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Weekly Alibi
 Sep 18 - 24, 2008 
Maren Tarro braves mud and horror stories to find the enigmatic mesa; a place where living off the grid leaves plenty of time for self-growth and calling your own shots—as long as you have enough water to survive.
NEWS/OPINION
Albuquerque's about to start drinking river water. A good-natured midway worker tells us what it's like to be employed at the State Fair. And John McCain picks a fight with the media.
MUSIC
17 Hippies stumps iTunes' genre-classification system at ¡Globalquerque! Plus, a faux-interview with Ani DiFranco.
FOOD
A trip to Northern New Mexico yields bear omelet and roasted lamb heads.
FILM & TV
At long last, Santa Fe has a Metaphysical Film Festival. And the locally produced TV pilot "Legal Hawks" hits the KiMo.
ARTS/LIT
Three new exhibits speak to the guts and idealism of youth. And Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz takes the Alibi's call from his hotel bathroom.

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Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Writer Mark Lopez muses on a new track by José González, a video by Jawbreaker Reunion and L7’s comeback!

Alibi Picks

The Satanists: Behemoth at Sunshine

Behemoth and Cannibal Corpse stop by Sunshine Theater on their North American tour.

news

The Daily Word in hero bloggers, Mitt Romney and the iGeneration

The Daily Word

Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

Rapper Suge Knight was arrested early this morning on suspicion of a hit-and-run that killed a man.

The aggravated assault case against George Zimmerman (who was acquitted for the killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin) was dropped after his girlfriend recanted her story.

As gay rights acceptance is becoming de rigeuer in modern America, religious conservatives believe they're being persecuted. As Wayne Campbell would say, “yeah, and monkeys might fly out of my butt.”

Blogger Brandon Stanton started an Indiegogo campaign that raised over $1 million to send Brooklyn students on field trips to Harvard.

The Two Eagles balloon flying over the Pacific (carrying Burqueño Troy Bradley) has beaten a duration record!

We are living in the iGeneration, and the American Academy of Pediatrics wants government-issued guidelines on how to manage children and social media.

Juan Galindo was found guilty of sexually assaulting and murdering a 4-week-old baby.

For the first time ever, Spaceport America will host a Private Pilots Fly-in on Valentine's Day in Las Cruces. Road trip!

A man who has been dead for over two years was recently reappointed to a county industrial authority board in Uniontown, Pa.

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