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The Daily Word in police errors, guns and standing while peeing

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 23 2015 9:30 AM ]
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What were the “errors” made by Cleveland Police that led to the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice?

Thousands are gathering in Riyadh to pay their respects to Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud, who passed away yesterday.

66-year-old Rodney L. Halbower is being charged with two counts of murder in connection with the serial killings of six women in 1976.

TSA seized a record 2,212 firearms from carry-on luggage in 2014, 83 percent of which were loaded. Hot damn!

Tai Chan, a New Mexico deputy being charged for the murder of a former fellow deputy, is asking the judge to let him go home to Santa Fe while he awaits trial.

A kidnapping phone scam is plaguing New Mexico residents.

Since the GOP now has the majority in the New Mexico House, bishops want to restrict late-term abortions.

A special needs educational assistant at Belen High School is being charged with having a sexual relationship with one of her students.

A German judge rules: The man can pee standing up!

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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 ]
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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.

Does the U.S. military keep body counts?

Read a lost letter about psychedelic drugs from Allen Ginsberg to the readers of the Paris Review.

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The Daily Word In Space Camp, Fake Babies and Becoming President

By Amelia Olson [ Wed Jan 21 2015 11:53 AM ]
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It’s Wednesday! How are you? Have you been getting enough sleep and drinking enough water? Don’t get too worried about all the stuff you worry about, because it will all work out. Probably. Just take a deep breath, read these mostly uplifting stories, and remember that you are important and people love you.

The fake baby in American Sniper was snubbed at the Golden Globes. RUDE.

Space camp. SPACE CAMP! WE HAVE A SPACE CAMP!

People who care about sports are freaking out about the deflated footballs used during the Patriots game.

Eight of the 43 presidents of the United States never went to college! TAKE THAT, DAD!

Your daily proof that dogs are real life angels.

TLC has created a Kickstarter to help finance a new album.

The highest paid Youtube star is a mysterious woman who clearly loves nail art and opens Disney toys.

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The Daily Word in the new “X Files,” goodbye Blackbird Buvette and the saddest day of the year.

By Carl Petersen & Constance Moss [ Mon Jan 19 2015 12:23 PM ]
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Today is Blue Monday, the saddest day of the year.

It’s also MLK Day.

It’s also the last day of business for Blackbird Buvette.

The Seahawks will face the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.

Liberace’s hologram is going on tour.

Tiger Woods’ front tooth is missing.

The Jesus Bandit remains at large in Hawaii.

There was live sex on stage at a Dead Kennedys concert.

There’s no such species as a black panther.

The X Files” is coming back to TV with Mulder and Scully.

Here’s what guitar strings do.

You’ll be surprised by some of these amazingly cheap movie props.

Deep-fried batteries are the future.

You remember things better with your eyes closed.

More knockouts at Knockouts.

A strange diamond-shaped object appeared in the sky above Albuquerque.

The Walmart shooter remains at large.

Happy birthday, Dolly Parton.

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The Daily Word in heavenly lies, gay marriage and glitter

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 16 2015 9:39 AM ]
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The kid who wrote The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven admits: “I did not die. I did not go to heaven.”

The clock is ticking on the issue of gay marriage for Supreme Court justices who need to put it on their calendar before their current term ends in June.

If civics isn't your best subject, you might not want to move to Arizona.

Police are looking for a teenage Kentucky couple who have gone on a multi-state crime spree.

Scientists report that 2014 was the hottest year in Earth's recorded history.

SWAT has been called out to a home in southwest ABQ where a man has barricaded himself after trying to commit an auto burglary. This story is still developing. Check KRQE for updates.

APD has released the names of the two officers who were involved in Tuesday night's fatal shooting on San Mateo: Michael Oates and Matthew Fisher.

The lawyers for APD officers Keith Sandy and Dominique Perez have filed a motion to stop the DA's office from prosecuting murder charges for the shooting of James Boyd in March 2014.

