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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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News

The Daily Word in five years for Pistorius, an oil CEO killed by a drunk Russian snowplow driver and Walter White was kicked out of Toys 'R' Us.

The Daily Word

Bernalillo County Sheriff's Office will be guarding an abandoned insane asylum over Halloween.

"Better not call Saul"

You will not be able to purchase the new Breaking Bad action figures at Toys "R" Us.

Oscar Pistorius got five years.

"Mr. President, don't touch my girlfriend."

Many employers do not like stretched earlobes.

Lets review the highlights of the 2014 Ig Nobel Prizes.

Don Imus is selling his New Mexico ranch.

The CEO of French oil company Total was killed in a fiery plane/drunken snowplow collision.

Check out Punk:The Best of Punk Magazine.

news

The Daily Word in Peyton Manning, mood swings, intestines, and Monica Lewinsky.

The Daily Word

Police captured a serial killer in Indiana.

Peyton Manning broke the touchdown record.

People born in the summer are prone to mood swings.

A mouse-grown intestine signals hope for organ growth.

Soft drinks lead to accelerated aging.

For chocolate addicts, it might actually be time to panic over the Ebola outbreak.

Bernalillo County will have deputies guarding the abandoned Sandia Ranch insane asylum against trespassers this Halloween season.

Does anyone care that Monica Lewinsky has joined Twitter?

This is how you draw a perfect circle, while listening to A Perfect Circle.

Test your knowledge of Iron Maiden.

Still don’t have a costume idea for Halloween? Get some help from ex-con Martha Stewart.

Jesse Schulz

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Writer Mark Lopez muses on an alternate recording of “Rock and Roll,” album reissues from Pixies and Cursive and a slick Rihanna cover.
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