The Daily Word in investigating Syria, Walgreens robberies, Prince and Lionel Richie
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!
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.
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.
Two years before she died, Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms got together with a group of Albuquerque music patrons and formed a chamber music event. That was in 1942. Seventy years later, the June Music Festival is a staple in the Duke City's classical and chamber music scenes, drawing performers from around the world. Tonight kicks off the festival's 71st incarnation with The Fine Arts Quartet performing pieces by Mozart, Schumann and Efrem Zimbalist Sr. The group also plays Sunday, highlighting the work of Beethoven, Haydn and Dohnányi. The festival wraps up the following weekend with a performance of Astor Piazzolla's tango movements by The Philippe Quint Quintet. It all takes place at the Simms Center for the Performing Arts (6400 Wyoming NE), with tonight’s performance at 7:30 p.m.
The Daily Word in Obama cyberattacks, Zombie Apocalypse, Kanye tweets
UN Rights Council looking into mass killings in Syria which many believe to be the work of Syrian government.
Obama’s role in cyberattacks on Iran.
Motorcyclist killed in hit-and-run on I-25.
Saturday is Free Fishing Day—no licenses or stamps required.
Looks like John Edwards will walk free.
Details on the Seattle man who killed five in a cafe on Wednesday and then offed himself.
Relatives of the homeless (and now faceless) man who was attacked in Miami didn't know he was still alive. In related news, a Baltimore student snacks on a man’s brain and heart. Meanwhile, CDC denies Zombie Apocalypse.
Bieber has a thing for walking into plate-glass.
Where to go for free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day.
If you've ever been pissed that your custom-ordered Persian rugs didn't come with the proper cherub imagery, maybe you'll sympathize with these embroidered Kanye tweets.
Invention of the year— spray-bottle Sriracha. Somebody get a patent, stat!
Speaking of inventions, MIT students turn bananas, cat tongues and stairs into computer keys.
This guy should teach New Mexicans to parallel park. Just sayin’.
Postcommodity on the rise
Anyone who’s interested in sound- and art-installation in the Southwest is probably familiar with Postcommodity. The collective, comprised of four Native American artists working in a variety of mediums has been creating politcally charged and culturally inquisitive work since 2007. For this week’s arts profile, the Alibi caught up with member Raven Chacon to discuss the direction of Postcommodity in the wake of a large grant and an upcoming installation in Australia.
Wild Dancing West tonight at VSA
This year’s installation of Wild Dancing West opens with Burque native Meshi Chavez’ We Two Boys at VSA North Fourth Art Center (4904 Fourth Street NW). Shows run tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. and are part of VSA’s three-week extravaganza highlighting the work of Southwestern dancers and choreographers. Click the above link to read about Chavez and the fest’s other offerings.
The Native Treasures: Indian Arts Festival returns to the Santa Fe Community Convention Center and boasts more than 200 artists repping 40-plus pueblos and tribes. The event runs Saturday ($10) and Sunday (free) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. As Native Treasures draws many art pickers, you can also throw down an extra $10 to get in an hour early Saturday before the crowds take over. Cowgirl BBQ caters, live music performances abound and Diné painter and jeweler Tony Abeyta is the weekend's celeb. He'll be receiving the festival's "Living Treasure" award for his excellence in craftsmanship and public service.
The Daily Word in Etan Patz, wildfires, Unabomber status update
Man arrested after confessing to abduction and murder of NYC boy in infamous case dating back to 1979.
Wildfires are back.
Ted Kaczynski fills Harvard classmates in on what he’s accomplished since graduating 50 years ago.
A pilot flying the governor last night forgot to put down the landing gear.
Chinese police investigating whether arrested man is a serial killer who targeted teenage boys.
Burglars flee Las Cruces area home invasion after shooting a 10-year-old who was protecting his family
Miami Heat move on to the Conference Finals.
International Space Station successfully captures commercial SpaceX Dragon capsule.
Celeb photographer realizes he is intersex after going to hospital with a kidney stone.
Apparently Andy Milonakis is still around and reviewing wine.
Street art stroll pt. 2
The last iteration of this blog column was used to highlight stencils, graff and found art in Downtown Albuquerque. Today we're switching things up a bit. My mom the art historian is currently in Paris, so I asked her to be the Alibi's foreign photo correspondent. Wonder what street artists with names like Miss-Tic, Boozy and and Jef Aerosol are up to in gay Paree? Here you have it in slideshow format, straight from the hip Parisian hood known as arrondissement des Gobelins (which does not mean, contrary to my language-botching proclivities, “The Round Table of the Goblins”). Check out the Hollande vs. Sarkozy presidential boxing poster!
While Walter White might resemble an undersized Kevin Youkilis, he doesn't exactly cut a sporting figure. And Jesse Pinkman fielding hot grounders at shortstop? Sounds like a recipe for disaster. What about the icy glare of Heisenberg staring you down from the pitcher's mound, or DEA Agent Hank Schrader coming at you with a bat? Who would want to argue a call with crime lord Gus Fring? You can put these fictional questions to the test on Saturday as Bryan Cranston, members of "Breaking Bad" and celebs such as Lou Diamond Phillips host a charity softball game at Isotopes Park at 5:30 p.m. tonight. The celebs will be playing against the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, vets who've lost limbs in combat. All proceeds will benefit their organization and Disabled American Veterans. Add a ’Topes game following right after, and you've got a double-header. My prediction? The celebs will take a Pinkman-esque beatdown.