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Weekly Alibi
 Jul 9 - 15, 2009 
Corporations have hijacked the word "local" and nearly rendered it meaningless. Will their efforts have positive or negative effects on real local business?
NEWS/OPINION
A geologist claims WIPP isn't as safe as Sandia Labs says it is. And is Congress missing a golden opportunity to pursue an overhaul of health care?
MUSIC
Snoop Dogg answers the Alibi's e-mail and tells us why, no matter how big he gets, he'll always be tied into the streets. Meanwhile, The Willowz' garage rock got a boost when the band's lead singer injured his hand.
FOOD
The question—red or green?—applies to almost every menu item at Monica’s El Portal. Plus, polish off a cold one and grab a handful of smoked beer nuts.
FILM & TV
The sci-fi miniature Moon is filled with profound sadness, deep humanism and aching beauty. And Johnny Depp becomes a bank robber people can root for in Public Enemies.
ARTS/LIT
Newly crowned Albuquerque Slam Poet Laureate Danny Solis won't talk about his new special powers, but he's less secretive about his desire to spread literacy. And shop for art from 46 countries at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market.

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sign of the times photo contest
sign of the times photo contest

Sign of the times: Our weekly Instagram photo contest winner

Each week we reward one passionate Alibi reader-slash-Instagrammer with $10 in Alibi Bucks. Alibi Bucks can help you get anything from tickets to Naked Food Fair to a sandwich at Cafe Lush and each week we have new deals to spend your bucks on.

This week we asked you to tag us in pictures of your favorite Albuquerque signs and you posted some pretty killer retro signs.

Our second runner up, gq.ninja posted this awesome old school KOB sign. The vintage simplicity is really a sign of the times and we love the bare tree branches in the distance. Thanks for posting!

This week's winner is lettersfromburque's gorgeous picture of the Helen's Bakery sign. We love the backdrop of our dreamy Albuquerque skies and the vibrant turquoise cross against the weathered white wooden sign. Thank you for posting! To collect your prize and Alibi Bucks email Amelia@alibi.com.

Stay tuned for next week's guidelines and if you don't already, follow us on Instagram!

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Featuring a march, a family fiesta with children's activities, community awards, exhibits, food and live performances.
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