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Video book reviews for spring/summer 2009!

We had a great little event on Sunday with book reviews done by our staff - great reads for Spring/Summer 2009. Posting a couple of vids here, but you can find more on our YouTube page. Staff reviewed books for all ages and all interests. Check these videos out!



Added by Bookworks on March 25, 2009 at 1:02pm — No Comments

Morning Fix: Just Like Heaven


Added by Somegye on March 25, 2009 at 5:30am — 21 Comments

Artist Studios

SCA is offering the only studios that include wood & metal fabrication areas. Private, large studios ranging in size from 200, 300 & 500 sf spaces. The space will also offer two sound proof rooms for musician rehearsal spaces. Amenities include, 24hr access, wifi, arc/tig welding, basic wood shop saws, bi-annual advertised open studios, annual exhibition @ SCA Contemporary. Future development of a digital suite and opportunities to offer artist instructed courses. A professional… Continue

Added by SCA Contemporary on March 24, 2009 at 9:56pm — 1 Comment

Margaret Randall @ Acequia Booksellers this Sunday, 3/29

You are invited to a special event this coming Sunday. Poet, Writer, Photographer and Social Activist, Margaret Randall will read from her new book, To Change the World: My Years in Cuba at 3pm, Sunday March 29 at Acequia Booksellers, 4019 4th St. NW in Albuquerque. Our phone number is 890-5365.

In To Change the World, the legendary writer and poet Margaret Randall chronicles her decade in Cuba from 1969 to 1980. Both a highly personal memoir and an examination of the revolution's… Continue

Added by Richard V on March 24, 2009 at 6:20pm — No Comments

just a quick DCF'ers Bow Wow Blues insiders info....

See how loyal I am to you guys?! As soon as I get good info I share with you!

The lovely Ms. Crissi Leatherer, owner of Bow Wow Blues and all around smashing lady is running for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Woman of the Year!! So BWBs is helping raise money with Paws for a Cause. Drop by the store and by a paw showing your support for the Leukemia & Lymphoma society!

Sweaters are 40% off!! It's warm now but you know ABQ...that last threat of cold is still… Continue

Added by Bow Wow Blues on March 24, 2009 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Free Concrete Disposal

Daylight Savings time is practically synonymous with Home Improvement Season and that time is here again. We recently tore out a bunch of concrete in our back yard and needed a legal way to dispose of it. You can't throw it in your trash can, nor can you take it to one of the city's Convenience Centers. There's an even cheaper option: Take it to… Continue

Added by Brendan on March 24, 2009 at 11:43am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Suddenly Popular


Added by Somegye on March 24, 2009 at 5:30am — 21 Comments


The title of this post is a “Feightnerism”. He came up with it when he worked for the Farmers Home Administration as a bankruptcy law clerk. He worked there one summer as a law student. He watched the government waste millions on farm loans. Of course the government was also in the business of supporting farmers through government largesse. Farmers farmed the government first, the soil second.

Later, the Author became a healthcare lawyer and watched the farce of medical providers… Continue

Added by FOXP2 on March 23, 2009 at 10:25am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Neighborhood News


Added by Somegye on March 23, 2009 at 5:30am — 3 Comments


Cross-posted to the Desert of the Real Economic Analysis.

Sunday’s Albuquerque Journal has an article entitled “Split Decision: Economic Hard Times Making it Hard on Couples Trying to Divorce”. One thrust of the article is that warring couples cannot financially afford to divorce. They must remain in the same home or relationship because they cannot afford to move out.

Another point of the article is… Continue

Added by FOXP2 on March 22, 2009 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Merimee Moffitt... Three-Bucket Bath

Called "hippies" by a nation embroiled in war and inter-generational conflict, much of young America took to the road searching for a more compassionate, peaceful, and authentic way of life. Many came to New Mexico. And many stayed. That story shines through brilliantly in "Three-Bucket Bath." The poem brings a smile to my lips and tears to my eyes.

