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Weekly Alibi
 Aug 13 - 19, 2009 
So you're going to college in Albuquerque? We'll tell you what to avoid, ways to save cash and the comparative merits of majors. Then we'll take you on a field trip through Burque's neighborhoods—and you don't even need a permission slip.
NEWS/OPINION
With his campaign in full-swing, Mayor Martin Chavez digests some tough questions from the Alibi and spits out his answers. And Benjamin Radford examines the "power" of prayer.
Websclusive: Answer Me This
Why did one man get 18 felony charges? Find out in this week's news quiz.
Websclusive: Extras from the Chavez Interview
Our hour-long chat with Mayor Martin Chavez didn't fit in the paper. Here's what you didn't see on dead tree.
MUSIC
Welsh indie rock act Los Campesinos! is embarrassed by its success, but it's well deserved. Plus, Interpol's lead singer-songwriter breaks out of his band's boxed-in style with Julian Plenti Is Skyscraper.
FOOD
Everything about One Up Elevated Lounge seems designed to inebriate. Plus, pour a glass of pine needle limeade.
FILM & TV
Despite its micro budget, Sleep Dealer is an experiment in south-of-the-border cyberpunk with some definite high notes. Meanwhile, "At The Movies" says goodbye to Ben Lyons, and Devin D. O'Leary's pretty happy about it.
ARTS/LIT
Albuquerque Little Theatre's rendition of High School Musical 2 has as much whimsy and unrealistic amounts of joy as its cinematic counterpart. And Jenifer Rae Vernon's Rock Candy is populated by the kinds of characters who stew in alcohol and silence.
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Alibi Picks

Friends of the Weirder Side of Folk: BaBa CD Release Show!

See a concert with banjo and tuba duo BaBa, as well as performances by Pawn Drive and Joe Daddy and Hoodoo Jeff.
Photo by some dude in Production

Alibi Picks

Rad Verbage: To the Last Word Poetry Slam

An open mic and poetry slam.

News

The Daily Word in the tragic end of a bartending career, the dawn of a white minority and a reprieve for some Texas abortion clinics

The Daily Word

Spectators Sports Bar is mourning the loss of longtime bartender Steve Gerecke.

An appeals court has resuscitated the Jemez Pueblo's claim on the Valle Caldera in the Jemez Mountains.

With 62 percent of the US population but 78 percent of deaths, whites are poised to become a "white minority".

Because of Monday's Supreme Court decision, 10 Texas abortion clinics slated to close will remain open. For now.

"Legs really don't work": the Action Man series of battlefield casualties action figures.

Preserving human pelts.

One of the United States' last all-wood baseball stadiums burned to the ground in a dramatic 30 minute blaze yesterday.

Lobster will soon be available at McDonald's.

Justin Bieber is changing his life thanks to a Pentecostal church in Australia.

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