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 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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Alibi Picks

Ain't No Boots 'n Cats Rapper: Common at Sunshine

Common spits some rhymes at Sunshine Theater, along with Jay Electronica and Fly Union.

news

The Daily Word In Pissing Kate Middleton Off, Dogs Dressed Up As Turkeys And A 6-Year-Old Girl's Skateboarding Posse

The Daily Word

It’s Wednesday November 26th and this rude ass storm is ruining Thanksgiving!

Meanwhile in Southern California, three six-year-old girls are cooler than we will ever be, and skateboard all the damn time.

In Pakistan, 20-year-old Aansoo Kohli teaches 150 children in a shed, isn’t paid for the job, and is finishing her Bachelors Degree,

And if you’re American and you're reading this from your tent outside Best Buy while you wait for a 99 cent TV, joke's on you! You’re doing it wrong!

A local “cafeteria angel” is paying off student lunch debts at elementary schools anonymously and depositing money into needy families' bank accounts, because apparently some people care about other people?

And while the rest of us are consuming questionable amounts of alcohol this “holiday” season and arguing with our racist in-laws, these dogs are all that really matter this Thanksgiving.

Americans can't do anything right. We can’t even dress ourselves! Which really pisses Kate Midleton off. C'mon, you guys! Get it together!

Merry happy Thanksgiving, or whatever. Don’t drink and drive.

books

Jamie Anderson Probably Drove All Night to Get Here

Jamie Anderson entertains in her memoir Drive All Night, a collection of stories from 25+ years of touring, recording, singing and writing.
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