February 2009 Stories (142)


Is like Crack
I am going to go buy an iphone tomorrow to twitter better.
time for bed.

Added by Erin Oliver on February 28, 2009 at 11:34pm — No Comments

It's Not Just the Arrow

I have heard that many signs in Albuquerque, including the aforementioned, (in DCF discussion "The Huge Arrow at Whole Foods on Carlisle: What's the story?"), Arrow at Indian School and Carlisle, are protected now by some City ordinance. I have been searching for more… Continue

Added by Sarahjmd on February 28, 2009 at 7:30pm — 30 Comments

The Banality of, well, Banality.

Cross posted to the Desert of the Real Economic Analysis.

The philosopher and political theorist Hanna Arendt developed the meme “the banality of evil” in reference to Nazi Adolf Eichmann. Eichmann was a senior Nazi official on trial in Israel. Arendt covered the trial of Eichmann.

Arendt was taken by the banality of Eichmann, a bureaucrat in the Nazi holocaust. The term was drawn from the fact that so… Continue

Added by FOXP2 on February 28, 2009 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

It's Official

I've always been a big fan of the word Official. But like in the "Official Secret Decoder Ring" sense.

But today's news is Official, but not in that sense. On Thursday afternoon I got a phone call from the director of the Creative Writing Program at UNM to let me know that I'd been accepted into the MFA (Masters of Fine Arts) for next fall. This was a huge relief for me as I'd been sweating it out.

The next step is to somehow get awarded a teaching assistantship, which… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on February 28, 2009 at 1:26pm — 6 Comments


Hi everyone, just wanted to let you know there are going to be magic classes every Sunday at the Magic Juggler Shop at 3205 Central Ave, #101 in Nob Hill, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All supplies are included and the cost is only $25.
We're going to be covering only professional grade effects, amazing card and coin manipulation, mentalism, and more. Call Joseph at (323) 620-1430 for more details!

Added by Joseph Andrew Schneider on February 27, 2009 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Film Industry Jeopardized AGAIN!

Chances are pretty good that you've seen an email in recent days about NM House Bill 725 -- the one that proposes not limiting incentives for film and media industry, but eliminating them entirely. I realize I was being a little naive when I thought that something like this would never get out of committee -- I mean, New Mexico has become one of the top production centers in the world these past few years, almost from scratch, and we continue to be the model other states look at for a package… Continue

Added by Eric Renz-Whitmore on February 27, 2009 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

Call for Art: The Exquisite Corpse

Origins of The Exquisite Corpse:

"Among Surrealist techniques exploiting the mystique of accident was a kind of collective collage of words or images called the cadavre exquis (exquisite corpse). Based on an old parlor game, it was played by several people, each of whom would write a phrase on a sheet of paper, fold the paper to conceal part of it, and pass it on to the next player for his contribution. The game was adapted to… Continue

Added by Mary Tafoya on February 27, 2009 at 8:10pm — No Comments

A Blog Post in Which I Talk About Dick Instead of Boobies


Today I went to NM Dancewear as my ballet slippers were, well I had 3 ballet slippers but none had a match.

I hadn't taken note before that they had the same door size poster of Mikhail Baryshnikov that I stared at 5 days a week for many years as a pre-teen and teenager. The poster hung across from the bar so if you were in the front… Continue

Added by CariAnne on February 27, 2009 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

On my own two feet

I'm inside one of my quasi-regular news blackout phases, partially the result of being put in a walking cast for two months. The connection may not be obvious, but spending a lot of time off your feet means being put into a hyper-observant, hyper-ruminative mode. Which means you're already on input overload and have enough to muse and masticate and roll around inside your head--you don't need economic woes and wars clunking around in there too.

