Weekly Alibi
 Dec 13 - 19, 2007 
You (by which we mean "we") haven't started holiday shopping yet and now you're stuck doing the stressed-out winter dance of the credit-card fairies to get it done. Have no fear! The Alibi is here with ideas for affordable, unique gifts from locally owned shops based on their proximity to your neighborhood.
NEWS/OPINION
An Albuquerque institution reopens its doors. The media hearts Huckabee even though it shouldn't. Hey consumer! Protect yourself before you wreck yourself; our series on debt continues.
MUSIC
Agonize along to Michael Bolton's latest Christmas release. Local Greg Ruggiero moved to Brooklyn's school of musical hard knocks, but he came out the other side with a new album.
FOOD
You've got your pick of Vietnamese restaurants in Albuquerque. If you want something middle-of-the-road, go to Phở Nguyen.
FILM & TV
Atonement is an unabashedly sweeping romantic drama. King Corn takes bites out of the industry, row by row.
ARTS/LIT
Get jaded with Ross Kelly's interpretation of The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris. On the 12th day of Xmas my true love gave to me a Southwest writer in a pear tree ... looking uncomfortable.

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The Daily Word in James M. McGill, West Nile and meta-satellites

The Daily Word

The Albuquerque Isotopes overcame an early five-run deficit, zooming by the Sacramento Bees 8-7 on Wednesday night.

Some local mosquitoes tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

James M. McGill is a lawyer you can trust.

The Airforce Research Laboratories on Kirtland Air Force Base developed a meta-satellite.

Today, Mayor Berry will meet with officials from the Navajo Nation to discuss the senseless beating deaths of two Native American men who lived in Albuquerque.

On Tuesday evening, a man was rescued from a raging arroyo.

Nearly half a million humans visited White Sands National Monument last year.

At the quarterly Citizen’s Advisory Board meeting, Air Force officials and civilians discussed jet fuel clean up efforts.

There’s a plan to transport water via pipeline from the San Augustin aquifer to Rio Rancho, 142 miles away.

During the 1980s there were mysterious meetings in Albuquerque about flying saucers.

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Traveling Ritual Magic: The House Shows in Burque

Photos courtesy of artist
Andrew Hendrixson at work

Like some kind of old-timey speaker on the town-hall lecture circuit, Andrew Hendrixson wants to hear and be heard by everyday Americans. And seen, too—the Ohio artist and teacher comes to the Duke City on Friday, July 25, with paintings and handmade books in tow and a plan to share his vision of meaningful inefficiency.

When it comes to purposeful engagement with art, Hendrixson distinguishes between habit and ritual; “the frivolity of the former,” he notes in his artist’s statement, is “countered by the intentionality of the latter.” With canvases bearing everything from an axe to a cairn to an enigmatic message spelled out in crimson thread, the artist plans to practice his own ritual of positive art evangelism by traveling the country, visiting houses and small venues, erecting one-day galleries of his work and interacting with the public. He’s been to San Diego and Los Angeles and soon heads to cities like Chicago, Nashville, Yukon, Okla., and New York City. The House Shows comes to the Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center (202 Harvard SE) from 6 to 9pm and includes a short lecture at 6:30pm. Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice • Fri Jul 25 • 6-9pm • FREE • View on Alibi calendar

"Cairn" detail; original is 68 in. long.
"Cairn" detail; original is 68 in. long.
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The Daily Word: Darkness and dread edition

The Daily Word

It's Wednesday, July 23

and a teenager says he looked into the mirror after beating two homeless men to death and "saw the devil,"

APD cornered a fugitive and shot at him for the second time in six months. This time, they killed him.

A boy exploring an abandoned house in Ohio discovered a mummified corpse hanging in the closet.

Archaeologists have found the remains of a huge, 7-foot-long dog buried near the site where a demonic hound was said to have murdered church-goers in the 16th century.

A mysterious, yawning crater has opened up in the Yarnal region of Siberia and nobody knows why. Please note that "Yarnal" translates to "End of the world."

And some women are rejecting feminism because they need help opening jars.

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