Weekly Alibi
 Jun 18 - 24, 2009 
Flash fiction boils the elements of plot, character and theme down to the pure essence of storytelling. We pluck the best examples of the art form brewed in brevity: The result is this year's Flash Fiction Contest.
Ballroom Blitz
See glam-tastic photos from Alibi's first ever pre-Pride party.
NEWS/OPINION
If you're lucky, you could win a North Valley home for a hundred bucks. The New Mexico Coalition for Literacy teaches adults how to read. And John Bear shows you how to go totally insane.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
All the interesting news items that can be remolded like chicken nuggets into tasty quiz form.
MUSIC
Kannaroo 3: Killith Fair brings a bunch of bands who play music for music's sake to the middle of nowhere. And it's free. Plus, Iraqi oud-master Rahim AlHaj and Indian sarod-master Ustad Amjad Ali Khan make music to bring about peace.
FOOD
Seafood is not only king at the South Valley's Las Islitas, it's the only thing on the menu. And go cherry picking in the teensy New Mexico town of High Rolls.
FILM & TV
Away We Go is the self-conscious opposite of a showy Hollywood blockbuster. Meanwhile, The Proposal is composed entirely of recycled elements.
ARTS/LIT
Albuquerque artists reflect on how the Duke City continues to shape their work in Duke Sweet Duke. Plus, slam poets compete to find out who's quickest with the verbal pistol in the Southwest Shootout.
Websclusive: Palette Contemporary Art & Craft
Palette's a gallery that will appeal to your palate.

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Rowdy’s Dream Blog #343: Chili Powder Miniaturizes My Friend

Against our advice, my friend B consumes an entire package of red chili powder, rendering him microscopic. I can still hear his tiny voice, but I can't see him.

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Prep Your Mountaintops

For many the lo-fi, folk-rock “movement” of the late-'90s begins and ends with Neutral Milk Hotel. Originally formed in Ruston, La. by singer/guitarist Jeff Mangum as a recording project, it wasn’t until the 1996 release of On Avery Island that Neutral Milk Hotel became a full-fledged band. The budding foursome relocated to New York, where they would finish their short-lived career with an exhaustive tour for sophomore release In the Aeroplane Over the Sea way back in 1998. Think Sebadoh-meets-Guided by Voices. Critically acclaimed yet largely ignored by the mainstream record-buying public, the album eventually became something of a legend in its own time.

Fast-forward 16 years, and NMH has become the progenitor of such roundly lauded bands as Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Franz Ferdinand, and their music has been covered by Brand New, The Dresden Dolls and The Mountain Goats. After a lengthy hiatus, Neutral Milk Hotel has finally reunited to embark on a reunion tour featuring the lineup from their seminal release, In the Aeroplane. This show is for old and new fans alike—yes, even indie-folk has made a strong comeback in recent years—and In the Aeroplane is, for many, still the defining release of the genre’s first wave, seamlessly blending folk, rock, psychedelic and shoegaze into one succinct package. Neutral Milk Hotel's all-ages concert at Kiva Auditorium (401 Second Street NW) tomorrow night is a must-see. The show happens at 7:30pm; tickets start at $36, and lo-fi indie-pop group Elf Power opens. Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque Convention Center • Thu Apr 17 • 7:30pm • $36-$51 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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The Daily Word in eyeball licking, Police Oversight Commission resignations and Captain Underpants

The Daily Word

It's Wednesday April 16

and three of Albuquerque's six member Police Oversight Commission have resigned, saying that they have no real power to do their jobs, that the City Attorney's Office has undermined them at every turn, and that the Commission is a 'mockery' in terms of oversight,

cleanup crews are moving toward the contaminated section of WIPP, very, very slowly,

and Governor Susana Martinez is being compared to Sarah Palin and eyed for a presidential run.

Meanwhile, a ferry boat sank off the cost of South Korea, possibly killing hundreds,

children are struggling to understand the unfathomable mystery of the Sony Walkman,

parents are complaining to libraries about the use of words like "pee-pee" and "Dr. Diaper" in the Captain Underpants book series,

and a man was arrested after licking a cop's eyeball outside of a bar called "Pisser's Palace."

Have a great day!

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