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Today's Features

  • Leather bound and one-cloth books with marbled end papers, gilded edges and print with an elegant typeface have always been aesthetic objects: works not just of literary art but of visual art also.
    The Palace of the Governors Press has created an exhibit about the art of the printed word, the art of the broadside — a simple one-sided sheet of printed paper, which originated in 16th century England. And, LIBROS, the Albuquerque-based group of the New Mexico Book Arts Guild has created an exhibit of books as art.
    Both exhibits are showing at Mesa Public Library Art Gallery throughout the month of June: explore these forms of books and the printed word.

    Word Art: A Poetry Broadside

  • LOS ANGELES  — Hollywood has hustled up a hangover for the record books.
    “The Hangover Part II” set a new high for comedy debuts with $105.8 million over the long Memorial Day weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
    The blockbuster sequel also led Hollywood to a new revenue record of around $280 million for the holiday weekend, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com.
    That surpassed the previous record of $254.6 million in 2007. But factoring in today’s higher admission prices, more tickets were sold over the Memorial Day holiday that year than this past weekend.

  • WASHINGTON — PBS officials say hackers have cracked the network’s website, posting a phony story claiming dead rapper Tupac Shakur was alive in New Zealand, and a group that claimed responsibility for the hacking complained about a recent “Frontline” investigative news program on WikiLeaks.
    PBS confirmed Monday that the website had been hacked. The phony story had been taken down as of Monday morning. It had been posted on the site of the “PBS NewsHour” program, which is produced by WETA-TV in Arlington, Va.

  • Dallas nightclub patron sues comedian Andy Dick

    DALLAS — A Texas man is suing comedian Andy Dick over his December performance at a Dallas nightclub.
    Robert Tucker claims he suffered emotional distress and defamation as a result of an alleged incident in which Dick exposed his genitals while walking through the audience.
    The suit filed May 10 also names a talent agency that represents the comedian and the club where he performed. It says they should have known Dick’s “long history of assaulting patrons.”
    The lawsuit cites Dick’s January 2010 arrest on felony sexual abuse charges, after allegations he groped a bouncer and patron at a Huntington, W. Va., bar, as well as other incidents.

  • The Los Alamos Monitor has the inside scoop on what locals are reading. Otowi Station issued a current list of  popular books for Los Alamos readers.

  • Blink and you might miss it. Embudo is that kind of a place. But take the time for a leisurely drive between Velarde and Taos, and you’ll find a quaint community that offers rafting, eateries and wineries.
    Nestled between the Rio Grande and mountains  that seem to reach for the sky, Embudo with a population of 383, is a quiet little community spotted with residences and a couple of restaurants in between.

  • Village Arts surprised artists and those who want to try their hand at it recently by giving out nearly 50 unique, random frames to customers.
    Individuals who received the frames were asked to fill the frames with artwork of their choice and to bring them back to Village Arts for a month-long showing.  
    Village Arts staff chose and built uniquely sized and styled wooden frames, hoping to inspire individuals to create a piece of work to compliment the frame.
    The staff wasn’t disappointed.
    “Normally customers come to us to find a frame that enhances their work” said Village Arts co-owner Ken Nebel. “This time, we turned the tables on them, and the results are fantastic.”

  • Lunch with a Leader, presented by the League of Women Voters, will feature Steve Brugger, Acting Director of the Los Alamos County Community Development Department June 9.  
    The lunch will be at Central Avenue Grill at 11:45 a.m. It’s the last Lunch with a Leader until September.
    Brugger has an undergraduate degree in economics and a masters degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His background in planning, real estate economics and land development in the private and public sectors makes him uniquely qualified for his current position.

  • Today
    Los Alamos Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. Those interested should call Dennis Wulff at 672-9563 or email drwulff47@aol.com.

    The Mesa Public Library Free Film Series presents, “Almost Famous,” at 6:30 p.m. in the upstairs meeting rooms of Mesa Public Library.

    The White Rock Family Friendly Film Series presents, “Tron, Legacy,” at 7 p.m. in the White Rock Town Hall.
    Saturday

  • Eric Sardinas and his band, Big Motor, return to Los Alamos Friday for a gig at Ashley Pond as part of the Los Alamos County Summer Concert Series.
    Sardinas is known for his hard-and-fast blues and rock. He appeared in 2010 at the Holiday Inn Express.
    For those that like the blues and blues musicians such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, Johnny Winter, JB Hutto or Hound Dog Taylor, this show will be right up their alley.