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 Dec 13 - 19, 2007 
You (by which we mean "we") haven't started holiday shopping yet and now you're stuck doing the stressed-out winter dance of the credit-card fairies to get it done. Have no fear! The Alibi is here with ideas for affordable, unique gifts from locally owned shops based on their proximity to your neighborhood.
NEWS/OPINION
An Albuquerque institution reopens its doors. The media hearts Huckabee even though it shouldn't. Hey consumer! Protect yourself before you wreck yourself; our series on debt continues.
MUSIC
Agonize along to Michael Bolton's latest Christmas release. Local Greg Ruggiero moved to Brooklyn's school of musical hard knocks, but he came out the other side with a new album.
FOOD
You've got your pick of Vietnamese restaurants in Albuquerque. If you want something middle-of-the-road, go to Phở Nguyen.
FILM & TV
Atonement is an unabashedly sweeping romantic drama. King Corn takes bites out of the industry, row by row.
ARTS/LIT
Get jaded with Ross Kelly's interpretation of The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris. On the 12th day of Xmas my true love gave to me a Southwest writer in a pear tree ... looking uncomfortable.

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Jesse Schulz

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Writer Mark Lopez muses on a new track by José González, a video by Jawbreaker Reunion and L7’s comeback!

Alibi Picks

The Satanists: Behemoth at Sunshine

Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse stop by Sunshine Theater on their North American tour.

news

The Daily Word in hero bloggers, Mitt Romney and the iGeneration

The Daily Word

Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

Rapper Suge Knight was arrested early this morning on suspicion of a hit-and-run that killed a man.

The aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman (who was acquitted for the killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin) was dropped after his girlfriend recanted her story.

As gay rights acceptance is becoming de rigeuer in modern America, religious conservatives believe they're being persecuted. As Wayne Campbell would say, “yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt.”

Blogger Brandon Stanton started an Indiegogo campaign that raised over $1 million to send Brooklyn students on field trips to Harvard.

The Two Eagles balloon flying over the Pacific (carrying Burqueño Troy Bradley) has beaten a duration record!

We are living in the iGeneration, and the American Academy of Pediatrics wants government-issued guidelines on how to manage children and social media.

Juan Galindo was found guilty of sexually assaulting and murdering a 4-week-old baby.

For the first time ever, Spaceport America will host a Private Pilots Fly-in on Valentine's Day in Las Cruces. Road trip!

A man who has been dead for over two years was recently reappointed to a county industrial authority board in Uniontown, Pa.

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