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V.22 No.42 |

news

The Daily Word in dirty needles, dirty air and decapitations on Facebook

The Daily Word

A Downtown Grower's Market vendor was poked by a used needle in Robinson Park last weekend.

A vote on the proposal that would see the city seizing the vehicles of people suspected of soliciting prostitutes while in their cars has been delayed.

Live near Central Ave? Free WiFi for you then.

Cancer diagnosis spurs Walmart employee to skim from his cash register in order to pay for treatment.

Another sea monster washed up on a beach.

Smog in and around Beijing is bad. Really bad.

With some caveats, Facebook is once again allowing beheading videos to be posted.

Malcolm Gladwell (writer for The New Yorker, author of The Tipping Point) may make local independent bookstore Bookworks a stop on his tour promoting his new work David and Goliath but only if you vote (only takes five seconds) for Albuquerque/Bookworks here.

Kool-Aid Man blooper reel.

Happy Birthday, so-called High Priest of LSD/CIA&FBI collaborator Timothy Leary.

V.21 No.41 |

music

Origin of the Unknown Pleasures cover

As Geoffrey Plant reported in Cubes of Beauty, Jack-of-all-trades Ben Adams transformed a plain Jane Alibi distro box into a visual ode to Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures album cover. Adams' español tribute to the iconic image sits and broods outside Tractor Brewing Company. In the below video by Visualized, art director and graphic designer Peter Saville muses about the creation and cultural impact of his most well-known Factory Records album art.

V.20 No.34 | 8/25/2011

Feature

Operation Art Box

We put out a call to local artists, asking them to show us how they’d redesign an Alibi distribution box. We were subsequently showered with submissions, and we spent weeks poring over drawings, sketches, digital renderings, and mad ramblings in letters and emails. Notions of every sort sloshed across our desks, fresh from the minds of our city’s creative geniuses.

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