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 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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Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Writer Mark Lopez muses on an alternate recording of “Rock and Roll,” album reissues from Pixies and Cursive and a slick Rihanna cover.

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Watsky Slams Words

Spoken word artist and speed-rapper Watsky takes the stage at Sunshine Theater.

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Bringin' Home the Bacon: Southwest Bacon Fest

Over 50 restaurants, food trucks and chefs serve up their most creative bacon dishes.
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