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Weekly Alibi
 Jul 23 - 29, 2009 
NEWS/OPINION
Albuquerque's transgender community reacts to a string of killings—and the media's coverage. Plus, the mayor announces Downtown bar owners can keep their doors open later.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
Challenge your news nostrils.
MUSIC
Indie-folk project Balthrop, Alabama writes small-town music about death and taxi cab make-out sessions. Plus, New Mexico singer-songwriter Bud Melvin blends banjo and 8-bit Nintendo into something that's pretty darn original.
Websclusive: See Bud Melvin’s Game Boy Camera Photos
Take me down to pixel-dise city.
FOOD
If a trip to Paris isn't feasible, try Café Jean Pierre instead. And summer means it's time for gazpacho.
FILM & TV
Underground filmmaker Jon Moritsugu moves to the Land of Enchantment. And we revisit the gloriously goofy, blatantly racist piece of cinematic trash known as The Big Alligator River.
ARTS/LIT
Eight one-person pieces get put in the spotlight during Summer Sol-0 Fest. Meanwhile, the Santa Fe Opera gets a new director—and he's actually from New Mexico!

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news

The Daily Word in biker brawls, dream burritos, coked up trannies and animal mosh pits

The Daily Word

A couple of coked up transvestites were involved in a shootout near the NSA headquarters.

According to Amtrak, the Southwest Chief is still going to run through New Mexico, despite previous plans to exclude the state.

There was a shootout at Applebee's on Academy last night involving two rival biker "clubs." Witnesses refused to cooperate with investigators. It probably didn't go quite like this:

The “Daily Show” has a new host.

Selfie sticks have been banned at two of the nation’s largest music festivals.

Scientists and artists are working together to better discern patterns in digital data.

Here’s how our brains help us bounce back from a nasty breakup.

When it comes to Scientology and real estate, there’s no such thing as too big.

Recent DNA testing confirms infidelity in Richard III’s lineage.

Burritos of the stars.

Check out these animal mosh pits.

Warren Beatty turns 78 today!

sign of the times photo contest
sign of the times photo contest

Sign of the times: Our weekly Instagram photo contest winner

Each week we reward one passionate Alibi reader-slash-Instagrammer with $10 in Alibi Bucks. Alibi Bucks can help you get anything from tickets to Naked Food Fair to a sandwich at Cafe Lush and each week we have new deals to spend your bucks on.

This week we asked you to tag us in pictures of your favorite Albuquerque signs and you posted some pretty killer retro signs.

Our second runner up, gq.ninja posted this awesome old school KOB sign. The vintage simplicity is really a sign of the times and we love the bare tree branches in the distance. Thanks for posting!

This week's winner is lettersfromburque's gorgeous picture of the Helen's Bakery sign. We love the backdrop of our dreamy Albuquerque skies and the vibrant turquoise cross against the weathered white wooden sign. Thank you for posting! To collect your prize and Alibi Bucks email Amelia@alibi.com.

Stay tuned for next week's guidelines and if you don't already, follow us on Instagram!

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