V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012
The Daily Word in dog cop, Hoffa and Morrisey
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 27 2012 11:02 AM ]
27-year-old Abiquiú writer wins $53,000 on “Jeopardy.”
A KRQE interview with Chris Johnson, co-ower of the Weekly Alibi who also founded The Onion.
Schools around town give Breathalyzer tests to see if students are drunk.
In Vaughn, N.M., the only member of the police force is a dog.
How to casually exit a semitruck smash.
Is the Earth trying to shake us off?
British words creeping into American English.
What’s the deal with gluten?
Samuel L. Jackson curses his way through a children’s story in the name of politics.
Hand gestures can tell you what’s really going on.
Police look for Jimmy Hoffa under a driveway in Detroit.
Romney can’t keep his lines straight on health care.
Mexican navy captures top Los Zetas guy.
A letter from teenage Morrisey about how the Ramones are rubbish.
V.21 No.38 | 9/20/2012
The Daily Word in Fred Willard, gold bars and stolen yorkies.
By Nick Brown [ Tue Sep 18 2012 10:17 AM ]
130 Mexican prisoners are on the loose.
Face slasher takes the Metro.
It’s a great time to run a newspaper. Not really.
A balding man with a ponytail is accused of beating a woman with a dog.
“They’ll never find my gold bars.”
Oh, the funny pictures.
Taylor Swift broke up with me swiftly.
Try these Photoshop brain teasers.
I have too many coffee mugs. Stop thinking up them.
What's the quickest way to the Quickie Mart?
Here’s the story of the burnt bigfoot.
There's a new monkey that looks like somebody you know.
Now you can monitor clean-up efforts in Los Alamos.
Some hunters had an herb farm adventure.
Happy birthday Fred Willard.
V.21 No.35 | 8/30/2012
Leeches of Lore R.I.P. It Up
Hammond ventures to Old Mexico
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
It’s the end of an era for this twang-and-thrash trio. The Alibi chatted by phone with frontman Steve Hammond in his Nob Hill home before he rushed off to Leeches of Lorchestra practice.
V.21 No.33 | 8/16/2012
Occupy the Alibi
La Lucha, Unida
Mexican peace movement crosses the border
By Andrew Beale
The Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity traveled from the top to the bottom of Mexico in a "caravan of consolation" to demand an end to the drug war and the violence it entails. On Saturday, Aug. 18, it comes to Albuquerque.
V.21 No.32 | 8/9/2012
Deming Gun Trial Ends but Larger Closure Remains Elusive
By Margaret Wright [ Tue Aug 7 2012 7:43 PM ]
Less than a day after we went to press with this week’s feature profiling the Reese family of Deming and their trial for conspiracy, false statements and gun smuggling, the jury returned with a verdict.
Three of the family members were found guilty of making false statements on federal ATF forms. U.S. government prosecutors insisted throughout the trial that the Reeses knowingly sold weapons to so-called straw buyers, or middlemen, who were purchasing guns on behalf of dangerous Mexican drug cartels. Apparently the jury agreed, to a limited extent.
Yet with the possible exception of 20-year-old Remington (acquitted of all charges), it’s still hard to find the clear winner in this case.
The Reeses’ lives will certainly never be the same. Three of them are now convicted felons facing more jail time. While they may be able to petition for the restoration of their gun ownership rights, I doubt the ATF (which launched the undercover investigation of the family) will let them return to their longtime livelihoods of gun dealing.
The agency itself has been raked over the coals for losing track of guns that were purchased out of Arizona by known “straw buyers,” or middlemen. Many of those guns were subsequently trafficked into Mexico and used to deadly effect.
And the trial opened on the heels of a successful (and largely partisan) effort to hold U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over Operation Fast and Furious. Supporters of the family that I spoke to outside of the courtroom were convinced that the U.S. government was trying to use the case to deflect attention away from their own malfeasance.
V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012
In Mexico: an election or an imposition?
By Andrew Beale [ Fri Jul 20 2012 12:13 PM ]
Following a hotly contested and seemingly fraudulent round of elections, a new president will soon take power in Mexico, representing the party that oppressed the Mexican people for more than 70 years. As the opposition to presumptive President Enrique Peña Nieto grows stronger, an enthusiastic student protest movement takes to the streets. But will they be able to save Mexico?
Occupy the Alibi
Election or Imposition?
By Andrew Beale
The dinosaurs rule Mexico once again.
The Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, held power in Mexico from 1929 to 2000, using strategies of intimidation, corruption and outright voter fraud to maintain its position as the country's leader. After the opposition party PAN took the presidency in 2000, the PRI became known as "the dinosaurs," representing the antiquated, undemocratic system of the past.
V.20 No.38 |
The Daily Word in neutrino jokes, marijuana law and SPAM
Brought to you by the letter G.
By Geoffrey Plant [ Sun Sep 25 2011 10:08 AM ]
Borders employees leave a list of grievances.
A woman was decapitated by the Zeta gang in Mexico for posting comments on facebook about the Zetas.
Read this excellent Santa Fe New Mexican overview of how the NM Medical Marijuana program is faring.
Part of this woman's job was to prevent people from doing anything illegal on Cook County Forest Preserve land....
Canada's Conservative government is likely to pass minimum sentencing laws for marijuana cultivation.
Pyramiden, Soviet ghost town.
V.20 No.37 |
The Daily Word in freed hikers, geniuses and suicide by rollercoaster
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Sep 21 2011 10:09 AM ]
Two years after accidentally hiking into Iran, Josh Fattal and Shan Bauer have been freed.
Is Troy Davis's scheduled execution America's worst miscarriages of justice?
Masked gunmen dump 35 dead bodies in the middle of a busy Boca Del Rio street.
Gary Johnson gets a spot in tomorrow's presidential debate.
