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 Apr 20 - 26, 2006 
Losing It
Head Games: One proposed law would mandate outpatient treatment for people with debilitating mental illness, yet as Albuquerque's mental health care facilities shut down at alarming speeds, who will be left to care for them? Christie Chisholm takes a terrifying look into the heart of this crisis.
NEWS/OPINION
News Interview
Welcome to the Hotel Rwanda--Paul Rusesabagina, peace advocate and storied hero of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, talks candidly with the Alibi about genocide, justice and American responsibility.
Sport and Spectacle: Sport and Spectacle
Real, live rollergirls of the rough-and-tumble Duke City barrel into their first full season of pain and wicked four-wheel exploits. Taste the thunder!
MUSIC
Spotlight: The Magic of Ben McIver
Cool jazz on a warm April night: Seasons' Saturday Night Jazz Series begins on a high note with the Ben McIver Quartet.
FOOD
Restaurant Review: The Green Light Bistro
The Green Light Bistro serves up your five-a-day, and then some, in a cozy--make that very cozy--setting.
FILM & TV
Film Festival Preview
¡Mira! The Sin Fronteras Film Festival is now playing in your own backyard with 40 shorts, documentaries, features and animated pieces from all across the Spanish-speaking world.
ARTS/LIT
Poetry News
Some inventors dream of making it big as the next Post-it Note entrepreneur or cashing in on late-night infomercials. Not Chicago poet Marc Smith. He invented the poetry slam. Who knows what the hell he was going for? Steven Robert Allen asks in an exclusive interview.

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

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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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You should flow!

Regional Slam Poetry Championship happens this weekend

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!

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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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