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Weekly Alibi
 Feb 21 - 27, 2008 
With the Writers Guild strike finally over, it's time to roll out the red carpet for the Academy Awards. We look at the damage done by the strike and take a look at the films fighting for Mr. Oscar.
NEWS/OPINION
The Alibi has had it up to here with unproductive Legislative Sessions. We look at the bills that could have been as well as a few that actually made it to the governor's desk. Plus, the media's role in mass shootings.
MUSIC
Bud Melvin shows South by Southwest what a banjo and a Game Boy can do while Colourmusic gets inspiration from its namesake. Plus, spend your Sundays at the Church of Beethoven.
FOOD
Jasmine Thai and Sushi House brings tears of joy to our eyes. And find the best places to grab a bite before catching a flick.
FILM & TV
Albuquerque author Steven Gould tells us what it was like to watch his novel Jumper morph into a multimillion-dollar film. And Vantage Point is the latest movie to rip off Akira Kurosawa’s vision.
Websclusive: Definitely, Maybe
Definitely, Maybe paints an honest, if slightly skewed picture of love and romance.
Websclusive: Big-Screen Jumper
Read an extended version of our interview with Steven Gould.
ARTS/LIT
Madagascar braids history, fantasy and deception into a narrative strand that will rope in playgoers. And Kurt Vonnegut meets Philip Roth in Dagoberto Gilb's new book, The Flowers.

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The Daily Word in birth, marriage, abortion, volcanos and Coffee Day.

The Daily Word
In the news: shooting at a Miami club, Clinton granddaughter, George Clooney, Stevie Nicks and Don Henley, Japanese volcano erupted, political unrest in Hong Kong, Raiders’ coach, Coffee Day, purge your Gmail account, raining feces, Pluto, you may not be a planet, Uber and Lyft operating in NM, Keith Sandy made a weird remark, body in the road, happening today in Albuquerque, Gene Autry

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The Mule Still Kicks Ass: Gov't Mule at Sunshine

Southern rock band Gov't Mule play some haunting and funky tunes at this rollicking show.

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arts & lit

Poetic Peace Party: Happening promotes peace, sustainability

Today, poets, artists, performers and musicians in thousands of cities all over the globe celebrate the idea that we can live in peace, free from violence and political oppression, while moving productively toward the future. A local manifestation of a global event, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, happens tonight at Tortuga. Featured readers include Larry Goodell, Lisa Gill, Don McIver, Albino Carrillo, Carrie House, Susana Rinderle, Stephanie Galloway and John Scariano.

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