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Weekly Alibi
 Jul 2 - 8, 2009 
For the first-ever Freedom of Speech issue, we turn the mic over to our readers: What does the First Amendment mean to you?
NEWS/OPINION
American Cement gets a verbal thrashing from its North Valley neighbors. And a mixed martial arts fighter tells us how she keeps her cool.
MUSIC
How did Angry Samoans co-founder Gregg Turner end up in Santa Fe? And NOFX's Coaster proves the band hasn't changed a bit after 25 years of skate-punkery.
Websclusive: The Virtual Michael Jackson Shrine
We've got Michael's best moments right here. Place your own memories, rants, videos, animated GIFs and comments at the foot of the Virtual Shine.
FOOD
China's farming industry goes organic in a big way, leaving American growers and consumers in the lurch.
FILM & TV
Anvil! The Story of Anvil follows demigods of Canadian metal you've never heard of. Meanwhile, we pay tribute to recently deceased pitchman Billy Mays.
ARTS/LIT
One of the best writers of the Victorian Era goes to court in Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde. Plus, all your marriage-themed events for the week.
Websclusive: Dreamscapes Gallery
Dreamy art abounds at Dreamscapes Gallery.

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Ain't No Boots 'n Cats Rapper: Common at Sunshine

Common spits some rhymes at Sunshine Theater, along with Jay Electronica and Fly Union.

news

The Daily Word In Pissing Kate Middleton Off, Dogs Dressed Up As Turkeys And A 6-Year-Old Girl's Skateboarding Posse

The Daily Word

It’s Wednesday November 26th and this rude ass storm is ruining Thanksgiving!

Meanwhile in Southern California, three six-year-old girls are cooler than we will ever be, and skateboard all the damn time.

In Pakistan, 20-year-old Aansoo Kohli teaches 150 children in a shed, isn’t paid for the job, and is finishing her Bachelors Degree,

And if you’re American and you're reading this from your tent outside Best Buy while you wait for a 99 cent TV, joke's on you! You’re doing it wrong!

A local “cafeteria angel” is paying off student lunch debts at elementary schools anonymously and depositing money into needy families' bank accounts, because apparently some people care about other people?

And while the rest of us are consuming questionable amounts of alcohol this “holiday” season and arguing with our racist in-laws, these dogs are all that really matter this Thanksgiving.

Americans can't do anything right. We can’t even dress ourselves! Which really pisses Kate Midleton off. C'mon, you guys! Get it together!

Merry happy Thanksgiving, or whatever. Don’t drink and drive.

books

Jamie Anderson Probably Drove All Night to Get Here

Jamie Anderson entertains in her memoir Drive All Night, a collection of stories from 25+ years of touring, recording, singing and writing.
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