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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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The Daily Word in oh my god, ghosts are real!

The Daily Word

Some sort of “wizard or spirit” showed up at the burning of El Kookooee last weekend. “It’s either a real humanoid figure up there hovering in the sky or it’s an extremely good projection from either a slide or some kind of camera,” said a ‘ghost enthusiast.’

A representative of a local haunted house attraction is on camera admitting that their brand of fright includes sexual assault, and also that they don’t do background checks on their professional gropers. Scary! But not in a fun way. More in an "actually committing sexual crimes" way.

What parts of New Mexico are haunted? Pretty much all of them, accordion to this website!

Allegedly ghost-infested asylum ruin still not torn down, probably won’t be torn down any time soon.

One thing I never could stomach about living in Houston: all the damn vampires.

A real estate firm has mapped out which cities are the worst for surviving a zombie uprising. Ha, suck it El Paso!

And France is apparently crawling with evil clowns.

Alibi Picks

Keep Your Ears Kosher: Matisyahu at Sunshine

Bid shalom to Matisyahu as he plays some tunes.

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The Daily Word in bananas, crooked cops and a sex fest road trip.

The Daily Word

Donations pour in to buy a car for the Eric Frein lookalike, James Tully, who has been hassled by police countless times on his daily five mile walk to work.

Meanwhile, the hunt for Frein is now being conducted by an unmanned, giant, silent balloon.

A Brazilian orange juice maker has gone bananas.

CHP officers in the Bay Area are stealing nude photos from women’s cell phones and using them as virtual trading cards.

Another brilliantly choreographed video from OK Go.

Oprah did damage control after her driver ran over a fan’s foot.

Facebook is worse than you think.

In case you were wondering, it’s a crime to swim naked with your baby in the state of New Mexico.

In order to fund her roadtrip, this Chinese teenager plans to sleep with a different man in each city.

The American teenager was not invented until the 1920s.

Behold the python’s virgin birth.

Beware of retailers peddling unsafe Halloween costumes for children.

What’s happening in Albuquerque today?

Happy birthday, Simon Le Bon.

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