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Weekly Alibi
 Dec 8 - 14, 2005 
The Alibi's 2005 Last Minute Gift Guide
You've got about two more weeks to do all of your Christmas shopping, but don't panic. If you didn't take our advice last time around, we're giving you a second chance, and this time it's personal. I mean, this time we've mapped out shopping opportunities around the city for maximum efficiency.
NEWS/OPINION
Is New Urbanism Right for Albuquerque?
Albuquerque is commended by an environmental organization for a new urbanist-style redevelopment project Downtown, but as Jessica Cassyle Carr reports, not everyone in town wants to see more of this.
MUSIC
Show Off!
Captain America provides some thoughtful insight into what small towns have to offer us big-city snobs in terms of music store selection, music fans and even new bands. He also refers to Albuquerque as "The Dirt City," which we will definitely be pirating in the future.
FOOD
Restaurant Review: La Siringitu Vegetarian Café
Jennifer Wohletz visits La Siringitu Vegetarian Café, which is so beautifully decorated and delicious that it almost turns her meat-crazed palate into a fake-meat-product-loving, antibiotic-free, substitute vegetarian one.
FILM & TV
Film Festival Preview
Screw Sundance and Cannes, the Santa Fe Film Festival is back for its sixth year and is packing in films from so many far away places that it will undoubtedly make other film festivals cower in defeat. Or, at least, that's what our state spirit makes the Alibi think!
FEATURE
ARTS/LIT
A Brief Guide to Gift-worthy Recent Releases
To further assist you in your attempt to make up for lost time, John Freeman has compiled a brief list of new books worthy of wrapping paper and a position underneath the tanenbaum.

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Alibi Picks

Shakespeare and Shit: The Tempest at Vortex Theatre

See this adaptation of William Shakespeare's original play, directed by Brian Haney. Runs through 7/12.

news

The Daily Word in a Calgary lawn chair balloon flight, a raid on Subway-Jared's house and setting your wifi on "pregnant"

The Daily Word

Last night's storm set records for the Albuquerque area.

A man flew over Calgary sitting in a 20.00 lawn chair attached to helium-filled party balloons.

Subway spokesman Jared Fogle is under investigation for child pornography.

A Chinese company has added a "pregnancy" setting to its latest router.

Donald Trump is digging in behind his absurd claims about illegal immigrants and the ensuing backlash. Also, a Mexican man shot a white woman in San Francisco, so ... thereyago.

Harry Shearer is not leaving The Simpsons after all!

Paula Deen did something stupid and offensive.

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Alibi Picks

Safe Fire Works and No Hangovers

4th of July Celebrate Freedom

An afternoon and evening of food, fun, family and fireworks, featuring carnival games, volleyball, picnic areas, a dunk tank and more.
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