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Morning Fix: The Cookie Monster Would Be So Happy

  • Fire causes significant damage at UNM medical lab.
  • "But what we want to do is again we are still in the midst of this study being conducted, and we don't want to do anything until it is completed," said White.
  • APS PTA sends…
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Added by Adelita on May 6, 2010 at 5:49am — 9 Comments

Best Intentions







Today's post was going to be an insightful piece on the toxic world we live in here, with thoughtful examinations of three main stories that bumped around in my brain recently. All day, while focusing on occupational tasks, I kept trying to think of phrases and fragments to take with me, in order to use them here, for your collective benefit. My provocative post for this week was going to relate divers personal… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on May 5, 2010 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: When is Cinco de Mayo?



  • I think these guys should be on this show. Anyone wanna take bets to see how quickly they are identified?!
  • Another costly mistake for the city.
  • Burque will be part of a…
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Added by Adelita on May 5, 2010 at 6:00am — 7 Comments

Dark Enough

Lisa Gill's work is beloved among poets in New Mexico. In part this is because, like New York poet Frank O’Hara, Gill is a permission-giver (though it isn't likely O'Hara's "hum-colored cabs" will appear anywhere in a Gill poem). By example, her work indirectly instructs the reader what can be done within the poem, not what can't.



At the same time, her work exemplifies both freedom and rigor, whimsy and heft, and ebullience and… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on May 4, 2010 at 7:30pm — 7 Comments

Morning Fix: Protests, Deficits and Resignations

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Added by Adelita on May 4, 2010 at 6:07am — 3 Comments

Two Chinese Shy

Taking on challenges is part of the territory when you direct a show. This summer, I'm directing Thoroughly Modern Millie for Musical Theatre Southwest, and I may be facing one of the most unusual challenges I've ever tackled: I'm looking for two Chinese men for the show.



The only actor I know who… Continue

Added by Terry S. Davis on May 3, 2010 at 5:10pm — No Comments

Morning Fix: It's Not Easy Being Green

  • Now I know what all that heavy breathing was about...thousands panting hard...hearts racing...all for the... Zoo!
  • Gratuitous KOB comments for your Monday morning…
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Added by Adelita on May 3, 2010 at 6:08am — 10 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Mary Oishi... suspect

Been thinking about the crap going down in Arizona? You need to read this. Wondering about all the fuss? You really need to read this.



Mary Oishi has performed and published poetry since she arrived in Albuquerque in 1999. She also produced many poetry events including Mightier Than the Sword: Writers Address the Nuclear Age, and Some of My Best Friends Are Poets. Besides being a blues… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on May 2, 2010 at 7:30am — 11 Comments

Morning Fix - "Feyonce"

  • Jemez District School embezzler aided bottom line at Sandia Casino, among others...
  • College kids think buses are cool, successful, and likely more attractive because the…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on April 30, 2010 at 4:30am — 9 Comments

A Match Struck, or How Youtube Got Crafty

Before Words Afire's 10th Anniversary came matchmaking----writers in UNM's MFA for dramatic writing were partnered with directors. Was it love at first sight? I don't know, but during their ten-minute youtube interviews with Chloe Cousin, the rapport between director and writer for each of the five works being showcased this year was palpable.



And distinct.



And… Continue

Added by lisa gill on April 30, 2010 at 1:26am — No Comments

El Paisa and the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library System



One place that my husband and I love to go to get great food is El Paisa. It is located at 820 Bridge SW. They serve Mexican food such as burritos, tacos and tortas. Before El Paisa became a restaurant it started as a cart that the owner would sell burritos out of. I personally really like their chile relleno burritos and their carne asada tacos. My husband's fav is the menudo (I can't stand the stuff but he is weird like that). The food is… Continue

Added by ABQ City Girl on April 30, 2010 at 12:28am — 5 Comments

A Tree for a Memory



May Day is almost here. The trees are leafed out, pollen is blowing in the wind and flowers are unfurling everywhere. I just planted a 4-in-1 apple tree in my backyard and it reminded me of something my mother mentioned. She has noticed the trees in the local parks that have plaques underneath them. Many of these are memorials to loved ones. With the city's stately elms now… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on April 29, 2010 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix - Make Dinner With Your Family

  • "Monster" Ball(er) redeems herself. (Editorializaton Alert!)- Apparently, a certain writer for the BYU online school newspaper has trouble with the forgiveness part of the doctrine.
  • Here's a nice biographical piece on Albuquerque born and raised Rafael Del…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on April 29, 2010 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

Public Image Albuquerque, Pre-Simpsons





I ran across a tidy little clip reel of Bugs Bunny's "Albuquerque" quotes. I have no idea if it's comprehensive, nor when the individual scenes date from, but I began to wonder if this could have been the first popular culture reference point for the Duke City. I mean, since the cartoon began in the 40's and seemingly these likely date from the 60's or 70's at the latest, what could have come… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on April 28, 2010 at 9:30am — 19 Comments

Morning Fix - Gleek, the Wondertwins' Sidekick

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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on April 28, 2010 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix - Splappa!

  • Local visionary architect who brought us…
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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on April 27, 2010 at 5:30am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix - C is for Suspension

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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on April 26, 2010 at 5:30am — 2 Comments

L.A. poet S.A. Griffin brings the Poetry Bomb to the Duke City, Sunday, May 2: Church of Beethoven & Acequia Books

S.A. Griffin is coming to Albuquerque next weekend, as one of the early stops on his five week "Poetry Bomb" tour. He will be the featured poet at Church of Beethoven, and later in the afternoon he will give a more extensive reading at Gary Wilkie's Acequia Bookstore, starting at 3 p.m.



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Added by Richard V on April 25, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Another Good Use of Ink During Poetry Month

I was still slathering a very itchy new tattoo on my forearm with lotion--a tattoo I'd been lucky enough to get from Serena Lander in Suzanne Sbarge's art studio--when I lucked onto The Tattooed Poets Project. I’d been googling Brendan Constantine, visiting writer at Loyola Marymount University, who will be coming to… Continue

Added by lisa gill on April 25, 2010 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

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