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Weekly Alibi
 Sep 4 - 10, 2008 
What's the best haiku about the "Q"? Can you really write a haiku about poo? And what's the poetic angle on rectangles? The answers to these and many other haiku quandaries await you in our annual Haiku Issue.
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NEWS/OPINION
Doctors and nurses from New Mexico travel to the Democratic National Convention to talk about America's ailing health care system. A memorial honoring soldiers lost in Iraq and Afghanistan makes a visual link to 9/11. And, in our first edition of "Also on the Ballot," the Alibi spends the day with Ralph Nader.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
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MUSIC
Tim Finn talks about his successful nephew, saving old theaters and his 35 years of songwriting. Plus, Japan's Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re can't wait to meet you.
FOOD
From open plains to woodlands, even in sandy deserts, mushrooms lie underfoot. Maren Tarro takes a look into our fungus-filled world.
Websclusive: Mushroom Hunting 101
Learn more about mushroom identification right here.
FILM & TV
As the fall rolls in, we list the cash cows and whimpering washouts of the Summer movie season.
ARTS/LIT
The whole city reads The Adventures of Tom Sawyer during The Big Read. The Pearl Fantasy leaps from a cassette tape to the stage. And Zombie Haiku recounts Chris Lynch's foul and gruesome encounters as an infected zombie through the traditional Japanese poetic form.

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news

The Daily Word in Star Wars, exploding churches and crapping on the green

The Daily Word

Glaciers are melting faster than they ever have before.

Three new super-Earths discovered.

Ever seen a guy surf a wave on a dirt bike? Here you go!

Churches are exploding in Las Cruces.

Drinking too many margaritas in the sun can lead to phytophotodermatitis.

Washington D.C. is sinking into the ocean.

Brighten your day with these Werner Herzog inspirational posters!

For over a decade, a mystery man has been crapping in the holes of a Norway golf club.

Mark Hamill will do more than just sign your Star Wars card.

Thanks to Geoff Plant and Carl Petersen for the links!

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The Daily Word in mine sweeping rats, spray-on condoms and Morrissey’s junk

The Daily Word

Citizens live without cell phones or WiFi in this West Virginian town.

These Italians really want the Foo Fighters to come play their hometown.

Iconic percussionist and drumstick maker Vic Firth has died at the age of 85.

Zimbabwe is seeking the extradition James Palmer, who is currently nowhere to be found.

Specially trained rats are saving lives in Cambodia.

Everything you hate about wearing glasses.

I present to you the spray-on condom.

Prepare to be disappointed by tonight's blue moon.

Morrissey claims the TSA at the San Francisco Airport grabbed his junk.

Check out Prince's new song!

Via MorgueFile

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Step Away from the Tylenol!

7th Annual Alternative Health Fair

Sample alternative health treatments at this outdoor event, including kinesiology, massage, aromatherapy, yoga, chakra balancing and more.
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