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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Rowdy’s Dream Blog #343: Chili Powder Miniaturizes My Friend

Against our advice, my friend B consumes an entire package of red chili powder, rendering him microscopic. I can still hear his tiny voice, but I can't see him.

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Alibi Picks

Prep Your Mountaintops

For many the lo-fi, folk-rock “movement” of the late-'90s begins and ends with Neutral Milk Hotel. Originally formed in Ruston, La. by singer/guitarist Jeff Mangum as a recording project, it wasn’t until the 1996 release of On Avery Island that Neutral Milk Hotel became a full-fledged band. The budding foursome relocated to New York, where they would finish their short-lived career with an exhaustive tour for sophomore release In the Aeroplane Over the Sea way back in 1998. Think Sebadoh-meets-Guided by Voices. Critically acclaimed yet largely ignored by the mainstream record-buying public, the album eventually became something of a legend in its own time.

Fast-forward 16 years, and NMH has become the progenitor of such roundly lauded bands as Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Franz Ferdinand, and their music has been covered by Brand New, The Dresden Dolls and The Mountain Goats. After a lengthy hiatus, Neutral Milk Hotel has finally reunited to embark on a reunion tour featuring the lineup from their seminal release, In the Aeroplane. This show is for old and new fans alike—yes, even indie-folk has made a strong comeback in recent years—and In the Aeroplane is, for many, still the defining release of the genre’s first wave, seamlessly blending folk, rock, psychedelic and shoegaze into one succinct package. Neutral Milk Hotel's all-ages concert at Kiva Auditorium (401 Second Street NW) tomorrow night is a must-see. The show happens at 7:30pm; tickets start at $36, and lo-fi indie-pop group Elf Power opens. Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque Convention Center • Thu Apr 17 • 7:30pm • $36-$51 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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The Daily Word in eyeball licking, Police Oversight Commission resignations and Captain Underpants

The Daily Word

It's Wednesday April 16

and three of Albuquerque's six member Police Oversight Commission have resigned, saying that they have no real power to do their jobs, that the City Attorney's Office has undermined them at every turn, and that the Commission is a 'mockery' in terms of oversight,

cleanup crews are moving toward the contaminated section of WIPP, very, very slowly,

and Governor Susana Martinez is being compared to Sarah Palin and eyed for a presidential run.

Meanwhile, a ferry boat sank off the cost of South Korea, possibly killing hundreds,

children are struggling to understand the unfathomable mystery of the Sony Walkman,

parents are complaining to libraries about the use of words like "pee-pee" and "Dr. Diaper" in the Captain Underpants book series,

and a man was arrested after licking a cop's eyeball outside of a bar called "Pisser's Palace."

Have a great day!

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