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V.20 No.43 |

News

The Daily Word in Monopoly stabbing, the 1 percent and webcam girls

The Daily Word

UNM says protesters can't be on campus period. Not even during the day.

Occupy Oakland wants the city to strike on Nov. 2.

Woman stabs boyfriend in the wrist over Monopoly, police say. No word on whether she will pass go and collect $200.

In the last 30 years, the 1 percent more than doubled its income, reports NY Times.

Big development plans for the South Valley—a movie theatre and department stores.

Big-deal Hollywood producer says our film perks aren't so great compared with Louisiana's.

The not-at-all-secret life of webcam girls.

Slaves work for you. Find out how many.

Thousands of women in Yemen burn their veils to protest government violence.

Oxycontin mochaccino at Starbucks.

There will be 7 billion people on Earth soon. What number are you?

Your body is a jerk. That's why you can't keep the weight off.

The Paleo-diet is not so awesome, says anthropologist.

V.20 No.30 | 7/28/2011
Newsland owner Roger Walsh
Elise Kaplan

News Profile

Turning the Page

University-area stalwart closes up shop

“What do I owe you?” an older man asks, placing the New York Times on the counter. “$25,000,” Newsland owner Roger Walsh replies, only half joking, “or I'm closing the shop.” Most of the browsers scanning the shelves have already heard of the closure, but it hits home when Walsh says the Newsland's last day is Sunday, July 24.
V.20 No.10 |

news

The Daily Word: Dalai Lama, Muslim hearings, Julianne Moore as Palin

The Daily Word

Charge up your electric car at Third and Marquette in Downtown Albuquerque.

Feds bust three clinics they say were dealing pills.

For the first time, Gov. Martinez uses the state plane--not the state jet.

Driver's license measure "eviscerated" in committee.

Richest person in the world now 38 percent richer. Guess where he lives? (Rhymes with Schmexico).

BBC reporters captured an tortured by Qaddafi's security.

Wisconsin union leaders promise two things: 1) a lawsuit and 2) the ousting of politicians who would snuff out their bargaining rights.

The Dalai Lama wants to give his political power to an elected representative.

Rep. Peter King's Muslim hearings begin today. He's said most mosques are run by radical imams.

Tucson shooter pleads not guilty. A victim still recovering from gunshot wounds went to the hearing to represent.

Nato forces may have accidentally killed the Afghan president's cousin.

Wait, we still care about Lindsay Lohan? She may go to jail today. In other tabloid-y news (same link), something something Britney Spears and Brangelina. (Seriously, it's been like a decade on Brangelina).

The celebrity contagion.

France shakes hands with Libya's rebel government.

Black people are leaving big cities and changing voter politics.

Julianne Moore is slated to play Sarah Palin on HBO.

V.20 No.10 | 3/10/2011
John Bear

Art News

It’s Sew Easy

New store continues where Panda Robot left off

The Octopus and the Fox is the brainchild of four women who wanted a place for Albuquerque shoppers to be able to buy handmade goods.

Clocks made out of old Grateful Dead records adorn the walls along with paintings, mosaics and other visual art. Blown glass pieces sit in a display case alongside belt buckles. Velociraptors in love grace a pillow. ...
V.20 No.7 | 2/17/2011

News Bite

Gas Hogs

New Mexico Gas Company remains mum on which big customers decreased use during the shortage

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V.19 No.49 |

sex

Saucy in the Southwest: Corset.net

Business Profile

Saucy Southwest, your sexuality resource for the greater southwest, features its first business profile this morning! Just in time for holiday shopping, check out the details on Saucy in the Southwest Business, Xcentricities Corsets! You're likely to find more than you expect ...

V.19 No.32 | 8/12/2010

news

The government wants you to tell it how to save money. No really.

How many times have you said, “I can’t believe the city wastes money on ... “? Or “I can’t believe they spent taxpayer dollars on [blank] while [blank] goes to the dogs”?

