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The Daily Word in the tragic end of a bartending career, the dawn of a white minority and a reprieve for some Texas abortion clinics

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jun 30 2015 12:35 PM ]
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Spectators Sports Bar is mourning the loss of longtime bartender Steve Gerecke.

An appeals court has resuscitated the Jemez Pueblo's claim on the Valle Caldera in the Jemez Mountains.

With 62 percent of the US population but 78 percent of deaths, whites are poised to become a "white minority".

Because of Monday's Supreme Court decision, 10 Texas abortion clinics slated to close will remain open. For now.

"Legs really don't work": the Action Man series of battlefield casualties action figures.

Preserving human pelts.

One of the United States' last all-wood baseball stadiums burned to the ground in a dramatic 30 minute blaze yesterday.

Lobster will soon be available at McDonald's.

Justin Bieber is changing his life thanks to a Pentecostal church in Australia.

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The Daily Word in rocket explosion, one more second and the ugliest dog in the world

By Constance Moss [ Mon Jun 29 2015 12:36 PM ]
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We will be gaining one second tomorrow, thanks to the "Time Officials."

A very large pig was rescued from a dead hoarder's home, thanks to the Detroit Police Department.

In other Detroit news, a woman pled guilty to murdering her two "demon" children and storing their bodies in a deep freezer.

The debt crisis in Greece is screwing up the global economy.

Shortly after launch, a SpaceX rocket exploded.

A heat-packing pizza delivery driver shot an armed robber at a Duke City Domino's last night.

The bassist and cofounder of the band Yes has died at the age of 67.

A canine named "Quasi Modo" won the blue ribbon for World's Ugliest Dog.

Presidential candidate Donald Trump hasn't voted in 25 years.

Watch the poetic justice of this confederate flag-waving motorcade (NSFW).

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Regional Slam Poetry Championship happens this weekend

By August March [ Fri Jun 26 2015 2:41 PM ]

Why stay at home reading the likes of Byron, Dickinson, Whitman, Plath, Levertov or Lowell? Put those dreary texts aside. Take a stride outside the normative literary scene found in dusty old books or a tattered magazine. Take wing, visit the local performance poetry scene!

It's a social possibility you won't soon regret. This weekend's slam competition is a sure-to-win bet.

Presented by ABQ Slams, The 2015 Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam Championship beats the heck out of perusing grammatical diagrams.

But seriously folks, it's a chance to listen and respond to folks whose poetic proclivities also include performance, competition, and worthy word-smithery.

Preliminary bouts will be held at Winnings Coffee (111 Harvard SE) and the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice (202 Harvard SE) on Friday night, June 26, beginning at 7:00 pm. These events are free; the public is invited to attend.

The Championship slam happens Saturday night at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE) and costs a mere ten bucks for admittance. Doors to this fantastical foray into syllabic profundity open at 7 that night.

Spoken word artists, performance poets and slammers from all over the Southwest region will be in attendance and ready to fight it out for the chance to advance to the national competition to be held in August.

You ought to check it out, yo.

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The Daily Word In OMG THE SUPREME COURT LEGALIZED SAME SEX-MARRIAGE IN ALL 50 STATES!

By Amelia Olson [ Fri Jun 26 2015 10:09 AM ]
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There's no other news today other than

SAME SEX MARRIAGE WAS LEGALIZED IN ALL 50 STATES ! ! !

Major high five, Supreme Court!

Let's celebrate and take in this incredibly important moment in our history!

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The Daily Word in Obamacare, Muslim beauty pageants and the history of twerking

By Renee Chavez [ Thu Jun 25 2015 1:19 PM ]
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The Supreme Courts says Obamacare is here to stay for all.

Could you survive a plane crash and four days in a jungle?

Magic Mike is way better as written by 6-year-olds.

This is what a Muslim beauty pageant looks like.

Have you read any of the books on the #CharlestonSyllabus?

Your great-great-great-great-great grandmother was twerking back in 1820.

Jihadists are people with their own doubts and fears.

Because APS has so much money to spare, jackass vandal causes $16k in damage.

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Rockin' & Rebuilding

Concert for Nepal

By Renee Chavez [ Thu Jun 25 2015 12:00 PM ]
Help rebuild Nepal by attending this concert featuring bands Breaking Blue, Goat White, Kevin Herig and Lost Howlin' Coyotes.
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Ghosts, Creeps and Hors d'oeuvres

Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk

By Amelia Olson [ Wed Jun 24 2015 2:00 PM ]
Head through 1.3 miles of Albuquerque's darker side.
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All Hail the Feline!: Internet Cat Video Festival

By Amelia Olson [ Wed Jun 24 2015 12:00 PM ]
A screening of the cattiest films in Albuquerque to benefit homeless pets.
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The Daily Word: in Tiny Giants

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Jun 24 2015 10:53 AM ]
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bro, you got goldfish in my resin, bro! you got resin in my goldfish!

from pulp to paint, the future melts.

I still hate flying.

don’t think.

i get it. the world sucks.

tiny giants made of tinier giants.

insert skynet reference here.

you dance like a windmill.

smart is simple

brevity truly is the soul of wit.

art is simply a projection.

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The Daily Word in Martian politics, toxic moonshine and works of art by A. Hitler

By Constance Moss [ Mon Jun 22 2015 12:50 PM ]
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Two suicide bombers, both teenage girls, killed dozens in Nigeria.

The body of a former White House chef has been found near a hiking trail outside Taos.

In Mumbai, a bad batch of moonshine has taken the lives of 99 people and hospitalized dozens.

After an injury, a moon jellyfish rearranges its limbs.

A candid interview with Eddie Van Halen.

Works of art by Adolf Hitler sold at auction for half a million dollars.

What if Mars becomes a dictatorship?

See 66 surfers ride a wave on a single surfboard.

Local people with their arms crossed.

It could reach 104 degrees today in the Duke. Here are 27 ways to stay cool.

Happy Birthday to Kris Kristofferson, Todd Rundgren, Meryl Streep and Cyndi Lauper!

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