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The Daily Word in selfies, Gwar and Netanyahu

The Daily Word

What the hell is a "selfie stick" and why is the Albuquerque Museum forbidding their use?

Where does the proverb "In like a lion, out like a lamb" come from?

Milanese artist El Gato Chimney conjures up "symbolic visions of fantasy worlds infused with alchemy, occultism and folklore."

GWAR covers Kansas for the A.V. Club, and the result is rad.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Congress that Obama's deal with Iran will result in the rise of a new nuclear power.

The United States Department of Justice finds a pattern of racial bias in policing in Ferguson.

The National Academy of Sciences will bestow their most prestigious award, the Public Welfare Medal, on Neil deGrasse Tyson in April.

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The Daily Word in disappearing writers, road rage and superbugs

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Barbara Follett began writing novels when she was 8 years old. Alfred A. Knopf published The House Without Windows when she was still in puberty, and she disappeared forever at 25. Aren't you glad you're not that successful? Who knows what might happen?

The suspect in last week's Las Vegas road rage killing is in a standoff with police.

A Los Angeles hospital may have exposed 179 patients to a drug-resistant bacterial "superbug."

The Albuquerque City Council orders a halt in Bosque construction.

The New Mexico Senate passed a bill that will put the futuristic Spaceport hangar up for sale.

Happy birthday, Michael Gira, Justine Bateman, Benicio del Toro and Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory and his twin brother (and my friend) Ben Bell.

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The Daily Word in bulldozing the Bosque, movie moms and R. Crumb

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Want to rally Wednesday afternoon to halt construction in the Bosque?

Balance out those avocados with some spicy chile. Capsaicin "appears to prevent weight gain in mice that are fed a high-fat diet."

Why do prosecutors always get their way?

Alibi writer Genevieve Mueller noticed something strange about movie moms.

The younger Bush can't escape the legacy of his older, poodle-painting brother.

Are insurance companies rewriting Hurricane Sandy damage reports to save money?

Avail yourself of R. Crumb's regimen for staying sane.

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The Daily Word in crazies, punk rock and bone broth

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Metals executive posits that one-quarter of physical gold market is populated by "crazies."

The Albuquerque Environmental Health Department issued a statement in response to an online rumor about cat meat at a local McDonald's restaurant. (And I weep for the future.)

The New Mexico House of Representatives passed a bill to hold back third-graders with reading deficiencies.

Weekly Alibi's Crib Notes and Cribtoons: Your interactive weekly pop quiz and animated recap with built-in cartoon-based reward system since 1992.

August March interviewed OG punk rocker Gordy Andersen (Black Maria, Jerry's Kidz) about his formative ABQ experiences and influences.

Devin D. O'Leary gave a favorable review to Alzheimer's-centric drama Still Alice. And apparently Julianne Moore's hair color is referred to as "ronze."

Is bone broth as cool as it sounds? Ari Levaux reports.

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The Daily Word in cannabis, sex and Allen Ginsberg on psychedelic drugs

The Daily Word

Scope our Cannabis Issue to spark up knowledge on New Mexico's medical marijuana policy landscape, an unlikely New Mexican MMJ patient and a recreational marijuana vacation in Pagosa Springs.

Our fourth issue of 2015 also proffers:

• The Weekly Alibi pop quiz, Crib Notes

• A review of Michael Mann's high-tech cyber-thriller Blackhat

Show Up! On Beholding and Belonging: Five gigs prove there's no place like home

• An arts feature examining Amazon's battle for publishing dominance, Storytime is Over: How Amazon is out-Goliathing the publishing industry

• A review of Kokoro Japanese Restaurant, Back from the Heart of Japan

• And much, much more! Including micro reviews of new releases by California X, Marilyn Manson and The Decemberists; Odds & Ends; venues that offer drinks while making art in Sip, Paint, Repeat; A Drinkable Feast honoring J.D. Salinger; and so on.

And don't forget to fill out our fast, easy and 100 percent anonymous Third Annual Sex Survey to inform our coverage of Albuquerque's circa 2015 lovescape.

The mutilated corpses of four dogs were discovered at the Conejo Waste Transfer Station. Animal Protection of New Mexico is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer(s).

Will you be at the 15th annual world's largest matanza this weekend?

The president of Yemen and his cabinet have resigned amid chaos.

Does the U.S. military keep body counts?

Read a lost letter about psychedelic drugs from Allen Ginsberg to the readers of the Paris Review.

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The Daily Word in how to do literally everything, APD and Lars von Trier

The Daily Word

We want to teach you how to do everything. Our first effort toward that lofty goal is the first installment of our How to Do Literally Everything issue.

Amelia Olson drops mad skin care kitchen science.

M. Brianna Stallings proposes strategies for surviving ABQ Ride.

Eva Avenue hips you to how to score work as an extra.

Carrie Murphy, a local doula, shares her guidance in creating your birth plan.

Mark Lopez teaches you how to make mixed media masterpieces.

And I want to show you how to fall in love with music again.

Test your knowledge of an APD shooting that made international headlines with this week's Crib Notes.

In other Alibi-related news, contributing writer David Correia was interviewed by website The Real News Network about the struggle against police brutality in Albuquerque. Read more on the subject in his Alibi articles "Is There Justice For James Boyd?" and "Life and Death and APD: Albuquerque's police violence problem."

"Chaos reigns."