Federal prosecutors call online poker site a global Ponzi scheme.
Republican leaders sent a letter to the Federal Reserve Chairman asking him to “resist further extraordinary intervention in the U.S. economy.”
A mother abducted her eight children in New York.
Personnel board votes to lay-off 27 state workers.
New questions in the deadly Reno air show crash.
Once again, I was not named a MacArthur Genius.
Here's a video flyover of the asteroid Vesta.
Facebook changed again last night.
Nobody wants a ginger baby.
Steven Colbert really really wants to broaden the tax base.
Most epic post-car accident interview ever.
This roller coaster is the future of suicide.
23 rejected covers of famous books.
I know you're lazy, but are you lazy enough for Forever Lazy?
I think this may be exciting news for fans of Magic: The Gathering.
If you're interested in getting some Venture Bros. action figures you should read this.
Gordon Ramsay gets another TV show.
This is awesome. And weird. But still awesome.
R.I.P. Tom Wilson, creator of Ziggy.
Fox is considering creating a 24-hour Simpsons channel.
Mike Tyson broke Steve-O's nose at the Charlie Sheen roast.
There have been some pretty terrible Star Wars video games, but was this one the worst?
This one is for fans of The Wire only.
V.20 No.34 |
The Daily Word in making fake puke, political cartoonist beatings and hurricane Irene
Also, Japan's prime minister quit.
By Summer Olsson [ Fri Aug 26 2011 11:29 AM ]
Japan's prime minister quits.
Is the US West coast next for a massive tsunami? This geographer thinks so.
A history of gays in the military and some moving firsthand stories.
The fake puke industry. Didn't know there was one? Read this.
Mexican police launch drug raids from inside US borders.
In some African countries mosquitoes and malaria rates are falling mysteriously.
Syrian political cartoonist is badly beaten and left on the roadside.
Learn about Ireland's history through 100 important objects.
C.I.A. demands cuts in memoir by former F.B.I. agent, bringing up questions about who gets to tell the 9/11 story.
C'mon Irene—hurricane threatens toward New York as the city battens down.
V.20 No.29 |
The Daily Word where the GOP Says "We’re Going to hurt some people" and Rep. David Wu Resigns
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Jul 27 2011 10:49 AM ]
Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, was spotted at a pro-Qaddafi rally.
Landslide in South Korea kills 32.
Fourteen-year-old Mexican hitman sentenced to three years in prison.
RIP Elliot Handler, creator of Hot Wheels.
Netfix acquires 3,000 hours of Televisa telenovelas.
Philadelphia reporter attacked during live report on animal cruelty.
Don't fall for the black money scam.
Olympic skier Jeret Peterson dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Afghanistan is getting it's own version of The Office?
New study shows that people from polar regions have larger brains and eyeballs.
Park Rangers rescue same hiker twice this month.
Frank Darabont steps down as showrunner for the Walking Dead.
John Goodman joins the cast of Community.
Two British teens visit Wal-Mart for the first time, hilarious commentary ensues.
Check out the Navy's new laser/gun death machine.
George Lucas loses copyright lawsuit against the prop designer who designed the original Stormtrooper helmets.
V.20 No.28 | 7/14/2011
Things I thought were a dream but actually happened: extremely pointy Mexican boots
By Laura Marrich [ Fri Jul 8 2011 12:45 PM ]
This is for real. Now let’s bring extremely pointy boots to New Mexico and combine it with planking. We’ll call it “pointing.”
V.20 No.25 |
Hangover Sports Roundup
Mexico surprises U.S., Kongo beats Berry in amazing UFC comeback
By Justin Goodrum [ Mon Jun 27 2011 4:28 PM ]
2011 Gold Cup
UFC on Versus
V.20 No.22 |
Pride and La Jaula
Check this band out!
By Summer Olsson [ Thu Jun 2 2011 1:45 PM ]
The Alibi is throwing a totally amazing Pride party at Casa Esencia, and some of my mysterious friends are playing. Three of the best (and most fun, and good looking) musicians around have formed the band La Jaula, and they're going to sex it up on Wednesday, June 8. The group is hard to catch, often playing underground cabarets or house parties, but the members have agreed to appear at the Alibi Pride event in all their full glory.
They perform Cuban boleros, Argentinian tangos, Mexican ballads and more, while playing characters that are sultry and funny.
La Jaula goes on pretty early—around 7:30 p.m. or 8—and you want to eat the delicious food from Standard Diner and Rodeo Grill before it's gone anyway, so come at the beginning of the party.
Wednesday, June 8 at 7:00pm - June 9 at 12:00am
V.20 No.19 |
The Daily Word: 5.13.11- revenge attacks, future of journalism, bring your passport, decapitated bodies
A bunch of serious, depressing stories and a couple bright ones
By Summer Olsson [ Fri May 13 2011 11:12 AM ]
Revenge bombing in Pakistan may be first of many.
Europe to curtail passport-free travel, stopper immigration.
Robert Krulwich, Radiolab host, gives commencement speech on the future of journalism.
Facebook paid PR firm to smear Google.
Nineteen decapitated bodies found in Durango, Mexico since Monday.
Two cyclists hit by cars Thursday, one dead. Not cool.
NM Forest Service to close several forests due to extreme fire danger.
Murders/suicide in Idaho leaves
Mapfund announces a million in grants to groundbreaking performers.
The Oatmeal instructions for being a bad salesperson.
6th Annual New Mexico Brew Fest at Expo New Mexico
Celebrate New Mexico's thriving craft beer industry.
Outhouses: Underrated Icons of New Mexico History at Casa San Ysidro
Suicidal Tendencies • thrash • Retox • Suspended • Rock Jong Il at Sunshine TheaterMore Recommended Events ››