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V.23 No.20 | 5/15/2014
The New York Times

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Crib Notes: May 15, 2014

From sports to pop culture—what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your savvy with the Weekly Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.19 |

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The Daily Word in grasshopper clouds, millennial habitats and synthetic drugs

The Daily Word

Swarms of grasshoppers have been observed in many areas of Albuquerque.

Hello and goodbye, Nicolas Gregory Chili Buss.

A drought advisory has been issued by the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Authority.

A new pool for the South Valley is needed but is not funded.

The DEA is busy busting local synthetic-drug pushers.

Some bad men who beat and then kidnapped an El Paso man, driving him to Albuquerque in the process, have been sentenced to long prison terms.

There is a job fair for veterans today at the Convention Center.

Millennials have a habitat. Knowledge of that habitat can be exploited by capitalists seeking to acquire more feria.

UFO expert Alejandro Rojas posted this letter about Kirtland Air Force Base and the Paul Bennewitz controversy.

Journal columnist Leslie Linthicum, writing about the recent City Council meeting takeover, is criticized by a commenter for “keeping with Albuquerque Journal's longstanding policy of presenting uninformed corporate stoogery as journalism."

V.23 No.19 | 5/8/2014
CC BY J Brew

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: May 8, 2014

From independent bookstores to space travel to stabbing, test your New Mexico news savvy with our weekly pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

From California to Canada, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.18 |

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The Daily Word in V.23 No.18, environmental disaster and Baphomet

The Daily Word

In Alibi-centric news, let's hit the highlights of the latest ish of the alt.weekly with the mostest.

• Our revamped commenting system at alibi.com proffers letters and notable comments about APD, psychogeography and more.

• Test your NM news savvy with our weekly pop quiz, Crib Notes.

• More art-smart content than you can shake a spraycan at: "Orange Is the New Black" author Piper Kerman on the prison reform movement; deets on Albuquerque's new Poet Laureate, Jessica Helen Lopez; and Culture Shock.

• All the filmic news that High Desert teevee babies and cinephiles need, like a review of indie revenge drama Blue Ruin, Reel World, Idiot Box and Week in Sloth.

• The human responsible for our rad restaurant and culinary coverage, Ty Bannerman, was recently crowned Alibi Features Editor, too, and frankly, we couldn't have found a better candidate. In this week's gastronomic survey, find out why the steer stumbles and get caught up on the arrival of food truck season aka summer.

• And last, but certainly not least, let's chat about the sonic realm. Four Up delivers deets on avant jazz, noise, African blues-rock and nu-disco concerts while Music to Your Ears goes native Nuevo Mexicano and we micro-review new albums by Eels, Fear of Men and Pray for Brain.

New Mexico Mercury published a poignant Frontera NorteSur essay on latest APD fatality Mary Hawkes.

Who will pay for the Kirtland jet fuel disaster?

The Grey Lady notes that "Hundreds in Albuquerque Voice Distrust of the Police."

In what's-good-for-the-goose news, catch a sneak peek of the Satanic monument being built for Oklahoma's statehouse.

V.23 No.18 | 5/1/2014
CC BY digitonin

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: May 1, 2014

From beisbol to bicycling, sales to science—test your New Mexico news savvy with our weekly pop quiz.
V.23 No.17 | 4/24/2014
CC BY by Chun Kit To

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: April 24, 2013

Pencils down! From guns to arrows, test your New Mexico news savvy with our weekly pop quiz.
V.23 No.16 |

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The Daily Word in V.23 No.16, H&M and Neutral Milk Hotel

The Daily Word

The latest issue of your favorite alt.weekly—that's us, the Alibi—is chock-full of rad content. To wit, test your New Mexico news savvy with our weekly pop quiz, Crib Notes.

Read, critique and even comment on—as Facebook commenting is now live on alibi.com—an editorial, "Department Corrections," about the DOJ's findings in its investigation into APD, many unanswered questions and the future of our city.

Check out Alibi Film Editor Devin D. O'Leary's review of Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin, you know, that experimental sci-fi flick starring Scarlett Johansson as a predatory alien siren.

Four Up delivers deets on Zimbabwean electric protest songs by Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited—this one's tonight!—and poptastic electro, pop-punk, alt.folk, and bilingual feminist hip-hop concerts. (Live music is one of the finest anodynes available.)

Genevieve Mueller reports on Albuquerque's growing, thriving improv scene in "Yes and ... Where Do We Go From Here?"

Gail Guengerich gets her French-American fusion on in "Ouvrez La Bouche."

