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The Daily Word in Pussy Riot, excessive force, presidential brosefs

The Daily Word
In the news: Pussy Riot, Here’s one of them, Who’s the biggest bro?, Eastdale softball, cop, Hatch, fracking, Amish to rodeo, People who can’t spell, Ow!, wife

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Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

While mindlessly web surfing, I came upon some ad that suggested I click on it to wish Barack Obama a happy birthday. Due to my general mistrust of web ads, I instead decided to post this as a tribute to the POTUS' 51st.

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Ray Orley, Ed Chavez and Brian Haney are a comedic tour de force in   The Winter’s Tale  .
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Ray Orley, Ed Chavez and Brian Haney are a comedic tour de force in The Winter’s Tale .

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All hail the bard

The Vortex Theatre is on its last weekend of shows in its last installment of the Will Power seriesa run of Shakespearean productions. Leigh Hile reviewed The Winter’s Tale in this week’s Alibi. Check out her write-up to see why this might be one of the best slices of Shakespeare you’ll catch this year. Then head to one of the remaining three performances, including tonight’s at 7:30 p.m.

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The Daily Word in the U.S. winning, Chick-fil-A kiss-in, Jenna Jameson hearts Mitt

The Daily Word
In the news: Gabby Douglas, Michael Phelps, men’s bball team, regular TV, job market, price-fixing, Chick-fil-A, “National Same Sex Kiss Day at Chick-fil-A.”, Santa Fe bus driver, Sexist photography, French president, Wojdan Shaherkani, tax-free weekend, worst commercial for ice cream, Jenna Jameson, Ryan Lochte, “Gangnam Style.”

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A bender to end all benders ... or bend all enders
A bender to end all benders ... or bend all enders

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A toast to the end of the world

Or why getting drunk in the postapocalyptic landscape is the thing to do

John Bear reviewed Peter Heller's postapocalyptic novel The Dog Stars in this week's issue. It got me thinking about what life would be like if everything went to shit. Actually, it got me thinking about all the things I would enjoy doing if there were some sort of cataclysmic event that wiped out most of the populationbe it the coming zombie apocalypse, the also-plausible vampire apocalypse, or any of the doomsday scenarios that religious zealots spew forth every year.

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Free Neil Young tickets

Respond now and win!

If you feel like rockin’ for free in the free world, comment on this blog post with a favorite Neil Young quote or anecdote. The first five to answer the call will be rewarded with plus-one passes to see Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the Hard Rock Pavilion on Friday, August 3. If you’re not a registered Alibi user, you’ll need to do that to enter. (Also send your full name, Alibi.com user name and a number we can reach you at to sam@alibi.com.)

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The Daily Word in Colorado movie massacre, unlicensed tattoo parlors, Scottish train drunks

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In the news: 12 dead, responds, sportscaster, tattoo parlors, jet fuel, withheld, British Open, Jeremy Lin, top five most dangerous, blitzed

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A Good Old-Fashioned Friday the 13th Horror Show

Jack and Bella Manningham aren't exactly the world's happiest couple. She's psychologically fragile, and he's doing everything he can to convince her she's insane. This includes toying with her perceptions by dimming their house's gaslighthence the pschological abuse term "gaslighting." Angel Street was written in 1938 by British dramatist Patrick Hamilton. Murder and deception run deep in this mystery directed by Paula Stein, who taught drama at Manzano High School for 25 years. The play runs through July 29 at the Adobe Theater.

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Psycho killer ...

Qu'est-ce que c'est?

There was a strange point in my adolescence where a friend and I had an obsession with the Psycho movie series. Series, you ask? Yep, 23 years after the Hitchcock classic came out, a low-budget sequel was released (and then a few more). What kept it interesting was that Anthony Perkins (aka Norman Bates) had stayed on board.

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In Memoriam

R.I.P. Ernest Borgnine

Margaret Wright’s interview with Western writing legend Max Evans a few weeks back got me thinking about actor Ernest Borgnine, recognizable by his wide, gap-toothed smile. Evans was a friend and collaborator with the great director Sam Peckinpah, whose most acclaimed film, 1969’s The Wild Bunch, starred Borgnine as a mean, old-school, whisky-swiggin’ gunslinger. Then, of course, there was Borgnine’s turn as the affable-but-homely, lovelorn butcher in 1955’s Martyfor which Borgnine took home the Best Actor Oscar. A character actor who worked well into his 90’s, Borgnine died today at the age of 95.

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