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Weekly Alibi
 Dec 8 - 14, 2005 
The Alibi's 2005 Last Minute Gift Guide
You've got about two more weeks to do all of your Christmas shopping, but don't panic. If you didn't take our advice last time around, we're giving you a second chance, and this time it's personal. I mean, this time we've mapped out shopping opportunities around the city for maximum efficiency.
NEWS/OPINION
Is New Urbanism Right for Albuquerque?
Albuquerque is commended by an environmental organization for a new urbanist-style redevelopment project Downtown, but as Jessica Cassyle Carr reports, not everyone in town wants to see more of this.
MUSIC
Show Off!
Captain America provides some thoughtful insight into what small towns have to offer us big-city snobs in terms of music store selection, music fans and even new bands. He also refers to Albuquerque as "The Dirt City," which we will definitely be pirating in the future.
FOOD
Restaurant Review: La Siringitu Vegetarian Café
Jennifer Wohletz visits La Siringitu Vegetarian Café, which is so beautifully decorated and delicious that it almost turns her meat-crazed palate into a fake-meat-product-loving, antibiotic-free, substitute vegetarian one.
FILM & TV
Film Festival Preview
Screw Sundance and Cannes, the Santa Fe Film Festival is back for its sixth year and is packing in films from so many far away places that it will undoubtedly make other film festivals cower in defeat. Or, at least, that's what our state spirit makes the Alibi think!
FEATURE
ARTS/LIT
A Brief Guide to Gift-worthy Recent Releases
To further assist you in your attempt to make up for lost time, John Freeman has compiled a brief list of new books worthy of wrapping paper and a position underneath the tanenbaum.

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news

The Daily Word in Peyton Manning, mood swings, intestines, and Monica Lewinsky.

The Daily Word

Police captured a serial killer in Indiana.

Peyton Manning broke the touchdown record.

People born in the summer are prone to mood swings.

A mouse-grown intestine signals hope for organ growth.

Soft drinks lead to accelerated aging.

For chocolate addicts, it might actually be time to panic over the Ebola outbreak.

Bernalillo County will have deputies guarding the abandoned Sandia Ranch insane asylum against trespassers this Halloween season.

Does anyone care that Monica Lewinsky has joined Twitter?

This is how you draw a perfect circle, while listening to A Perfect Circle.

Test your knowledge of Iron Maiden.

Still don’t have a costume idea for Halloween? Get some help from ex-con Martha Stewart.

Jesse Schulz

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Writer Mark Lopez muses on an alternate recording of “Rock and Roll,” album reissues from Pixies and Cursive and a slick Rihanna cover.

Alibi Picks

Watsky Slams Words

Spoken word artist and speed-rapper Watsky takes the stage at Sunshine Theater.
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