Psephology is the study of results and other statistics relating to elections (especially with a view to predicting future results)... When elections are called, politicians and their supporters attempt to influence policy by competing directly for the votes of constituents in what are called campaigns. Supporters for a campaign can be either formally organized or loosely affiliated, and frequently utilize campaign advertising. It is common for… Continue
New Mexico's race for governor is in the national spotlight this year, in part because it's one of the only ones with two female candidates. NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS continues our mission of educating and informing the voting community by focusing on this important race. Ahead this week, NMiF Correspondent Gwyneth Doland sits down with democrat candidate, Lt. Governor Diane Denish, for a candid discussion about the race, her plans for New Mexico, and her opponent, Dona Ana… Continue
I've been fortunate to have had several live encounters with the great John Coltrane. All were memorable but the first, for personal reasons, is the most vivid to me: It was between sets at The Plugged Nickel in Chicago, 1965 ("Crescent" had recently come out and I was wearing out the grooves on that record). I was a young teenager accompanied by my mother (I couldn't get in without a parent). Coltrane was sitting at a table with a couple of guys, looking very quiet but enormous and imposing,… Continue
NOB HILL--Looking for a little adventure? This is one of the best short bike rides in New Mexico. It would have to be, or we wouldn't have driven all the way to Alamogordo just to do it. Actually, it is more than just a 16 mile bike ride. It is adventure itself calling.
To be a great ride for both MaryAnn and me it has to look like this:
• less than 20 miles
• little or no traffic
• fairly flat… Continue
In responding to your observation that Miles Davis was (during his electric phase) "listening to JB and Sly and Stockhausen too."
re Miles, electric: thats exactly the case, and he was also listening to Hendrix. I agree completely that Miles probably did the best fusion. I had been deeply into Miles for a long time when "Bitches Brew" came out and though I loved his group with Wayne and Herbie ( I saw them perform at The Plugged Nickel in Chicago), the new direction he took on "B.B."… Continue
KNME Science Café this past Saturday morning at the Bio Park and Aquarium was pretty special. Dr. Ralph Charlton is a extreme scientist. He is Curator of Invertebrates at the ABQBioPark. While we tried to overcome technical difficulties with our video clip, he entertained the crowd by placing a leach on each hand and talking about how they work and how to get them off. One kid suggested a spatula, other salt. But he did not even try to get them off. For the next hour, he spoke gesturing with… Continue
A poem written by two people is pretty unusual, and here Lopez and Drake tackle one of the most complicated and passionate relationships that ever existed: that of Frida Kahloe and Diego Rivera. What an incredibly rich piece! Perhaps the only thing better than reading it would be watching them perform it...so a video of them doing just that follows. Wow.
Christian Drake is a six-time National Poetry Slam team member, including the… Continue
Protesting that your insinuations of attempted unfairness on my part are unjust; and with the hope that you did not very considerately make them, I proceed to reply. To your statement that 'It has been suggested recently that an arrangement had been made to bring out a third candidate for the U.S. Senate who, with yourself, should canvass the state in opposition to me &c.' I can only say that such suggestion must have been made by yourself; for…Continue
Back in the early 1980s, I read an article in Theatre Crafts magazine on the differing views of sound amplification versus sound reinforcement. Amplification means that most of the sound an audience member hears comes from the theater’s speakers. Reinforcement means that most of the sound comes from the performer. The sound designers in the article were debating the merits of merely enhancing the natural sound or delivering all the sound… Continue
Ever have a stack of paperback or other books you don't know what to do with? I have a solution -
The Metropolitan Detention Center is always in need of reading material for the residents. Here's the only catch - if you want to donate books they must be given to one of the approved jail ministries/ministers. The ministry can carry them in.
Contact Calvary Chapel or Light & Liberty Ministries to give them the books. When you contact them be sure and ask what kind of… Continue