Featured Stories – November 2010 Archive (50)

The 3:00 A.M. Sprint to China

NOB HILL--We saw it on TV: people in tents outside a big-box electronics store spending two nights to make sure they would be first to get the bargains. Many stores opened at 3:00 A.M. just to give us a leg up on the rush. Later, I saw a woman interviewed who said, smiling, that she had spent a thousand dollars. And then the newspaper ran a picture of a man standing in line holding a waffle iron under his arm. That's right...a waffle… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on November 30, 2010 at 9:07am — 21 Comments

Morning Fix - An Homage



I will wield my Morning Fix powers to rename a few things around here this week....



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Added by Ron Da Bomb on November 29, 2010 at 7:43am — 3 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Dee Cohen... Levitation

Your job, your partner, your child...what is it that keeps you from floating away? This remarkable piece begins in Walgreen's, usually a tough place in which to levitate.



An active DCF member, Dee Cohen is new to the ABQ poetry community. Her work has been published in assorted print and on line journals. Her chapbook Lime Avenue Evening was published by The Laguna Poets group of… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on November 28, 2010 at 7:59am — 9 Comments

Recovery Cat 11.27.2010

Florida (1565): Author and teacher Robyn Gioia and Michael Gannon, of the University of Florida, have argued that the earliest attested "thanksgiving" celebration in what is now the United States was celebrated by the Spanish on September 8, 1565 in what is now Saint Augustine, Florida.

Newfoundland (1578):The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been trying to find a… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on November 27, 2010 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Food Coma

Because I am suffering from PTSSDTOT (Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome Due To Overeating Turkey), I am hoping that someone out there will post some interesting news stories. The Friday Morning Fix is in your hands.

Added by Adelita on November 26, 2010 at 5:00am — 9 Comments

Who the Thanksgiving turkey is Brokencyde?





And more importantly, why is the New York Times writing about them?



So here I am, in Louisville, KY, sitting at an Amish custom built mission style dining set, in my brother and sister-in-laws expansive kitchen- my coffee is surreptitiously spiked with Old Forester (hey- it's past Noon eastern time!) and I'm… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 25, 2010 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

Thanksgiving is for the Birds!

Yesterday the Divine Karlita and I went to the Bosque Del Apache, which is one of America's greatest places to see migrating birds. It was just astoundingly beautiful, and the best part was the sounds, the cacaphony of ducks, geese, and cranes against a background of waterfalls and wind.



The estimate was that around 15,000 Sandhill cranes were at the… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on November 25, 2010 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Thanksgiving Edition

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Added by Adelita on November 25, 2010 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

REVIEW: Steve Poltz at Low Spirits



So I was the lucky lucky winner of the tickets to see Steve Poltz (Thanks DCF and thanks Neal Copperman (copperman, copperman, copperman, copper man n n n n n...) of AMP Concerts) last night (November 24) and man oh man am I glad I went. I had not laughed so hard in so very long....

I wish I had taken along a notepad so that I could write a better review, instead, I'll have to wing… Continue

Added by JeSais on November 24, 2010 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Weighing In

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Added by Adelita on November 24, 2010 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

ABQ Journal & Larry Barker: Not Exactly the Whole Story

NOB HILL--In the News Business, context is pretty important. Without it, "Firefighters Save Mayor's House" becomes "City Workers Water Mayor's Lawn." It is not exactly a lie...just pretty far from an accurate report. It could be called an entertaining diversion, much like the sleight-of-hand a magician uses.



Everybody likes a little diversion once in a while. And with the ABQ Journal we get more than our share. Add to that the… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on November 23, 2010 at 7:30am — 27 Comments

Morning Fix: Do You Have Any Metal Objects In Your Pockets?

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Added by Adelita on November 23, 2010 at 5:30am — 14 Comments

In case you weren't there, a review of Le Serpent Rouge at Low Spirits



So, way back when, I had a friend who rhetorically asked me what would

make a great band better, and he answered his own question by stating:

dancing girls – of course, I couldn’t disagree – they always improve

the atmosphere. Now I know what would make that better – a trio of

good looking young women who happen to be terrific belly dancers.

Rachel Brice & the Indigo can dance – now that’s an understatement… Continue

Added by shotsie on November 22, 2010 at 11:59am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Big Bill's Name Game

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Added by Adelita on November 22, 2010 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Lee Francis IV... Untitled, October 15

As beautiful as this season can be, there is still an undercurrent of approaching winter. And life...well, it has its own seasons.



Lee Francis IV has appeared in Words On A Wire, Moccasin Telegraph, Earthships Anthology and A Bigger Boat. He was a member of the 2006 Albuquerque Slam Team, coach of the 2008 Albuquerque Slam Team and a member of the 2008 LoboSlam National Champion Team. He currently teaches at the Native American Community… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on November 21, 2010 at 7:26am — 5 Comments

11/20/10 National Transgender Day of Remembrance



Not far from where I live, in the last few years, at least three women have been brutally murdered because they were transgender...and Albuquerque is generally a remarkably tolerant place. It's staggering to ponder how me being me could somehow be threatening to some people. I'm outraged by this, being thrust into personal conflict. I try to grasp and honor the deep gender insecurity someone would have to… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on November 20, 2010 at 6:30am — 8 Comments

Recovery Cat 11.20.2010

This is my hand. I can move it. The blood is pulsing in my veins. The sun is still at the zenith. And I am playing chess with death.

Antonius Block, The Seventh Seal (1959).



Our crusade was so stupid that only an idealist could have thought it out!

Squire Jons.

Regards,… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on November 20, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

True “Traitors”



Consider: if there is a past and a future, there must be something in between. This deceptively simple truism invokes—but does not betray—the essence of Tricklock Company’s new production, “Traitors,” now playing at UNM’s Theatre X.



Kristen Simpson’s original script weaves historical figures such as Judas Iscariot, Benedict Arnold, and Joseph McCarthy into a masterful madcap, skillfully delivered by Director Summer Olson. Like the… Continue

Added by Richard Malcolm on November 19, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Morning Fix - She was Pissed

  • Dan the Man Savage weighs in on little 'ol Albuquerque's "Pornotopia problem"...
  • Unexpected, er, "fallout" from the West Side's new construction blight.…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on November 19, 2010 at 4:30am — 4 Comments

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