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 Aug 28 - Sep 3, 2008 
With world oil prices climbing, electric cars have been thrust into the spotlight. The problem is, battery technology isn't good enough to make electro-cars a viable option. Solving this quandary could be the key to making alternative energy mainstream.
NEWS/OPINION
Could a decision by the secretary of state cause politically minded nonprofits to zip their lips? The inventors in the Idea Propulsion Lab have the best solar-powered fighting robots in town. And the City Council tinkers with the labor-management balance.
MUSIC
Folksy shoegaze duo Wye Oak has chemistry that could only be spawned by a romantic couple. Plus, the chill-hop effused from The 2Bers’ new record is never in a rush and always understated.
FOOD
For straight-up New Mexican comfort food that will have you licking your plate clean, head to Marlene's. And pistachio hummus is perfect for a midday snack or as a component for a clever canapé.
FILM & TV
Traitor crafts an honest and clear-eyed look inside the modern-day world of Muslim terrorism. And My Winnipeg director Guy Maddin finds himself emotionally stuck in his Manitoba hometown, posing the question, What if I filmed my way out of here?
ARTS/LIT
The pieces in Take Back at THE LAND/gallery draw inspiration from the New Mexico landscape and poetry from afar. Meanwhile, Unisex features the world premiere of The Politics of Hair by Lou Clark and David Schein's Out Comes Butch.

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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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Alibi Picks

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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