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The Daily Word in cannabis, sex and Allen Ginsberg on psychedelic drugs
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Jan 22 2015 12:16 PM ]
Scope our Cannabis Issue to spark up knowledge on New Mexico's medical marijuana policy landscape, an unlikely New Mexican MMJ patient and a recreational marijuana vacation in Pagosa Springs.
Our fourth issue of 2015 also proffers:
• The Weekly Alibi pop quiz, Crib Notes
• A review of Michael Mann's high-tech cyber-thriller Blackhat
• Show Up! On Beholding and Belonging: Five gigs prove there's no place like home
• An arts feature examining Amazon's battle for publishing dominance, Storytime is Over: How Amazon is out-Goliathing the publishing industry
• A review of Kokoro Japanese Restaurant, Back from the Heart of Japan
• And much, much more! Including micro reviews of new releases by California X, Marilyn Manson and The Decemberists; Odds & Ends; venues that offer drinks while making art in Sip, Paint, Repeat; A Drinkable Feast honoring J.D. Salinger; and so on.
And don't forget to fill out our fast, easy and 100 percent anonymous Third Annual Sex Survey to inform our coverage of Albuquerque's circa 2015 lovescape.
The mutilated corpses of four dogs were discovered at the Conejo Waste Transfer Station. Animal Protection of New Mexico is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer(s).
Will you be at the 15th annual world's largest matanza this weekend?
The president of Yemen and his cabinet have resigned amid chaos.
Read a lost letter about psychedelic drugs from Allen Ginsberg to the readers of the Paris Review.
The Daily Word in how to do literally everything, APD and Lars von Trier
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Jan 15 2015 1:12 PM ]
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.
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."
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.
The Daily Word in democracy, pizza and Hotel California
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Jan 8 2015 12:06 PM ]
Yesterday's Daily Word proffered in-depth coverage of the Paris terror attacks on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. In the spirit of promoting the universal values of democracy and freedom of expression, here's a link to an English translation of Charlie Hebdo's website. Parlez-vous français? Here's the original, untranslated link.
The drought-sapped rivers of the Southwest formally invite El Niño to kick up "the oomph."
Northbound Girard at Coal is closed as police investigate a city bus crashing into a home. According to APD, no one in the home was injured, and information on passenger injuries is forthcoming.
FREE download OTD = Lydia Lunch and Cypress Grove's truly creepy cover of the Eagles' "Hotel California." Stream and download it here.
Wherever you're heading, "bring your Alibis" along for our websclusive weekly pop quiz, a review of dirty German sex comedy Wetlands, your weekly rock sermon, a Netflix-centric We Like to Watch (Instantly) column on Finding Fela!, The Weird World of Blowfly and Hit So Hard, an interview with awesome Native comedy troupe the 1491s and a review of Indian-slash-Nepali restaurant Taste of Himalayas.
The Daily Word in cumulative song form
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Dec 25 2014 1:54 PM ]
On the first day of Christmas, the Grey Lady sent to me a bill for $27,673.
On the second day of Christmas, the Washington Times sent to me veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.
On the fifth day of Christmas, the Daily News sent to me fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.
On the sixth day of Christmas, the Business Standard sent to me a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.
On the seventh day of Christmas, Market Watch sent to me swans upending markets, a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.
On the eighth day of Christmas, Bloomberg sent to me maids who won't clean toilets, swans upending markets, a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.
On the ninth day of Christmas, the Japan Times sent to me ladies wedding solo, maids who won't clean toilets, swans upending markets, a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.
On the tenth day of Christmas, the Telegraph sent to me elderly lords a-quitting, ladies wedding solo, maids who won't clean toilets, swans upending markets, a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.
On the eleventh day of Christmas, the Daily News sent to me crack pipes for hiding, elderly lords a-quitting, ladies wedding solo, maids who won't clean toilets, swans upending markets, a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.
On the twelfth day of Christmas, the Blockhead Trio sent to me a Charlie Brown-themed synthmas, crack pipes for hiding, elderly lords a-quitting, ladies wedding solo, maids who won't clean toilets, swans upending markets, a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.
The Daily Word in Last-Minute Gift Guide, rape culture and Sleater-Kinney
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Dec 11 2014 10:28 AM ]
Scope your favorite alt.weekly's Last-Minute Gift Guide for shopping inspiration for "difficult" but mandatory giftees on your list.
Film editor Devin D. O'Leary reviews "icy Swedish examination of love and marriage" Force Majeure. Catch it this week at The Guild Cinema.
Test your knowledge of last week's Albuquerque, N.M. news with Alibi pop quiz Crib Notes.
From EDM, death metal and mariachi to classical and garage rock, Show Up! has deets on the hottest shows of the week.
Get your RDI of art smarts with this week's Culture Shock.
Hosho McCreesh assembled a crackerjack team of imbibers to test Burque's "bomber" options.
The New Mexico Environment Department is issuing fines of $54 million dollars over WIPP radiation leak.
Sleater-Kinney is coming! Sleater-Kinney is coming! Catch scholar/critic Greil Marcus' favorite American rock band at Launchpad on Tuesday, April 28.
