V.23 No.25 |
The Daily Word in security, surveillance, drones and genderless pronouns
By Geoffrey Plant [ Tue Jun 24 2014 12:04 PM ]
There's a new security measure in the Albuquerque mayor's office: a second door.
New security measures coming to Pat Hurley park in NW Albuquerque.
Charges are being dropped in the case of three UNM football players accused of raping a female student.
Check out this photo gallery of Barstow's many kitschy motels.
Here is a national map of military and civilian drone crashes as well as airports that are or will be hosting drone traffic.
How much are Bob Dylan's lyrics to "Like a Rolling Stone" worth?
Vancouver school board approves the use of genderless pronouns.
Learn the true meaning of "my two cents" and other business jargon that should be used sparingly.
Watch Japanese folks master the use of the English-speaker's favorite curse word.
Excellent short film set to Tiny Tim's "Livin' in the Sunlight, Lovin' in the Moonlight".
V.23 No.20 |
The Daily Word in the next APD shooting (contest), cat harrasment and YODO
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed May 21 2014 8:51 AM ]
Good morning, it's May 21, 2014,
and the NRA will hold a shooting contest for Albuquerque police in September. “It is an economic boost for the city and a source of pride for us,” police spokeswoman Janet Blair said, without a trace of irony,
an ex-policewoman is accused of harassing her neighbor by having 12 cats,
and a local funeral home would like to remind you that YODO.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration will soon tell us a little more about how they decide which Americans to kill with drones,
uncovered memos from the 60s show that the US government's official stance on LGBT employees used to be "Once a homo, always a homo,"
actor Michael Jace, from the TV show 'The Shield,' shot and killed his wife,
over 100 "RATers" were arrested for remotely spying on computer users through their webcams,
and game show host Pat Sajak thinks that people who believe in climate change are racists.
V.23 No.1 |
The Daily Word for a New Year
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Jan 1 2014 9:47 AM ]
I'm crawling out of bed on New Year's Day just for you, beloved readers.
But hey, happy new year! Let's all look forward to the year of the swan, the salamander, the e-engagement, the modest sheath dress, the brain, the bros, the pitcher, the light heavyweights and 48 other things proclaimed by writers all over the world.
Somebody made a big mess in Times Square last night. About 50 tons of mess. And somebody else has to clean it up.
If you head out for breakfast today you might notice that your Albuquerque servers are a little bit happier. About a buck fifty an hour happier, in fact.
And the Boy Scouts of America will be slightly more tolerant starting today.
But those opposed to Obamacare will be fuming.
Hey! A lot of people saw a lot of monsters last year. Monsters like big gold fish, suspicious logs in lakes, mangy dogs and a giant squid.
And now I'm going back to sleep.
V.22 No.32 |
The Daily Word in auto thefts, baby creepers and the KKK
By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Aug 14 2013 10:57 AM ]
APS to consider a new bathroom policy for transgender students.
Who's watching your baby? For these Houston parents, the answer was "some creepy hacker." He was also yelling at the baby.
Werner Herzog says "Don't text and drive." And it sounds awesome when he says it.
Wondering what Susana Martinez is spending your tax money on? New Mexico In Depth has compiled a searchable data base to answer that question.
A day in the life of the Ku Klux Klan.
Albuquerque thieves love to steal trucks.
And my favorite headline of the week: Goats are eating and peeing all over J. Edgar Hoover’s grave.
V.22 No.26 | 6/27/2013
Clip and save this handy guide to LGBTQ resources in Burque.
V.21 No.45 | 11/8/2012
I voted (I wish I didn’t have to)
By Maren Tarro [ Tue Nov 6 2012 1:00 PM ]
BALTIMORE—When my husband and I headed to our polling place this morning we took along something extra: Our children. Previously we’ve opted to vote unencumbered by the whirling dervishes of energy that our children are, but this time around we felt a need for them to be a part of what could be an historic vote—and I don’t just mean electing Barry O to a second term.
You see, while I occasionally send in reports to the Alibi about the goings-on in DC I actually live on the Maryland side. And this year’s Maryland ballot features Question 6, a referendum on extending marriage rights to same-sex couples. Maryland passed legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in February; opponents (shocker!) of the bill submitted signatures for the referendum in June. The bill not only allows for same-sex couples to be granted marriage rights, but also includes language guaranteeing religious organizations will not have to gay marry anyone. Question 6 has received support from African-American religious groups; a demographic considered pivotal in securing enough votes to once and finally recognize, legally, the inherent humanity of a group long discriminated against. Maryland has the best chance, so far, of passing such a referendum.
What does this have to do with dragging our five-and-seven-year-old sugar-boogars to a school gymnasium while mommy and daddy perform their civic duty? Did I want to share a warm, fuzzy, feel-good moment as we held hands, touched “yes”, shared a knowing smile and patted ourselves on the back for being open-minded? Or, perhaps, I didn’t want to take the chance that living in a blue county in a blue state wasn’t enough and wanted to model good progressive behavior for them? Not quite.
I took them along so they would have to walk past the people who have been fighting for their rights for too long and who were making that one last appeal to voters, who had smiles on their faces as they asked voters to see them as equals. I wanted them to walk past the people next to them who were asking voters to deny LGBTQ citizens any recognition of full equality under the law.
My husband and I ushered them into the booths with us so they could see us vote for something that should never have been put to a vote. We read the ballot out loud to them and explained why we were voting yes, why this was so important. We did everything we could think of to make sure these tiny people remember the day their parents went to the polls and agreed to legally treat LGBTQ citizens like everybody else.
We want them to remember this moment as past generations have remembered voting to extend rights to women, African-Americans and other disenfranchised groups. We want them to remember this moment because we hope this is the last generation that votes on who is equal and deserving of rights. Rights! We want them to be the generation that finally understands that we don’t have the right to vote on someone’s rights; the first generation to fully understand what equality means; the first generation to fully enjoy equality, equally.
V.21 No.41 | 10/11/2012
DeVine in a New Paradigm
By Clifford Grindstaff
The annual drag variety show in honor of National Coming Out Day is bigger than ever.
V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012
Photographer: Jennifer Lipow; Art Director: David Dabney
Alibi Flashback: Gay Pride!
Loud and proud through the years
As the most widely read alternative weekly in New Mexico, we’re loud and proud about the local LGBTQ community. We do it by unearthing and reporting stories that don't get told anywhere else. We see the Alibi as a megaphone held aloft to mouths that have been excluded in traditional media. It's our mission to make those voices heard.
We don’t just talk the talk about supporting New Mexico LGBTs, we walk it—or rather, we build parade floats and glide down the street on them.
In honor of this week’s Pride events, here’s some colorful coverage from years past:
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Young Hearts, Be Proud
The next generation of LGBTQ activists comes of age
By Margaret Wright
36th Annual Pride Parade and PrideFest
Saturday, June 30
A minute-by-minute schedule to all the PrideFest and Parade happenings
Santa Fe Council on International Relations Meeting at Santa Fe University of Art and Design
Time Served at Tricklock Performance LaboratoryMore Recommented Events ››