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 Oct 2 - 8, 2008 
Hop into the gondola with Phil Thompson, owner and founder of Lindstrand Balloons USA. Plus, don't miss a minute of mass ascension with our full schedule of the 2008 Balloon Fiesta. It's all part of this year's Unofficial Balloon Fiesta Guide.
NEWS/OPINION
The unemployment rate in New Mexico is climbing. The first openly gay person to run for office visits Albuquerque for National Coming Out Day. And does the McCain Campaign want some cheese with that whine?
MUSIC
Soul singer Eli "Paperboy" Reed has a howling voice from yesteryear. And Tony Bennett says Chiara Civello is “the best jazz singer of her generation." You can hear her for yourself when the Outpost Performance Space opens its 20th season.
Websclusive: FOTW: Pan!c CD Release
It's the Pan!c CD release. See its rad flyer here.
FOOD
Mayan Cuisine: Recipes from the Yucatan Region blooms with brilliantly colored photos and equally vibrant descriptions of this provocative cuisine. Plus, do you really need all that sugar in homemade jam?
FILM & TV
Blindness is a hopelessly self-important, cluelessly tone-deaf sci-fi parable. And Flash of Genius is a biopic about the guy who invented the intermittent windshield wiper. Excited yet?
ARTS/LIT
The Weir is a booze-heavy Irish play with tight, well-executed performances and a set that puts you right in the action. And Eternal Enemies by Adam Zagajewski gives us stunning, imagistic remembrances of childhood, elegies to poets and glancing snapshots of life on the move.

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news

The Daily Word in selfies, Gwar and Netanyahu

The Daily Word

What the hell is a "selfie stick" and why is the Albuquerque Museum forbidding their use?

Where does the proverb "In like a lion, out like a lamb" come from?

Milanese artist El Gato Chimney conjures up "symbolic visions of fantasy worlds infused with alchemy, occultism and folklore."

GWAR covers Kansas for the A.V. Club, and the result is rad.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns Congress that Obama's deal with Iran will result in the rise of a new nuclear power.

The United States Department of Justice finds a pattern of racial bias in policing in Ferguson.

The National Academy of Sciences will bestow their most prestigious award, the Public Welfare Medal, on Neil deGrasse Tyson in April.

Personals

"I Saw You" at The Shop

Who saw? Who was seen? Was it you?

“The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.” –Rumi | Reply for free or see more “I Saw You” posts at alibi.com/personals.

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The Daily Word in sexy baby names, tomato violence, and fine dining for second graders

The Daily Word

A punk band made up of musicians with learning disabilities will represent Finland at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Second graders enjoy fine dining.

According to a recent survey, these are the sexiest baby names.

Lady Gaga had more than a nip slip on a recent movie shoot.

A skydiver was saved after a midair seizure.

Dictator Kim Jong Un is ever more pissed at the U.S., and has told his army to prepare for war.

A Tomato Festival in Melbourne went awry.

Canadian money has been Spocked.

This Is Spinal Tap was released 31 years ago today.

Here’s a list of the most offensive foods to eat at your work desk.

Happy 21st Birthday, Justin Bieber!

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