Weekly Alibi
 Jan 24 - 30, 2008 
Stop pretending a new year will bring a new you and start loving yourself, hideous flaws and all. Our Resolutions Issue will teach you how to embrace the beautiful art that is failure, and show you a few things that are worth resolving.
NEWS/OPINION
New Mexico's GIs can give their new hotline a ring, the king of rock 'n' roll teaches English, and why visit haunted houses when you can haunt your own?
MUSIC
Magnetic Fields' new release harnesses various styles with cheeky grace and self-deprecating sophistication.
Websclusive: Fake It ’Til You Make It
Become a rockstar without deserving a cent!
FOOD
Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse is the top-secret locale for fine dining. Meanwhile, even cowardly bachelors can overcome their fears of French cooking in 2008.
FILM & TV
We've got the scoop on how to break into the state's movie biz. Plus, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is beautiful but frustrating.
ARTS/LIT
Learn how to create your own art collection in the new year. Plus, local photographer Cary Herz' new book captures the lives of New Mexico's crypto-Jews.

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The Real New Mexico

Via Wikipedia

It's no secret that New Mexico has a rich history. One need only hike the Sandia Mountains to see various petroglyphs embedded into the rock formations that make up the desert's vast terrain. But suppose for a second that you could journey back and see how we got here. Suppose you could learn not only the history of New Mexico, but more about its storied past in a lecture that outlines hundreds of years of history, from the pre-Columbian era to the Mexican and American takeovers.

That's what you'll get if you attend the program “Journey Into the Mist of Time: New Mexico's Colorful Past,” provided by Alan Osborne, who aims to “correct some of the stereotypes and common misinformation about New Mexico.” The event happens at the Petroglyph National Monument visitor center (4735 Western NW). Discover a Land of Enchantment you never knew existed tomorrow evening at 6:30pm. It's completely free and open to the public, so if you want to know more about the land you live in, there really isn't a better opportunity. Petroglyph National Monument • Sat Jul 26 • 6:30-7:30pm • FREE • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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The Daily Word in the president's popularity, porcelain presents and one big fart

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Authorities believe bad weather caused an Air Algerie plane to crash in Mali, resulting in the deaths of 118 people on board.

The Palestinian Fatah movement calls for a “day of rage” in honor and respect for those suffering in Gaza.

Obama is meeting with the presidents of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador today to urge them to slow the number of immigrants coming toward the US.

Speaking of President Obama, according to a CNN poll, 33 percent of Americans think the president should be impeached.

A Michigan dog-owner may be charged with involuntary manslaughter after his two canines fatally mauled a man.

California Police are investigating a number of incidents where porcelain dolls have been left in front of homes of little girls they resemble. Cause that's not at all creepy.

Albuquerque police and the Department of Justice “announced progress in reaching a deal designed to fix the problems the [DOJ] report identified.”

Two men who did construction work without licenses and ripped off numerous individuals will face criminal charges.

The sister of a homeless man who was beaten to death by three teenagers speaks out.

According to the ABQ Journal, the two APD officers who shot and killed Jeremy Robertson on Tuesday have shot and killed other men within the last four years.

Feeling flatulant? Head to Dover!

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16 Swim-O-Riffic Spots in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho

Enjoy these swimming pools before the summer’s out

With summer lurching its way to a hot and humid finale of sweaty misery, nothing feels better than cooling off in a bit of the ol’ chlorinated H2O. Check out our list of watery oases, and take a dip before hours change after Aug. 10.

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