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Weekly Alibi
 Jul 24 - 30, 2008 
Marisa Demarco roars into the fast lane of the city's drag racing community. Buckle your seat belt, and come along for the ride.
NEWS/OPINION
The first jail-based charter school in the country will open its doors in New Mexico. Outed CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson talks with the Alibi about her new book and her move to New Mexico. Plus, how is the city handling a homicide-filled week? And do Albuquerque residents think their city is safe?
MUSIC
Reedman Paquito D’Rivera is equally at home with classical, Latin and jazz music, while The Life and Times is a snarling, chimey guitar- and Rhodes keyboard-fed pit bull.
FOOD
Just Muffin Around gives you two choices: Gorge yourself on fresh-baked muffins or order a lunch mom would be proud of. Plus, guzzle a strong and piney Indian Pale Ale—from a can.
FILM & TV
The Dark Knight exceeds lofty expectations and Mamma Mia! isn't as cringetastic as we thought it would be.
ARTS/LIT
The Madness of King Georgie Bush takes aim at our administration and lets 'er rip, putting the reality of our political situation on stage in a Shakespearean way. And Uwem Akpan's Series of Shorts transports you into the lives of Africa's disadvantaged children.

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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.

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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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