Merimee Moffitt left the Pacific Northwest in May 1970 in a shiny green Chrysler with two… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on March 22, 2009 at 9:00am — 9 Comments

Dorothy Hafner: COLOR PLAY APRIL 3, 2009 First Friday Arts Crawl Event!!!

PALETTE presents:

“Color Play”

New Glass Forms by Dorothy Hafner

April 3, - April 30, 2009

Opening Reception:

Friday, April 3, 2009 5 – 8 PM

PALETTE Contemporary Art and Craft is pleased to announce our upcoming show, ”Color Play” which will feature the Multi-layered Fused glass of Dorothy Hafner. Her show will open with a reception on April 3rd from 5 – 8 pm, and will… Continue

Added by Palette Contemporary Art & Craft on March 21, 2009 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Great Eats @ Guichos!

ok, after my dining debacle at El Patio, i decided to find some place that knows how to cook new mexican or mexican food, cuz i was still jonesin' for something more authentic. lo and behold, i found it. on the corner of monroe and central. when i moved here in 2002, it used to be a mom and pop place, typical breakfast and lunch menu. then it transformed into a place that served cuban food, (sorry, never tried it) and now it's Guichos, a mexican restaurant. the interior is painted in bright… Continue

Added by Richard V on March 20, 2009 at 7:47pm — 8 Comments

I can not believe how exspensive vet care here is in Albuquerque

>I looking for a good vet but yet affordable office visits reasonable no more than 30 to 35 dollars and a vet that cares.

Added by sherry on March 20, 2009 at 5:31pm — 9 Comments

Ennui or On You?

Cross posted to the Desert of the Real Economics.

In past posts, the author has written about economic issues that presaged the current recession. The causes are legion. Collapse of asset values, subprime mortgage collapse, decline of manufacturing capacity, the hamstringing of the regulatory mechanism, general malaise, the failure to release the “Beavis and Butthead Christmas Special” on DVD.

Just this week an… Continue

Added by FOXP2 on March 20, 2009 at 3:21pm — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Silver Linings


Added by Somegye on March 20, 2009 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

Fat Man & Little Boy ON THE MOVE!

Two of the most controversial artifacts in the collection of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History moved to their new home today. I took a ton of pictures and VIDEO! The whole process was much smoother and simpler than I imagined, and it is such a relief to see them sitting in the new space - alongside other artifacts that the museum had in storage all this time (like the… Continue

Added by RiRiSynCyr on March 19, 2009 at 9:16pm — 10 Comments


ok, so i'm celebrating one month as an official resident of nob hill, and i decide to treat myself. i'm thinking something family owned, not one of the chains. i'm also feeling like eating new mexican, so i pull out my trusty bike and ride down to El Patio over on Harvard. i know, i know. never go there unless you want a "leisurely" meal, because if you're expecting prompt service, well, so what? but the patio has a certain charm, especially on such a beautiful evening. i sit down, and after… Continue

Added by Richard V on March 19, 2009 at 8:39pm — 7 Comments

Comcast Problems in Nob Hill? or: day four with no cable after 7 pm

i've been in my new place in nob hill since mid february. i had my comcast service transferred over from the old place, and added on tv, so i now have the comcast bundle. ever since i've been here, my tv service has been subject to intermittent static. big time static. it varies in strength, and happens anytime during the day. sometimes it's mild,creating a static buzz in the background, and the picture isn't sharp like it's supposed to be. sometimes, (usually at night) the disturbance is so… Continue

Added by Richard V on March 19, 2009 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Affordable Housing?

Hey DC fixers! I hope everyone is well. I will be graduating from UNM in May and I am worried about finding a decent and affordable place to live. I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions (besides moving back home with the parents). I do have a friend who wants to live with me so I am looking for a 2 bedroom, somewhere within the UNM vicinity, and no more than $750/month. I know, but its about all we can afford. Any suggestions/reccommendations will help. Thank you!

Added by Alicia on March 19, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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