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 Jan 22 - 28, 2009 
Are you tired of seeing New Mexico in the national headlines because of massive corruption scandals? Ethics reform can save our state from continual humiliation by making sure politicians play fair. Find out what bills are being introduced this legislative session to fix the problem, and learn how you can help get them passed.
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 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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