Weekly Alibi
 Nov 20 - 26, 2008 
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NEWS/OPINION
A dating website for the mentally ill. A used-clothing boutique that employs women with harsh histories. And progressives take solace in a fake New York Times.
MUSIC
At the Drive-In guitarist Jim Ward spends seven years making an Americana record. And The Knux's Remind Me in 3 Days is what happens when hip-hop becomes less insular and lets a grab bag of influences go to work.
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FOOD
To get fresh pasta in New Mexico, you've got to go off the beaten path. And an Italian family comes together over bagna caudawhat about yours?
FILM & TV
The sunny-side up character study A Man Named Pearl shows the impact one man can have on the world around him. Meanwhile, Cartoon Network does an admirable job of translating our "Maakies" comic strip into the realm of moving animation in “The Drinky Crow Show.”
ARTS/LIT
The Guerilla Girls hide behind their mask-ulinity. Plus, 12 books for Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa that keep giving throughout the year.

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Alibi Picks

Ride the Thunder

There's no greater compliment this writer can bestow on Nik Turner's Hawkwind than describing latest single “Fallen Angel STS-51-L” as reminiscent of the psychedelic-punk sound of Chrome and the ongoing work of main man Helios Creed. When Turner's current Hawkwind incarnation played Low Spirits earlier this year, they kicked out the jams with impressive consistency, complete with visuals, writhing, gyrating and go-go dancing. Nik Turner's Hawkwind doesn't just perform standards in the “greatest hits” style so many bands past their prime tend toward; instead, they offer new material that equals the classics in intensity and weirdness.

The extensive Mighty Thunder Rider tour also features heavy sets by self-described Krautrock/prog rock group Hederslebenalso Nik Turner's backing band, featuring excellent guitar work by U.K. Subs' Nicky Garrattand Witch Mountain, “top-tier purveyors of American doom.” Also on the bill for this Launchpad (618 Central SW) show tomorrow night are Albuquerque's finest stoner rock outfit Black Maria, who are recording a new album slated for release in the near future; look forward to fresh material from these giants among men. As for the concert, don't worry if the volume makes your ears bleed: That's the way all these bands roll. Doors are at 8pm, and $12 gets you in. Launchpad • Sat Aug 30 • 9pm • $12 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar

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The Daily Word in "Longmire" cancellation, kids with guns and affirmative consent

The Daily Word

Nidal Hasan, who was sentenced to death last year for fatally shooting 13 people at Ft. Hood, Texas, in 2009, has asked to be made a citizen of the Islamic State.

California passes an “affirmative consent” bill to address the problem of rape on campuses.

A police officer in Atlanta was arrested for allegedly killing a woman he met online and then burning her body.

Soaring rents prove problematic for people living in urban areas, as that's where everyone wants to be.

The Washington Post on young children and guns.

Albuquerque authorities are investigating a robbery at a Dairy Queen, during which an employee shot and killed the suspected robber.

So, not only did they still a car, but they left a bag of caca and a gun?

A judge will decide today whether to grant the $350,000 buyout for former APS Superintendent Winston Brooks.

Longmire,” formerly shot in Garson Studios in Santa Fe, has been canceled. Now fans wonder whether another network will pick it up for a fourth season.

A couple guys found out why those rocks in Death Valley move.

News

The Daily Word in webworms, drones and four-legged airmen

The Daily Word

The webworms are here.

A drone flew over downtown Burque.

Life in Rio Rancho is stressful.

An Albuquerque man caught a large rainbow trout.

The NCAA won’t impose sanctions on the UNM Women’s soccer team.

Local citizens have been using arroyos as dumps.

City officials and community organizers are working to make bicycling safer.

Not everyone thinks the Tesla gigafactory is great idea.

The Sandia Mountains are loaded with rocky cliffs.

Kirtland AFB working dogs N689 and P357 retired.

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