Weekly Alibi
 Sep 11 - 17, 2008 
In its second year, the Duke City Improv Festival doles out two weekends' worth of improv, with 14 performances by local and national troupes and three intensive workshops. We ask the troupes a series of hard-hitting, sidesplitting questions.
NEWS/OPINION
Should the state provide medical marijuana to those who qualify? A nonprofit organization wakes up to a puzzling headline, and the Bureau of Elections is still without a director. Plus, a list of words that plague the journalistic world.
Websclusive: Nonvoters
Why some people choose not to vote. If you are not going to vote this is your last chance to tell us about it.
MUSIC
Local label owner Zac Webb chats about the record biz and his baby, Vinyl Countdown. And experimental electro artist Reba Hasko flies across the ocean and lands in the desert.
Websclusive: It's the Vinyl Countdown!
Read the extended interview, enjoy entertaining videos.
FOOD
Greenside Café cooks up stick-to-your-ribs cuisine with a chill Cedar Crest attitude. And leftover tomatoes can be used in most anything you're cooking.
FILM & TV
Man on Wire tells the story of tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s illegal 1974 attempt to perform a high-wire act between the twin towers of the World Trade Center.
ARTS/LIT
The STIR festival celebrates “the profound connections between words and the world." And Colosseum is full of self-conscious occlusions, far-reaching links and some oracular, beautiful lines.

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Alibi Picks

Ride the Thunder

There's no greater compliment this writer can bestow on Nik Turner's Hawkwind than describing latest single “Fallen Angel STS-51-L” as reminiscent of the psychedelic-punk sound of Chrome and the ongoing work of main man Helios Creed. When Turner's current Hawkwind incarnation played Low Spirits earlier this year, they kicked out the jams with impressive consistency, complete with visuals, writhing, gyrating and go-go dancing. Nik Turner's Hawkwind doesn't just perform standards in the “greatest hits” style so many bands past their prime tend toward; instead, they offer new material that equals the classics in intensity and weirdness.

The extensive Mighty Thunder Rider tour also features heavy sets by self-described Krautrock/prog rock group Hederslebenalso Nik Turner's backing band, featuring excellent guitar work by U.K. Subs' Nicky Garrattand Witch Mountain, “top-tier purveyors of American doom.” Also on the bill for this Launchpad (618 Central SW) show tomorrow night are Albuquerque's finest stoner rock outfit Black Maria, who are recording a new album slated for release in the near future; look forward to fresh material from these giants among men. As for the concert, don't worry if the volume makes your ears bleed: That's the way all these bands roll. Doors are at 8pm, and $12 gets you in. Launchpad • Sat Aug 30 • 9pm • $12 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar

news

The Daily Word in "Longmire" cancellation, kids with guns and affirmative consent

The Daily Word

Nidal Hasan, who was sentenced to death last year for fatally shooting 13 people at Ft. Hood, Texas, in 2009, has asked to be made a citizen of the Islamic State.

California passes an “affirmative consent” bill to address the problem of rape on campuses.

A police officer in Atlanta was arrested for allegedly killing a woman he met online and then burning her body.

Soaring rents prove problematic for people living in urban areas, as that's where everyone wants to be.

The Washington Post on young children and guns.

Albuquerque authorities are investigating a robbery at a Dairy Queen, during which an employee shot and killed the suspected robber.

So, not only did they still a car, but they left a bag of caca and a gun?

A judge will decide today whether to grant the $350,000 buyout for former APS Superintendent Winston Brooks.

Longmire,” formerly shot in Garson Studios in Santa Fe, has been canceled. Now fans wonder whether another network will pick it up for a fourth season.

A couple guys found out why those rocks in Death Valley move.

News

The Daily Word in webworms, drones and four-legged airmen

The Daily Word

The webworms are here.

A drone flew over downtown Burque.

Life in Rio Rancho is stressful.

An Albuquerque man caught a large rainbow trout.

The NCAA won’t impose sanctions on the UNM Women’s soccer team.

Local citizens have been using arroyos as dumps.

City officials and community organizers are working to make bicycling safer.

Not everyone thinks the Tesla gigafactory is great idea.

The Sandia Mountains are loaded with rocky cliffs.

Kirtland AFB working dogs N689 and P357 retired.

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