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The Daily Word in late-term abortion ban, Hallowe'en and 3D sugar skulls

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Geoffrey Plant reports on early and absentee voting for the Nov. 19 late-term abortion ban voteand the junk science used to catalyze the ordinancein Late-term Abortion Ban Voting Starts Now.

For your All Hallows' Eve reading pleasure, we scared up Ambrose Bierce's "The Other Lodgers."

Test your knowledge of current affairs with our week-in-review pop quiz, Crib Notes.

Soundtrack your creepy cocktail party with DJ Mello's Hocus Pocus mix, which includes doo-wop, jazz and funk.

This week's Four Up delivers all the electrofolk, rock redux, scary karaoke and stoner rock you can handle. Don't be afraid.

Authors Jared Diamond and Daniel Alarcón are both visiting Burque soon. Learn more in Get Lit.

In a city filled with New Mexican options, Patricia’s Café impresses our jaded and "soupy enchilada"-weary food editor.

Wild horseswill they drag them away?

Sugar skulls ... now in 3D!

ISO a last-minute costume idea, ladies? Skip the slutty cop/nurse/whatever costume and rep strong women of the past.

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The Daily Word in justice(s), Zooey Deschanel and units of death

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Our same-sex marriage breath is bated, New Mexico Supreme Court. For more, check out The Grey Lady. ... or New Mexico Telegram, the Journal, KUNM and the Santa Fe Reporter.

Alibi media partner La Jicarita updates us on the Guv's assault on environmental protection policy.

New Mexico Compass covered a protest over teacher evaluations and over-testing by parents and the Stand 4 Kids movement.

Find out what Zooey Deschanel taught local author Amelia Olson about authorship, attribution and ego in The Time the Internet Almost Remembered Me.

Test your knowledge of current affairs with this week's Crib Notes.

Get your filmic spook on with advice from Devin D. O'Leary's Big-Screen Screams.

Captain America checks in with the 5 Star Motelles.

Risk analysis and statistics created the lovely portmanteau "micromort" aka a one-in-a-million chance of death.

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Americana Partners: Jeffrey Foucault & Kris Delmhorst

Both folk luminaries in their own right, members of poetic rock band Cold Satellite, spouses and collaborators Jeffrey Foucault and Kris Delmhorst appear in concert and conversation at Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale SE) tonight. The show begins with local, nationally syndicated radio show "Art of the Song" hosts John Dillon and Vivian Nesbitt interviewing the twosome; look for an episode composed of interview and concert highlights at artofthesong.org after the concert. If descriptors like “bold,” “brilliant,” “literate” and “vibrant” describe your ideal sonic amusement, this is a serious should-see. This all-ages event begins promptly at 7:30pm, and early bird tickets are $17, but day-of-show purchase will run you $22. Outpost Performance Space • Sat Oct 19 • 7:30pm • $15 • View on Alibi calendar

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The Daily Word in shutdown's end, film industry and big ol' Russian meteorite

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Happy Thursday ... fed shutdown is over. (Pro-tip: Singing the preceding to the tune of "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" and detourning the remaining lyrics to mock the 144 is good, clean fun.) And I bet blowback for the GOP will last a good, long while.

What's your week-in-review IQ? Find out with Crib Notes.

If you can read this week's Four Up without a flicker of interest, well then, I just don't know.

We're ready for our close-up, Hollywood. We'll talk soon, Saul.

At my house, we're using the heck out of our shiny, new blue bin. How 'bout y'all?

Sadly, New Mexico's drought is not over.

Headline OTD: "Can Ultra-Rich Virgin Galactic Ticketholders Stomach New Mexico Long Enough to Get to Space?"

This is how many terrific sci-fi flicks begin.

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Yosvany Terry Quintet at Outpost

Born and raised in Cuba, saxophonist, percussionist and composer Yosvany Terry immigrated to New York City in '99. Terry also incorporates the chekeréan instrument composed of a large, hollow gourd encircled by a lacy patchwork of colored beadswhich is shaken, slapped and twisted. Terry's arrival in the Big Apple coincided with a new era of experimentation and innovation in Latin jazz. An active educator and member of the jazz avant-garde, he's on tour with his quintet promoting their latest, Today's Opinion, which masterfully amalgamates West African, Cuban and American jazz rhythms and idioms. The Yosvany Terry Quintet performs in our fair city tonight at Outpost Performance Space (210 Yale SE). The all-ages gig revs up at 7:30pm sharpno, seriouslyand general admission ranges from $15 to $20. Pro-tip: If you can't make the evening concert, Terry will host a free, 50-minute mini-concert and lecture for youth and community at Outpost tomorrow at 10am. Outpost Performance Space • Thu Oct 10 • 7:30pm • $15-$20 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar

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The Daily Word in restaurants, mental illness and 100,000 porcelain skulls

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You voted. We tallied. Scope the results of the Alibi's 2013 Best of Burque Restaurants poll. Categories include: Gluttony, Around the World, A.M., P.M., No Bones About It, The Sweet Stuff, State Treasures and Best of the Rest.

Our fall editorial intern, Rebecca Gonzales, profiles local storyteller and publisher Ungelbah Davila.

Test your knowledge of New Mexico current affairs and pop culture with this week's Crib Notes.

