Alibi V.16 No.38 • Sept 20-26, 2007 

Feature

Alibi Vital Stats

Mostly useless trivia about your favorite alt.weekly

Revised by Laura Marrich

Date of first publication of NuCity: Oct. 9, 1992

Name of artist who created the first cover: Wes Lockwood

Complete list of computer equipment owned by NuCity Publications circa 1992: Powerbook 140, rented laser printer, Macintosh SE

Name of the author of the first "Letter to the Editor" ever published by NuCity (Oct. 23-Nov. 5, 1992): Sean Olivas

Total number of pages of the first NuCity issue: 12

Ratio of total number pages of the first NuCity issue to number of employees: 2:1

Original publication day of NuCity: Friday

Initial frequency of publication of NuCity: every other week

Date NuCity began publishing on a weekly basis: Jan. 11, 1994

Date in which NuCity changed its name to NuCity Weekly in a failed attempt to avoid a lawsuit threatened by New City, an alternative weekly in Chicago: April 19, 1995

Date which NuCity Weekly changed its name to Weekly Alibi: Aug. 9, 1995

Number of pages of the first Weekly Alibi: 32

Current average number of print-only Alibi readers each week: 160,800

Current average page count of an issue of Weekly Alibi: 64

Biggest issue of the Weekly Alibi: 128 pages, Best of Burque 2001

Ratio of average number pages of the Weekly Alibi to number of employees: 2:1

Number of films Alibi Film Editor Devin D. O'Leary has appeared in according to imdb.com: 5

Number of employees currently employed by the Weekly Alibi: 32

Number of Weekly Alibi employees that play in local bands: 10

Number of bands those employees play in: 17

Number of Weekly Alibi employees that are left-handed: 1

Number of Weekly Alibi employees that are legally ordained ministers: 1

Number of Alibi editorial staff that began as interns: 2 (soon to be 3)

Number of employees who have maintained employment with the Alibi five years or more: 12

Number who have maintained employment with the Alibi 10 years or more: 6

Total number of persons employed by Weekly Alibi since 1992, including freelancers: 242

Percent chance that you or someone you know reads the Alibi every week: 99.9

Total number of issues of NuCity/NuCity Weekly/Weekly Alibi published since 1992: 751