V.25 No.27 | 7/7/2016
A reader writes about conflicts stemming from cannabis’ partial legalization.
V.25 No.8 | 02/25/2016
Leo D gets the O
And it's about goddamn time.
By Rini Grammer [ Mon Feb 29 2016 3:22 PM ]
My dear, sweet angel, Leo D:
When I was watching Titanic for the first time when I was like six or seven with my mom, I cried because that dumbass Rose didn’t actually love you enough to scoot the fuck over. Everyone else and their Mom (like, literally) would jump into the deathly freezing water because why the fuck wouldn’t you? The character Jack Dawson was too good for that alternate universe.
I mean, I knew you were really alive, but I was so moved by your performance that you became Jack Dawson in my mind for a few years until I saw the next film that you were in (that I had access to), Catch Me If you Can. “Oh my gawd, he’s so charming,” I thought in my stupid 13-year-old brain, “I’d toooootally marry him. I probably have a chance after puberty … Yeah, definitely.” After puberty it changed to, “I’d toooootally tap that,” because it was like 2004 and that’s how we talked then, “but liiiike circa 1999.” Then a few years later, I realized you are perfect and age like cheese and I would do whatever you want.
Like, you wanna go get ice cream? Sure. Want me to read King Lear to you? Of course. Teach you how to play the viola? I’ll try, honey-buns. Lock you up in chains and run a sander over them honey buns?
When you won at the Golden Globes for Best Actor and “shared” it with all the first nations people and indigenous people all over the world? Be still my beating (and bleeding) social justice heart. And now you’re using your win as a platform to address climate change??? You ANGEL. I just checked your Facebook page and you posted about the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest oil spill (which has barely been covered by most mainstream media sources). I think I’m dead. I died. Goodbye. (jk, calm down.)
Get it, Leo. You get it all day.
V.24 No.25 | 6/18/2015
The Daily Word in dehydration, pubic hair and a powerfully ugly sweater
By Constance Moss [ Fri Jun 12 2015 11:16 AM ]
Local car-dealing celebrity Bob Turner has died at the age of 83. No bull.
Check out these sexy photos of female scientists.
Spain's vague, new gag law is upsetting artists and musicians.
Wrestling superstar Dusty Rhodes has died at 69.
The President of the Spokane NAACP is being accused of pretending to be black by her parents.
Men share their thoughts on women's pubic hair.
The world's oldest billionaire, David Rockefeller, turns 100 today!
V.24 No.10 | 3/5/2015
Linked in Love
Breaking borders at Celebrate Solidarity!
By Mark Lopez
Immigrants navigate remarkable risks and struggles. Hear their stories and celebrate their triumphs at Celebrate Solidarity!
V.24 No.7 |
The Daily Word In Throwing Yourself Out Of Windows, Geniuses and Niagara Falls Is Frozen
By Amelia Olson [ Wed Feb 18 2015 11:59 AM ]
It's Wednesday, it's sunny and the world is a strange place.
Two Bernalillo county commissioners are allegedly backing away slowly from a tax proposal to raise $42 million dollars, half of which would be used for mental health services.
It’s only going to get hotter in New York, according to this recent report.
A Rio Rancho woman, her infant son and her nephew all went missing Tuesday night.
Gun rights activists claim that allowing students to carry weapons on campus will help reduce sexual assaults.
If you’re visiting Niagara Falls right now, it looks like a different planet, thanks to heavy snowfall and ice.
Hey, kehd, quit jumpin’ ouddaya windows into snowbanks! The Mayor of Boston politely asks residents to stop leaping out of their windows and decks into snowbanks, because it’s “a foolish thing to do and you could kill yourself.”
A man leaving a Karaoke bar was mugged, suffered a severe concussion and became a genius. No, seriously.
V.22 No.51 | 12/19/2013
Never Trust Anyone Over 30
Review by Barbara Korbal
Stay Solid! A Radical Handbook for Youth
Stay Solid! A Radical Handbook for Youth is a handbook written by and for activist youth and the adult allies who want to empower them.
