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The Daily Word in unemployment rate, electronic cigarettes, Spanish winos

The Daily Word

Job growth remains stunted.

Albuquerque native Jarrin Solomon will run for Trinidad and Tobago in the Olympics.

Bosque fire reportedly started by an electronic cigarette dropped by a Corrales Youth Conservation Corps member who was in the Bosque looking for ... fires.

Woman killed by hit-and-run at San Mateo and Lomas is the fifth pedestrian killed by traffic in the last week.

David Axelrod likens Mitt Romney to Dick Nixon.

Someone in Florida had the bright idea of making a video about ass shakin’ starring a six-year-old.

Colmbian drug dealer named Fry-Up arrested at his $1.4 million wedding.

If you think Mardi Gras is insane, check out these pictures of raging winos at the San Fermin fest in Pamplona.

Former Raiders defensive end charged with four counts of first-degree murder.

Naked Arizona man who stole a car and created a pile-up was on PCP.

Stonehenge is getting a £27 million makeover.

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The Daily Word in Syrian violence, snitches, foie gras

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Roughly 140 people killed in Syria yesterday. Nearly 2,000 civilians have been killed in June, alone.

Parts of the Bosque are closed due to high fire risk.

Police say man who drove his car through Kit Carson Park at 4 a.m. was quite drunk.

Atlanta police murder a 92-year-old woman and ask a C.I. to cover for them.

Supreme Court’s health care ruling in minute-to-minute detail.

Video of San Juan inmate attacking prison guard with a toilet-bowl-cleaner shank.

Reflecting on Hunter Thompson’s Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72.

NBA Draft results prompt examination of infamous Draft-day attire.

California is banning foie gras, kind of like Chicago did several years back and then overturned.

No word on whether Oliver Twist is one of the spooky eyed children in this gallery of 1870s juvenile mug shots. Still, none of them are as sinister-looking as this kid.

Shanghai’s misogynistic public trans system.

Padlocked tacos and margaritas in condoms on this person’s Etsy account.

An ideal layout for movie theaters.

“Asshole” dolphin brings to mind a great Dave Chapelle skit.

Books

First line rundown pt. 7

Novel openings, continued

“Aliens suck at music.”

Year Zero, Rob Reid

“We arrived in an undignified heap of witch and vampire.”

Shadow of Night, Deborah Harkness

“They were hanging white folks in Louisiana and shooting black folks in Richmond.”

The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln, Stephen L. Carter

“Lin Daiyu crushes apricot kernels and black sesame seeds in a marble mortar.”

The Red Chamber, Pauline A. Chen

“It felt like the first morning of spring.”

—The Crowded Grave, Martin Walker

“ ‘Oh mon dieu,’ Cloquet said, when he opened the lodge door and saw me on the floor.”

-Talulla Rising, Glen Duncan

Alibi Picks

Durang With a Bang

Playwright Christopher Durang's career began with productions at Yale University, starring young classmates of his with names like Meryl Streep and Sigourney Weaver. Forty years later he's established himself as a master of satire, achieving acclaim also as an actor and screenwriter. In honor of the bard, Desert Rose Playhouse (6921 Montgomery NE) is devoting its summer programming to three installations of his work. The first series, Durang-Durang, includes absurdist shorts like the Tennessee Williams spoof "For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls," and runs through July 1. Tonight’s show kicks off at 8 p.m.

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The Daily Word in Bosque fire, WTF Florida, 100-pound scrotum

The Daily Word

American officials say C.I.A. is helping arm opposition to the Syrian government.

Bosque fire is much larger than previously estimated.

Levi Chavez has his bond doubled and is jailed after a witness in his case said Chavez confronted him.

Another naked man in Florida lashes out with his teeth.

Wait, what’s that? Another naked man on drugs in Florida?

Just stop it, Florida, stop it.

Best-selling biography by notorious, conservative ex-journalist portrays President Obama as a socialist, Muslim political hack.

The death of “Life in Hell.”

African-American student who was physically thrown out of a bar in North Carolina is exposing that bar for being, well, extremely racist.

Man with 100-pound scrotum has to wear a hoodie over his junk.

“The bat has the hiccups.”

Eh, people really ain’t that bad.

Arts

Confessions of a King

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For this week’s arts profile, writer Blake Driver interviewed “Lawrence Welk Show” dancer Cissy King. She shared insights about Welk’s famous ability to butcher a phrase, and talked about her transition from the Hollywood spotlight to doing community theater here in her hometown. Check out the above video to see what King was up to roughly half a century ago, then go see her in Albuquerque Little Theater’s Singin’ in the Rain this weekend.

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Arts

Flash Fiction marches on

“The Life of Liz” by Estella Mitchell, age 11
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“The Life of Liz” by Estella Mitchell, age 11

The Alibi’s Flash Fiction issue hit stands today. As promised, here’s the first in a series of entries that didn’t make it to print, but that we loved, nonetheless. Check out the awesome art accompanying Estella Mitchell’s story. The highly imaginative—not to mention eerie—piece reminded me a bit of that scene where Nic Cage reads the kid’s poem in the great Werner Herzog film Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call—New Orleans.

Books

First line rundown pt. 6

More openers to new novels

“Here is the first thing you need to know about me: I’m a barefoot girl from red-dirt Oklahoma, and all the marble floors in the world will never change that.”

In the Kingdom of Men, Kim Barnes

“At first glance, she mistook him for something else.”

Inside, Alix Ohlin

“Her steps were leaden as though La Llorona rose from the dead, which indeed she had.”

The Witch Narratives: Reincarnation, Belinda Vasquez Garcia

“I keep the Beast running, I keep the 100 low lead on tap, I foresee attacks.”

The Dog Stars, Peter Heller

“The lights go out.”

The Undertow, Jo Baker

“Lord God is talking again.”

The Bird Saviors, William J. Cobb

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The Daily Word in investigating Syria, Walgreens robberies, Prince and Lionel Richie

The Daily Word

U.N. reaches site of Syrian massacre to investigate killings.

Police say 14-year-olds in Rio Rancho robbed the same Walgreens twice armed with a bat and a pellet gun.

Supreme Court's approval rating is below 50 percent.

Possibly the greatest blog post ever on '80s celebrity fashion.

Fourteen dismembered corpses found in a truck in northern Mexico.

Cops say ICE agent pulled over on San Mateo was driving erratically and had been drinking.

The 34-year streak of horse racing not having a Triple Crown winner will continue as I'll Have Another is scratched from the Belmont.

Norway is setting up a psych ward in one of its prisons in case mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik is labeled insane.

California man tries to sell bear cubs at a gas station, says he shot their mom in self defense on his property.

And now ... animal photo bombing!

Arts

Operation Art Box flows on

Everyone’s a critic ...
Everyone’s a critic ...

While taking in some sun the other other day on the patio of my favorite Nob Hill watering hole, I heard an uproar of laughs behind me. I turned and saw a dog happily besmirching one of my favorite Alibi art boxes with a mighty stream of urine. After confirming that the canine in question was not employed by any rival news outlets, I concluded he had most likely overindulged and decided to leave the matter at that.

Moral of the story: It's art box season. Click the above link to see how you can personalize your very own Alibi distribution box. Selected artists will also get stipend cash, prizes, inclusion in a big art show and the gratification of having their work displayed publicly year-round. And who knows? You might even have the honor of having your metal masterpiece R. Kellyed upon.

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