Weekly Alibi
 Jan 22 - 28, 2009 
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NEWS/OPINION
No one escapes the quick-witted wrath of Sen. Eric Griego's Roundhouse Comedy Revue. And keep an eye on some eyebrow-raising bills coming up during the legislative session.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
Get your weekly news quiz right here, folks.
MUSIC
Former 16 Horsepower frontman David Eugene Edwards explains why people lust after alt.country. And Franz Ferdinand procures the next batch of radio-friendly acid trips on Tonight: Franz Ferdinand.
Websclusive: American Gothic
David Eugene Edwards discusses touring and the relationship of Christianity and art in an extended version of this interview, available for your reading pleasure right here.
FOOD
Namaste throws Nepalese offerings in with traditional Indian cuisine, and no dish disappoints. Plus, turn soggy, greasy peppercorns into booze-cured accompaniments to salads, soups and fresh cheeses.
FILM & TV
Sam Mendes (American Beauty) directs Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in a soul-crushing dissection of the American Dream in Revolutionary Road. Meanwhile, “Look Around You” may not be animated, but it's perfectly suited for Cartoon Network's block of mature, late-night weirdness known as Adult Swim.
ARTS/LIT
The Pins and Needles Tour brings Albuquerque's tattoo community together. And Nancy Benson’s New Mexico Colcha Club: Spanish Colonial Embroidery documents the history of a stitch in time.

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Alibi Picks

Welcome to the Danger Zone: Danger Carnival

Seeking some adult-friendly danger this weekend? How about a carnival’s worth? Emerge ABQ’s Danger Carnival is back for a second year! Step right up this Saturday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 11pm at Skarsgard Farms (3435 Stanford NE) for a night of art, food and entertainment. Equal parts harvest festival, freak show and vaudeville spectacle, the Second Annual Danger Carnival features fabulous fun for ages 21-plus. Jam along to The Tall Boys, DJ Dave 12, Zack Freeman and DJ James Black. Dandykor offers a spanking booth for the especially naughty, and Olive Bee Photography invites you to celebrate the skin you’re in with a Body Positive Photo Temple. Still feeling adventurous? Check out body parts printing by Zona, then marvel as the Albuquerque Aerialist Collective flies through the air with the greatest of ease. Soo Bak Food Truck brings a taste of “Korean Seoul Food,” while ABQ Mystique’s menu features Frito Pie and beer brat sandwiches. Wet your whistle with Skarsgard Farm’s hard cider and Casa Rondeña wines. For $5, you get five carnival tickets; additional tickets are $1. For more info, and to RSVP for Danger Carnival, visit on.fb.me/1obBV1M. Skarsgard Farms • Sat Sep 20 • 6-11pm • $5 suggested donation • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar

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The Daily Word in airstrike plans, Alison Krauss' imposter and a hearse parade

The Daily Word

The White House kicks off it's “It's On Us” campaign to address sexual assault on campuses.

The American Freedom Defence Initiative has placed anti-Islamic ads on a hundred NYC buses and two subway entrances this week.

Deputies in North Florida are baffled after 51-year-old Donald Spirit killed seven of his family members, then turned the gun on himself.

Alabama District Court Judge Mark E. Fuller is being pressured to resign after being accused of assaulting his wife.

After Congress gave the “OK” for a plan to arm and train Syrian rebels, the Pentagon is waiting for President Obama to approve their airstrike list.

A New Mexican woman is in trouble for violating probation after impersonating bluegrass star Alison Krauss and conning an elderly man in Arkansas out of his life savings, his house and his cars.

After two New Mexico counties went to the Supreme Court to put two nonbinding questions about marijuana and taxes on the November election ballads, Secretary of State Dianna Duran went to the federal court to intervene. But they said they won't referee this issue.

Jesus Arredondo Soto has been convicted of killing a woman and her 1-year-old son in 2010. He faces up to two life sentences, plus more than 70 years in prison.

According to a statewide ABQ Journal poll, 50 percent of New Mexico voters opposed marijuana legalization, while 44 percent were in favor.

You ever see a parade of hearses? No? Head to Michigan this weekend.

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The Daily Word in poverty, beisbol and cannabis

The Daily Word

More nuevomexicanos live in poverty this year compared to last. And we're still the second-most impoverished state in the nation.

The Grey Lady covers the National Police Shooting Championships and surrounding protest.

The Isotopes struck a four-year deal with the Colorado Rockies.

Scope our inaugural Cannabis Issue in print or online for editorials on politics and policy and arts and economics, a N.M. MMJ primer, a cannabis timeline, a compilation of weed quotes and more.

James Gandolfini would have turned 53 years old today. We sure do miss you, boss.

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