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The Daily Word in cannabis, sex and Allen Ginsberg on psychedelic drugs
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Jan 22 2015 12:16 PM ]
Scope our Cannabis Issue to spark up knowledge on New Mexico's medical marijuana policy landscape, an unlikely New Mexican MMJ patient and a recreational marijuana vacation in Pagosa Springs.
Our fourth issue of 2015 also proffers:
• The Weekly Alibi pop quiz, Crib Notes
• A review of Michael Mann's high-tech cyber-thriller Blackhat
• Show Up! On Beholding and Belonging: Five gigs prove there's no place like home
• An arts feature examining Amazon's battle for publishing dominance, Storytime is Over: How Amazon is out-Goliathing the publishing industry
• A review of Kokoro Japanese Restaurant, Back from the Heart of Japan
• And much, much more! Including micro reviews of new releases by California X, Marilyn Manson and The Decemberists; Odds & Ends; venues that offer drinks while making art in Sip, Paint, Repeat; A Drinkable Feast honoring J.D. Salinger; and so on.
And don't forget to fill out our fast, easy and 100 percent anonymous Third Annual Sex Survey to inform our coverage of Albuquerque's circa 2015 lovescape.
The mutilated corpses of four dogs were discovered at the Conejo Waste Transfer Station. Animal Protection of New Mexico is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer(s).
Will you be at the 15th annual world's largest matanza this weekend?
The president of Yemen and his cabinet have resigned amid chaos.
Read a lost letter about psychedelic drugs from Allen Ginsberg to the readers of the Paris Review.
The Daily Word In Space Camp, Fake Babies and Becoming President
By Amelia Olson [ Wed Jan 21 2015 11:53 AM ]
It’s Wednesday! How are you? Have you been getting enough sleep and drinking enough water? Don’t get too worried about all the stuff you worry about, because it will all work out. Probably. Just take a deep breath, read these mostly uplifting stories, and remember that you are important and people love you.
The fake baby in American Sniper was snubbed at the Golden Globes. RUDE.
People who care about sports are freaking out about the deflated footballs used during the Patriots game.
Eight of the 43 presidents of the United States never went to college! TAKE THAT, DAD!
Your daily proof that dogs are real life angels.
TLC has created a Kickstarter to help finance a new album.
The highest paid Youtube star is a mysterious woman who clearly loves nail art and opens Disney toys.
Inside the Outer Limits: Periphery at Sunshine Theater
By August March [ Mon Jan 19 2015 2:00 PM ]
Catch Periphery, Nothing More, Wovenwar and Thank You Scientist at Sunshine Theater.
The Daily Word in the new “X Files,” goodbye Blackbird Buvette and the saddest day of the year.
By Carl Petersen & Constance Moss [ Mon Jan 19 2015 12:23 PM ]
Today is Blue Monday, the saddest day of the year.
It’s also MLK Day.
It’s also the last day of business for Blackbird Buvette.
The Seahawks will face the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.
Liberace’s hologram is going on tour.
Tiger Woods’ front tooth is missing.
The Jesus Bandit remains at large in Hawaii.
There was live sex on stage at a Dead Kennedys concert.
There’s no such species as a black panther.
”The X Files” is coming back to TV with Mulder and Scully.
Here’s what guitar strings do.
You’ll be surprised by some of these amazingly cheap movie props.
Deep-fried batteries are the future.
More knockouts at Knockouts.
A strange diamond-shaped object appeared in the sky above Albuquerque.
The Walmart shooter remains at large.
Happy birthday, Dolly Parton.
The Way You Move: Dance classes at NHCC
By Mark Lopez [ Mon Jan 19 2015 12:00 PM ]
Take some beginner and intermediate classes with Sarita Streng, Nick Babic and more.
Sex and Its Discontents
It’s the Alibi’s Third Annual Sex Sex Sex Survey Survey Survey
Rise up and be counted! Then get down on your knees.
"Sex is natural. Sex is fun." Yeah! "Sex is best when it's one on one …" Whoa, hold it right there, circa-1987 George Michael! Not everyone is into missionary, procreative or even one-on-one sex in 2015. But the question is: What are you into, dearest Alibi readers? Our Third Annual Sex Survey endeavors to answer that question, but we can't do it without you. No, really, we actually can't. So in the immortal words of Salt-n-Pepa, "Let's talk about sex, baby." The survey awaits your titillating deets. Vote now through midnight on Wednesday, Jan. 28.
Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 16 2015 4:30 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on new releases from Marilyn Manson, Belle and Sebastian and an upcoming Rough Trade compilation.
The Daily Word in heavenly lies, gay marriage and glitter
By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 16 2015 9:39 AM ]
The kid who wrote The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven admits: “I did not die. I did not go to heaven.”
The clock is ticking on the issue of gay marriage for Supreme Court justices who need to put it on their calendar before their current term ends in June.
If civics isn't your best subject, you might not want to move to Arizona.
Police are looking for a teenage Kentucky couple who have gone on a multi-state crime spree.
Scientists report that 2014 was the hottest year in Earth's recorded history.
SWAT has been called out to a home in southwest ABQ where a man has barricaded himself after trying to commit an auto burglary. This story is still developing. Check KRQE for updates.
APD has released the names of the two officers who were involved in Tuesday night's fatal shooting on San Mateo: Michael Oates and Matthew Fisher.
The lawyers for APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez have filed a motion to stop the DA's office from prosecuting murder charges for the shooting of James Boyd in March 2014.
The Bernalillo County commissioners agreed to go ahead with a tax increase that would raise $40 million a year to help with the county budget and mental health programs.
An Ohio woman is being charged with vandalism after trashing her boss' office with glitter and silly string. Wait … what's the bad part?
The Daily Word in how to do literally everything, APD and Lars von Trier
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Jan 15 2015 1:12 PM ]
We want to teach you how to do everything. Our first effort toward that lofty goal is the first installment of our How to Do Literally Everything issue.
Test your knowledge of an APD shooting that made international headlines with this week's Crib Notes.
In other Alibi-related news, contributing writer David Correia was interviewed by website The Real News Network about the struggle against police brutality in Albuquerque. Read more on the subject in his Alibi articles "Is There Justice For James Boyd?" and "Life and Death and APD: Albuquerque's police violence problem."
But both the theatrical and extended cuts of Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac Volumes I and II are streaming on Netflix. Plus Antichrist and Melancholia. Not convinced? Scope our reviews of Nymphomaniac Volume I and II and Melancholia. Now take your antidepressants and screen some film.
Cold Case, Hot Title: ABQ-themed mystery from Dennis Herrick
A Brother's Cold Case
By Lisa Barrow [ Wed Jan 14 2015 1:15 PM ]
UNM journalist Dennis Herrick discusses and signs his latest mystery, a novel set in ABQ.
SFCC and AARP Offer Free Income Tax Help at Santa Fe Community College
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