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 Jul 10 - 16, 2008 
Are fast-food joints an easy scapegoat for our nation's addiction to fatty foods? What if the real culprit is America's long-standing tradition of overeating?
NEWS/OPINION
How is the sluggish economy affecting Albuquerque businesses? With less than four months before Election Day, the state's Bureau of Elections is without two key officials. And New Mexico joins the common-sense bandwagon and says "no thanks" to abstinence-only funding.
MUSIC
After several months, the Launchpad is finally up and running. Find out what it took to get the venue back on its feet. CSS is charmingly tacky. Plus, Tom McDermott is one of the most fluid, inventive and technically robust pianists on the 88s today.
FOOD
The Old House Gastropub goes beyond the usual watering-hole fare and grills up buffalo, yak, ostrich and kangaroo. It's all served in a wonderfully homey atmosphere. And why not grab a can of Dale's Pale Ale and "porch it"?
FILM & TV
Journey to the Center of the Earth's rock-strewn sets don't look half-bad. Meanwhile, the mushy weeper And When Did You Last See Your Father? is a sap-filled guilty pleasure.
ARTS/LIT
I Hate Hamlet and Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) gaze into Shakespeare's world through a less-than-original lens, and both do it with a touch of humor. Plus, sink your teeth into the graphic novel Life Sucks.

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Music

Albuquerque Blues & Brews happening this Sunday!

What's better than sampling craft beers and getting down with some butt-kicking blues bands on a three-day weekend? Nothing! See local acts on three stages including Alex Maryol while you sip suds of all varieties at the Sandia Resort & Casino. Enjoy games, raffles and prize drawings.

This event is 21 and over. Click here for more info and to purchase tickets. Prost!

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Hell's Cellos: Apocalyptica at Sunshine

See the metallic, symphonic band play live at Sunshine Theater.

news

The Daily Word in sumo wrestling, salmonella, Santolina and Sun Ra

The Daily Word

Barclays plans to build Santolina: an entirely new city just outside Albuquerque.

40,000 bees were found under this woman’s bedroom floor.

See a bee grow up in 60 seconds.

Italy warns consumers of a Prosecco shortage.

A salmonella outbreak in the US linked to sushi tuna has sickened more thank 50 people.

An adult dating site was hacked, publicly revealing its users’ kinky turn-ons.

Judge Judy delivered the commencement speech at Shiprock High.

Here’s a glimpse into the life of a sumo wrestler.

These portly cats and dogs are participating in a pet slimming contest.

Herman Blount, AKA Sun Ra was born on this day in 1914, supposedly on the planet Saturn. Space is the Place!

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