Alibi V.16 No.19 • May 10-16, 2007 
Kids performing in Opera Unlimited’s production of   The Mikado  .

Thin Line

How to be an American Journalist, Part II—Last week, “Thin Line” focused on an eye-opening documentary by Bill Moyers on how the media failed to ask tough questions during the run-up to the Iraq War. It's instructive to learn about the failures of our largest publications and networks, about reporters blinded in a fog of patriotism. As potential military conflict with Iran approaches, what are the questions we should be asking? Primarily, are things really as they seem? How do we go beyond military news releases and spokesperson responses to get to the heart of this situation?

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Kids performing in Opera Unlimited’s production of   The Mikado  .

News Profile

Opera Unlimited

Not just fat ladies in steel bras

There’s singing. Then there’s singing.

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Ortiz y Pino

The End of the Spear

Our obsession with war

One of the amenities of living in this high-tech world that our household most enjoys sampling is Netflix. We watch films ordered from this outfit that slipped past commercial theaters and that I didn’t get over to the Guild in time to see.

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The Real Side

Repast with Palast

The rock star of investigative reporting

Santa Fe’s Lensic Theater. A packed house. Techno rap rattles the sound system. A gruff baritone on full automatic slams rhymes of defiance and rebellion. The audience sways to the relentless, driving beat. The woman next to me slides to the edge of her seat. I think she’s holding her breath.

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Graffiti artist Rock stands in front of the now-blank wall that used to exhibit his crocodile hunter tribute behind the Pop ‘n’ Taco on Central and Edith.
Xavier Mascareñas

News Feature

White Wash

Clean-up of graffiti murals angers artists  Part one of a two-part series

Sofa's been writing graffiti for 17 years. He was arrested for it three times in his younger days, back when he was going "all-city," which means he was tagging all parts of ’Burque.

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Letters

I just read your interview with film maker Salvador Carrasco about his movie The Other Conquest and its re-release in the states [Film Interview, “The Other Conquest Conquers America,” May 3-9].

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Odds & Ends

Dateline: Italy—A fan of the AC Milan soccer team, angry over the poor performance of Brazilian-born goalie Dida, put the player up for sale on eBay. The 33-year-old, who joined Milan in 2000, was a hero after the shootout win over Juventus in the 2003 Champions League final, but his popularity has slumped after a series of errors. Unfortunately, the goalie did not raise much interest on the popular auction site. His sale price, before the auction was shut down by eBay officials last Friday, had reached just 71 euros (about $116) after 25 bids.

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Let's Get Nasty

Nasty Women of N.M. Meeting

When Trump called Hillary “that nasty woman” we'll venture to guess he had no idea he'd contribute to a powerful feminist revolution within women all over the country. Well, there happens to be a Nasty Women of New Mexico chapter that meets monthly, right here in Albuquerque…
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Kick 'Em When They're Down

Women's Self Defense Workshop

Being a woman is super easy. Are we right, ladies? There's never an iota of fear while walking down the street, simply based on our appearance. Note the sarcasm, men. The key is knowing what to do if danger arises. And what lady can't recall a time they didn't feel unsafe while walking down a street for one reason or another? Shihan Fred Sesler of Sesler's Jiu-jitsu hosts a free two-hour Women's Self Defense Seminar to teach exactly how to handle common attacks and stay aware of surroundings. On Saturday, Jan. 19 from 1 to 3pm, bring a friend, dress comfortably and learn how to be a truly strong, independent and badass woman at OmniStrength.  
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