V.22 No.45 | 11/7/2013
courtesy of Quivira Coalition
Adaptation and the Environmental Beat
Poet-activist Gary Snyder lands in Albuquerque
By Mike Smith
At the Inspiring Adaptation conference, Gary Snyder explores land ethics as only a Pulitzer-winning poet could do.
V.22 No.40 | 10/3/2013
Powerful in Pink
Review by Kathy Freise
Pink Sari Revolution: A Tale of Women and Power in India
As Pink Sari Revolution makes clear, local-level resistance can be potent, even in “India’s Wild West.”
V.22 No.33 | 8/15/2013
Meet Your Neighbors
Review by Nora Hickey
The Block Captain's Daughter
A novella like Albuquerque itself: ringing with beautiful language and finding humor in dark places.
V.22 No.24 | 6/13/2013
Art Against the Brutal Tide
Local activist brings a million bones to Washington
By Lisa Barrow [ Fri Jun 7 2013 2:52 PM ]
Nearly two years ago, Alibi writer Summer Olsson told you about the One Million Bones art exhibition, an ambitious large-scale project designed to honor victims and survivors of genocide in Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burma and Somalia. Both a disturbing reminder of the human cost of mass atrocities and a fundraiser to anti-genocide organizations, the project is finally coming to a head this weekend in Washington D.C., where one million bones will be laid out in the National Mall.
On August 27, 2011, a preview installation of 50,000 bones was placed at the intersection of Fourth and Central by Albuquerque volunteers. Now, after three years of planning, education and hard work, the complete exhibit will unfold June 8 through 10 in our nation's capital. Each one of the million artwork bones, handmade by students, artists and activists from around the world, "represents a call to action, a story, a voice."
The project, which was born in Albuquerque, is headed by Naomi Natale. Speakers and performers, including Albuquerque's Poet Laureate Hakim Bellamy, will be present, and a candlelight vigil will take place Sunday evening.
V.21 No.39 | 9/27/2012
Happy birthday, (un)Occupy!
By Marisa Demarco [ Fri Sep 28 2012 12:00 PM ]
Columnist Andrew Beale just moved to the Palestinian territories, but that didn’t stop him from penning a piece about the movement in Albuquerque he passionately supports.
(un)Occupy Albuquerque First Anniversary Celebration
Yale Park at UNM
Saturday, Sept. 29, 4:30 p.m.
Occupy the Alibi
The Occupation Isn’t Going Anywhere
As Mitt Romney’s campaign death-spirals, the movement turns one
By Andrew Beale
As Mitt Romney’s campaign death-spirals, the movement turns one.
V.21 No.26 | 6/28/2012
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Young Hearts, Be Proud
The next generation of LGBTQ activists comes of age
By Margaret Wright
It’s a hot Sunday afternoon, and east Nob Hill feels drowsy and quiet—with one exception. The Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico, on Silver just south of Central, buzzes with energy. A speech therapist counsels male-to-female transgender youth on how to practice raising the tones of their voices. Two visitors stop by to browse free clothes available in the center’s brimming walk-in closet. A parent volunteer shows a guest around the rooms, pointing out the computer lab and the small lending library.
V.20 No.40 | 10/6/2011
By Andrew Beale
The protest began at the U.S. Bank across from the mini APD substation in Nob Hill, but after police cars blocked the road, marchers decided to move so they would be more visible. Officers followed the demonstrators as they walked east from Dartmouth and blocked off every intersection they came to.
V.20 No.32 | 8/11/2011
Where the Rubber Meets the Road
Native youth group bikes 200 miles on the Trail of the Ancients
By Elise Kaplan
Jake Foreman, a member of the Absentee Shawnee tribe of Oklahoma, says riding along the trail is a step toward healing historical traumas. “We’re retracing that route on bicycle and learning from spiritual leaders at every stop,” he says.
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