• 0

Are you a fan of hot peppers? One you might want to avoid is the Dragon’s Breath chili pepper, which could kill you by causing a type of anaphylactic shock, burning and even closing your airway. But Mike Smith, its inventor, never intended it to be eaten: It was actually developed for use as…

  • 0

“There’s no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn’t tell you about it?” — Kin Hubbard

  • 0

On June 5, 1922, George W. Carmack, the first person to discover gold along the Klondike River, dies in British Columbia. In 1896, near the confluence of the Yukon and Klondike River, Carmack stumbled across a deposit of gold so rich that thumb-sized pieces of gold lay scattered along the cr…

  • 0

AMP Concerts is excited to present their “Emerging from the Pandemic” concert series at Casa Flamenca. Last fall, Casa Flamenca completely overhauled their property at 401 Rio Grande Blvd. NW to allow for outdoor performances. These shows will help introduce the new space to the community an…

featured
  • 0

Take home the memories and tastes of Albuquerque Little Theatre with a commemorative cookbook. These wonderful cookbooks feature many recipes collected from ALT’s volunteers, staff and board members. You’ll enjoy seeing shots from past ALT shows as well as learning some trivia about the thea…

featured
  • 0

Native American and Spanish weavers’ expertise required the skill and dexterity to create intricate patterns as well the knowledge of where to find plants that yielded desired colors. Las Arañas weaver Myra Chang Thompson and Rio Grande Return Conservation Director Cameron Weber describe nat…

featured
  • Updated
  • 0

The Council of Albuquerque Garden Clubs is sponsoring a Garden Tour in the North Albuquerque Acres and Sandia Heights areas of Albuquerque. It will be held rain or shine on June 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour includes five estate-sized private gardens and an Artistic Flower Design Show. A…

  • 0

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Although you would prefer to move forward at a steady pace, it might be a good idea to stop and reassess your plans.

  • 0

Julian Fellowes, creator/writer/executive producer of “Downton Abbey” (series and film), has a Christmas present for us ... “Downton Abbey 2,” which opens Dec. 22. In addition to the original cast returning, Fellowes has added Hugh Dancy (“Hannibal,” “Late Night,” “The Good Fight” and “Homel…

  • 0

What did we really accomplish this past year? We’ve had time, certainly, with all these lockdown days, weeks and months, to do any number of things.

  • 0

When sprucing up your home, think twice before tossing out a tired-looking, plain-white lampshade. You and your school-age kids can brighten it up and give it new life with the miracle of acrylic paint and decorative trim or ribbon.

  • 0

From a Cinderella story (“Ever After,” with Drew Barrymore) to ruthless, empire-building strategy that plays out over years (“Game of Thrones”), people just love royalty. However, there’s one family that seems to captivate Western attention again and again: the throne keepers of Merry Old En…

  • 0

A reader sent us a picture of an item in an auction catalog that looked like a cookie jar decorated with racing horses, but it had a strange lid. What else could it be? Why horses on a cookie jar? The lid and the size, 7 inches high, are clues. The jar is a humidor, a container for cigars, c…

  • 0

A statue of Nikola Tesla in Silicon Valley radiates free Wi-Fi. It was created as an homage to his vision for wireless communication.

  • 0

“Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.” — Joan Lunden

  • 0

Wireless providers would love for you to believe that your lifestyle requires an unlimited stream of data. After all, think about how much of your day is spent on data-dependent activities like streaming video or music, or searching the internet.

  • 0

On May 2, 1939, New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig benches himself for poor play and ends his streak of consecutive games played at 2,130. The left-handed slugger led the American League in RBIs five times.

  • 0

Run for the Zoo is roaring back in 2021 with their second virtual event! This year, the goal is to raise $125,000, and you can help by registering for one of their races, including the brand-new virtual marathon. Join the virtual Run for the Zoo, May 2-9, from anywhere at any time. Register …

  • 0

Matriarchs are honored and revered in Pueblo culture, and this Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, Indian Pueblo Kitchen (located inside the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center) will be presenting a “Mother’s Day Contemporary Indigenous Experience,” as a unique opportunity to celebrate mom. The one-of-a-…

  • 0

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Impatience is still a problem. But a sign of progress should soothe your anxious heart.

