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Weekly Alibi
 Jun 19 - 25, 2008 
When David Sedaris hits the road on a book tour, he brings mini-bottles of conditioner for teenagers who come to see him. One reader awarded the author's generosity by giving him a stuffed pheasant. It's all in a day's work for the award-winning essayist.
NEWS/OPINION
"Alternative Radio" host David Barsamian says the media is a weapon of mass distraction. City councilors and local youth look into green-collar jobs. Plus, the city comes to a decision on the controversial 2000 Gold condo project.
MUSIC
Albuquerque-based tender-metal band Hit By A Bus will plug in anywhere with an outlet. And N.E.R.D.'s Seeing Sounds is the soundtrack to your next house party.
FOOD
Taj Palace lives up to high Indian food expectations with moist meats and superb service. And the New Mexico Symphony orchestra combines wine, music and altruism at the Vintage Albuquerque Fine Wine and Art Auction.
FILM & TV
The Talking Stick Film Festival provides a platform for Native voices.
ARTS/LIT
The Seven: Something Left Unsaid gives playwrights 10 minutes to tell a story. And Author Marianne Wiggins talks writing, photography and living in the 21st-century West.

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News

The Daily Word in bad cops, analog camera sales and Velveeta at Tingley Beach

The Daily Word

Following reports in the Washington Post and The New Yorker, this week's edition of Rolling Stone covers the tragic and persistent problem of police violence in Albuquerque.

Johnny Zinn is dead.

"We're the last people in the buggy whip business", says local camera store owner.

The trans-Pacific balloon expedition (which includes Albuquerque resident Troy Bradley) made necessary course changes and may make landfall in Baja California on Saturday!

A former Los Alamos National Labs employee told a federal agent disguised as a Venezuelan official that he would design a nuclear bomb capable of targeting New York City.

UNM plans to crack down on smokers this semester.

It might snow tonight.

Our new State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn has ordered a temporary halt to the development of the SunZia renewable energy transmission project.

A grocery store in Northwest Burque caught fire this morning.

Fishing at Tingley Beach is decent if you use Velveeta Cheese for bait.

Alibi Picks

Whirling Dialogue: Whirling Dervishes of Rumi with Sufi Music Concert

Explore peace, love and acceptance at this performance by members of the Mevlevi Order.

news

The Daily Word In Zombie Cats, Early Menses and Disco

The Daily Word

The new Ghostbusters movie has an all female cast!

Drinking soda may cause early menses.

This woman had 13 pounds of pot hidden in her car and had no idea. I’ve only ever found a kind of scratched cd labeled “DAD’S MIX” in my car :(

A thoughtful piece on Tent City.

In Florida they have zombie cats!

Here is a disco version of "Suicide Is Painless" .

Some tips on surviving catastrophe.

and it's Sarah McLachlan's birthday today!

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