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Weekly Alibi
 May 7 - 13, 2009 
Maren Tarro grabs a carton of Camels and hits the open road to see what lies beyond the boundaries of Albuquerque. (She finds gypsum, nuts, a chimp named Ham and reminders of New Mexico's volcanic past.) Plus, the Alibi's Recession-Proof Summer Guide bubbles over with a season's worth of cheap thrills.
NEWS/OPINION
The proposed Desert Rock coal-fired power plant might get its permit yanked by the EPA. Albuquerque's brand-new Encantada TV channel brings local arts, film, food and sports programs to your television. And everyone should relax about swine flu.
MUSIC
Hip-hop a cappella artist Zack Freeman uses his voice to touch souls. Meanwhile, Super Furry Animals' Dark Days/Light Years bounces from funk to hippie jams to sunshine-folk and never stops to ask for directions, instead reveling in getting lost.
FOOD
Victory gardens are thriving for the first time since WWII; but if you want to save money with a backyard recession patch of your own, you've got to invest time and sweat.
FILM & TV
X-Men Origins: Wolverine isn’t an awful movie. It’s just completely mediocre in every way. And the indie comedy Gigantic is filled with terrific good humor and charming characters.
ARTS/LIT
Best-selling author Michael Datcher speaks about laying himself bare in his autobiography Raising Fences: A Black Man's Love Story. Plus, the Minotaur, armless cats and a devil are on display at Cirq Art Gallery and Boutique.
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Photography and painting and porcelain, oh my!

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The Daily Word in Malaysia Flight 370, LEGO’s gender stereotypes and athletes swimming in poo.

The Daily Word

Plane debris newly found on Reunion Island could be from Malaysia Flight 370.

An ABQ firefighter is in trouble after hanging up on a 911 caller.

Italian olives are the victim of a deadly disease.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a badass. That is all.

Water in Rio de Janeiro for 2016 Summer Olympics is basically raw sewage.

LEGO company is still hashing out its gender stereotype issues.

UNM is taking steps to make its campus free from sexual misconduct this fall.

Shell just needs to stop destroying the entire world.

Taos animal shelter is going to make major cuts but still won’t euthanize.

What will AIDS/HIV look like in 2020?

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