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The Daily Word in restriction, haiku and festivity

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Last night the APS School Board voted 5 to 2 against a proposal to send parents letters informing them they have a right to opt out of certain standardized testing for their children. The controversial testing has been hotly protested by teachers and parents of late.

The Second Judicial District Court provided a preliminary injunction for UNMH employees who feel that mandating flu shots under threat of discliplinary action up to and including termination is bogus. But this stay will only protect UNMH employees until the UNM Labor Management Relations Board hearing on Dec. 12.

Three days later, more questions than answers exist in the Shaine Sherrell shooting. Sherrell was shot by at least two APD officers during a domestic violence call, and he is still undergoing surgeries for gunshot wounds.

Test your knowledge of New Mexico in popular culture with this week's Crib Notes.

Scope our 2013 Haiku Contest winners ... and all the entries we received.

Conjure up the spirit of yesteryear’s fête with our festive holiday party mix, Dark Sweets for High Desert Winter.

Consider Mike Smith's cheerful deconstruction of the War Against Christmas.

Eschewing Photoshop, Korean artist Jee Young Lee actually builds alternate realities in her tiny studio and photographs them for posterity. Color me enchanted.

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The Daily Word in anti-choice strategy, giving and sweater weather

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The Gray Lady reports that anti-choice activists are rethinking their failed Albuquerque strategy because Hispanic Catholics didn't vote as they expected.

Cafe Giuseppe closes its Downtown doors. ... at least for now.

Scope our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. With choices ranging from fashion and music to "Breaking Bad" swag to games and gardening goods, you're bound to find inspiration in our all-local giving guide. Heck, you can even shop Burque past.

Smell you later, Winston.

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

Get schooled on law and land grant struggle in an insightful review of David Correia's Properties of Violence.

Four Up covers this week's shouldn't-miss concerts, be they doom, psych, experimental or punk.

It's finally sweater weather. Eeeeeee!

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The Daily Word in late-term abortion ban, lesbian sex scenes and subversive neon

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What would the proposed late-term abortion ban mean for New Mexico women and families? Get the facts in Science, Reason Must Inform Late-term Abortion Ban Vote.

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

Cue cognitive dissonance in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Kill coyotes for charity.

Everything in Blue is the Warmest Color runs long, be it silent footage of dinners or sex scenes.

Get your RDI of absurdist, existentialist, dystopian, gothic, sci-fi and transgressive fiction interpreted by experimental, new wave, noise, pop, post-punk and protopunk projects in From Ballard to Wilde.

This week's Four Up delivers deets on concerts featuring experimental, electronic, '80s hits, psych-pop and shoegaze.

UNMH employees protest low pay and mandatory flu shots.

Tricklock explores the cold, dark winter of the soul in Black River Falling.

Food editor Ty Bannerman has a love/hate relationship with donuts. Lucky for us, his obsession resulted in the first-ever Weekly Alibi blind donut taste test winners. Learn more in Food Fight!

This ain't your mother's neon.

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The Daily Word in Melt-Banana, Gary Snyder and bioluminescent helado

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This week's Crib Notes covers government contracting, pre-special election tricks, cult film, porn and basketball. What's your score?

Renowned poet Gary Snyder discusses Southwestern land ethics with the Alibi.

There are some seriously rad shows happening in Burque this week. Dive into Alibi coverage of Melt-Banana, Cults, Deerhoof and Nik Turner's Hawkwind.

What's the scoop on local Neapolitan pizza? Discover your carb-tastic undoing in Thin Crust Lust.

E-I-E-I-NO.

Have y'all seen the trigger warning-worthy anti-abortion truck-as-billboard creeping around our fair city? Have you voted early on the junk science-based "Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Ordinance"? If you missed it, scope our special election coverageincluding when and where to votein Late-term Abortion Ban Voting Starts Now.

Guns & Ammo advocates for regulation and finds itself in rabid Second Amendment crosshairs.

UK-based company Lick Me I'm Delicious unveils glow-in-the-dark ice cream. Sure, it's no jetpack, but color me impressed. ... and craving quiescently frozen bioluminescence.

R.I.P. Urban Tulsa Weekly.

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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.

Today's Events

Over the Edge for Special Olympics at New Mexico Bank and Trust

Join the League of Edgers and prepare to rappel 16 stories down the New Mexico Bank and Trust Building in Downtown Albuquerque.

Friday Filmmakers Coffee at Jean Cocteau Cinema

¡Globalquerque!: Beto Jamaica • Los Texmaniacs • Los Primos with Lenore Armijo • DVA and more at National Hispanic Cultural Center

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