  • 0

Here’s interesting casting ... Sandra Bullock, age 56, romantically paired with Channing Tatum, 40, in “The Lost City of D.” She’s a reclusive romance novelist on a book tour with her cover model (Tatum), when they’re kidnapped and thrown into a cutthroat jungle (shades of the 1984 hit “Roma…

  • 0

A few months ago, I got the idea to send greeting cards to some residents of a local nursing home who were locked down and not allowed to have visitors. It started small: a box of greeting cards and the first names of some of the residents, courtesy of the facility director. The idea has, to…

  • Updated
  • 0

When you think about gardening and preschoolers, a spindly bean sprout emerging from a half-pint cardboard milk carton might come to mind. But there’s another favorite my kids enjoyed. We called it a saucer garden. It uses kitchen-scrap throwaways from vegetables such as carrots and beets, a…

  • 0

Mr. Melvin Kaminsky, the Brooklyn-born, 93-year-old comedy mastermind better known as Mel Brooks, really knows his satire. As a writer and director, he’s shepherded several movies to the top of the American Film Institute’s list of best comedies, holds a coveted EGOT status (meaning, he has …

  • 0

In 1862, the King of Siam offered Abraham Lincoln many elephants on the grounds that a “country as great as the United States should not be without elephants.” President Lincoln politely declined.

  • 0

On April 3, 1936, Richard Bruno Hauptmann, convicted in the kidnapping and murder of the 20-month-old son of Charles Lindbergh, is executed by electrocution. In 1932, Charles Lindbergh Jr. was kidnapped from the nursery of the Lindbergh home.

  • 0

While this past year has been a grand time for making art, it provided few opportunities for artists to share their efforts with the public. But the Placitas Community Library’s art committee has come to the rescue! April 9 will see the virtual unveiling of the Gracie Lee Room’s Inaugural Ex…

  • 0

Presented by AMP Concerts, enjoy Felix Y Los Gatos April 15 at 7 p.m. as part of the Albuquerque Museum’s Third Thursdays. Each month, the museum has a mix of talks, activities and live music in tandem with their current and ongoing exhibits. With their roots planted firmly in the desert Sou…

  • 0

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don’t be surprised to find new facts emerging that could put another slant on a situation and offer you another choice.

  • 0

”Downton Abbey’s” Hugh Bonneville, at 57, is not slowing down. In addition to “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey,” released on Netflix in November, he’s got “To Olivia,” in which he plays “Willy Wonka” and “James and the Giant Peach” author Roald Dahl (already in theaters in Britain). Bonne…

  • 0

It’s officially spring! The plants and flowers are waking up from their slumber and getting ready to put on a show. If you’re not there yet, here are a few movies featuring delightful greenery to help put you in the mood.

  • 0

Stoves were often the largest objects in the room of 18th- and 19th-century homes. They were needed for heat and cooking. Cast iron stoves came in many styles, most cast with curlicues and pictures formed by a mold. Special stoves had extra trim, a few tiles on the front or a complete set of…

  • 0

Rose DeWitt Bukater’s fabulously expensive pendant, “The Heart of the Ocean,” featured in James Cameron’s “Titanic,” was not completely fictitious — it is believed that a rather large sapphire went down with the ship that fateful night.

  • 0

With every technological advancement comes a burst of innovation that can’t always be anticipated. For example, the leap to 4G led to innovations like ride-sharing, music streaming and contactless payments. Some aspects of the 4G move helped spur the U.S. economy to recovery after the 2008 r…

  • 0

On March 5, 1770, a mob of American colonists gathers at the Customs House in Boston and begins taunting the British soldiers guarding the building. The protesters, who called themselves Patriots, were protesting the occupation of their city by British troops.

  • 0

ABQ Artwalk returns Friday, March 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. In this edition, they are hosting a series of art exhibitions, parking lot pop-ups, performances and patio art markets. Plus new items available for curbside pickup and shipping. The Albuquerque Artwalk is an independent arts organization…

  • Updated
  • 0

Join Galen Gisler for this live-streamed astronomy talk to learn what you can see in the night sky during the month of March, including constellations, planets and more. This talk is perfect for beginning stargazers who want to learn more. The Milky Way on March evenings will hug the horizon…

  • 0

It’s time to get out of the house and hit the streets! The Amazing Chase is a new tour concept from the Albuquerque Tourism & Sightseeing Factory (AT&SF). This “live” event is part pub trivia, part scavenger hunt, and part Cash Cab. Competitors will venture out into the city with the…

  • 0

ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Whatever decisions you’re faced with, rely on your strong Aries instincts, and base them on your honest feelings.

  • 0

The Kennedy Center Honors began in 1978, but the 2020 “Honors” were a pandemic casualty. This year, the Honors will be taped during the week of May 17, and air June 6 on CBS.

  • 0

What do you think of when you hear the word “table?” In your mind, do you see the large rectangular piece of furniture in your kitchen? Your fourth-grader might picture a multiplication chart, and your sixth-grader a list of contents at the beginning of a book.