But both the theatrical and extended cuts of Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac Volumes I and II are streaming on Netflix. Plus Antichrist and Melancholia. Not convinced? Scope our reviews of Nymphomaniac Volume I and II and Melancholia. Now take your antidepressants and screen some film.

Download OTD = London-based label Blackest Ever Black's latest show on Berlin Community Radio

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The Daily Word in democracy, pizza and Hotel California

The Daily Word

Yesterday's Daily Word proffered in-depth coverage of the Paris terror attacks on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. In the spirit of promoting the universal values of democracy and freedom of expression, here's a link to an English translation of Charlie Hebdo's website. Parlez-vous français? Here's the original, untranslated link.

The drought-sapped rivers of the Southwest formally invite El Niño to kick up "the oomph."

Northbound Girard at Coal is closed as police investigate a city bus crashing into a home. According to APD, no one in the home was injured, and information on passenger injuries is forthcoming.

New Mexico residents don't love pizza enough.

FREE download OTD = Lydia Lunch and Cypress Grove's truly creepy cover of the Eagles' "Hotel California." Stream and download it here.

Lori Nix’s post-apocalyptic dioramas are hella rad.

Wherever you're heading, "bring your Alibis" along for our websclusive weekly pop quiz, a review of dirty German sex comedy Wetlands, your weekly rock sermon, a Netflix-centric We Like to Watch (Instantly) column on Finding Fela!, The Weird World of Blowfly and Hit So Hard, an interview with awesome Native comedy troupe the 1491s and a review of Indian-slash-Nepali restaurant Taste of Himalayas.

Happy birthday, Elvis Presley, Stephen Hawking, Jenny Lewis and David Bowie!

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The Daily Word in cumulative song form

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On the first day of Christmas, the Grey Lady sent to me a bill for $27,673.

On the second day of Christmas, the Washington Times sent to me veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the third day of Christmas, Sony sent to me a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the fourth day of Christmas, KOB sent to me humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the fifth day of Christmas, the Daily News sent to me fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the sixth day of Christmas, the Business Standard sent to me a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the seventh day of Christmas, Market Watch sent to me swans upending markets, a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the eighth day of Christmas, Bloomberg sent to me maids who won't clean toilets, swans upending markets, a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the ninth day of Christmas, the Japan Times sent to me ladies wedding solo, maids who won't clean toilets, swans upending markets, a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the tenth day of Christmas, the Telegraph sent to me elderly lords a-quitting, ladies wedding solo, maids who won't clean toilets, swans upending markets, a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, the Daily News sent to me crack pipes for hiding, elderly lords a-quitting, ladies wedding solo, maids who won't clean toilets, swans upending markets, a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, the Blockhead Trio sent to me a Charlie Brown-themed synthmas, crack pipes for hiding, elderly lords a-quitting, ladies wedding solo, maids who won't clean toilets, swans upending markets, a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

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The Daily Word in Last-Minute Gift Guide, rape culture and Sleater-Kinney

The Daily Word

Scope your favorite alt.weekly's Last-Minute Gift Guide for shopping inspiration for "difficult" but mandatory giftees on your list.

Film editor Devin D. O'Leary reviews "icy Swedish examination of love and marriage" Force Majeure. Catch it this week at The Guild Cinema.

Test your knowledge of last week's Albuquerque, N.M. news with Alibi pop quiz Crib Notes.

From EDM, death metal and mariachi to classical and garage rock, Show Up! has deets on the hottest shows of the week.

Get your RDI of art smarts with this week's Culture Shock.

Hosho McCreesh assembled a crackerjack team of imbibers to test Burque's "bomber" options.

File under: Rolling Stone's shoddy fact-checking doesn't nullify the existence of rape culture.

The New Mexico Environment Department is issuing fines of $54 million dollars over WIPP radiation leak.

Sleater-Kinney is coming! Sleater-Kinney is coming! Catch scholar/critic Greil Marcus' favorite American rock band at Launchpad on Tuesday, April 28.

Downtown eatery Ghost Flame Grill has closed.

Happy belated birthday, Ada Lovelace!

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The Daily Word in burning Marilyn's dresses, the last Southern Democrat and Crispin Hellion Glover

The Daily Word

An 80-year-old New Mexican man plans to have his collection of Marilyn Monroe's clothing burned in Zozobra after his death. It's, like, in his will. And it seems a fitting tribute to the life of an actress whose flame burned intensely and all too briefly.

US headline OTD? DC bans pot testing of job applicants via WaPo; okay, okay, it's not exactly catchy, but I sure hope it's catching.

Homelessness is heartbreaking.

The City has hired a local NAACP leader named Harold Bailey, but the choice remains controversial. According to a quoted source, Bailey has "sold his soul."

You know what Downtown needs? If you guessed "a temporary ice skating rink," bingo! This could only turn out well, no?

Oh and did I mention that Crispin Hellion Glover is coming? Rhetorical! In fact, he's probably already here. Scope our interview with the actor/author/auteur, "Begging the Question(s): Crispin Hellion Glover talks critical thought, propaganda and taboo." Visit with Glover on Friday and Saturday night at The Guild Cinema.

And Devin D. O'Leary schools us on Hollywood holidaze in this year's Alibi Holiday Film Guide.

Is Mary Landrieu the last Southern Democrat? The Atlantic weighs in.

Tim Walker's photographs of fairy queen Tilda Swinton are (like most anything Swinton-related) rad.

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Falling on the Bright Side

A reading and signing with writer Michael Gray.

Latin Night at SkyLight

7th Annual Women in Technology Celebration at Albuquerque Marriott

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