Weekly Alibi
 Apr 13 - 19, 2006 
A Long Line in the Sand
On the cover: The Flores family lives in the village of San Andres de la Cal, outside Cuernavaca. Their sons, brothers and fathers regularly cross the border seeking good-paying jobs in the U.S. and Canada. Katy June-Friesen tells their story, and those of other Mexicans like them, in this week's feature.
NEWS/OPINION
The Path to a Cure
Chances are, you're infected with HPV--the most common sexually transmitted disease known to man--and you don't even know it. Now, UNM researchers are on the verge of releasing a vaccine that could not only stop the spread of HPV, but with it, eliminate cervical cancer from our vocabulary altogether.
MUSIC
Spotlight: It's Smooth, It's Sweet, It's Vanilla Pop
What happens when you clone B-52s front man Fred Schneider, put the two Freds in a Vegas-style lounge act and ship them off to northern New Mexico? Vanilla Pop, of course! New Mexico's best-kept entertainment secret celebrates three years of Wednesday nights at Martini Grille.
FOOD
Dining In
The first night of Passover is a near-perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful, complicated world of Jewish food traditions. Laura Marrich explores the anatomy of a Seder plate.
FILM & TV
Festival Preview
Homegrown and operated since 2006! The Guild Cinema is proud to host the very first Independent Indigenous Film Festival ever, April 15-16.
FEATURE
ARTS/LIT
Performance Review
A play on worlds--both Private Lives at the Cell Theatre and Dangerous at Sol Arts delve into sex, lies and epistolary eras reimagined.

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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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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

news

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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