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

The Daily Word
In the news: Job growth, Jarrin Solomon, Bosque fire, hit-and-run, David Axelrod, ass shakin’, Fry-Up, raging winos, Raiders defensive end, PCP, Stonehenge

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The Daily Word in Syrian violence, snitches, foie gras

The Daily Word
In the news: Syria, Bosque, quite drunk, Atlanta police, health care ruling, toilet-bowl-cleaner shank, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72, NBA Draft results, infamous Draft-day attire, foie gras, Chicago, 1870s juvenile mug shots, this kid, misogynistic public trans system, this person’s Etsy, movie theaters, “Asshole” dolphin, Dave Chapelle skit

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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.”

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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
In the news: arm, Bosque fire, bond doubled, naked man in Florida, naked man on drugs, Florida, Best-selling biography, “Life in Hell.”, a bar in North Carolina, 100-pound scrotum, “The bat has the hiccups.”, people

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Confessions of a King

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

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Flash Fiction marches on

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 imaginativenot to mention eeriepiece 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 CallNew Orleans.

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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.”

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

The Daily Word
In the news: Syrian massacre, robbed the same Walgreens twice, approval rating, '80s celebrity fashion, dismembered corpses, ICE agent, I'll Have Another, Anders Behring Breivik, tries to sell bear cubs at a gas station, photo bombing!

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

Arts

Operation Art Box flows on

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.

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