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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

Step Away from the Tylenol!

7th Annual Alternative Health Fair

Sample alternative health treatments at this outdoor event, including kinesiology, massage, aromatherapy, yoga, chakra balancing and more.

news

The Daily Word in Malaysia Flight 370, LEGO’s gender stereotypes and athletes swimming in poo.

The Daily Word

Plane debris newly found on Reunion Island could be from Malaysia Flight 370.

An ABQ firefighter is in trouble after hanging up on a 911 caller.

Italian olives are the victim of a deadly disease.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a badass. That is all.

Water in Rio de Janeiro for 2016 Summer Olympics is basically raw sewage.

LEGO company is still hashing out its gender stereotype issues.

UNM is taking steps to make its campus free from sexual misconduct this fall.

Shell just needs to stop destroying the entire world.

Taos animal shelter is going to make major cuts but still won’t euthanize.

What will AIDS/HIV look like in 2020?

Photo by Rhonda Pierce

Alibi Picks

The Elegance of Irony: Ryan McGarvey at Low Spirits

Ryan McGarvey plays his brand of blues at Low Spirits.
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