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Weekly Alibi
 Jan 26 - Feb 1, 2006 
NEWS/OPINION
A Building for the Builders
UNM's poorly designed architecture building has always been sort of a joke among those who've spent time in it. So it's good news that next year UNM will get a new School of Architecture and Planning building. Or is it? Simon McCormack reports.
MUSIC
Spotlight: Brooklyn Band Says They're Not a Cult
Quadruple-membered Brooklyn band Akron/Family provides Albuquerque readers with a scintillating Q&A on live performances versus recordings, Tetris, nose flutes, religious cults, ancient proverbs, Sasquatch and superhuman strength. Now you'll have to read the article to find out what part of that was a lie.
FOOD
Dining In
It's almost time for the biggest day in American football: the Super Bowl. That means that the one day of the year has come when you have a legitimate excuse for eating cheese dip. So in honor of this special day, Laura Marrich provides us with a guide to dude food. Get your "x-treme" pack of Bud, make yourselves some Lil' Soakies, mold your place in the couch and hope for some bare breasts. Naw, that'll never happen again. Or will it?
FILM & TV
Match Point
According to Devin D. O'Leary, Woody Allen has changed his setting to London and subsequently broken out of his post-'80s New York rut with his latest film, Match Point.
FEATURE
What it Means to Save New Orleans
If you've spent any time at all there, Albuquerque resident David Howard Sherman's story of his holiday visit to post-Katrina New Orleans might make you cry. The future of the Crescent City, unprepared for the 2006 hurricane season, inhabited by a small fraction of its former population and still only a shell of what it was, hangs in limbo.
ARTS/LIT
Killing Fields
A new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry tells the bloody tale of a handful of famous massacres that occurred in the 19th century American West.

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The Daily Word in oh my god, ghosts are real!

The Daily Word

Some sort of “wizard or spirit” showed up at the burning of El Kookooee last weekend. “It’s either a real humanoid figure up there hovering in the sky or it’s an extremely good projection from either a slide or some kind of camera,” said a ‘ghost enthusiast.’

A representative of a local haunted house attraction is on camera admitting that their brand of fright includes sexual assault, and also that they don’t do background checks on their professional gropers. Scary! But not in a fun way. More in an "actually committing sexual crimes" way.

What parts of New Mexico are haunted? Pretty much all of them, accordion to this website!

Allegedly ghost-infested asylum ruin still not torn down, probably won’t be torn down any time soon.

One thing I never could stomach about living in Houston: all the damn vampires.

A real estate firm has mapped out which cities are the worst for surviving a zombie uprising. Ha, suck it El Paso!

And France is apparently crawling with evil clowns.

Alibi Picks

Keep Your Ears Kosher: Matisyahu at Sunshine

Bid shalom to Matisyahu as he plays some tunes.

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The Daily Word in bananas, crooked cops and a sex fest road trip.

The Daily Word

Donations pour in to buy a car for the Eric Frein lookalike, James Tully, who has been hassled by police countless times on his daily five mile walk to work.

Meanwhile, the hunt for Frein is now being conducted by an unmanned, giant, silent balloon.

A Brazilian orange juice maker has gone bananas.

CHP officers in the Bay Area are stealing nude photos from women’s cell phones and using them as virtual trading cards.

Another brilliantly choreographed video from OK Go.

Oprah did damage control after her driver ran over a fan’s foot.

Facebook is worse than you think.

In case you were wondering, it’s a crime to swim naked with your baby in the state of New Mexico.

In order to fund her roadtrip, this Chinese teenager plans to sleep with a different man in each city.

The American teenager was not invented until the 1920s.

Behold the python’s virgin birth.

Beware of retailers peddling unsafe Halloween costumes for children.

What’s happening in Albuquerque today?

Happy birthday, Simon Le Bon.

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