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The Daily Word in Postcommodity, Alexander Skarsgard and BuzzFeed

By Samantha Anne Carrillo and Lisa Barrow [ Tue Apr 21 2015 3:02 PM ]
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Hyperallergic hypes Southwest-based artist collective Postcommodity's exhibition at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in "Glimpses of a Pastoral Dystopia."

A man captured on video protest-chanting "I got my hands on my head/ Please don't shoot me dead" has now been killed by police in a separate incident.

Gawker wants your BuzzFeed dirt, and they're willing to make it "worth your time."

Alexander Skarsgard is in town filming War on Everyone, but he hasn't asked me out for coffee yet. Talk about cognitive dissonance.

RIP, BID.

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The Daily Word in mountain lions, painting goats and Bigfoot

By Carl Petersen and Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Tue Apr 14 2015 11:38 AM ]
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Headline OTD? “Mountain lion has left crawl space under Los Feliz home

You’ve probably heard of fainting goats, but what about painting goats?

Larry Bob Phillips’ mural puts the R back in Albuquerque.

Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton are running for president in 2016.

Hillary Clinton hasn’t driven a car since 1996.

A woman is pregnant with quadruplets at 65.

Scientists: Evidence of Bigfoot exists.

Tori Spelling was severely burned.

Michael Jackson prank called Russell Crowe for years.

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The Daily Word in sci-fi, hummus and MDC

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Apr 9 2015 1:56 PM ]
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For Swans and Mos Def fans in Albuquerque, today will be forever be known as Black Thursday—that day when both Michael Gira and Mos Def canceled their respective Burque gigs.

Wanna be in the long-awaited sequel to Independence Day? You're in luck because a) it's filming in Albuquerque and b) they're looking for extras.

Wait—don't eat that hummus!

Please don't trash the Bosque.

The Mayor's Office balks at Bernalillo County's request that the city of Albuquerque resume 50/50 cost-sharing of operating the Metropolitan Detention Center.

Photographer Giorgio Cravero's surreal portraits of fruits and veggies "express the pain and perseverance of nature."

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The Daily Word in cops, crime and Kastmasters

By Samantha Anne Carrillo and August March [ Thu Apr 2 2015 11:48 AM ]
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Felony charges related to an encounter with a UNM law student were filed against Albuquerque Police Officer Pablo Padilla.

Bernalillo County's district attorney is concerned about the timely processing of investigations related to APD officer-related shootings.

A local serial burglar who pretended to be a vacuum cleaner salesman was sentenced to 11 years in prison for his crimes.

There are outlaw motorcycle gangs in this town.

After a series of fires along the bosque, city police arrested a human male suspected of causing them.

Michael Chavez, Jr. allegedly beat his father with a baseball bat because the old man's alarm clock disturbed him.

A letter written to the local daily urges readers to follow the commands of police officers.

Fishing this past week at Tingley Beach was good if you used salmon eggs, Blue Fox spinners and Kastmasters.

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Flower Power: Our weekly Instagram photo contest winner

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Sat Mar 21 2015 11:09 AM ]

Yesterday, spring sprang. Here in Fringecrest, nature is waking—unfurling leaves, buds and blooms along Ridgecrest Boulevard and throughout labyrinthine tributary neighborhoods. Dreaming of springtime last weekend, I selected Flower Power as the Alibi's weekly photo contest theme.

Nature proffers sensory gifts aplenty on this second day of spring. And kindred Alibi readers offered up some gorgeous photos of Albuquerque flora on Instagram (@weeklyalibi / #alibiflower). The spectrum of color on display in Burque is proving well worth the wait. Here at the Carrillo casa, winter jasmine and climbing roses exist in various stages of bloom—erupting cadmium yellow and carmine.

Scroll on and smell the metaphorical roses by scoping some of our favorite entries and this week's photo contest victor.

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The winner:

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Max Out on Corners

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Fri Mar 20 2015 12:00 PM ]
Corners brings their brand of post-punk to Launchpad on Monday.
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The Daily Word in urban sprawl, bait dogs and Choctaw kindness

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Mar 19 2015 11:55 AM ]
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In a victory for urban sprawl, developer Jim Strozier announced plans for a new "city" west of Albuquerque.

It's taking longer than expected to find a suitable replacement for former APS superintendent Winston Brooks.

Bernalillo County officials say fears about having your dogs stolen—for use as "bait dogs"—have been blown out of proportion.

Attorneys for two boys charged with beating two homeless Native American men to death are asking for "amenability."

A sculpture is being installed in Ireland to honor the kindness and generosity of the Choctaw during the Great Famine.

Keep your head up, Liza. You are loved.

Have you heard of "disaster tourism"? This is the art world equivalent.

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Quintessential Albuquerque: Our weekly Instagram photo contest winner

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Sat Mar 14 2015 3:18 PM ]

Instagram is no longer the sovereign province of "the hipster." Your mom and grandma are probably there too, posting Rise-filtered snaps of their latest programming manual or regional cookbook. We dig Instagram because an inclusive ethos motivates our social media efforts. Put simply, we love seeing the world through your eyes.

So every week we reward one passionate Alibi reader-slash-shutterbug with $10 in Alibi Bucks. What can you buy with $10 Alibi Bucks? Right now, our half-price gift certificate selection includes tickets—to Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest (um, nom) and Naked Food Fair (a vegetarian food festival)—dining at Delish, Gen Kai, Pasión Latin Fusion, Shade Tree and The Shop! plus kung fu classes at Mantis and manicures at Polished. (Note: Deals listed above are at or below $10 aka stuff you could buy by winning $10 in Alibi Bucks—simply by posting to Instagram. Follow us on Instagram to learn this week's photo contest theme.)

Last week's theme was Quintessential Albuquerque (#alibiburque / @weeklalibi), and the winner is Instagram user @andreamichellelove29. Her ristra photo captures the earthy effulgence of two of New Mexico's core elements, red chile and sunshine. Please email samantha@alibi.com for deets on retrieving your prize package of $10 Alibi Bucks and an extra something or two (CDs, books and/or promotional schwag).

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The Daily Word in prom-munism, hobbits and Mars

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Fri Mar 6 2015 4:14 PM ]
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Cottonwood Classical Preparatory School embraces "prom-munism."

Drive carefully.

If you plan to watch the "Dig" premiere tonight on USA, spotting ABQ locations might make a fun drinking game.

George R.R. Martin donates a first edition of The Hobbit to Texas A&M's Cushing Memorial Library.

Mars ... needs ... women—I mean, may have once had an ocean.

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The Daily Word in selfies, Gwar and Netanyahu

By Samantha Anne Carrillo and Lisa Barrow [ Tue Mar 3 2015 2:20 PM ]
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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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