V.23 No.41 | 10/9/2014
Crib Notes: Oct. 9, 2014
By August March
Eyes on the skies, pencils down: Test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.38 | 9/18/2014
How our elected representatives protect us from ourselves
By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Samantha Anne Carrillo asks the question: When it comes to cannabis, why are our city and state leaders trying to protect us from ourselves?
V.23 No.34 | 8/21/2014
Crib Notes: Aug. 21, 2014
By August March
Test your knowledge of last week’s acronym-heavy New Mexico news—from CDC to DEA to APD to UNM—with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.28 | 7/10/2014
Review by Geoffrey Plant
Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story
Crazy Town is a good read for reasons that transcend the engrossing Rob Ford scandal.
V.23 No.24 |
The Daily Word in fire, a haunted VHS and Redskin racism
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Jun 18 2014 9:10 AM ]
Good morning, it's Wednesday, June 18,
and the Assayii Lake Fire is continuing to spread,
a memorial for Nancy Myers, a woman who was killed at a homeless encampment by a hit-and-run driver on June 9th, will be held this Friday at 6pm at the Albuquerque Rescue Mission courtyard (525 Second SW),
and one New Mexico gubernatorial campaign has been caught lying in emails, and the other apparently doesn't like "fat girls" in bikinis,
the US Patent Office has revoked the Redskins' trademarks because they are "disparaging to Native Americans,"
and a London bus stop is being haunted by a VHS copy of Hell Raiser.
Have a great day!
V.23 No.23 |
The Daily Word in APD protest, rabid bats and Mel Gibson
By August March [ Thu Jun 5 2014 12:30 PM ]
As part of his conditions for release from MDC, UNM professor David Correia—who is a regular contributor to the Alibi—is banned from City Hall. Correia has also been forbidden from discussing Monday’s police brutality protest with other protesters or potential witnesses.
Two South Valley bats have tested positive for rabies.
Mel Gibson is making a movie at our city’s very own Desert Sands Motel.
Burque's first Trans March took place at the end of May, as part of this year’s Pride activities.
New Mexico legislators are reviewing our state’s telecom laws.
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) will visit the local Sitel facility tomorrow.
Yesterday, temperatures reached 110 degrees in Carlsbad, N.M. but only hit 95 degrees in the Sandia Foothills.
A newspaper out of South Carolina says our recent primary election “brings out unusual candidates."
King and Martinez hit the general election campaign trail.
In Aztec, N.M., Chubby Chicken has closed.
V.23 No.22 |
The Daily Word in Gary King, Jonah Hill and a billion grasshoppers
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Jun 4 2014 11:23 AM ]
Good morning. It's Wednesday, June 4,
and Gary King is your new Democratic candidate for Governor,
and grasshoppers continue to swarm in such numbers around Albuquerque that the cloud is registering on the National Weather Service's Doppler radar "extending like a thick blanket over a mile into the atmosphere."
Meanwhile, the lawyer for one of two pre-teen girls who were arrested for trying to murder their friend in order to summon an Internet meme, thinks his client may need a mental health evaluation,
yesterday was "Robocop Day" in Detroit,
and a Japanese "alternative scientist" claims that yelling insults at rice will make it rot faster.
Have a great day!
V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
CC BY DonkeyHotey
Primary Fight 2014
Both parties gear up for November’s battle royale
By Barron Jones
Candidates from both parties have opened their pocketbooks to get your vote—the race is on!
V.23 No.18 |
The Daily Word in lapel videos, paranoid Googlers and cricket chips
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed May 7 2014 9:53 AM ]
It's Wednesday, May 7th,
and Governor Susanna Martinez, tireless crusader against conflicts of interest in government, is holding a high-powered fundraising dinner for her re-election bid at the home of a lobbyist in Maryland,
following a take-over of the last meeting, City Councilors in Albuquerque are taking steps to keep too much democracy from interfering with the next one,
and APD released footage of their most recent shooting— they only show the moments after the suspect was already dead, but at least we now know that officers properly handcuffed the corpse.
a new study shows that Google users are increasingly worried about the NSA logging their searches and are therefore avoiding the use of "trouble words" like "nuclear facility" and "organized crime,"
a Kickstarter campaign for "cricket chips"—-which are exactly what they sound like--met and surpassed its goal,
and physicists smashed a bunch of atoms together and created the 117th known element. They call it "element 117."
Have a great day!
V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014
Review by Leo P. Neufeld
Falling Into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home
There are quiet sounds that often get lost in the business of our daily lives. Catherine Reid’s book Falling Into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home is a chronologically organized collection of personal essays meant to entice us to listen.
V.22 No.41 |
The Daily Word in the debt ceiling, pesky interest rates and political superheroes
By Mark Lopez [ Mon Oct 14 2013 10:35 AM ]
With three days before the debt-ceiling deadline, the White House and the House Republicans are still having discussions and working toward avoiding a default.
A San Francisco man is recovering after having spent 19 days lost in the woods in Mendocino County, surviving on squirrels, lizards and berries.
Your medical insurance won't cover this procedure? Sure, we can help you, but watch out for those interest rates!
Three Americans won the Nobel prize in economics for their work in assets.
A man wanted in connection with a Georgia murder was found in Albuquerque during a drug raid.
After nine missing children were reunited with their parents on Sunday evening, inquiries of abuse and an investigation of the Tierra Blanca Ranch still looms.
The 42nd Annual Balloon Fiesta wrapped up last night, and what a good finale it was!
What do your favorite superheroes think about political issues?
V.22 No.32 | 8/8/2013
courtesy of Working Classroom
Art Theater Preview
Is It Real, or Is It Just the American Dream?
Dreamlandia adapts old questions for a new century
By Holly Von Winckel
Working Classroom brings their own spin to the timeless tale of how we deceive ourselves and others just to get by.
V.22 No.14 | 4/4/2013
South of the border political drama sells audiences on the idea of revolution
By Devin D. O’Leary
Your knowledge of late-’80s Central American politics isn’t really an issue when it comes to the new political drama NO. In fact, the less you know about the rule of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, the more thrilling the film will be. If your closest connection to the material is Dennis Miller’s “Pinochet Countdown” contest from “Saturday Night Live,” then you’re primed and ready to watch NO spoiler free.
V.21 No.49 | 12/6/2012
By Carolyn Carlson
O’Malley was elected to the Bernalillo County Commission in November, filling the seat vacated by U.S. Rep.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham.
V.21 No.48 |
The Daily Word in fat stacks, emo countries and Roasted Turkey Doritos
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Nov 29 2012 9:02 AM ]
Someone in Arizona and someone in Missouri bought the winning tickets for the $587.5 million jackpot.
Ask two people in New Mexico to spot you some cash because this morning, they're millionaires.
Feds to probe the culture of APD.
Prompted by religion, a ENMU graduate returned toilet paper he stole from the school years ago.
The world's most emo countries, color-coded.
On Monday, there was no no violent crime in NYC. That anyone knows of.
And fast-food workers there go on strike.
The immortal jellyfish ages backward.
People in India arrested for political Facebook posts.
AP Style Guide—the rulebook for most media—bans the use of "homophobia" in favor of something "more neutral" ... ?
Holiday flavorcountry: Roasted Turkey Doritos.
Down in the dumps? There's a good chance you're going to spend your money foolishly. (Plus: Studies making fun of your spending habits a surefire cure for depression.)
Pro wrestler wants his Romney tattoo erased from his face.
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