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 V.13 No.18 | April 29 - May 5, 2004 
The Downside of a Difficult Commute
An Ode to Folly. Albuquerque's Northwest mesa is a traffic and pollution disaster, and if the city extends Paseo del Norte through the Petroglyph National Monument ... what good will that do?
Your Home for Nuclear Waste
A local watchdog group, determined to accelerate cleanup of radioactive waste at Sandia Labs, discovers a whole new breed of the stuff, called "yard holes."
Blue Note
The Santa Fe Art Institute's upcoming The Domino Effect: Natural Influence Over Technology puts art and music together in a happy little package that's sure to please.
Chewing the Fat
The "Father of Modern Southwestern Cuisine" returns to New Mexico to collaborate on a dinner to benefit the American Diabetes Association and speak with Gwyneth Doland about the event.
Dogville
Love it or loathe it: Dogville tells the slippery slope story of the unpleasant abuse of heroine Grace, played by Nicole Kidman. Lars von Trier strikes again.
Author Interview
Host of "Democracy Now!" Amy Goodman takes some time out of her busy, harrowing life to talk with Steven Robert Allen about her new book, the war in Iraq and upcoming elections.
Performance Review
Director Eugene Douglas keeps the energy high even though the characters in Ivanov are brooding, cynical creatures. Check out Anton Checkhov's first full-length staged play at UNM's Rodey Theatre.

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Rowdy’s Dream Blog #343: Chili Powder Miniaturizes My Friend

Against our advice, my friend B consumes an entire package of red chili powder, rendering him microscopic. I can still hear his tiny voice, but I can't see him.

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Prep Your Mountaintops

For many the lo-fi, folk-rock “movement” of the late-'90s begins and ends with Neutral Milk Hotel. Originally formed in Ruston, La. by singer/guitarist Jeff Mangum as a recording project, it wasn’t until the 1996 release of On Avery Island that Neutral Milk Hotel became a full-fledged band. The budding foursome relocated to New York, where they would finish their short-lived career with an exhaustive tour for sophomore release In the Aeroplane Over the Sea way back in 1998. Think Sebadoh-meets-Guided by Voices. Critically acclaimed yet largely ignored by the mainstream record-buying public, the album eventually became something of a legend in its own time.

Fast-forward 16 years, and NMH has become the progenitor of such roundly lauded bands as Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Franz Ferdinand, and their music has been covered by Brand New, The Dresden Dolls and The Mountain Goats. After a lengthy hiatus, Neutral Milk Hotel has finally reunited to embark on a reunion tour featuring the lineup from their seminal release, In the Aeroplane. This show is for old and new fans alike—yes, even indie-folk has made a strong comeback in recent years—and In the Aeroplane is, for many, still the defining release of the genre’s first wave, seamlessly blending folk, rock, psychedelic and shoegaze into one succinct package. Neutral Milk Hotel's all-ages concert at Kiva Auditorium (401 Second Street NW) tomorrow night is a must-see. The show happens at 7:30pm; tickets start at $36, and lo-fi indie-pop group Elf Power opens. Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque Convention Center • Thu Apr 17 • 7:30pm • $36-$51 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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The Daily Word in eyeball licking, Police Oversight Commission resignations and Captain Underpants

The Daily Word

It's Wednesday April 16

and three of Albuquerque's six member Police Oversight Commission have resigned, saying that they have no real power to do their jobs, that the City Attorney's Office has undermined them at every turn, and that the Commission is a 'mockery' in terms of oversight,

cleanup crews are moving toward the contaminated section of WIPP, very, very slowly,

and Governor Susana Martinez is being compared to Sarah Palin and eyed for a presidential run.

Meanwhile, a ferry boat sank off the cost of South Korea, possibly killing hundreds,

children are struggling to understand the unfathomable mystery of the Sony Walkman,

parents are complaining to libraries about the use of words like "pee-pee" and "Dr. Diaper" in the Captain Underpants book series,

and a man was arrested after licking a cop's eyeball outside of a bar called "Pisser's Palace."

Have a great day!

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