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Weekly Alibi
 May 20 - 26, 2004 
Alibi's Summer Film Guide
Devin D. O'Leary runs down the most-hyped and even some of least-hyped films hitting theaters this summer in our annual Alibi Summer Film Guide.
NEWS/OPINION
Editorial
Gwyneth Doland is mad, and she votes! Our lively food editor explains why she can't stand politicians like Heather Wilson.
Commentary
American Conservative magazine has a plan for Iraq. It starts with withdrawing U.S. troops and it ends with a call for some sensible leadership in the White House.
MUSIC
Music Spotlight: Black Maria
You've been asking for show reviews and now you're gonna get them--at least once in a while! Our first review in a long while takes you back to Black Maria, Lamont and Orange Goblin at Burt's Tiki Lounge.
FOOD
Fooditorial
Paletas--That's Mexican for Popsicles! Get a taste of Mexico with these cold, mouth-watering, low-calorie summer treats in flavors such as butter pecan, nut-covered vanilla and (weird) chile and cucumber.
FILM & TV
Troy
Starring Brad Pitt and a dozen other recognizable actors, Troy is a little long and overanalytical, and still it's taking over theaters like mad. Who needs history when you've got glitz and glam?
ARTS/LIT
Art News
Speak out on art at the Contemporary Arts in the Public Realm symposium at the National Hispanic Cultural Center this weekend, or drop by 516 Magnifico Artspace for the reception.
Not Invited
Award-winning poet Don McIver points out what's in--and left out of--In Company: An Anthology of New Mexico Poets After 1960.

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The Daily Word in rocket explosion, one more second and the ugliest dog in the world

The Daily Word

We will be gaining one second tomorrow, thanks to the "Time Officials."

A very large pig was rescued from a dead hoarder's home, thanks to the Detroit Police Department.

In other Detroit news, a woman pled guilty to murdering her two "demon" children and storing their bodies in a deep freezer.

The debt crisis in Greece is screwing up the global economy.

Shortly after launch, a SpaceX rocket exploded.

A heat-packing pizza delivery driver shot an armed robber at a Duke City Domino's last night.

The bassist and cofounder of the band Yes has died at the age of 67.

A canine named "Quasi Modo" won the blue ribbon for World's Ugliest Dog.

Presidential candidate Donald Trump hasn't voted in 25 years.

Watch the poetic justice of this confederate flag-waving motorcade (NSFW).

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You should flow!

Regional Slam Poetry Championship happens this weekend

Why stay at home reading the likes of Byron, Dickinson, Whitman, Plath, Levertov or Lowell? Put those dreary texts aside. Take a stride outside the normative literary scene found in dusty old books or a tattered magazine. Take wing, visit the local performance poetry scene!

It's a social possibility you won't soon regret. This weekend's slam competition is a sure-to-win bet.

Presented by ABQ Slams, The 2015 Southwest Shootout Regional Poetry Slam Championship beats the heck out of perusing grammatical diagrams.

But seriously folks, it's a chance to listen and respond to folks whose poetic proclivities also include performance, competition, and worthy word-smithery.

Preliminary bouts will be held at Winnings Coffee (111 Harvard SE) and the Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice (202 Harvard SE) on Friday night, June 26, beginning at 7:00 pm. These events are free; the public is invited to attend.

The Championship slam happens Saturday night at the South Broadway Cultural Center (1025 Broadway SE) and costs a mere ten bucks for admittance. Doors to this fantastical foray into syllabic profundity open at 7 that night.

Spoken word artists, performance poets and slammers from all over the Southwest region will be in attendance and ready to fight it out for the chance to advance to the national competition to be held in August.

You ought to check it out, yo.

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The Daily Word In OMG THE SUPREME COURT LEGALIZED SAME SEX-MARRIAGE IN ALL 50 STATES!

The Daily Word

There's no other news today other than

SAME SEX MARRIAGE WAS LEGALIZED IN ALL 50 STATES ! ! !

Major high five, Supreme Court!

Let's celebrate and take in this incredibly important moment in our history!

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