V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014
Crib Notes: Oct. 23, 2014
From first amendment litigation against UNM to ’80s radio, what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news?
V.23 No.42 |
The Daily Word in the First Amendment, cannabis and green chile
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).
V.23 No.41 | 10/9/2014
Crib Notes: Oct. 9, 2014
Eyes on the skies, pencils down: Test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.38 | 9/18/2014
How our elected representatives protect us from ourselves
Samantha Anne Carrillo asks the question: When it comes to cannabis, why are our city and state leaders trying to protect us from ourselves?
V.23 No.34 | 8/21/2014
Crib Notes: Aug. 21, 2014
Test your knowledge of last week’s acronym-heavy New Mexico news—from CDC to DEA to APD to UNM—with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.28 | 7/10/2014
Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story
Crazy Town is a good read for reasons that transcend the engrossing Rob Ford scandal.
V.23 No.24 |
The Daily Word in fire, a haunted VHS and Redskin racism
Good morning, it's Wednesday, June 18,
and the Assayii Lake Fire is continuing to spread,
a memorial for Nancy Myers, a woman who was killed at a homeless encampment by a hit-and-run driver on June 9th, will be held this Friday at 6pm at the Albuquerque Rescue Mission courtyard (525 Second SW),
and one New Mexico gubernatorial campaign has been caught lying in emails, and the other apparently doesn't like "fat girls" in bikinis,
the US Patent Office has revoked the Redskins' trademarks because they are "disparaging to Native Americans,"
and a London bus stop is being haunted by a VHS copy of Hell Raiser.
Have a great day!
V.23 No.23 |
The Daily Word in APD protest, rabid bats and Mel Gibson
As part of his conditions for release from MDC, UNM professor David Correia—who is a regular contributor to the Alibi—is banned from City Hall. Correia has also been forbidden from discussing Monday’s police brutality protest with other protesters or potential witnesses.
Two South Valley bats have tested positive for rabies.
Mel Gibson is making a movie at our city’s very own Desert Sands Motel.
Burque's first Trans March took place at the end of May, as part of this year’s Pride activities.
New Mexico legislators are reviewing our state’s telecom laws.
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) will visit the local Sitel facility tomorrow.
Yesterday, temperatures reached 110 degrees in Carlsbad, N.M. but only hit 95 degrees in the Sandia Foothills.
A newspaper out of South Carolina says our recent primary election “brings out unusual candidates."
King and Martinez hit the general election campaign trail.
In Aztec, N.M., Chubby Chicken has closed.
V.23 No.22 |
The Daily Word in Gary King, Jonah Hill and a billion grasshoppers
Good morning. It's Wednesday, June 4,
and Gary King is your new Democratic candidate for Governor,
and grasshoppers continue to swarm in such numbers around Albuquerque that the cloud is registering on the National Weather Service's Doppler radar "extending like a thick blanket over a mile into the atmosphere."
Meanwhile, the lawyer for one of two pre-teen girls who were arrested for trying to murder their friend in order to summon an Internet meme, thinks his client may need a mental health evaluation,
yesterday was "Robocop Day" in Detroit,
and a Japanese "alternative scientist" claims that yelling insults at rice will make it rot faster.
Have a great day!
V.23 No.22 | 5/29/2014
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Primary Fight 2014
Both parties gear up for November’s battle royale
Candidates from both parties have opened their pocketbooks to get your vote—the race is on!
V.23 No.18 |
The Daily Word in lapel videos, paranoid Googlers and cricket chips
It's Wednesday, May 7th,
and Governor Susanna Martinez, tireless crusader against conflicts of interest in government, is holding a high-powered fundraising dinner for her re-election bid at the home of a lobbyist in Maryland,
following a take-over of the last meeting, City Councilors in Albuquerque are taking steps to keep too much democracy from interfering with the next one,
and APD released footage of their most recent shooting— they only show the moments after the suspect was already dead, but at least we now know that officers properly handcuffed the corpse.
a new study shows that Google users are increasingly worried about the NSA logging their searches and are therefore avoiding the use of "trouble words" like "nuclear facility" and "organized crime,"
a Kickstarter campaign for "cricket chips"—-which are exactly what they sound like--met and surpassed its goal,
and physicists smashed a bunch of atoms together and created the 117th known element. They call it "element 117."
Have a great day!
V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014
Falling Into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home
There are quiet sounds that often get lost in the business of our daily lives. Catherine Reid’s book Falling Into Place: An Intimate Geography of Home is a chronologically organized collection of personal essays meant to entice us to listen.
V.22 No.41 |
The Daily Word in the debt ceiling, pesky interest rates and political superheroes
With three days before the debt-ceiling deadline, the White House and the House Republicans are still having discussions and working toward avoiding a default.
A San Francisco man is recovering after having spent 19 days lost in the woods in Mendocino County, surviving on squirrels, lizards and berries.
Your medical insurance won't cover this procedure? Sure, we can help you, but watch out for those interest rates!
Three Americans won the Nobel prize in economics for their work in assets.
A man wanted in connection with a Georgia murder was found in Albuquerque during a drug raid.
After nine missing children were reunited with their parents on Sunday evening, inquiries of abuse and an investigation of the Tierra Blanca Ranch still looms.
The 42nd Annual Balloon Fiesta wrapped up last night, and what a good finale it was!
What do your favorite superheroes think about political issues?
V.22 No.32 | 8/8/2013
courtesy of Working Classroom
Art Theater Preview
Is It Real, or Is It Just the American Dream?
Dreamlandia adapts old questions for a new century
Working Classroom brings their own spin to the timeless tale of how we deceive ourselves and others just to get by.
V.22 No.14 | 4/4/2013
South of the border political drama sells audiences on the idea of revolution
3rd Annual Fright Night at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
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