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 May 7 - 13, 2009 
Maren Tarro grabs a carton of Camels and hits the open road to see what lies beyond the boundaries of Albuquerque. (She finds gypsum, nuts, a chimp named Ham and reminders of New Mexico's volcanic past.) Plus, the Alibi's Recession-Proof Summer Guide bubbles over with a season's worth of cheap thrills.
NEWS/OPINION
The proposed Desert Rock coal-fired power plant might get its permit yanked by the EPA. Albuquerque's brand-new Encantada TV channel brings local arts, film, food and sports programs to your television. And everyone should relax about swine flu.
MUSIC
Hip-hop a cappella artist Zack Freeman uses his voice to touch souls. Meanwhile, Super Furry Animals' Dark Days/Light Years bounces from funk to hippie jams to sunshine-folk and never stops to ask for directions, instead reveling in getting lost.
FOOD
Victory gardens are thriving for the first time since WWII; but if you want to save money with a backyard recession patch of your own, you've got to invest time and sweat.
FILM & TV
X-Men Origins: Wolverine isn’t an awful movie. It’s just completely mediocre in every way. And the indie comedy Gigantic is filled with terrific good humor and charming characters.
ARTS/LIT
Best-selling author Michael Datcher speaks about laying himself bare in his autobiography Raising Fences: A Black Man's Love Story. Plus, the Minotaur, armless cats and a devil are on display at Cirq Art Gallery and Boutique.
Websclusive: Artspace 116
Photography and painting and porcelain, oh my!

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The Daily Word in Postmen, Boy Scouts & Yahoo Serious

The Daily Word

Burger King is seeing a much-needed boost in sales due to the allure if its "chicken fries."

Who said it: Donald Trump or Mr. Burns?

A postman rescued an injured man who was trapped in his home for a week and a half.

The ban on gay adult leaders will be lifted by the Boy Scouts.

After being in a coma for 6 months, Bobbi Kristina Brown has died.

Fingers Bloody Fingers.

Over the weekend, President Obama did some serious rug-cutting in Kenya.

The cover of New York Magazines features a photo of all 35 of Bill Cosby's accusers.

Yahoo Serious turns 62 today!

Thanks to Geoff Plant for the Black Sabbath link!

Jesse Schulz

Music

Rooster Roundabout Says Goodbye

We bid you farewell

For his last Rooster Roundabout, writer Mark Lopez muses on the music he’s loved so far this year.

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The Daily Word in depression, explosion, combustion and Bugs Bunny

The Daily Word

Another movie theater shooting took place, this time in Louisiana.

After her teeange murder for hire accidentally killed her brother-in-law instead of her spouse, a South Carolina woman was sentenced to life in prison.

This year, The London Literature Festival will include a 4-day live reading of Moby Dick and and a collaborative performance including PJ Harvey.

Here's a guide to understanding depression through colorful charts.

A malaria vaccine has been green-lighted.

The presence of drones has been an obstacle to fighting fires.

This cheese can't be moved.

Bugs Bunny turns 75!

Two people were airlifted to UNM after an explosion occurred at the medical marijuana clinic in Santa Fe.

Vegan? You can still eat like crap with these junk foods.

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