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Weekly Alibi
 Mar 13 - 19, 2008 
The entries for the Alibi's fifth annual Photo Contest blew our minds--we think they'll blow yours, too.
Mañana Land
See five fantastic reader photographs we couldn't fit in the paper.
NEWS/OPINION
A view from the Rail Runner reveals prosperity and poverty, modernity and the pastoral. Why did the governor say nay to a new way of selecting the state's Chief Public Defender? Plus, the media buys Hillary Clinton's criticisms hook, line and sinker.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
Test your regional news knowledge here.
MUSIC
The aftermath of the Golden West fire reveals two different strategies for coping with disaster. Plus, Ravi Coltrane brings his confident and distinctively lush sound to Albuquerque.
Websclusive: Too Rude To Talk To
Read the extended interview with The English Beat's Dave Wakeling, watch a couple of the band's music videos and familiarize yourself with fourth-wave ska.
Websclusive: Ash and Ember
Take a look at Marisa Demarco's photos of the wreckage at the Golden West Saloon.
FOOD
Empire Burritos and Santa Fe Peppers might remind you of a national chain, but the freshly prepared ingredients and chipotle-roasted chicken will wash any bad taste out of your mouth. Plus, fine French wine gets a hand from the Irish.
FILM & TV
The Rape of Europa is a mesmerizing, astonishing, highly emotional film about Adolf Hitler’s systematic campaign to steal and/or destroy Europe’s great works of art. And Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! may not be great, but at least it spares Jim Carrey from big, rubber ears.
ARTS/LIT
For the Greater Good at UNM Art Museum bears the fruits of America's greatest investment in the arts. Meanwhile, Tony Earley's new book, The Blue Star, is filled with humor and tenderness, but it's nothing like its predecessor.

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The Daily Word in coyotes, concealed baseball bats and the history of mourning attire

The Daily Word

According to Mayor Berry, APD faces a shortage of 200 officers (or one-fifth of its police force) owing to changes in New Mexico’s government employee retirement schedule; officers who retire in 2015 will receive fewer benefits than those retiring this year.

The reward for information on the killing of Tasmanian devil Jasper is now $10,000. Yesterday, the Mayor's Office reached out to the Australian zoo that Jasper was on loan from. If you have any information about this crime, please contact Crime Stoppers at call 843-7867.

Nationwide scrutiny of Job Corps follows an investigative report; claims about the Albuquerque site include fraudulent certifications, testing problems, violence and illegal drug use.

A Rio Rancho man who stands accused of armed robberies had a baseball bat hidden in his pants.

State lawmakers were briefed about ebola readiness yesterday.

Residents of Bosque Farms are on the alert for hungry coyotes.

Someone at The Onion wrote about Albuquerque.

City officials held the first of several community meetings to discuss oversight of Albuquerque Police Department's use of force.

The Isotopes are auctioning off some of their Dodger-related clothing.

CSA Group has consolidated its photovoltaic certification and testing facilities here in New Mexico.

Two folks from Burque caught fish at Navajo Lake by using “LED light-up pink fishing poles.”

Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire is now on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. According to the exhibit overview, "The thematic exhibition is organized chronologically and features mourning dress from 1815 to 1915 ..." Death Becomes Her runs through February 1, 2015.

Alibi Picks

A Spooky Night at the Museum

Featuring planetarium shows, live music by Soul Kitchen, a cash bar, night sky viewing from the observatory, cocktails and more.

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The Daily Word in drive-thru house hunting, murderer look-alikes, and a very Kirk Cameron Halloween

The Daily Word

Some guy turned two apartments in the NE Heights into his personal garage. The current residents aren’t too pleased.

We at the Alibi are bored with freaking out about Ebola. Let’s freak out about tuberculosis instead.

Cop killer Eric Frein is still at large in the PA woods, which is especially bad news for this other guy who looks just like him and would like for the police to stop pointing guns at him and making him lie on the ground.

The cost of the Hobbit trilogy is edging ever-closer to the $1 billion mark, perhaps due to the enormous costs associated with feeding a live dragon.

Syria is the hot new vacation destination for theocracy-inclined teenagers in Colorado this fall.

Good news, everybody! Kirk Cameron says it’s okay to celebrate Halloween!

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