A Building for the Builders
UNM's poorly designed architecture building has always been sort of a joke among those who've spent time in it. So it's good news that next year UNM will get a new School of Architecture and Planning building. Or is it? Simon McCormack reports.
Spotlight: Brooklyn Band Says They're Not a Cult
Quadruple-membered Brooklyn band Akron/Family provides Albuquerque readers with a scintillating Q&A on live performances versus recordings, Tetris, nose flutes, religious cults, ancient proverbs, Sasquatch and superhuman strength. Now you'll have to read the article to find out what part of that was a lie.
It's almost time for the biggest day in American football: the Super Bowl. That means that the one day of the year has come when you have a legitimate excuse for eating cheese dip. So in honor of this special day, Laura Marrich provides us with a guide to dude food. Get your "x-treme" pack of Bud, make yourselves some Lil' Soakies, mold your place in the couch and hope for some bare breasts. Naw, that'll never happen again. Or will it?
According to Devin D. O'Leary, Woody Allen has changed his setting to London and subsequently broken out of his post-'80s New York rut with his latest film, Match Point.
What it Means to Save New Orleans
If you've spent any time at all there, Albuquerque resident David Howard Sherman's story of his holiday visit to post-Katrina New Orleans might make you cry. The future of the Crescent City, unprepared for the 2006 hurricane season, inhabited by a small fraction of its former population and still only a shell of what it was, hangs in limbo.
A new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry tells the bloody tale of a handful of famous massacres that occurred in the 19th century American West.
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AJ Woods Cassette Release Venue Change
Tortuga Gallery Tonight!
Last minute change of venue for AJ Woods' tape release, the fourth location change for this show. Because AJ is willing to tempt fate with the audacity of Hercules, he is now also bringing a bag of black cats to dump in front of his path to the stage.
The previous location, published in this week's Alibi with an enthusiastic review of AJ's latest collection of dark folk-rock, had its electricity cut. Show up instead at Tortuga Gallery, 901 Edith SE for the same excellent opening acts: Javelina, San Diego's Labs and Julie Byrne from Seattle. If you like dark American folk-rock, this is the ticket.
The Daily Word in funny drug news and other things.
Did Flight MH370 disintigrate in midair?
A smoldering body was found in San Diego.
A Decatur woman with Alzheimer’s was living with her husband’s dead body for a month.
In Greeley, stoners can’t get haircuts at Hugo’s Barber Shop. LSD is probably okay, though.
Hipsters like obscure bands, then stop liking them when they achieve commercial success.
Mercury, the cat with no arms, amuses humans by walking upright.
Drug users are reportedly being extorted by people posing as DEA agents. Drug users who are approached by these fake agents should, um, contact the DEA immediately.
An Albuquerque man is in custody after police learned he had been holding his wife hostage in their home for the past four days. The wife escaped and called police from a neighbor’s house when the man went to get cigarettes. The man then hid from police in his mother’s house. Drugs may have been involved.
Tesla’s new battery factory might be in New Mexico. Deja vu.
Happy birthday, Chuck Norris.