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 Oct 5 - 11, 2006 
So Very Special
Welcome, amigos , to the 2006 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. We've got everything you need to know about this year's lofty event--plus the Alibi gets carried away with the most special shapes we've ever seen!
NEWS/OPINION
Free Rehab
Frugality and rehab for all--a new Bernalillo County detox facility program is being paid for by your booze-based tax dollars. Talk about poetic justice.
News Feature
A tight squeeze--how proposed federal budget cuts will affect middle-class families here in New Mexico.
MUSIC
Spotlight: Unit 7 Drain CD Release Party: Restoring the Faith
Unit 7 Drain releases a brand-new album called LISTS this Friday. Check it twice.
FOOD
FILM & TV
My Country My Country
My Country My Country reminds us it isn’t politics or propaganda or men with guns who define a nation--it is the people.
FEATURE
ARTS/LIT
Art News
Corkfest 2006 is an explosion of folk art in the lovely South Valley.

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Alibi Picks

Friends of the Weirder Side of Folk: BaBa CD Release Show!

See a concert with banjo and tuba duo BaBa, as well as performances by Pawn Drive and Joe Daddy and Hoodoo Jeff.
Photo by some dude in Production

Alibi Picks

Rad Verbage: To the Last Word Poetry Slam

An open mic and poetry slam.

News

The Daily Word in the tragic end of a bartending career, the dawn of a white minority and a reprieve for some Texas abortion clinics

The Daily Word

Spectators Sports Bar is mourning the loss of longtime bartender Steve Gerecke.

An appeals court has resuscitated the Jemez Pueblo's claim on the Valle Caldera in the Jemez Mountains.

With 62 percent of the US population but 78 percent of deaths, whites are poised to become a "white minority".

Because of Monday's Supreme Court decision, 10 Texas abortion clinics slated to close will remain open. For now.

"Legs really don't work": the Action Man series of battlefield casualties action figures.

Preserving human pelts.

One of the United States' last all-wood baseball stadiums burned to the ground in a dramatic 30 minute blaze yesterday.

Lobster will soon be available at McDonald's.

Justin Bieber is changing his life thanks to a Pentecostal church in Australia.

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