In search of new tuneage? Read our micro reviews of new releases from NEEDTOBREATHE, The Tower and Todd Terje in Sonic Reducer.

From Nuevo Mexicano artist/architect William Lumpkins serigraphs and felt-tip pen drawings to bibliophile pr0n, an urban renewal keynote and hangs with famous authors in a Fe movie theater, stay art-smart with Culture Shock.

Are you getting your RDI of Pulitzer Prize-winning feature writing?

Hip Swedish fashion empire H&M is coming soon to Burque.

Catch the Neutral Milk Hotel reunion tour tonight in Burque.

V.23 No.14 |

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The Daily Word in the great outdoors, transuranic waste and APD

The Daily Word

Prepare to be boarded, APD.

On this list, Austin is number one and Burque is 89.

Check out this year’s Isotopes.

LANL began removing 3706 cubic meters of transuranic waste from above ground storage. The stuff is headed to Texas until WIPP reopens.

The vast Union-Pacific railyard in Santa Teresa is open for business.

The Griffin Art Center in Frederick, Maryland has a new exhibit called New Mexico: Land of Enchantment.

An oil well in Loco Hills, NM exploded.

New Mexican chile crop acreage declined in 2013.

After a two-year closure, Manzano Mountains State Park is reopening on April 21.

Here's this week’s New Mexico fishing report.

Last night, the Lobos pounded the NMSU Aggies.

V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014
Filter Forge

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: March 27, 2014

An all-APD pop quiz

Test your knowledge of the Albuquerque Police Department in this week’s APD-centric pop quiz.
V.23 No.12 | 3/20/2014

Odds & Ends

From Iceland to Oregon, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
V.23 No.10 |

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The Daily Word in radiation, reinvention and "Better Call Saul"

The Daily Word

"Better Call Saul," a prequel to the famous teevee show called "Breaking Bad," will be filmed in Burque.

On Friday, March 7, the Albuquerque chapter of the NAACP will protest outside the DA’s office.

Indoor motocross racing is referred to as Arenacross.

On this map, the worst roads in Albuquerque are marked in the color orange.

A Los Lunas teacher fell asleep in class.

In their final home game of the season, the Lobo basketballers whipped Air Force by nearly 30 points.

Federal officials say radiation-exposed workers at WIPP will not suffer ill effects.

A reporter at Albuquerque Business First asked the vice-president of the Brookings Institution about Albuquerque’s reinvention.

UNM anthropologists are helping with relief efforts in Bolivia.

News of an Albuquerque woman allegedly beating her mother with a vibrator made the Daily Mirror.

V.23 No.9 |

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The Daily Word in radioactivity, Lobo baseball and new cockroach species

The Daily Word

Social justice advocate, educator and civil rights leader Henry Casso has died at age 82.

WIPP workers test positive for radioactive exposure.

Flu vaccination rates among NM children are above the national average.

The Lobo men's baseball team played their 3000th match, shutting out Missouri State.

A blogger at HuffPo wrote Albuquerque a love letter.

Today, Mayor Berry is in D.C. meeting with White House officials on the subject of workforce development.

The Downs Racetrack and Casino at Albuquerque has a mobile app that can be used for personal gambling activities.

New Mexico State Police confiscated 108 pounds of la grifa and arrested two women after a traffic stop on I-40.

Attorney General Gary King says his office is suing for-profit college giant ITT Educational Services.

A doctoral student in biology at UNM discovered 39 new species of cockroaches.

V.23 No.8 |

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The Daily Word in bitcoin ATM, Dominicans leaving and WIPP radiation leaking

The Daily Word

The city of Albuquerque is moving ahead with plans to subsidize Eclipse Aviation.

Agricultural production in New Mexico held steady at last year’s levels, while livestock production declined slightly because of the ongoing drought.

The Dominicans at UNM’s Aquinas Newman Center are leaving, much to the dismay of "emotionally charged" parishioners.

A dude used an ATM in Burque to buy 20 clams worth of bitcoin.

A local scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory cold atom lab is part of a team that recently created a Bose-Einstein condensate.

Mayor Berry does not want "COPS" to film in our burg.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded money to UNM with the intention of supporting postgraduate scholarship among Hispanics and Native Americans.

Weeks after a salt truck fire prompted evacuation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, thev DOE will investigate radiation emanating from the WIPP site.

If same-sex marriage is legal, well then, judges in Eddy and Chaves counties just won't perform any wedding ceremonies at all.

V.23 No.8 | 2/20/2014
Reies López Tijerina
Jakob Schiller

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Crib Notes: Feb. 20, 2014

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