but it's not like anyone could stop him from moving there.

After the meeting, when everyone was eating snacks, my Mom was interviewed by a local news station. Since I was with her—she was my ride, after all—I stayed by her side during. I remember at the end of her interview, the reporter asked me a couple questions not pertaining to the event (in retrospect, maybe it did a little) like where I went to school and what I liked to learn about. I think he poked my belly but maybe I'm imagining that. I've never really enjoyed being the center of attention unless I’m making a joke (or I’m waiting for a bartender).

The following day at school I remember kids (popular kids!) telling me they saw me on the news and that I looked good, all of which was foreign to 10-year-old Megan. I was on cloud nine. I felt famous. During the interview with Ty, I couldn't tell if I was in the shot so I slowly tried to edge my way out of it. I didn't say anything till the cameraman/reporter said I had been quiet and asked if I had anything to add. I did have a few words, and they misquoted me in the write-up. No one talked to me about it afterwards, but that's fine, because you're reading about it now and that's all the fame I need.

V.24 No.20 | 5/14/2015

Idiot Box

Morituri Te Salutant

Bringing out this season’s dead TV shows

With fall TV announcements looming, networks slash underperforming shows.

Week in Sloth

M. Night Shyamalan moves to “Wayward Pines,” “Mad Men” ends, and Bravo exposes us to “Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live!”
V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015
Sing along to PItch Perfect, watch the season finale of “American Idol,” catch the premiere of “Sing it On” and witness the grisly truth behind The Case of the Cannibal Cop.
V.24 No.18 | 4/30/2015
“Psychic Matchmaker” debuts, Hallmark serves up Murder, She Baked, and CBS celebrates “David Letterman: A Life in Television”
V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015
Bruce Jenner gives an interview to Diane Sawyer, the giant crocodile from Lake Placid fights the giant anaconda from Anaconda, and J.K. Rowling goes wizard free.