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THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. – Action packed with suave spies, comic banter

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Rating: ««« out of 4 Stars

Running Time: 116 min.

With James Bond working hard to keep his newest adventures real and gritty, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. takes the reverse approach. This is no parody, but it is a love letter to the Dr. No era of espionage thrillers; it keeps the Cold War setting and production design, all...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for August 14, 2015

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Welcome once again to another look at the highlights coming to DVD and Blu-ray this week. So if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

Big New Releases!

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story - This documentary charts the life of the puppeteer who has played “Big Bird” on Sesame Street for over 45 years (he has yet to retire and even at 81 still goes to work and dons the yellow suit). Besides interviews, the feature also includes early clips of the performer working with Jim Henson. Reviews were very strong, stating that while it can be overly sentimental, the doc still gives viewers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at...

Crafting Patience: David Baker’s woodworking legacy

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Like a good horse trainer, David Baker takes a raw material, in his case pieces of wood from local forests and turns them into useful and pleasing works of art which maintain the unique individuality of each piece of wood.  He often finds the wood himself on trips into the mountains.

Each bowl, spoon or table which comes out of his workshop on the edge of the Zuni Mountains in Ft. Wingate reflects the life and type of tree it from which it came.  David uses unusually shaped wood from a variety of local trees: Aspen, Cedar, Russian Olive, Blue Spruce, Gambel  Oak and Ponderosa Pine among others for his work.

The work, often on his heavy lathe, is slow but not tedious.

“You...

UNM featured in ‘The Princeton Review’s’ Annual College Rankings

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The University of New Mexico has once again been selected as one of the outstanding institutions profiled in “The Best 380 Colleges” (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review Books), seventh annual edition. The Princeton Review, the education services company known for its test prep programs and college rankings, ratings and guidebooks, shows UNM 62 in the Quality of Life category; 64 in Academics; and 77 in Admissions.

Inclusion in the book is based on a survey in which 136,000 students at 380 top colleges are asked to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report on their campus experiences.

“Our 62 ranking lists provide students with a way to see the types of colleges that...

Community Calendar AUGUST 14 - 20, 2015

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FRIDAY Aug. 14

Drop-in Films

All ages. Tonight: High School Musical 3. Starts 4 pm. Children’s Branch, 200 W. Aztec.

Navajo Rug Weaving Demonstration

From 10 am to 1 pm, the library will host a Navajo rug weaving demonstration presented by Dine weaver Lois A. Becenti. Ms. Becenti will be presenting the diamond double weave and the Two Grey Hills design.  She will discuss methods for improving weaving techniques and different rug designs and tools used for weaving. Beginners and advanced weavers are welcome. 115 W. Hill.

‘3 Blind Mice’

Live music tonight at Coal Street Pub, featuring “3 Blind Mice.” From 8-10 pm. 303 W. Coal Ave (505) 722-0117.

SATURDAY Aug...

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