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Mayor Chavez, You've Got a Drug Problem

Last December I found myself conducting a hurried search for a new place to live. I ended up on Iron SW, between 3rd and 4th. The place is lacking some basic modern amenities, is old and cold, but is funky enough to appeal to an unemployed, fulltime MFA student/writer/poet looking for inexpensive digs where he could study, write, and let his creative juices flow. The neighborhood consists of several churches close by, a homeless shelter on the corner, and a large playground across the street… Continue

Added by Richard V on January 24, 2009 at 10:47am — 16 Comments

Delicious absurdity

For sheer silliness, with a touch of existentialism, peel your butt off the couch and plunk it down at UNM's Theater X Sunday afternoon for the show "Nharcolepsy". Hey, you even get to throw stuff at the actors.

It's another fun offering from Tricklock Company's Revolutions International Theater Festival. This marks… Continue

Added by Megan on January 24, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Liveblogging From the SGC: Cadigan Drops Bombshell About Obama's Stimulus Plan

ACOMA ROOM, ABQ CIVIC CENTER--Michael Cadigan spoke on a panel this morning whose topic was "Tools and Strategies for Addressing Climate Change at the Local Level." Towards the end of his segment he announced that Obama's stimulus package contained an interstate off-ramp for the SunCal development southwest of the city. Not only will it be an interchange in the middle of nowhere, it "will be 15 miles from people's jobs." Cadigan characterized the… Continue

Added by Johnny_Mango on January 24, 2009 at 1:22pm — 25 Comments

Live Blogging from the Smart Growth Conference

ALBUQUERQUE CONVENTION CENTER--This is the 8th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth conference. There are over a thousand people here: attending panel discussions, training sessions, local tours, and speeches. This is a nation-wide event plus a smattering of attendees from other countries. Here are a few impressions.…


Added by Johnny_Mango on January 23, 2009 at 1:54pm — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: For Sale


Added by Somegye on January 23, 2009 at 5:30am — 8 Comments

The Cult of Coronado (the Wiener)

Whether you’re a Burqueño, a Northeast Heightseño or a Nob Hilleño, you know it. I know it. Coronado Wieners are where it’s at…wherever that may be. They’re the bomb…and the packaging looks like one too--like a case of dynamite from a loony western cartoon.

I once debated with myself about smuggling a two-pound, pink package of Coronados with me on a plane. But I feared it would have caused panic with the TSA once the wieners hit the… Continue

Added by Jeremy Jojola on January 22, 2009 at 11:30pm — 30 Comments

Bald Eagle on the Bosque

This morning on our daily walk to the Bosque we were delighted to see a Bald Eagle! It was just another moment that I wished I had brought the camera. It was such a rare and awesome sight. The crows however, weren't as happy, they were chasing the eagle out of every tree he landed in.

I have a question for anyone who might know, is this normal? I have never seen a Bald Eagle in NM in the wild and wondered if they migrate through here or something?

Added by Paula Manning-Lewis on January 22, 2009 at 12:03pm — 24 Comments

Winter Day Trips Follow Up

We had a spectacular week with our visitors from abroad. I'm now revisiting the list of places that we thought about taking them in my post from a couple weeks ago: Winter Day Trips & Sightseeing. Here's the play-by-play.

Rail Runner to Santa Fe: We rounded everybody up on a Tuesday, took two cars downtown to park in the garage on 2nd Street and caught… Continue

Added by Edith Grove on January 22, 2009 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Morning Fix: Goodie


Added by Somegye on January 22, 2009 at 5:30am — 3 Comments


An early map shows the "province" of Tiguex in an unlikely location.

By the time Europeans had begun colonizing the Americas in earnest, the middle Rio Grande valley had been inhabited for over 10,000 years. In that time, many peoples had left their mark there, from the scattered remnants of hunter-gatherer camps to the pit-houses of the area’s first agrarian settlers, to the multi-story villages of the early-Pueblo people. And, even… Continue

Added by FitzerMan on January 20, 2009 at 9:30pm — 18 Comments

Morning Fix: No Shame


Added by Somegye on January 21, 2009 at 5:30am — 8 Comments

Viva la revolution!

Oh I love this time of year. That's because it's Revolutions time. I'm talking about the Revolutions International Theater Festival, now in its 9th year. I'm always amazed that more people don't know about it because it really brings some of the best theater of the year to town.

Tricklock Company, Albuquerque's own, travels the world with its own… Continue

Added by Megan on January 20, 2009 at 10:00pm — 6 Comments

Day One

It was 1975 at Eldorado High School and it had just snowed. A pretty good dump for Albuquerque. One of those rare snows that didn’t shut down the entire school system. Jones, in his infinite wisdom, thought it would be a great idea to go throw snowballs at cars. Me and Pissant didn’t really want to do it, but Jones, and this new kid, Blane were up for it. Someone else was there too, but I don’t remember. It might have been Alan “Hairlip” Schactner (so-called by Jones because Alan had an actual… Continue

Added by Dick Chingadero on January 19, 2009 at 9:24pm — 18 Comments

Things I Learned This Week

Some weeks I seem to learn more life lessons than others. I'd love to hear the ones you learned during your past week as well!

1. The wedding of two deaf people is a quiet but happy affair.

2. Good energy and optimism are infectious. So is a bad attitude.

3. Sometimes cheaters win, but when a group of teenagers maintains dignity and good sportsmanship, they are the bigger winners.

4. Sharing a cup of… Continue

Added by Lisa Abeyta on January 19, 2009 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Morning Fix: Long Ago


Added by Somegye on January 19, 2009 at 5:30am — 6 Comments

The Ballad of El Desnudeo

This morning's NY times magazine has a series of portraits of people who will be important in the Obama aministration. They are just people up against a white background, very stark, oddly posed. My son was looking at them and asking questions about the people. This gave way to to speculation about who would good and who be evil if they were in a sci-fi movie.

It reminded of me of an idea we had. Maybe this was in my head… Continue

Added by mombat on January 18, 2009 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Fiesta de Colores! @ the South Broadway Cultural Center January 25th

We are really looking forward to doing this show at the South Broadway Cultural Center in conjunction with Ballet en Fuego! New Mexico has such a unique cultural scene and we love being a part of it. We'll be showcasing a fusion of dance and music from Mexico and Spanish speaking countries around the world. We're not shy about bringing the beauty of the Spanish-speaking world together in one place. We've been influenced by so many beautiful cultures and feel enriched by them. A little bit of… Continue

Added by Juan of Los Primos on January 17, 2009 at 10:12am — No Comments

Defending Burque

One of the most disturbing things about living in Albuquerque is the sheer number of people I meet who think the place sucks. In fact, I find myself defending it all the time and I’m not even from here. I’m from a place people thought was great. I never had to defend it much. So it’s odd to now be endorsing a city to people who know it better than I do: the locals, the natives, the New Mexicans. Take my neighbor, for example, who swears up and down if he had more than $5 in his pocket he’d blow… Continue

Added by Jennifer Ruden on January 17, 2009 at 3:46pm — 30 Comments

We Make Monsters

San Francisco artists Mati Rose McDonough and Hugh D'Andrade came to town at the start of the New Year to paint this playful & kid friendly Monster mural in our Main Gallery. On opening night a local performance duo, The Church Animals, set up their casios and guitars for a quick set of equally playful tunes. This video shows the mural in the making, set to one of The Church Animal's stickiest tunes.

This eve, Friday Jan 16th, is the Old Town ArtsCrawl.… Continue

Added by The Harwood Art Center on January 16, 2009 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

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