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How to Wear Flip Flops This Summer

Before I get to my "fashion" statement, I want to reiterate something a friend said to me. In the middle of the existential angst of moving or perhaps my temporary economic crunch or some other generalized whining, I called a friend and said, "Blah-Blah-Blah-Blah-List-of-Woes, what am I going to do?" Without hesitating, he said, "When in doubt, see a play."

I couldn't argue with that. When I thought of the theater productions I'd seen… Continue

Added by lisa gill on May 28, 2010 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Everybody Loves Hakim

This year Hakim Bellamy and Lisa Gill were voted best poets in the Best of Albuquerque round-up in the Alibi. It’s nice to feel part of popular taste for a change. I’ve already written about Lisa’s work, so let me say something about Hakim now.

His list of achievements at a tender age is considerable: two-time National Champion in the Poetry Slam scene, three consecutive University of New Mexico LOBOSLAM titles, former Poetry Club coach at South… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on May 27, 2010 at 6:24pm — 2 Comments

Yard Volunteers

Here's the next entry in a round of gardening posts. It felt good to complain about the silverleaf nightshade last time. Now I'd like to turn my gaze to some garden volunteers that are actually wanted. I will also show off my impressive lack of knowledge when it comes to identifying plants. Maybe you good DCFers can help put a name to the biggest mystery in my backyard:

This Plant:…


Added by Edith Grove on May 27, 2010 at 12:51pm — 11 Comments

Morning Fix: I Heart Neil Patrick Harris

  • Jet fuel on KAFB has seeped into the water table almost 500 feet below the southeast heights...and this happened decades ago!
  • Orange barrel time. Be aware!
  • One day you are in and the next day you are out. Auf wiedersehen…

Added by Adelita on May 27, 2010 at 6:00am — 8 Comments

Silver Bike Blvd. Speedracers

I work at place on an intersection along Silver, just south of UNM. We watch and hear dozens of cars every day that go flying along the bicycle boulevard at speeds far above the posted 18 mph limit. That strange speed limit is supposed to catch drivers by surprise and make them slow down because of how eye-catching it is. Of course, that assumes that people are even reading posted signs. (And that the visual clutter along our roadways is somehow helpful.… Continue

Added by hettie on May 26, 2010 at 5:35pm — 1 Comment

Shameless Plugs are OK, When There's No Personal Gain, Right?

I know one person at The New Mexico Independent. She's a friend. We throw that word, friend, around a lot, but this sense of friend is the truest sense. You know favors, caring, genuine affection, the whole nine yards. (Guys aren't good at doing what i'm trying to do...) I was really excited when she took on the job of working in this new paradigm of… Continue

Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on May 26, 2010 at 11:00am — 4 Comments



Added by Bill Turner on May 25, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Viewing the Wall with Scott Kuykendall

CENTRAL & CORNELL SE--I can't think of an artist with a bigger or better "gallery" than Scott Kuykendall. He must have 600 linear feet of paintings on one of the busiest corners in the state of New Mexico. And his work has become part of the lives of literally thousands. Kuykendall did the murals surrounding both the Frontier and Saggio's restaurants. He also did Marc's Guitar's mural and the work on the interior walls of Saggio's as well as… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on May 25, 2010 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Will Work for Doughnuts


Added by Adelita on May 25, 2010 at 5:41am — No Comments

Morning Fix: Your Name Is Mud


Added by Adelita on May 24, 2010 at 5:14am — 9 Comments

The Sunday Poem: Stefi Weisburd... Five Kinds of Weather Roll Across Texas

"Crazy good!" comes to mind describing this poem as it rolls through the Texas countryside. But that is not good enough. Weisburd throws up images that seem to rise from the horizon full of life, but somehow twisted by heat waves. In such a world, your eyes can play tricks on you.

Albuquerque poet Stefi Weisburd is the author of The Wind-Up Gods… Continue

Added by The DitchRider on May 23, 2010 at 7:30am — 6 Comments

“Lifework:” A response to David Orr’s NYT Review of The Apple Trees of Olema by Robert Hass

Can New Mexico poets Arthur Sze, Joy Harjo, Lisa Gill, Demetria Martinez and Mitch Rayes, best-poet-in-the-state-without-a-book, be said to have careers in poetry? David Orr concedes the publication of The Apple Trees of Olema: New and Selected Poems (Ecco/HarperCollins, $34.99), by Robert Hass, is “a milestone,” yet his Sunday New York Times review (May 6, 2010) becomes a discursive meditation on… Continue

Added by Richard Read Oyama on May 23, 2010 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

Book Review of Conflict Contract

Conflict Contract

Book Written by Local Author: Jonathan C. Miller

Published by: Cool Titles

The biggest fear and most heart stopping moment of any parent’s life is that of losing sight of your… Continue

Added by Mary Jane Collins on May 22, 2010 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Recovery Cat 5.22.2010

Globalization also means that foreign investment will embody higher standards of environmental performance. Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw, The Commanding Heights (1998), p. 412.…


Added by J. Paul Lanier on May 22, 2010 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque

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I have been hearing the winds buzz and seen the new NE Heights' billboards announcing a non-existent website (to date), but the news is slim regarding the Hard Rock Casino of Albuquerque's opening as well as the "re-opening" of the Journal Pavilion as the Hard Rock Casino Pavilion.

You can Google… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on May 21, 2010 at 4:00pm — 10 Comments

Silver Spiral: Affordable Green Housing Downtown Gets Art

Moving to Albuquerque after seventeen years spent haunting the villages outside city limits was a big deal. I considered it at least "noteworthy." The building I selected to move to, however, actually was… Continue

Added by lisa gill on May 21, 2010 at 5:00am — 12 Comments

You can estimate the Gulf oil leak rate!

Anyone can perform the same calculations of the independent scientists who estimate the BP Gulf of Mexico oil leak rate at around three million gallons per day. The only thing you have to do is estimate how far an object travels as it moves through the oil stream exiting the pipe. Here's how to do it.

In one released video, an object descending toward the broken pipe… Continue

Added by J. Paul Lanier on May 20, 2010 at 8:41am — No Comments

and, what about that Events Center?

It may be very, very important... or not, but are you tired of sounding off about city police enforcing immigration policy - and the related fallout? Well here is an opportunity to sound off to the Mayor about something else.

Currently, on the home page of the city web site You can click a link and leave Mayor Berry a comment about an oft-proposed "Events Center" in the Downtown area.

Below is are my… Continue

Added by Crista on May 18, 2010 at 9:55pm — 67 Comments

Albuquerque: More Division, Less Enchantment

DOWNTOWN--The City Council voted down two resolutions last night that were reactions to both the Mayor of Albuquerque and the state of Arizona. The vote was 4 - 5 along straight party lines. The first resolution would have forbade doing business with Arizona except in certain circumstances while their stop/check law is in force. The other would have prevented enforcement of the mayor's new program to check the immigration status of everyone… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on May 18, 2010 at 10:00am — 45 Comments

Let's Clean Up University Heights!

University Heights Neighborhood Association is sponsoring the annual Clean Up:

Saturday, May 22, 2010 from 8 am to 12 noon

Meet at the west side of the Produce Exchange at the corner of Stanford and Lead. The overall appearance of our neighborhood shows we care about where we live. Please help us even if you can only help for a short time. We need pick-ups to gather the… Continue

Added by JeSais on May 17, 2010 at 10:11pm — No Comments

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