Downtown eatery Ghost Flame Grill has closed.
Happy belated birthday, Ada Lovelace!
The Daily Word in burning Marilyn's dresses, the last Southern Democrat and Crispin Hellion Glover
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Dec 4 2014 12:30 PM ]
An 80-year-old New Mexican man plans to have his collection of Marilyn Monroe's clothing burned in Zozobra after his death. It's, like, in his will. And it seems a fitting tribute to the life of an actress whose flame burned intensely and all too briefly.
US headline OTD? DC bans pot testing of job applicants via WaPo; okay, okay, it's not exactly catchy, but I sure hope it's catching.
The City has hired a local NAACP leader named Harold Bailey, but the choice remains controversial. According to a quoted source, Bailey has "sold his soul."
You know what Downtown needs? If you guessed "a temporary ice skating rink," bingo! This could only turn out well, no?
Oh and did I mention that Crispin Hellion Glover is coming? Rhetorical! In fact, he's probably already here. Scope our interview with the actor/author/auteur, "Begging the Question(s): Crispin Hellion Glover talks critical thought, propaganda and taboo." Visit with Glover on Friday and Saturday night at The Guild Cinema.
And Devin D. O'Leary schools us on Hollywood holidaze in this year's Alibi Holiday Film Guide.
Is Mary Landrieu the last Southern Democrat? The Atlantic weighs in.
Tim Walker's photographs of fairy queen Tilda Swinton are (like most anything Swinton-related) rad.
The Daily Word in snowin', poppin' and smokin'
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Nov 13 2014 1:42 PM ]
The weather here is cold, and it may snow.
An Albuquerque app developer wants to hip you to “What’s Poppin."
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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Los Ojos del Lobo
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Tue Nov 4 2014 12:00 PM ]
Self-described as "trip metal," Wolf Eyes synthesizes genres ranging from metal to hardcore to electronic. Nuevomexicano noisemakers Mesa Ritual and TAHNZZ open this wicked Sweet Sixteen bash at Burt's on Wednesday night.
The Daily Word in voting, cruelty and Gareth Pugh
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Oct 30 2014 11:37 AM ]
It's time to rock the Bernalillo County vote, y'all. Peruse the 2014 Alibi Election Guide to learn more about key races and for translations of ballot-speak on advisory questions and constitutional amendments. Contrary to propaganda that voting doesn't matter, it totally does. And local and state elections are a way to make a real positive impact on our community. And you know you want a sticker. So vote early through Saturday, Nov. 1, or rock the ballot on Election Day proper.
Burque is one of only two cities nationwide recognized as an Urban Bird Treaty City, y'all. Translation: Our burg is for the birds ... in a good way.
A motion to dismiss charges against three teens charged with beating two Native homeless men to death in the South Valley was denied.
A man suspected of committing a string of home invasions of elderly women in southeast Albuquerque was arrested by SWAT.
A deer jumped in front of a motorcycle. The bike is totaled, the deer is dead and the biker? He's fine ... and headed back to work as a zookeeper.
Chronic fatigue syndrome patients, it's all in your head ... specifically your brain.
I'm not a huge fan of the fashion-industrial complex. But Gareth Pugh's Spring 2015 Read-to-Wear line is blowing my occult-obsessed mind ATM. Get your costume inspiration on, y'all.
The Daily Word in the First Amendment, cannabis and green chile
By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Oct 16 2014 1:27 PM ]
Democratic candidate for New Mexico Auditor Tim Keller's new attack ad uses the pop culture cachet of the A1A Car Wash from "Breaking Bad" to reference the dirt on Republican opponent Robert Aragon. Oh and the ad is narrated by "Gomie" (Steven Michael Quezada).
Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides announced that Spaceport America, located in the Jornada del Muerto desert basin, is just four test flights away from its inaugural commercial travel flight .
Tierra Blanca High Desert Ranch High Desert Youth Program owner/operator Scott Chandler, who stands accused of abuse and torture of troubled teens, has filed a defamation/libel lawsuit against Steve Cowen (the father of a youth resident/alleged victim), reporter Rene Romo, the New Mexico Department of Public Safety and the New Mexico State Police.
Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden discusses efforts to combat a 10-49 (department code for "information") failure within APD and progress that he's made moving APD away from "siloing information."
Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson posits that medical marijuana could be a potential treatment for ebola.
Historical teevee drama "Manhattan" was renewed for a second season by WGN America.
Former UNM student Monica Pompeo is suing the university for violating her First Amendment rights by forcing her to drop a course titled "Images of (Wo)men: From Icons to Iconoclasts." The academic conflict began when Pompeo critiqued mid-'80s lesbian romantic drama Desert Hearts by referring to lesbianism as perverse and using the word "barren" a lot.
PBS considers nuevomexicano farmers' concerns about the state green chile industry competition with out-of-state growers while coping with extreme weather's negative impact on crop yields.
Happy birthday, Oscar Wilde, Nico, Tim Robbins and Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar).
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