Today, Mayor Richard Berry will announce his latest effort to save the city some cash. Through an online form, you can report abuse, fraud and waste. You can also offer tips on how you think the city can spend our dough more wisely.

V.19 No.16 |

News

The Daily Word 04.22.10: Gathering of Nations, South Park, Quakes of Immodesty

The Daily Word

The first Earth Day was 40 years ago today.

Should New Mexico give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants?

She was sentenced to nine years after dragging an elderly man with her car, but she's out after little more than a year.

The APS solution: Bigger classes.

Gathering of Nations starts today. (Red Earth will reunite.)

Mom's mystery infection.

Lawyer: He shot his 100-pound pregnant girlfriend in self-defense.

The Havasupai in Arizona won a fight with a university over the misuse of their DNA.

Obama tells Congress to regulate Wall Street's bullshit.

Sarah Palin's Christian nation.

WellPoint used a computer algorithm to target breast cancer patients and cancel their health insurance with allegations of fraud.

Earthquakes happen because women aren't modest enough, says a prayer leader in Tehran.

"South Park" self-censors an ep about the Prophet Muhammed after warnings show up on a radical Islamic group's website.

Kate Gosselin creeped some people out. (She's famous just so we can hate her, no?)

That is one patriotic (racist) pickup.

V.19 No.12 | 3/25/2010
The grill’s Italian burger.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
The grill’s Italian burger.

Food

Independence Grill Closed

Maybe you already heard, but the patriotically decorated Independence Grill shut its doors on Sunday, March 14. Here’s the goodbye post from near midnight on the locally owned restaurant’s Facebook page:

So that's all she wrote folks! Thank you so much for your support of our risky business venture this last year and a half. We have so many memories. Sadly, we have closed up shop tonight and will miss you all. :( We wish more than anyone that we could have made our little Indy Grill a lasting success.

It may have been kind of sudden, as earlier in the day at around 4:30 p.m., the grill posted:

I have to say...I finally expanded and tried our Revolutionary Burger yesterday with the Raspberry Chipotle Sauce, cream cheese, and pineapple slaw and have been wondering why I haven't had on every day for the last year! You should DEFINITELY make today the day to try one.

The place was known for its many variations on the hamburger form and for its support of the tea party movement.

V.19 No.10 |

News

The Daily Word 03.17.10: Up for parole, first lady, Kucinich

The Daily Word

Real Irish Shamrocks in short supply this year.

Woman sentenced to nine years after killing a friend in a DWI accident.

UN asks Native Americans from all over the country whether the United States is fulfilling its obligations to tribes.

30 years ago, New Mexico decided anyone sentenced to life in prison would be eligible for parole after 30 years.

A handful of state Dems put Barela stickers over Heinrich's name on ballots at the pre-primary nominating convention. Barela's a Republican.

Human egg raffle.

Pakistan charges five Americans with terrorism.

Kucinich changed his mind. He'll vote yes on health care.

Oprah has to attend a defamation case this month regarding the sex-abuse scandal at her South African girls' school.

Jobs bill passes Congress.

First Lady tells food giants to stop making junk and marketing junk to kids.

Read every issue of Spin magazine here.

Video Games

Touch Your Video Games

"I think back to the ’20s when people saw movies for the first time. It's something most people don't even really envision can exist. When you touch something and you can actually feel it and it's physical even though it's virtual ... "

That's Tom Anderson speaking, CEO of Novint, a local company that makes haptic video game controllers and sells them around the planet. Haptics are to our sense of touch what graphics are to our sense of sight, he explained.

The device went from costing tens of thousands in the '90s to about $15,000 in 2000. It was only in the last couple of years after a worldwide search that Novint was able to make one for about $180. Read the full profile here.

The Falcon, as the game controller is called, works with about 50 games right now, including the Orange Box releases. Soon, with the advent of a product called F-Gen, the device will work with any game right out of the box, Anderson says.

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