Peruse Devin D. O'Leary's cinematic picks from the jam-packed 11th Annual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival schedule in Gay for Play.

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, I share my diagnosed acronyms and an eclectic playlist, Black Eyed Dog and Yellow Wallpaper, themed on the subject of mental illness.

Get your guffaw on during the 2nd Annual Comedy Awareness Week.

Election fatigue be damned! On Tuesday, Nov. 19, a citywide election will decide both the Council runoff in District 7 and a proposed late-term abortion ban.

LANL will cease operations if the shutdown continues through next Friday.

Alibi media partner La Jicarita takes a critical look at new media outlet New Mexico Watchdog.

Can't travel to Singapore to see artist Nino Sarabutra's "What Will You Leave Behind?" Neither can I, but the idea of an artist inviting observers to walk across more than 100,000 porcelain skulls is symbolically intriguing. And you can participate in the exhibit's online gallery of thoughts and photos.

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3rd Annual Indie/Punk/Electronic Music Festival Puts the Electro in Shiprock

The third annual Indie/Punk/Electronic Music Festival happens mañana in Shiprock, N.M. The three-day fest features more than 20 bands, DJs, barbeque and an underground fashion show curated by Naïve Visual Communications. Admission to the all-ages fest is $4 per day, but don't forget to bring some cash for band merch and fest t-shirts. Shouldn't-miss sets include Bigawatt's bass/noise rap, Ryan Dennison's rez-surf noise, Lo-Cash Ninjas' ska/ninja-core, Discotays' queer post-punk, Horse Thief's joyless ambient noise, Bat Vomit's grrl-punk, Chloe's lo-fi punk and Sara Century's weirdo-noise. If you're up for an electrifying road trip, scope the full deets online. This is a drug and alcohol-free event, so be prepared to get high exclusively on art and sound. All the excitement happens at The MOD (Highway 64 East in Shiprock, next to 7/11). The MOD, Shiprock • Fri Oct 4 • 6pm • $4 • View on Alibi calendar

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The Daily Word in balloons, zines and government shutdown

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Scope our Insider's Guide to Balloon Fiesta, y'all. Both veteran and neophyte balloonatics can learn something from Prêt-à-Porta Potty, our Fiesta picks and, natch, the schedule of events.

Are honeybees alchemists? Amelia Olson investigates.

Get your RDI of New Mexico News.

All hail Crib Notes aka the triumphant return of our weekly current affairs pop quiz.

We celebrate self-published micro lit by interviewing ABQ Zine Fest founder Marya Errin Jones in preview of this weekend's third annual fest.

Boost your post-"Breaking Bad" mood by dining at the IRL versions of BrBa's culinary landscape.

Sonic doc Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me captures the supernova-like career of a seminal pop-rock band.

This week's Four Up covers: modern jazz; hip-hop; ’70s garage/protopunk trio Death documentary, A Band Called Death; and The Legendary Pink Dots.

Alibi media partner La Jicarita weighs in on the hands-on/hands-off wildfire management debate.

What does the government shutdown mean for New Mexico? Business First and the Journal explore the topic.

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Our Haunted Sister

Orange Goblin • Holy Grail • heavy metal • Lazer/Wulf • experimental metal

London-based stoner metal stalwart Orange Goblin has been wrecking necks for 18 years. In its first year, the band went by the moniker Our Haunted Kingdom, but since '95, the name Orange Goblin has been synonymous with oh-so-heavy. Check out some of the group's seven full-lengthsFrequencies from Planet Ten, Time Travelling Blues, Coup de Grace and Healing Through Fire are personal favesand experience the fearsome foursome live at Sister (407 Central NW) tonight. Admittance to the 21-and-over gigalso featuring Holy Grail and Lazer/Wulfis 10 bones. Pop in your earplugs and start drooling over OG vocalist Ben Ward's luscious locks at 9pm. Sister • Tue Oct 1 • 9pm • $10 • 21+ • View on Alibi calendar

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The Daily Word in election, Tex-Mex-Thai and "The Thrill-Kill State"

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Voter turnout in Albuquerque municipal elections is dismal. According to this City chart, less than 14 percent of registered voters rocked the ballot box in 2011; in 2009, less than 30 percent of registered voters fulfilled their civic duty. The business of running and strategizing financial growth, allotment of social services and general rule-making in our fair city are at the heart of these elections, and you should care about that. With an anti-choice special election and Bosque development planning on the horizon, you should also care who represents your voice on issues ranging from reproductive justice to environmental planning. So scope the Alibi's premasticated 2013 municipal election digest before heading to the polls. ... and please use your voice, citizens.

Kristi D. Lawrence shares insight into local photographer/artist Margot A. Geist's incendiary matchbox artwork in The World Inside.

Rudi Thornburgh waxes poetic about legendary musician Billy Cobham in preview of his Spectrum 40 tour, hitting the KiMo this weekend. Learn more in Billy Cobham's Fierce Fusion.

Does Tex-Mex-Thai sound too good to be true? Ari LeVaux's review of Thai Saweiy may change your dinner plans.

Conservation groups concerned about New Mexico prairie dog and coyote-killing contests band together to propose new monikers for our state. Front runners include old standby "Land of Entrapment," "The Thrill-Kill State" and "New Mexico: We'll Blow You Away."

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