V-Day is Upon Us! The time has come once again for the mushiest of our annual contests: The Valentine's Day Card Contest. This year there's so much romantic flourish that page 18 is literally sticky. So climb aboard our little loveboat and behold the meticulous and heartfelt craftsmanship of our local Don Juans and Don Juanitas.
Big Brother is Watching A letter criticizing the Bush administration, published in the Alibi last September, leads to a particularly creepy investigation of its author. As Steven Robert Allen reports, the VA nurse, now represented by the ACLU, was accused of sedition.
Spotlight: The Empty Orchestra Got an itch you need to scratch? A thirst you need to quench? A need to fulfill a secret desire? An insatiable yearning to sing? Are pathetic renditions of '80s adult contemporary songs, wood-paneled bars and highballs your only cure? Lucky for you, my friend, we've provided a seven-day guide to karaoke in Burque.
Restaurant Review: The Red Ball Café The Red Ball Café has been a Barelas landmark since the Depression, and while their Wimpy Burger no longer costs a nickel, the classic burger is still on the menu, along with a heap of New Mexican treats and a load of priceless local history.
Idiot Box: WB + UPN = CW? The WB and UPN are going out of business. Now you can finally know a life free of The Gilmore Girls ... or so you might think. Warner Brothers and CBS Corp. have merged and plan to salvage a few of the more profitable shows from each network, including the aforementioned piece of crap. Devin D. O'Leary tells the tale.
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Today, poets, artists, performers and musicians in thousands of cities all over the globe celebrate the idea that we can live in peace, free from violence and political oppression, while moving productively toward the future. A local manifestation of a global event, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, happens tonight at Tortuga. Featured readers include Larry Goodell, Lisa Gill, Don McIver, Albino Carrillo, Carrie House, Susana Rinderle, Stephanie Galloway and John Scariano.