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Weekly Alibi
 Oct 5 - 11, 2006 
So Very Special
Welcome, amigos , to the 2006 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. We've got everything you need to know about this year's lofty event--plus the Alibi gets carried away with the most special shapes we've ever seen!
Free Rehab
Frugality and rehab for all--a new Bernalillo County detox facility program is being paid for by your booze-based tax dollars. Talk about poetic justice.
News Feature
A tight squeeze--how proposed federal budget cuts will affect middle-class families here in New Mexico.
Spotlight: Unit 7 Drain CD Release Party: Restoring the Faith
Unit 7 Drain releases a brand-new album called LISTS this Friday. Check it twice.
My Country My Country
My Country My Country reminds us it isn’t politics or propaganda or men with guns who define a nation--it is the people.
Art News
Corkfest 2006 is an explosion of folk art in the lovely South Valley.

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The Daily Word in a prairie dog playground, killifornia and circuitous "right to bear arms" arguments

The Daily Word

Albuquerque's Huning Highland neighborhood gets Burque on a list of "secretly cool cities".

The playground at Chelwood Elementary has really gone to the prairie dogs.

Balloon Fiesta truly underway now that there have been some balloon collisions with power lines and vehicles.

Assisted suicide is now legal in California.

The father of the man who allegedly went on a shooting rampage last week in Oregon blames, in part, the country's gun laws. Ironically, the mass-shooting suspect's mother was stockpiling guns out of fear that stricter gun laws in response to mass shootings would make it impossible to stockpile guns.

There's no such thing as a "sexy Donald Trump costume".

Watch this man set his apartment on fire while live streaming a demo of cigarette lighters.

Check out this groovy coffee table book of grindhouse cinema posters!


The Daily Word in spicy foods, hamsters, the lottery and slavery

The Daily Word

We're all in this together (student loan debt), but at least we have our college degrees.

Finland kindergartners focus more on playing than testing.

Your chances at winning the jackpot just got cut in half, but maybe that's a good thing.

The nuances of staging a musical with deaf actors.

Eating spicy foods may increase your life expectancy.

Raj the blind dog is finally adopted.

Going against the grain, one Dunkin Donuts refused to serve cop.

Textbook changes using the terms “immigrants” and “workers” back to “slaves,” after a Texan mom complained.

It's Monday, so here, have hamsters reenact the Friends theme song.

Tall Tumbleweed Vintage

Event Horizon

Shop and Sip

Moonstone Sunday: A Curated Lifestyle Pop Up Shop

Each month various local small businesses, primarily lead by women, set up shop selling anything from terrariums and '60s dresses to the perfect red lipstick.
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