Being under sedentary restrictions also… Continue

Added by Jessie on February 27, 2009 at 5:05pm — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Can't Fight This Feeling

  • Home builder apparently takes money, leaves N.M. Wallen Homes representative: "The system is broke."
  • Westland Development Co. gets way with Senate, moves closer bringing precious sprawl to the West-West Side. That is, if the company…

Added by Somegye on February 27, 2009 at 5:30am — 20 Comments

Anne Between Blue and Green: World premiere at VSA/North Fourth

The one-woman show was brought by Granhoj Dans of Denmark Thursday night to kick off this year’s Global Dance Fest. And kick it does: this piece alternates between visceral, cerebral, and dreamlike as our heroine moves and sings in ways you’ve never heard or seen. I promise.

I won’t give away too much (not that there’s an actual plot), but multi-instrumentalist Anne plays herself as a musical instrument--with a cello bow--while vocalizing the resultant sounds. And she has a voice,… Continue

Added by Richard Malcolm on February 27, 2009 at 12:32am — 6 Comments

We are Halfway to the Future (a mediation on SB 12)

Today in my dorm room in New Orleans I watched the live feed of the senate debate on SB 12 (the domestic partnership one). Being a bit of a political junkie, I found the whole thing inherently fascinating, and was especially appreciative of the New Mexico Independent's live feed, and careful moderation of their own chat box (the entirety of which can be found… Continue

Added by Kelsey D. Atherton on February 26, 2009 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Robert Mirabal book

I just finished Running Alone in Photographs by Robert Mirabal and it is AMAZING! Anyone who knows of Robert Mirabal, or anyone that is in love with New Mexico for that matter, will love this book. It is sweet, sad, full of characters you probably know, and has lots of Robert's poetry.

Added by Stephen Smith on February 26, 2009 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Maintaining the Flow by Joseph Franklin

This blog is dedicated to issues and memories that inform chamber music in the 21st century. The title of the Blog is Maintaining the Flow by Joseph Franklin.

Added by Joseph Franklin on February 26, 2009 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Eight year old rock sensation!

We are always excited to bring new friends in to our midst through our various community programs. Coming March 14th, a very accomplished young performer from Colorado will be in our midst, and we think you might want to add this to your calendars!

Eight year old sensation, Jaden, has performed with Michael Franti… Continue

Added by The Harwood Art Center on February 26, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Some book reviews for the end of February

The Commoner

by John Burnham Schwartz

(Doubleday $24.95)

This is an exceedingly well-researched novel and one that is utterly convincing. In 1959, a young woman, Haruko, marries the Crown Prince of Japan. She is the first nonaristocratic woman to enter the mysterious, hermetic monarchy. Met with cruelty and suspicion by the Empress, Haruko is controlled at every turn, suffering a nervous breakdown after finally giving birth to a son. Thirty years later, now Empress… Continue

Added by Bookworks on February 26, 2009 at 11:55am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Memories


Added by Somegye on February 26, 2009 at 5:30am — 6 Comments


Friday the 13th, March 2009- Burning Paradise presents ZOMBIE CRAWL! This time, the dead are forced to walk downtown for a 6-block brain feast of epic proportions. Meet at the corner of Central and 1st at 8pm, and be prepared to stagger at 9pm!

The walk will reach it's destination at the Launchpad [618 Central SW] for ... ZOMBIE PROM!

We'll have vintage and current zombie flicks projected on a giant screen while DJ's Eve and Kentifyr spin… Continue

Added by kentifyr on February 25, 2009 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Alibi's Best of Burque edition

Voting is now open for the Alibi's "Best of Burque". We would like to ask that you please vote for Chroma Studios as the Best Art Gallery. If you haven't been here yet, then stop on by! Hours are Thurs - Sat 12-6 pm. Thanks a bunch!

Vote for us!! Alibi Best of Burque

Paula :)

Added by Chroma Studios on February 25, 2009 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Hidden Los Griegos

I met the coolest man in my neighborhood. Thanks to my neighbor Candice, I was introduced to Reuben Aragon. Reuben has been a resident of Los Griegos for almost 60 years. He lives in the same house that his parents bought in 1951. I’ve often wondered about this hidden house on Griegos. Now I… Continue

Added by Adelita on February 25, 2009 at 9:30am — 30 Comments

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