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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.
FREE WILL ASTROLOGY

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Personals

"I Saw You" at the Science Cafe

Who saw? Who was seen? Was it you?

“Here's what I've learned about deal breakers. If you have enough natural chemistry with someone, you overlook every single thing that you said would break the deal.” –Taylor Swift | Reply for free or see more “I Saw You” posts at alibi.com/personals.

news

The Daily Word in Tamagotchis forever, 7th grade rejection and being a narcissist!

The Daily Word

It's Tuesday! Everyone has allergies and you're probably reading this when you should be doing work. This is the Daily Word!

Two dudes at George Mason University in Virginia created a device that puts out fires by bumping bass.

Some rogue ass lamas and coyotes are partying in New York!

Imagine creating a diorama out of the marshmallowy, neon Easter candies, Peeps. Now imagine you create such an inspiring piece of hidden peep artwork, that it’s featured in the Washington Post. GET YOUR DREAMS TOGETHER AND REACH FOR THE DAMN STARS! ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

Remember when we all lost our minds and fed, entertained and nurtured our electronic pets? TREND ALERT: Tamagotchis NEVER STOPPED BEING COOL. I’ve had one for two decades straight. It feels good to be part of something larger than myself.

“In a world where the selfie has become our dominant art form, tautological phrases like “You do you” and its tribe provide a philosophical scaffolding for our ever-­evolving, ever more complicated narcissism.” Yeah, whatever. Ima do me and take a selfie of my cute ass outfit today. BYE!@

Remember the Macarena? In 7th grade I tried to kiss a boy to this song at a dance. He didn’t like the Macarena, or maybe it was me. Who can say?

Have a great day! And you do you, boo.

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!

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