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Weekly Alibi
 Jul 30 - Aug 5, 2009 
John Bear lives the life of an average American for one week.
NEWS/OPINION
The South Valley could be home to yet another polluter. Plus, teens learn how to take action and educate others on social and political causes.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
Green chile and a lawsuit calling out the mayor in this week's news quiz.
MUSIC
The Roost provides a place for musical explorers to hang out and enjoy the process of discovery. And Portugal. The Man's The Satanic Satanist is richly textured, finely tuned and gorgeously orchestrated.
FOOD
Pepper's Ole' Fashion BBQ serves high-end backyard food, reminiscent of the kind of fare found at family reunions in the South. And the minimal scramble is the best way to cook high-quality eggs.
FILM & TV
Food, Inc. uncovers the truth about why Americans eat so poorly. Plus, Discovery's “The Colony” finds out if a family can survive a postapocalyptic house.
ARTS/LIT
Working Classroom’s Arte En Todas Partes gives young people a voice in the arts. And Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's The Thing Around Your Neck is unflinching, eschewing metaphor for the simple power of calling a thing as it is.

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news

The Daily Word in selfies, Gwar and Netanyahu

The Daily Word

What the hell is a "selfie stick" and why is the Albuquerque Museum forbidding their use?

Where does the proverb "In like a lion, out like a lamb" come from?

Milanese artist El Gato Chimney conjures up "symbolic visions of fantasy worlds infused with alchemy, occultism and folklore."

GWAR covers Kansas for the A.V. Club, and the result is rad.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Congress that Obama's deal with Iran will result in the rise of a new nuclear power.

The United States Department of Justice finds a pattern of racial bias in policing in Ferguson.

The National Academy of Sciences will bestow their most prestigious award, the Public Welfare Medal, on Neil deGrasse Tyson in April.

Personals

"I Saw You" at The Shop

Who saw? Who was seen? Was it you?

“The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.” –Rumi | Reply for free or see more “I Saw You” posts at alibi.com/personals.

news

The Daily Word in sexy baby names, tomato violence, and fine dining for second graders

The Daily Word

A punk band made up of musicians with learning disabilities will represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Second graders enjoy fine dining.

According to a recent survey, these are the sexiest baby names.

Lady Gaga had more than a nip slip on a recent movie shoot.

A skydiver was saved after a midair seizure.

Dictator Kim Jong Un is ever more pissed at the U.S., and has told his army to prepare for war.

A Tomato Festival in Melbourne went awry.

Canadian money has been Spocked.

This Is Spinal Tap was released 31 years ago today.

Here’s a list of the most offensive foods to eat at your work desk.

Happy 21st Birthday, Justin Bieber!

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