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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 questionred 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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News

The Daily Word in balloons, Vulcans and tiger muskies

The Daily Word

Although the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Board made a bid to bring them here, next year's World Hot Air Ballooning Championships will be held in Saga, Japan.

The Albuquerque Development Commission approved renovation plans for the El Vado Motel.

The Vulcans are here.

A man allegedly threatened others with an AK-47 at the Rio Rancho Wal-Mart. He was arrested.

Apparently two local firefighters fought.

A UNM official apologized for some of the "sensational and controversial" topics on offer at this year's Celebrate Sex event.

At least three Albuquerqueans caught a tiger muskie this past week at Bluewater Lake. One "was trolling a rainbow-colored jointed Rapala" while another used a hot dog as bait.

An accused Alison Krauss impersonator was arrested at an Albuquerque motel.

Director Adam Wingard talks to the Mount View Telegraph about filming in Moriarty and Estancia, N.M.

Fringe conspiracy theory websiteTop Secret Writers covers police brutality in Burque.

“Untitled 96 (Version 1),” 2005, mixed media
Floyd D. Tunson
“Untitled 96 (Version 1),” 2005, mixed media

Arts

Pop Life

Inevitable reflections of the artist as a black man

Explosive color and pop-art sensibilities inform the work of Floyd D. Tunson.

news

The Daily Word in Penis, Not Penis, Penis

The Daily Word

APD officer Keith Sandy joked about shooting James Boyd in the penis before fatally shooting him in the chest. No he didn’t, says the Albuquerque Police Department. Yes he totally frigging did, says Keith Sandy.

Texans will soon arm themselves with crossbows to protect New Mexican pumpkins from wild pigs. This is not one of Nostradmus’s more obscure prophecies, but actually a real thing that’s happening. h/t Dukecityfix.

Cooking With Pooh and 24 more completely inappropriate (but real!) children’s books.

The new Left Behind movie has scored a rare and coveted blurb from Satan himself.

Here’s a new reason to freak out about ebola this week: Freak out!

Super-successful joke maker Seth MacFarlane made a (honestly not-very good) joke about New Mexico last night. News 13 is on the case!

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