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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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news

The Daily Word in oh my god, ghosts are real!

The Daily Word

Some sort of “wizard or spirit” showed up at the burning of El Kookooee last weekend. “It’s either a real humanoid figure up there hovering in the sky or it’s an extremely good projection from either a slide or some kind of camera,” said a ‘ghost enthusiast.’

A representative of a local haunted house attraction is on camera admitting that their brand of fright includes sexual assault, and also that they don’t do background checks on their professional gropers. Scary! But not in a fun way. More in an "actually committing sexual crimes" way.

What parts of New Mexico are haunted? Pretty much all of them, accordion to this website!

Allegedly ghost-infested asylum ruin still not torn down, probably won’t be torn down any time soon.

One thing I never could stomach about living in Houston: all the damn vampires.

A real estate firm has mapped out which cities are the worst for surviving a zombie uprising. Ha, suck it El Paso!

And France is apparently crawling with evil clowns.

Alibi Picks

Keep Your Ears Kosher: Matisyahu at Sunshine

Bid shalom to Matisyahu as he plays some tunes.

news

The Daily Word in bananas, crooked cops and a sex fest road trip.

The Daily Word

Donations pour in to buy a car for the Eric Frein lookalike, James Tully, who has been hassled by police countless times on his daily five mile walk to work.

Meanwhile, the hunt for Frein is now being conducted by an unmanned, giant, silent balloon.

A Brazilian orange juice maker has gone bananas.

CHP officers in the Bay Area are stealing nude photos from women’s cell phones and using them as virtual trading cards.

Another brilliantly choreographed video from OK Go.

Oprah did damage control after her driver ran over a fan’s foot.

Facebook is worse than you think.

In case you were wondering, it’s a crime to swim naked with your baby in the state of New Mexico.

In order to fund her roadtrip, this Chinese teenager plans to sleep with a different man in each city.

The American teenager was not invented until the 1920s.

Behold the python’s virgin birth.

Beware of retailers peddling unsafe Halloween costumes for children.

What’s happening in Albuquerque today?

Happy birthday, Simon Le Bon.

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