July 2008 Stories (181)

Breaking News on "Breaking Bad" and the Duke City Shootout

This just in:

Breaking Bad stars Dean Norris and Aaron Paul will present at this year's Duke City Shootout. The Shootout is Albuquerque's own digital filmmaking festival, now in its 9th year. The seven Shootout… Continue

Added by Duke City Shootout Digital Filmmaking Festival on July 31, 2008 at 3:31pm — 2 Comments

Starbucks' NM Mug and Koko's Corner

I was at Uptown yesterday to hit Anthropologie and had to stop by Starbucks for an iced something (did you notice how hot it was?) I'm usually immune to Starbucks marketing but this time they tapped into my NM love with a state-specific mug. It has a picture of the Taos Pueblo on it (the usage of which I'm ambivalent about) but the hook for me was the text, 'New Mexico, red or green?'… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 31, 2008 at 9:55am — 7 Comments

The Bum

An inebriated man stopped me near our home and asked,
"where am I?"
I told him he was in downtown Albuquerque. He replied,
"Oh, cool, I was born here; how is everybody?"

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 31, 2008 at 9:16am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Drying Off

Morning Fix: Drying Off

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Added by Somegye on July 31, 2008 at 5:28am — 1 Comment

Fire in my yard...blech

Pretty soon I may not have a house TO sell.



I've been lamenting that my house is in month 4 of being on the market. To add to the bad luck? I was just awakened in the middle of the night by a doorbell ringing madly; it was a neighbor telling me someone had set a small fire in my yard. Especially given my chronic insomnia, I was not happy about my one chance at slumberly bliss being messed with (I really want to use other language here but I am trying to keep it clean).



I… Continue

Added by Jessica on July 31, 2008 at 1:04am — 3 Comments

Massive Cinema - Because Size Matters

Come challenge everyone to match your Guitar Hero and Quake skills on big screens at the Albuquerque Hyatt Downtown Grand Ballroom on Friday, August 1st from 2pm - 6pm, and be the first to learn about and register for the Duke City Shootout's digital media competition Massive Cinema.



Massive Cinema is a… Continue

Added by Duke City Shootout Digital Filmmaking Festival on July 30, 2008 at 2:50pm — 1 Comment

Just Minted New Mexico Massage License!

I'm so excited that I just was granted my New Mexico Massage License - it's #6065 - and I'm declaring that it's a lucky number!

I've been a bodyworker and massage therapist for over 20 years, and now I'm legal to market and develop my private practice here in the Land of Enchantment.

Check out my website - www.MasterpieceMassage.com- for updates!

Added by Karla Linden, NMT, LMT on July 30, 2008 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Defining the Digital Print

Inspired by Khan's piece on Kinkade, here is an article that was published in Tamarind's 2006 newsletter. Enjoy!



Defining the Digital Print



People are confused about digital prints. What are they? Are they originals? What is the difference between a digital print and a lithograph? Are they worth as much as lithographs? What is the difference between hand printing and digital printing? Which one should I buy?



Let’s clarify the names first. Whether they are called… Continue

Added by Tamarind Institute on July 30, 2008 at 10:14am — 1 Comment

Where in 'Burque is Adelita? (numero tres)

This week I let my daughter pick the pictures for today's 'Where in Burque is Adelita' post. It took her a while to finally decide which photos she thought would be the perfect combination to stump you!



I like that some DCFers have suggested some really cool spots for me to photograph. I'm collecting all those suggestions for a post all its own. So if you find a super wonderful spot I should photograph, by all means, let me know. Or if you… Continue

Added by Adelita on July 30, 2008 at 9:57am — 43 Comments

Morning Fix: Understand the Cosmos



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Added by Somegye on July 30, 2008 at 5:35am — 6 Comments

If a lawyer is running ads in a bathroom, you may want to think twice about hiring him.

While out and about today, I noticed some conspicuous advertising. I posted this first on my personal blog, but when I realized that I had a picture that included attorney Russ Whitener on it, I needed to post this here on Duke City Fix, too.



I'm still in Albuquerque, as I've noted previously, and thus I missed out on what… Continue

Added by Phil on July 29, 2008 at 11:57pm — 10 Comments

"Thomas Kinkade is Weak," or "Why You Shouldn't Sell Giclee Prints of Your Work"

Unfortunately, someone somewhere decided that art was intended for a specific segment of the population. At least here in the United States. Other societies don't have this problem, and it really is a problem. I have no idea if the Jesse Helms's of the world convinced the majority of the population that art is None Of Their Business and has nothing to do with them, or if it was some uppity art scene somewhere sometime, who wanted to keep the help from attending the openings. Either way,… Continue

Added by Khan on July 29, 2008 at 11:30pm — 33 Comments

Oh, Albuquerque. It's not you. It's me. Really, it's me. (update: Actually, it's not me. It's some of our elected leaders)

So, I was house sitting for some friends in western Colorado. (That's the kind of thing you get to do when you're a freelance writer, and you can work from pretty much anywhere.) I was up there from July 7 through the end of last week.



Whenever I'd check the news, weather, etc. I'd read all about flash flooding and rain and all sorts of wonderful things like that. When I returned, I saw that my tomato plans were outrageously humongous--one has even attached itself to the lower… Continue

Added by Laura on July 29, 2008 at 3:00pm — 6 Comments

Itsa Italian Ice

My daughter and I were just on 2nd Street between Menaul and Candelaria when I had to do a double take. Itsa Italian Ice is back! They've only been open since July 12th.



We walked in and indulged ourselves with great Italian Ice. They have a full menu of hamburgers, hot dogs, Frito pie, corn dogs, gelati, ice cream, and of course, Italian Ice. Didn't get lunch, but the choices for the ice were many - lemon, cherry, watermelon, black… Continue

Added by Adelita on July 29, 2008 at 2:47pm — 15 Comments

NM tax holiday

New Mexico taxes will be suspended August 1-3 on school supplies worth $15 or less (sarcastic yay because the savings is, what, $1), clothing worth $100 or less (a slightly more sincere yay), and a single purchase of a computer, software and/or computer accessories with a combined value of $1,000 or less (can I get a hell yeah!)



All of this is according to a… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 29, 2008 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

shake rattle y roll

just had a medium sized quake in socal. no damage reported. this one's relatively minor.

Added by Leonard on July 29, 2008 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Rich and Famous?

Getting away with stuff...It's just that easy for some folks and we're not talking movie stars...

After a 39th citation today, he's free as a white bird: Jason Daskalos.

Guilty or not of pending Federal charges, he wins a new car at a new Casino: Manny Aragon.

Taking a bath in 942,480 gallons of water used at his home in 2007: Tim Cummins, Water Board Member...

And the list goes on...Riordan, Montoya, yada yada...witch hunts… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on July 29, 2008 at 12:42pm — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: More from Ruidoso

Morning Fix: More from Ruidoso

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Added by Somegye on July 29, 2008 at 5:12am — 1 Comment

And the Shootout Begins - Photos from the Movie Sets!

The Duke City Shootout Digital Filmmaking Festival is in full swing. The seven filmmakers and the crews have been shooting on location day and night throughout Albuquerque and beyond. Here's a look at what they've been up to:



Movie: Screwed by Rob Palmer

Photo: John Maio…



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Added by Duke City Shootout Digital Filmmaking Festival on July 28, 2008 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Local Etsy of the Week-RocketScienceStyle

This week's Albuquerque Etsy seller is RocketScienceStyle maker of fine bags, wallets, and jewelry. I'm in the middle of a wallet obsession, I need a new one and can't commit. I want this one but it's already sold and I love… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 28, 2008 at 2:17pm — 4 Comments

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