(The Guild’s Keif and Chris auction off another poster that most definitely had me thinking later: “Why the Hell didn’t I bid on that?!?”) Like any good movie, last Saturday’s Guild Cinema Poster Auction featured every one of the seven deadly sins, covetousness and gluttony prime among them. Not to be left out, there was… Read More Faster, Pussycat! Bid! Bid!: A Sinful Afternoon at the Guild Cinema Poster Auction
(Photo from KRQE story) So “The Carlisle” seems imperiled, if not gone forever. It was never perfect and rubbed a great many the wrong way. Like an overzealously filled water balloon, it plopped over sidewalk space, alleys, and the sky. It had an inappropriately pretentious name intended to evoke Bobby Short singing at NYC’s… Read More Whither “The Carlisle”?
Note: In case you missed it, here’s this week’s BB does Duke City Fix piece. Enjoy. By the way, I’m very much all ears regarding any reports of someone riding the “Google” route described below. I’m usually the “Tuesday Afternoon Drive DJ” on the radio station that is Duke City Fix, but am doing the “Morning… Read More Great Duke City Bicycle Trips: Turquoise Trail
In a story BB refuses to stop telling, despite years of attempts to make it do so, its founder found himself in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala during the Summer Olympics of 1992 (Barcelona). After a very few hours of Spanish lessons each day, your humble blogster retired to the downtown room of his host family, seeking exactly… Read More New Olympic Sport: Race Walk Bike Lane Measuring
Wouldn’t you like to write about how stupid the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority Board is? Maybe the Board’s decision to continue not adding fluoride to our water could be compared, by you, to succumbing to the “anti-vaxx” movement in a devastating essay that would surely result in the immediate resignation of Board members who… Read More A Fluoridated Call for BetterBurque Submissions
Better Burque isn’t planning a full-blown “Best of Burque” where readers can submit their choice for things like, “Best Rug Cleaner in Burque,” but when we get a chance to experience ABQ at its best, we need to point it out. Last night, a Hawk and a Hacksaw, Burque band made real, real good, performed an interpretative… Read More And The First, Kinda-Sorta, “Best of Burque Award” Goes to: a Hawk and a Hacksaw/Guild Cinema
Vacation’s over. It was nice, thanks for asking… Amid all the hue, cry, wail and umbrage regarding Albuquerque Rapid Transit is the repeated use of the word “historic” to oppose the project. Employing the “picture worth a thousand words” model, propagandists (or advocates, if you prefer) use photos like the famous Ernest Haas shot as their call… Read More Albuquerque Rapid Transit: Image, Perception and Public Policy