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Not Quite Weekly Podcast #2
The Summer Dining Guide and more!
It's our second ever podcast! This week, arts and lit editor Lisa Barrow discusses changes in the International District and the newly retranslated Russian sci-fi novel Hard to be a God. Features/food editor Ty Bannerman talks about the Summer Dining Guide with poet/writer/drinker Hosho McCreesh.
The Daily Word: Darkness and dread edition
It's Wednesday, July 23
and a teenager says he looked into the mirror after beating two homeless men to death and "saw the devil,"
APD cornered a fugitive and shot at him for the second time in six months. This time, they killed him.
A boy exploring an abandoned house in Ohio discovered a mummified corpse hanging in the closet.
Archaeologists have found the remains of a huge, 7-foot-long dog buried near the site where a demonic hound was said to have murdered church-goers in the 16th century.
A mysterious, yawning crater has opened up in the Yarnal region of Siberia and nobody knows why. Please note that "Yarnal" translates to "End of the world."
And some women are rejecting feminism because they need help opening jars.
Presenting: The Not Quite Weekly Podcast
Oh, this is a big, nerve wracking moment. It's the very first Weekly Alibi Not Quite Weekly Podcast!
For our inaugural episode, calendars editor Mark Lopez and I (Ty Bannerman, food and features editor) discuss some upcoming events, the food at Backstreet Grill and chat with novelist and creative writing professor Erika Wurth about the connection between Native American oppression and the current crisis at the border.
Stream it below, and feel free to leave a comment about how weird our voices sound or whatever.
The Daily Word: All Clickbait Edition
It's Wednesday, July 16, and all you people want is clickbait? I'll give you some damned clickbait. Clickbait that will SHOCK YOU.
This woman ran from State Police, and you'll never guess what happened next! They shot her. I bet you could have guessed that, actually.
Another woman left her dog in a hot car in T or C, and what this police officer did may give you decidedly mixed feelings.
Activists in Santa Fe are pushing for a new law that will change marijuana possession FOREVER.
Here's the NUMBER ONE reason the CDC is going to try and not contaminate its samples with anthrax anymore.
The Ku Klux Klan has been giving away candy to neighborhood kids, and their parents are upset about it. You'll never guess why!
660 pedophiles got arrested in Britain with this one weird law enforcement trick.
There. Now make with the clicky-click. CLICK IT. JUST CLICK IT.
The Daily Word in rocket attacks, getting high with Obama and exploding mailboxes
Good morning, it's July 9,
the jails are abusive in Truth or Consequences,
the mailboxes are exploding in the Heights,
and the family of a man who was killed in Albuquerque by US Marshals have released his name to the press.
the former mayor of New Orleans is going to prison,
a Google exec found that his "mutually beneficial arrangement'" wasn't so beneficial when the call girl administered a fatal dose of heroin
your kids are still watching too much TV,
and no, Barack Obama would not like to get high with you, sir.
Here, Piggy, Piggy: 11th Annual Pork & Brew BBQ State Championship
Last weekend, the geeks had their annual "prom" at Albuquerque Comic Expo. This weekend, the carnivores will reign supreme at the 11th annual Pork & Brew BBQ State Championship, a three-day celebration of all things meaty and grilled. There will be beer, wine tastings, eating contests and samples galore, and if you don't go through an entire case of wetwipes by the end of the first day, you're doing it wrong. The event starts tomorrow and continues on Saturday, July 5, from 11am to 8pm both days, and Sunday, July 6, from 11am to 5pm. Tickets range from $20-$60. Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho • Fri Jul 4 • 11am-8pm • $20-$60 • View on Alibi calendar
The Daily Word in the ArtBar, Bigfoot and OMG raccoons
It's Wednesday, July 2,
and ArtBar by Catylyst Club will be closing its doors due to problems with the State Alcohol and Firearms department,
Joline Gutierrez Krueger of the Journal is freaking out about raccoons,
whereas the state of Georgia says it's okay for you to bring guns wherever you want! Including bars, government buildings and airports,
and in a revelation straight from my nightmares, plants can hear themselves being eaten.
The Daily Word in victim shaming, fake penises and foiled school shootings
Good morning! It's Wednesday, June 25,
and the attorney representing a UNM football player who was accused of rape has publicly released a cell phone video showing his client and the alleged victim "in numerous and different sexual positions,"
Taos is still wrestling with whether or not to rename Kit Carson park after something other than the man in charge of the "Long Walk" where thousands of Navajos were forcibly relocated from their homelands,
a group of anti-abortion protestors think that Gov. Martinez isn't "pro-life" enough,
and an Albuquerque man tried and failed to use a fake penis called "the Whizzinator" to pass a drug test.
a teenager who planned an attack on his school involving multiple guns, bombs and molotov cocktails thinks he might be mentally ill,
the Supreme Court ruled that police need a warrant to search your cell phone,
and a man in Queens walked into a McDonald's with a knife sticking out of his back. "He was cool and calm," said his friend.
Have a great day!
The Daily Word in fire, a haunted VHS and Redskin racism
Good morning, it's Wednesday, June 18,
and the Assayii Lake Fire is continuing to spread,
a memorial for Nancy Myers, a woman who was killed at a homeless encampment by a hit-and-run driver on June 9th, will be held this Friday at 6pm at the Albuquerque Rescue Mission courtyard (525 Second SW),
and one New Mexico gubernatorial campaign has been caught lying in emails, and the other apparently doesn't like "fat girls" in bikinis,
the US Patent Office has revoked the Redskins' trademarks because they are "disparaging to Native Americans,"
and a London bus stop is being haunted by a VHS copy of Hell Raiser.
Have a great day!
A Tea-rrific Journey
In ye olden days, Western adventurers like Marco Polo had to mount up on camelback and journey far to the East if they wanted to learn more about the tea culture of China and how the leaf made its long way back to Europe. But you, you lucky 21st century human, only have to plonk down a handful of bills and journey to the Fragrant Leaf Tea Boutique in Nob Hill (3207 Silver SE) to do the same. And instead of saddle sores, you'll get a three course afternoon tea service, with samosas and Afghani meatballs among other delights, while attending a mini-lecture entitled "The Traveling Tea Leaf—Journey to the West." That, my friends, is progress. This all happens on Sunday, June 15. The tea tastings are scheduled for 1pm and 4pm, cost $33, and prior registration is required to attend. No walk-ins. Fragrant Leaf Tea Boutique • Sun Jun 15 • 1-2:30pm • $33 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar