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Weekly Alibi
 Jan 19 - 25, 2006 
NEWS/OPINION
Maximizing the Minimum
A new low ... just kidding. The state's 30-day Legislative Session began this week and it looks like the minimum wage is on the rise. New Mexico residents could know by next month if wage regulation will be taken on at the state level. Jessica Cassyle Carr reports.
MUSIC
Spotlight: Bleeding Eardrum Rehearsal Studio
Is the Emergenza International Music Festival a scam as some of those out in Internet-land think it is? You heard the truth from the Alibi first!
FOOD
It's Just Grape Juice
With so many different wines, how do you choose which wine to bring to your next social engagement? Soon you'll know with these step-by-step instructions, based on who you'll be around, how much you like them and how much coin you have.
FILM & TV
Video Review
Kurly Tlapoyawa fills us in on the best DVD releases of last year, and mixed in with a little shameless self-promotion, you probably haven't seen most of the list.
FEATURE
The Rise and Fall of Civilizations
As a geologist, physiologist, professor and author, Jared Diamond has come to be known as one of the most profound thinkers of our age. This week he visits UNM, and Steven Robert Allen had the pleasure of being in the presence of brilliance.
ARTS/LIT
Book News
Is the novel really dead or is it simply the current fashion within literary circles to say so? Have movies and television taken over literature as the main social trendsetters and entertainment? John Freeman fills us in on his thoughts on the matter.

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news

The Daily Word in mine sweeping rats, spray-on condoms and Morrissey’s junk

The Daily Word

Citizens live without cell phones or WiFi in this West Virginian town.

These Italians really want the Foo Fighters to come play their hometown.

Iconic percussionist and drumstick maker Vic Firth has died at the age of 85.

Zimbabwe is seeking the extradition James Palmer, who is currently nowhere to be found.

Specially trained rats are saving lives in Cambodia.

Everything you hate about wearing glasses.

I present to you the spray-on condom.

Prepare to be disappointed by tonight's blue moon.

Morrissey claims the TSA at the San Francisco Airport grabbed his junk.

Check out Prince's new song!

Via MorgueFile

Alibi Picks

Step Away from the Tylenol!

7th Annual Alternative Health Fair

Sample alternative health treatments at this outdoor event, including kinesiology, massage, aromatherapy, yoga, chakra balancing and more.

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The Daily Word in Malaysia Flight 370, LEGO’s gender stereotypes and athletes swimming in poo.

The Daily Word

Plane debris newly found on Reunion Island could be from Malaysia Flight 370.

An ABQ firefighter is in trouble after hanging up on a 911 caller.

Italian olives are the victim of a deadly disease.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a badass. That is all.

Water in Rio de Janeiro for 2016 Summer Olympics is basically raw sewage.

LEGO company is still hashing out its gender stereotype issues.

UNM is taking steps to make its campus free from sexual misconduct this fall.

Shell just needs to stop destroying the entire world.

Taos animal shelter is going to make major cuts but still won’t euthanize.

What will AIDS/HIV look like in 2020?

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