Weekly Alibi
 Apr 20 - 26, 2006 
Losing It
Head Games: One proposed law would mandate outpatient treatment for people with debilitating mental illness, yet as Albuquerque's mental health care facilities shut down at alarming speeds, who will be left to care for them? Christie Chisholm takes a terrifying look into the heart of this crisis.
NEWS/OPINION
News Interview
Welcome to the Hotel Rwanda--Paul Rusesabagina, peace advocate and storied hero of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, talks candidly with the Alibi about genocide, justice and American responsibility.
Sport and Spectacle: Sport and Spectacle
Real, live rollergirls of the rough-and-tumble Duke City barrel into their first full season of pain and wicked four-wheel exploits. Taste the thunder!
MUSIC
Spotlight: The Magic of Ben McIver
Cool jazz on a warm April night: Seasons' Saturday Night Jazz Series begins on a high note with the Ben McIver Quartet.
FOOD
Restaurant Review: The Green Light Bistro
The Green Light Bistro serves up your five-a-day, and then some, in a cozy--make that very cozy--setting.
FILM & TV
Film Festival Preview
¡Mira! The Sin Fronteras Film Festival is now playing in your own backyard with 40 shorts, documentaries, features and animated pieces from all across the Spanish-speaking world.
ARTS/LIT
Poetry News
Some inventors dream of making it big as the next Post-it Note entrepreneur or cashing in on late-night infomercials. Not Chicago poet Marc Smith. He invented the poetry slam. Who knows what the hell he was going for? Steven Robert Allen asks in an exclusive interview.

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Alibi Picks

Universal Sound

Local heavy metal legend Al Cisneros brings his dark, droning psych-rock collaboration with Emil Amos, an eldritch thing called OM, to the stage at Sister (407 Central NW) tomorrow night. Cisneros, of influential doom band Sleep, and Amos—who also drums in PDX post-rock outfit Grails and conjures soundscapes with Alex Hall in Lilacs & Champagne—are well known in both these parts and the metal universe for generating sounds that are massive, entrancing and louder than goddamned hell.

OM takes its moniker from the Hindu concept for the sound the universe makes; if that descriptor is anywhere near the ensemble’s musical truth, then this world’s vast emptiness is a triumphantly noisy affair that careens between chaos and transcendence. Robert Lowe's contributions to the band’s latest release, Advaitic Songs, and touring efforts add a shimmery crunch to OM’s cosmically unpronounceable, sonically arcane journey. But why read words that attempt to describe something all-at-once too simple and complicated to make words out of ... when you can take the trip yourself for 10 bucks. Opening act Watter—featuring Britt Walford of Slint and Grails' Zak Riles—takes the stage at 10pm, and this show is 21-plus. Sister • Sat Apr 19 • 10pm • $10 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar

news

The Daily Word in Marquez' death, a Russian firefighter and a balloon crash

The Daily Word

Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez died yesterday at the age of 87.

Yesterday, Missouri police arrested a suspect, accused of a string of vehicle shootings on Kansas City highways.

Relatives of those who were on Flight MH370, which disappeared weeks ago, want answers.

An avalanche swept down Mt. Everest, killing at least 13 people.

The City settled several lawsuits from people who were arrested or cited for feeding the homeless.

Earlier this morning, a hot air balloon crashed into a house in the Sage and Unser area.

Gov. Susana Martinez addressed negative things that were said on secret audio recordings from four years ago, pero she won't say “sorry” because they were private.

A medical marijuana supplier wants to give people a mall-like experience. In that case, do they provide free samples?

This Russian firefighter knows what's up.

Alibi Picks

Get Your Beep-Boop On: Play Yars' Revenge at the Tannex

Do you get misty for those halcyon days of 1982, when you were a giant space wasp hell-bent on picking your way through the enemy’s defenses and destroying their cannon before it destroyed you? Even if you weren’t born yet, the game Yars’ Revenge kindles this need within you.

Luckily, tomorrow night, the Tannex is hosting a Yars’ Revenge event. Swing by 1417 Fourth Street SW after 8pm. For $5 you get to manhandle the joysticks of two Atari Flashback systems in any of 64 classic games, including Asteroids, Centipede, Pitfall!, Breakout and possibly the single most embarrassing video game of all time, Video Checkers. (Kidding, of course; E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial has that “honor.”)

Live electronica completes the evening, courtesy of local acts Huron Valley Listening Club, Lenn Cicada and Meta Vaux. While waiting your turn to settle that 30-year Galaga grudge match with your sister, you can fight over who has to be P2 next time, or plan a field trip to the Atari landfill excavation we hear is launching in Alamogordo on April 26.  Tannex • Sat Apr 19 • 8pm • $5 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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