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The Daily Word In Space Camp, Fake Babies and Becoming President

The Daily Word

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.

Space camp. SPACE CAMP! WE HAVE A SPACE CAMP!

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.

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Inside the Outer Limits: Periphery at Sunshine Theater

Catch Periphery, Nothing More, Wovenwar and Thank You Scientist at Sunshine Theater.

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The Daily Word in the new “X Files,” goodbye Blackbird Buvette and the saddest day of the year.

The Daily Word

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.

You remember things better with your eyes closed.

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.

Via Wikipedia

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The Way You Move: Dance classes at NHCC

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.

Jesse Schulz

Music

Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

Writer Mark Lopez muses on new releases from Marilyn Manson, Belle and Sebastian and an upcoming Rough Trade compilation.

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The Daily Word in heavenly lies, gay marriage and glitter

The Daily Word

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?

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The Daily Word in how to do literally everything, APD and Lars von Trier

The Daily Word

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.

Amelia Olson drops mad skin care kitchen science.

M. Brianna Stallings proposes strategies for surviving ABQ Ride.

Eva Avenue hips you to how to score work as an extra.

Carrie Murphy, a local doula, shares her guidance in creating your birth plan.

Mark Lopez teaches you how to make mixed media masterpieces.

And I want to show you how to fall in love with music again.

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."

"Chaos reigns."

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.

Download OTD = London-based label Blackest Ever Black's latest show on Berlin Community Radio

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Cold Case, Hot Title: ABQ-themed mystery from Dennis Herrick

A Brother's Cold Case

UNM journalist Dennis Herrick discusses and signs his latest mystery, a novel set in ABQ.

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The Daily Word In Secret Dungeons, Orangutans and Glitter

The Daily Word

If you receive an envelope full of glitter that is sure to get all over the damn place, it wasn't me!

Orangutans: they’re just like us!

THIS DOG TAKES HIMSELF TO THE DOG PARK ON THE BUS BECAUSE HE IS A GENIUS AND HAS LIFE FIGURED OUT MORE THAN ANY OF US.

Some guy signed a contract to buy the dormant missile silo in Roswell, taking it off the real estate market and proving that people are actually as bizarre and magnificent as they seem.

A man who was apparently wearing body armor was shot and killed near Constitution last night by APD. The story is still unfolding and there are many questions surrounding the incident.

A guy found a trap door in the closet of his recently rented studio apartment that lead to a secret dungeon. So...that’s totally terrifyingly creepy.

The Alibi's 3rd Annual Sex Survey

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Youth Writer's Showcase at Bookworks

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