Weekly Alibi
 Jun 3 - 9, 2004 
Helen Fielding and the Overactive Imagination
Love it or loathe it, we couldn't resist the temptation when Bridget Jones spilled her guts in international syndication. Now author Helen Fielding is back between the paper sheets, this time with an international woman of mystery.
NEWS/OPINION
News Interview
Doves and hawks may always be at odds, but they've got to agree on at least one thing; war is hell. Staff Sergeant Jimmy Massey talks about his experience in the Middle East and how it's changed his perspective back home.
MUSIC
Blue Note
Looking for some sonic redemption? The latest takes on these centuries-old tunes are sure to give you a shot of divine inspiration.
FOOD
Cool Stuff
Raise your rellenos high and repeat after us: "Que viva la comida de Nuevo Mexico!" Why front your tastebuds with sorry-ass national brands when you can represent these tasty local flavors?
FILM & TV
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Director Chris Columus (Home Alone) has stepped down from the Harry Potter series, with unlikey Alfonso Cuarón (Y Tu Mamá También) taking up the reigns. The result? Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a stylish and magically entertaining sequel for kids of all ages.
ARTS/LIT
Author Interview
With a literary voice that's as beautiful as it is definitive, New Mexico historian Marc Simmons revisits one of our favorite subjects--Albuquerque.
Gallery Review: World's Collide
Ray Martin Abeyta blends new world icons with old school European style in his Cuentos y Encuentros exhibit.

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The Daily Word in "Longmire" cancellation, kids with guns and affirmative consent

The Daily Word

Nidal Hasan, who was sentenced to death last year for fatally shooting 13 people at Ft. Hood, Texas, in 2009, has asked to be made a citizen of the Islamic State.

California passes an “affirmative consent” bill to address the problem of rape on campuses.

A police officer in Atlanta was arrested for allegedly killing a woman he met online and then burning her body.

Soaring rents prove problematic for people living in urban areas, as that's where everyone wants to be.

The Washington Post on young children and guns.

Albuquerque authorities are investigating a robbery at a Dairy Queen, during which an employee shot and killed the suspected robber.

So, not only did they still a car, but they left a bag of caca and a gun?

A judge will decide today whether to grant the $350,000 buyout for former APS Superintendent Winston Brooks.

Longmire,” formerly shot in Garson Studios in Santa Fe, has been canceled. Now fans wonder whether another network will pick it up for a fourth season.

A couple guys found out why those rocks in Death Valley move.

News

The Daily Word in webworms, drones and four-legged airmen

The Daily Word

The webworms are here.

A drone flew over downtown Burque.

Life in Rio Rancho is stressful.

An Albuquerque man caught a large rainbow trout.

The NCAA won’t impose sanctions on the UNM Women’s soccer team.

Local citizens have been using arroyos as dumps.

City officials and community organizers are working to make bicycling safer.

Not everyone thinks the Tesla gigafactory is great idea.

The Sandia Mountains are loaded with rocky cliffs.

Kirtland AFB working dogs N689 and P357 retired.

Alibi Picks

Let it Burn: The 90th Burning of Zozobra

How do you get rid of the bad thoughts and vibes that have held you captive for the past months? You head to the burning of Will Shuster's Zozobra, of course. Originally thought of in 1926 as part of the Fiestas de Santa Fe, this “part-ghost, part-monster” has grown to be over 50 feet tall and signifies a way to cleanse the emotional constraints that inhabit residents of the Land of Enchantment. Seeing this structure alight in flame and stuffed with papers (each containing notes of the hardships of the past year) is a festive nod toward the future.

One of the City Different's most sacred and celebratory traditions, the event, put on the Kiwanis Club of Santa Fe, includes food and drink from multiple vendors, ceremonial dancing that tells the story of Old Man Gloom and culminates in a glorious effigy at dusk. Happening tomorrow at Fort Marcy Park (320 Artist Rd.), the gates open at 2pm, with entertainment kicking off at 2:30pm. It's a nice way to settle with a blanket and some good people before the real action happens at 7pm. Price is $10, but children 10 and under get in for free. Fort Marcy Park, Santa Fe • Fri Aug 29 • 2:30-10:30pm • $10, FREE for children 10 and under • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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