The Bernalillo County commissioners agreed to go ahead with a tax increase that would raise $40 million a year to help with the county budget and mental health programs.

An Ohio woman is being charged with vandalism after trashing her boss' office with glitter and silly string. Wait … what's the bad part?

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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 ]
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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.

Amelia Olson drops mad skin care kitchen science.

M. Brianna Stallings proposes strategies for surviving ABQ Ride.

Eva Avenue hips you to how to score work as an extra.

Carrie Murphy, a local doula, shares her guidance in creating your birth plan.

Mark Lopez teaches you how to make mixed media masterpieces.

And I want to show you how to fall in love with music again.

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."

"Chaos reigns."

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.

Download OTD = London-based label Blackest Ever Black's latest show on Berlin Community Radio

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The Daily Word In Secret Dungeons, Orangutans and Glitter

By Amelia Olson [ Wed Jan 14 2015 11:58 AM ]
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If you receive an envelope full of glitter that is sure to get all over the damn place, it wasn't me!

Orangutans: they’re just like us!

THIS DOG TAKES HIMSELF TO THE DOG PARK ON THE BUS BECAUSE HE IS A GENIUS AND HAS LIFE FIGURED OUT MORE THAN ANY OF US.

Some guy signed a contract to buy the dormant missile silo in Roswell, taking it off the real estate market and proving that people are actually as bizarre and magnificent as they seem.

A man who was apparently wearing body armor was shot and killed near Constitution last night by APD. The story is still unfolding and there are many questions surrounding the incident.

A guy found a trap door in the closet of his recently rented studio apartment that lead to a secret dungeon. So...that’s totally terrifyingly creepy.

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The Daily Word in Kreskin, tono and the president of Croatia.

By Carl Petersen [ Mon Jan 12 2015 1:11 PM ]
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Two APD officers will be charged with murder in the shooting death of James Boyd.

Here’s a list of last night’s Golden Globe winners.

Guys who post selfies are crazy.

A man with Broca’s aphasia can only say the word “tono,” which isn’t precisely even a word.

Gastrointestinal microbes may cause arthritis.

If you let me stare into your eyes for four minutes you’ll start getting lots of email from me.

A graduate of Los Alamos High School is the new president of Croatia.

Snow is coming to Albuquerque.

Happy birthday, Kreskin.

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The Daily Word in the Keystone XL pipeline, a randy doctor and hand sanitizer

By Mark Lopez [ Fri Jan 9 2015 10:18 AM ]
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In breaking news, the suspects in the Charlie Hebdo massacre have been killed, and a hostage has been freed.

President Obama has proposed a plan to allow people to go to community college for free; however it would cost $60 billion over the course of 10 years. The question remains over how it will be paid for.

The jury selection begins today in the trial of NFL player Aaron Hernandez, who is accused of murdering Odin Lloyd in 2013.

Surveillance footage shows that the two officers who fatally shot Tamir Rice (a 12-year-old who had a pellet gun) gave the boy no aid as he lay wounded by their patrol car.

The Nebraska Supreme Court ruled that Gov. Dave Heineman can approve the route of the "controversial" Keystone XL pipeline, which now leaves it up to the Obama administration to grant approval as well.

The Department of Justice investigates how many sexual assault and harassment cases at the University of New Mexico actually make it to the DA's office.

According to documents Dr. Christopher Driskill missed a birth because he was having sex with another patient.

Some fourth graders were suspended after conspiring to kill their teacher with hand sanitizer (because she was allergic).

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The Daily Word in democracy, pizza and Hotel California

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Jan 8 2015 12:06 PM ]
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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.

New Mexico residents don't love pizza enough.

FREE download OTD = Lydia Lunch and Cypress Grove's truly creepy cover of the Eagles' "Hotel California." Stream and download it here.

Lori Nix’s post-apocalyptic dioramas are hella rad.

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.

Happy birthday, Elvis Presley, Stephen Hawking, Jenny Lewis and David Bowie!

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