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The Daily Word in immigration, bombs and a reincarnated marine

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 14 2014 9:17 AM ]
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In Myanmar, President Obama gave a talk on immigration and said he can't “stand by” and wait for Congress to act.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel wants to fix the bomb.

A Dallas teacher was forced to resign after posting “racially charged” tweets laced with derogatory statements about the Michael Brown shooting.

According to the Pew Research Center, 40 percent of new marriages in the US are remarriages.

Police in Los Angeles arrested 23 people outside a Walmart who were protesting low wages and “its retaliation against employees who pushed for better working conditions.”

A woman who owns a horse ranch in Placitas found a dead horse in a storage room on the facility. It's not exactly The Godfather, but it's enough to make you lose your lunch.

Seven years later, the case of the missing man who left his severed penis on a doorstep is still unsolved.

A former teacher, Albuquerque Public Schools and two principals are being sued for a string of sexual abuse allegations.

Could New Mexico's seven-year oil production boom be coming to an end?

Some kids see ghosts. Some kids have imaginary friends. This one thinks he's a reincarnated marine.

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The Daily Word in snowin', poppin' and smokin'

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Nov 13 2014 1:42 PM ]
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The weather here is cold, and it may snow.

An Albuquerque app developer wants to hip you to “What’s Poppin."

The DOJ complaint against APD was assigned to U.S. District Judge Robert C. Brack.

A Sandia Labs management team misused federal funds to influence government leaders, says the Department of Energy’s Inspector General.

For Burque’s National Institute of Flamenco, there is life after the fire.

Gregg Scruggs discusses new urbanism and mass transit in “this Sun Belt city of 550,000” over at Next City.

Dogs can test their agility at a new city park.

UNM distinguished prof Vince Calhoun and 100 local volunteers contributed important research on the effects of long-term marijuana use on the brain.

Albuquerque resident Ravil Sidtikov caught a rainbow trout near Pilar; it was nearly 21 inches in length. [via August March]

Burque '90s rocanrol legend The Drags has an official Facebook page. Like the hell out of it, okay?

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Aural Sex: RISK! opens Pornotopia film fest with edgy storytelling

By Sam Adams [ Wed Nov 12 2014 12:30 PM ]
Comedian Kevin Allison brings his popular RISK! podcast to the stage during this festive opening for the Pornotopia film fest.
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The Daily Word in Bill Cosby, cops taking people's stuff, and rocket-powered Frenchmen

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Nov 12 2014 9:29 AM ]
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A Las Cruces city attorney offered tips on how police departments can make more money: Just take people’s stuff, even if they’re not guilty of a crime. “It’s a gold mine!” he said. “We could be like Czars!”

One of the controversial and soon-to-be-dissolved Mars Hill Church’s leaders will soon be holding services in Albuquerque.

The Russians are watching you masturbate.

People don’t want to watch a man get eten by a snake.

Noted comedian and possible rapist Bill Cosby just discovered that a lot of people think he’s probably a rapist.

And behold! The world’s fastest bicycle-mounted Frenchman!

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The Boys Are Back: Dropkick Murphys at Sunshine

By Renee Chavez [ Wed Nov 12 2014 9:00 AM ]
Dropkick Murphys bring some Celtic sounds to Sunshine Theater.
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"I Saw You" on Día de los Muertos

Who saw? Who was seen? Was it you?

“So many people are shut up tight inside themselves like boxes, yet they would open up, unfolding quite wonderfully, if only you were interested in them." –Sylvia Plath | Reply for free or see more “I Saw You” posts at alibi.com/personals.
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The Daily Word in Homeless Veterans, landing a spacecraft on a comet and the Russians are coming

By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Nov 11 2014 3:39 PM ]
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A controversial New Mexico coyote hunt is on for the third year.

The National Institute of Flamenco is being sued by their former landlord over the fire that gutted their space.

Two Grey Wolves were found dead in New Mexico.

Were pulp characters Philip Marlowe and Sam Spade based on a real life black private detective?

Veterans Day and homelessness.

A eulogy for Car Talk's Tom Magliozzi by his eldest daughter.

A large Russian news agency is expanding to the west.

Rick Springfield's ass is going back on trial.

600 Indian women sterilized in a matter of hours leads to deaths.

European Space Agency about to land a spacecraft on a comet.

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The Daily Word in a virus that makes you dumb, horned helmets and crock pot lids.

By Carl Petersen & Constance Moss [ Mon Nov 10 2014 12:17 PM ]
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Researchers have identified a virus that makes people stupid. Er.

Snow in Minneapolis is already screwing up the morning commute and canceling flights.

Most kids don’t even have a TV anymore.

I broke the lid to our crock pot last night. It smashed in pieces all over the floor like a windshield.

Here’s more support for the theory the Vincent Van Gogh was murdered.

There are lots of dumb ways to die.

Here’s a lovely chart of Common MythConceptions supporting my claim that a 19th-century production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle is responsible for the idea that vikings wore horned helmets.

A woman was dead for 45 minutes, then revived without brain damage.

Iraqi officials claim the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was wounded in an airstrike.

The internet has a new mug shot handsome guy.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd parties like a rock star and prostitution is legal in New Zealand.

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan flipped out and attacked people on an airplane like a zoh-hom-beh.

A cold front is going to hit New Mexico tonight.

A man threatening to jump off the San Mateo overpass shut down I-40 yesterday. I got stuck in it and saw him—he was on the lowest ledge, which didn’t seem all that high.

Right before that, I got stuck in traffic created by a standoff with an armed suspect at the Luxury Inn on Central.

Happy birthday, Neil Gaiman.

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Rooster Roundabout: This week’s music highlights

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Nov 7 2014 3:36 PM ]
Writer Mark Lopez muses on FKA Twigs’ Fallon performance, Loretta Lynn’s upcoming records and a new video by Die Antwoord.
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Turning Over a New Leaf

By Renee Chavez [ Fri Nov 7 2014 2:00 PM ]
Flyleaf play some tunes at the Sunshine Theater in support of their new record Between the Stars.
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