"Khaled Hosseini has joined the illustrious ranks of Philip Pullman and the authors of a story about gay penguins, after his novel The Kite Runner became one of the books that inspired most complaints in America last year."
Here's the complete list of "most challenged" books:
1. And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter… Continue
We've all had those times when the earth seems to be spinning a little slower on its axis. When the wind kicks you around just a bit too much. It could be family issues, people issues or just really lousy traffic on your way to the grocery store.
When I have those sort of days/weeks/months I start thinking about putting some wheels to good use to get me away from it all for an hour or for a day. These are the places in New Mexico I turn to… Continue
Yep, it's April 15th. I just KNOW that everyone on DCF took advantage of the wonderful technology that is the interweb to file their 2008 tax returns. But for those of you that chose not to or can't e-file there are some resources available in Albuquerque.
We will be at the La Montanita at Nob Hill`s 20th Annual Earth Day Festival April 26th from 10am-3pm. Come on by and get a free sample of refreshing cool juice!
A big shout out to the folks at the La Montanita at Nob Hill! Its going to be lots of fun, with live music featuring local bands, and food from local vendors:-) We know they are working hard on this like they do every year for so long now. A special thanks to Aaron in the frozen department for all his hard… Continue
The Babes and Bullies are currently searching for 12 lovely ladies to be a part of our 2010 calendar. If you are the responsible guardian of a spayed/neutered pit bull or bully mix breed, over 21, and want to help make a difference for the bully breed. Please contact email@example.com
Adutions will be taking place on April 26th, so please contact us ASAP!!
Also, check out our website @ www.thebabesandbullies.com , and add… Continue
Added by Kiss~a~bully on April 14, 2009 at 12:09pm —
2ND ST & PASEO DEL NORTE NW--For years chainsaw statues have been appearing where trees once stood. Twisting sculptures of wooden animals, of turtles and eagles, of cranes, ducks, beavers, raccoons, and woodpeckers stare improbably from lawns as our cars zip through the city. There is the wooden bear on Lead Ave. that I pass on my way to Tingley Beach. There are the front yards on Washington NE where maybe a half a dozen tree stump sculptures have… Continue
I was recently voted best electronic act and best drummer in Albuquerque, and my band, Vertigo Venus, garnered Best punk band. I especially like the fact that the Alibi makes me sound like only a marketing guy by the time they get to Best drummer; never mind the fact that I played over 100 shows last year with Diverje and Vertigo Venus combined, or that I work my ass off for what I do... nah, that doesn't matter. They also mention that my music makes you think you're in a "Bush re-education… Continue
VERTIGO VENUS COMPETING IN FENDER’S “ROAD WORN” NATIONAL MUSIC CONTEST
(ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO) Synthpunk band VERTIGO VENUS
Proudly announces their ranking in the national Top 25 contestants in Fender’s “Road worn” competiton. The ongoing contest has lead to Vertigo Venus being chosen from thousands of bands nationally, and more recently to finding a spot in the national top 25. Contest winners will receive a prize package… Continue
Fine Just the Way It Is by Annie Proulx (Scribner $25)
Sometimes, one needs to take a deep breath before starting a book of short stories by Annie Proulx. It is not that her characters are depressing or hopeless. Quite the contrary, they are, more often than not, filled with hope and possibility. It is that Proulx, with remarkable emotional distance, drives her characters not only toward the abyss, but over the abyss. She has an incredible talent for succinctly covering… Continue
Added by Bookworks on April 13, 2009 at 10:17am —
Saturday, April 25th 10am-2pm
PUGNIC! It's the Pug party to see and be seen! Join New Mexico Pug Rescue at Bow Wow Blues for PUGNIC. Silent auction, fun and games all to raise money for NM Pug rescue! Bow Wow Blues. 3854 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. 505-341-4484. FREE! (pugs only please)
Sunday, May 3rd | 12:00-2:00pm
Perrito de Moda. Enjoy the latest in doggie fashions at Bow Wow Blues. Eastside Herding and Small Dog Rescue… Continue
Added by Bow Wow Blues on April 12, 2009 at 10:53pm —
What do you know, our backwater has got its very own Tea Party. I think I'll skip. Maybe. I'm getting old for this kind of thing. I went to protect Russian House of Soviets against the communist putsch in 1991, but I hoped it would not be necessary in a mature republic like the U.S.A. But perhaps it is.
Added by Pete Zaitcev on April 12, 2009 at 8:30pm —