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 Jun 26 - Jul 2, 2008 
We gave you a tiny word count, and you gave us more than 119 mini-stories. The Alibi sorted through the entries until we strained out this year's winners of the Ridiculously Short Fiction Contest. Feel the literary might inside!
Short Fiction Contest Finalists
Read even more ridiculously short fiction culled from our finalist pool.
Those who care for the homeless in Albuquerque are feeling the crunch of the slumping economy. Environmentally friendly coffins, and the Albuquerque Journal doesn't pay much mind to the Albuquerque Pride Parade.
Santa Fe's first-rate all-ages venue, Warehouse 21, is back in business. And Wolf Parade's new album grows on you like an implausible freaking beanstalk.
The bar steals the show at Nob Hill Bar and Grill. Plus, Downtown Gourmet is forced to say farewell.
Graphic novel-inspired Wanted is likely to find a solid foothold among average, non-inkstained viewers eager to get blissed-out on pure summertime action. And the beautiful-yet-visceral Kazakhstani film Mongol is fighting for independent cinema.
Santa Fe Opera General Director Richard Gaddes speaks on introducing ordinary New Mexicans into the odd, but oddly satisfying, high-strata subculture of opera. We speak with the man who helped blow the lid off of Blackwater. And gossip-queen Chelsea Handler talks dirty.

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The Daily Word in Playboy's never-nude future, Gloria Steinam's new gig and Kmart tapes

The Daily Word

An Albuquerque cop hit a fleeing suspect with his personal vehicle.

Local bar Sneakerz is closed for the time being.

Local police neglected to locate a .45 in a man's waistband before booking him into MDC.

Playboy will no longer have nude pictures, just near-nude pictures. And articles.

British authorities will no longer have guards posted 24/7 at the Ecuadorian embassy where Julian Assange is still holed up.

This collection of '80s/'90s Kmart in-store music is worth a listen. Really.

New pictures of Iggy Pop before The Stooges.

California has stringent new rules limiting the use of antibiotics on livestock.

81 year old Gloria Steinam is now a Vice correspondent.


The Daily Word in dildos, Christopher Columbus, intelligence and Google

The Daily Word

Albuquerque is one of the few cities to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day.

Through a freak accident, one man was able to buy Google's domain for $12, if only just for a few minutes.

Science can now predict how smart you are.

#CocksnotGlocks: One Texas University protests campus carry law with dildos.

Tail as old as time. Man crashes car while under the influence, then blames dog for driving.

Next time you're in NYC stop by this Will Ferrell themed bar.

Two orphaned sisters are reunited after forty years, while working on the same hospital floor.

On this day, let's remember Columbus for his true legacy. And add the term Columbusing to your dictionary.

Mikel Cee Karlsson

Event Horizon

El Angel de la Musica

Monday, Oct 12: José González • indie, folk • Riothorse Royale

González's voice is heavenly and when combined with his soothing classical guitar melodies, causes elation of the senses.
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