Alibi V.25 No.5 • Feb 4-10, 2016

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Pets!

You probably love to have them because you pretty much have to love them

Enjoy the following pages which highlight adventures in pet choosing, outdoor wild pet attracting, homeless pet helping and blind pet learning from-ing.

Dogs and Cats are, Like, so #Basic

A guide to unique pets

Here's a list of some of Courtney’s favorite weird pets and things to take into consideration before jumping into the world of unique buddies.

Homeless, but Not Hopeless

Local organizations help homeless pets and their owners

Animals can be a huge source of comfort and companionship for the homeless, and it is an incredibly simple act to grab an extra bag of kibble the next time you're at the grocery store and to drop it of at a food bank on the way home.

Always a Silver Lining

What blind dogs can teach us about hardship

Tootsie's Vision, a blind dog advocacy group, has assisted more than 50 blind dogs so far.

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45 Years

Domestic drama about love and marriage keeps its tension deep under the surface

Domestic drama 45 Years keeps its emotions buried deep.

Reel World

Ballooning documentary screens at KiMo, Film & Media Day hits legislature, local distributor seeks shorts.

The End is Nice

“You, Me and the Apocalypse” on NBC

“You, Me and the Apocalypse” has fun with the end of the world on NBC.

Week in Sloth

“Puppy Bowl XII,” “Kitten Bowl III,” “Fish Bowl XXL” and something called the “Super Bowl” hit the airwaves this Sunday.

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Six Girls, One Couch

Litter Brain on their new album, Nope

Albuquerque’s Litter Brain rocks with songs both important and silly.

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A Second Chance at a New Year

Ming Dynasty provides great dim sum for your Chinese New Year celebration

Ming Dynasty provides great dim sum for your Chinese New Year celebration.

Alibi V.25 No.4 • Jan 28-Feb 3, 2016

Hospital Food

Jersey Jack’s guide to healthy living

One of the best sandwich shops in the city happens to be located on the first floor of UNM Hospital.

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Newscity

WIPP settlement finalized, anti-crime bills on Roundhouse agenda.

Museum of Natural History Celebrates 30 Years

The Museum of Natural History & Science is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a year's worth of special exhibits and events. They kicked off the festivities by announcing an affiliation with the Smithsonian Institution, who helped bring the Post Diamond Tiara to New Mexico as a special exhibit at the museum (still running). The new partnership means we'll be able to see some of the same exhibits seen in Washington D.C. The museum also recently celebrated the opening of the new STEM education wing, a task that has taken six years to see completion.

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What We Listen For

In Lightning Speak Raven Chacon composes music that celebrates silence

While Lightning Speak’s pieces are charged with meaning, Raven Chacon insists that his reading doesn't have to be the one that audiences take away from the exhibit.

Winter's Rapture

February art openings celebrate the unconventional

Enjoy the opportunity this season brings to stay inside, to create and to take in the offbeat and wonderful art that our city has to offer.

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Kung Fu Panda 3

Family feud grounds martial arts fantasy in unexpected emotional reality

Martial arts get warm and fuzzy in Kung Fu Panda 3.

Reel World

Lazer Team opens, Sembene! premieres and the New Mexico Actors Showcase wants you.

Week in Sloth

“Last Man Standing” hits 100, “Screen Actors Guild Awards” get handed out, “Zombie House Flipping” has no zombies.

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Dave Payne Will Not Admit Defeat

Some of the tracks on Payne’s new recording Will Not Admit Defeat have that darker, contemporary alt-country sound that our local music scene is so imbued with, but more interestingly, other aspects of the album hearken back to a more classical country sound.

Alibi V.25 No.3 • Jan 21-27, 2016

Show Up!

Holy Glories, Marty Crandall and friends at Small Engine, Sammy Hagar, extreme metal at Launchpad and Trae tha Truth takes it to The Co-Op. Yes!

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The Kids are Alright

Memoirs of an educational assistant

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Dickens was talking about teaching when he wrote that, right?

Expanding the Achievement Gap

The privatization of education in the days of No Child Left Behind

When test scores become the pinnacle of academic achievement, teachers and students alike are done a great disservice.

Post Post Modern Learning

CNM's tech department gears up for the future

CNM’s Computer Information Systems department is obviously where you should find yourself if you're looking to begin a career in technologies, or if you're a professional interested in learning about whatever amazing breakthroughs have happened since breakfast.

Philomath is Where I Go

Getting from here to there with a love of learning

Practically anyone can pursue and secure new knowledge that may be used to improve one’s station in life, increase economic standing and become more interested and aware in the world around them.

Game Changers

Locals tell about the classes and teachers that made a difference

Alibi took to the streets of Burque to ask the locals, “What is the best class you've ever taken or who is the best teacher you've ever had?”

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Real Shields, Real Arrows

Def-i’s new album proves worth the wait

Def-i waves me over to his car and I worry momentarily about slinging mud all over the interior. We've met at the parking lot of a Mexican restaurant, currently a black sludge pit after the recent snow melt. My shoes are coated in a thick layer of the stuff after stepping out of my car and into two inches of squishy batter. He doesn't seem too worried about it, though, and motions me toward the passenger seat.

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Even with unintentionally unsupportive family and friends, you can maintain your vegetarian or vegan diet with ease.

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Why is Medical Cannabis Still Illegal?

In spite of hundreds of studies and millions of anecdotal reports proving the medicinal value of cannabis, powers continue to claim that cannabis has no medical use and must be prohibited.

Odds & Ends

Funny because someone else’s bus driving job is a drag. A drag. Get it? A drag!

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Lamb

Who’s in the mood for a child abduction?

Offbeat child abduction drama Lamb waffles between creepy and sympathetic.

Reel World

New Mexico Film Foundation sponsors micro budget film funding seminar, Hiland Theatre hosts hula dance doc.

Slight of Hand

“The Magicians” on Syfy

Harry Potter is all grown up in Syfy’s “The Magicians”

Week in Sloth

The time has come for “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” FOX revives “The X-Files” and “Lucifer comes to TV.

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The Trappings and the Suits of Woe

The Vortex Theatre tackles immense emotion in Hamlet

Hamlet's incipient yearning—yes, paired with intrigue and bloody vengeance, too—is exactly what you make of it, and so many of us find deep resonance, or at least the memory of it, in the weight shouldered by the title character.