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V.24 No.43 | 10/22/2015


The Daily Word in tripping witches, Trump effigies in the South Valley and Halloween

The Daily Word

The Southwest Chief will continue to roll through New Mexico as usual.

The Green Jeans Farmery shipping container plaza was red-tagged by the city on the eve of its grand opening.

The City is offering "haunted jail tours" at the old metro court.

The South Valley's El Kookooe was a Trump effigy this year, El Koko Trump.

Some dude in Grants, NM got really drunk and killed a friend he thought was transforming into a zombie.

The sex abuse trial of the man who was hired by APS w/out a background check, Jason Martinez, ended in mistrial.

No eggs for minors at this store during Halloween.

Happy Halloween, don't electrocute yourself.

Chewbacca was arrested in Ukraine after violating election laws by campaigning for Darth Vader on Election Day.

Halloween, Halloween, Halloween. Let's take a moment to remind ourselves why witches ride broomsticks and what really makes them fly.

The World Series begins tonight with the Mets vs the Royals in Kansas City.

V.24 No.37 | 09/10/2015


The Daily Word in Jeff Bezos' big rocket, Dianna Duran's not guilty plea and caves of death

The Daily Word

CNM is doing away with the blue emergency call towers on their main campus.

A New Mexico woman is questioning the religious overtones in her court-ordered counseling sessions.

New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran entered a not guilty plea today at her arraignment on fraud, embezzlement and money-laundering charges.

Punk fashion designer Vivianne Westwood drove a tank to British Prime Minister David Cameron's house in protest against recently issued fracking licenses.

An old oak tree, blown over by high winds, uprooted the 1000 year old remains of a young man who's bones indicate he died a violent death.

A judge ruled in the "dancing baby video" lawsuit that artists must take "fair use" into consideration before removing material they think is infringing on a copyright. Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" can (barely) be heard in the background while Stephanie Lenz's kids dance in the video.

The man suspected of having shot his girlfriend and a professor colleague took his own life yesterday, according to police.

Jeff Bezos is getting into the whole private space flight thing, saying his rockets are going to be "really big".

Archeologists discovered some caves in Scotland filled with the bodies of children who were sacrificed there during the Bronze Age.

Dig these hilarious 1970's magazine ads for cocaine and drug "accessories" like "Chickware" and "Toute de Suite".

V.24 No.28 | 7/9/2015


The Daily Word: The Science of Ghosts

The Daily Word

Breaking Bell.


South Africa’s own L. Ron Hubbard.

Infinite Jest.

!deas ( a.k.a, The exercise that makes Typography 101 less boring).

Holy Post-Its, Batman!

A new Solar System.

Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Hitchhiking robot.

The Science of Ghosts.

V.24 No.20 | 5/14/2015
Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics

Get Lit

Far Out and Inward-Looking

Santa Fe publisher Synergetic Press rereleases Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics with an intriguing talk at Collected Works Bookstore.
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V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015

Book Review

Just Say No to Prohibition

Johann Hari challenges a devastating 100-year experiment

Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

We’ve lost the War on Drugs. So what’s next?
V.24 No.12 | 03/19/2015


The Daily Word in the crimes of Blanco Diablo

The Daily Word

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 25

and drug dealer Eugene Crane, aka “Blanco Diablo” aka “The Boogie Man,” has been arrested for allegedly wrapping the body of one of his customers in plastic and then dumping her in an empty lot near Roller Skate City after the woman overdosed. Before dumping her, but after she died, he allegedly made time to join his family for dinner,

Geologists with the United States Air Force are set to begin construction on a well to extract poisonous chemicals from Albuquerque’s water supply. The well will be located in a church parking lot, right next to the basketball court,

the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg wonders if it’s time for “the Jews to leave Europe,”

a Detroit eviction crew discovered the corpses of two children stashed in a deep freeze inside of a vacant apartment. The mother of the children has been taken into custody,

in some of the least depressing news to come out of Iraq, ISIS apparently blew up Saddam Hussein's tomb,

a baby eagle hatched live on eagle-cam,

and a restaurant in Africa has closed down after attracting negative attention for their “no blacks” policy.

V.24 No.7 | 2/12/2015
Robert Maestas

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Feb. 12, 2015

Test your knowledge of last week’s Albuquerque, New Mexico news with our weekly pop quiz. Then reward yourself with the latest webisode of Cribtoons.
V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Oct. 2, 2014

From APD to UNM, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz, Crib Notes.
V.23 No.38 | 9/18/2014


The Daily Word in robots, rats and rockstars.

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Kanye West stopped his concert because a fan in a wheelchair wouldn’t stand up.

Country crooner Lynn Anderson was arrested after a drunken car smash.

Courtney Love rocks the guitar lamely.

A Samsung robot sentry shoots everyone, period.

Quadrupedal robots frolic gracefully to the tune of a new cheetah algorithm.

An Albuquerque pumpkin heist will likely scar toddlers’ psyches.

A virtual Boobie Squeezing Simulator makes girlfriends obsolete.

Scottish independence might be an actual thing.

A sleeping Brooklyn toddler survived a savage rat attack.

Switzerland will take Snowden.

A gravedigger photographed himself with the exhumed remains of his long deceased nephew.

The Bernalilllo County Commission will take legal action against the Secretary of State to ensure key issues (including decriminalization of marijuana possession) will be on the ballot in this November’s election.

It’s State Fair time.

Jose Nino’s baby won’t go to sleep.

Let the shooting competition begin.

What’s happening in Albuquerque today?

Happy birthday, Tom Hardy.

Today’s Daily Word was made possible with generous link-cullling assistance from Constance Moss, Geoffrey Plant, Janet Miller, Lisa Barrow, Kyle Silfer and Susan Petersen. Thanks, you guys!

V.23 No.35 |


The Daily Word in Saved by the Bell and a butt full of cocaine

The Daily Word

Another APD lapel camera somehow stopped recording during a fatal shooting.

Ricky Gervais is kind of a prick, but no surprise there.

Cee Lo Green is actually a huge prick and maybe a rapist, which is more surprising and makes me sad.

Vice magazine continues its hard-hitting reporting by answering the question: What happens when you put cocaine in your butt?

Two UNM physicians are going to kill a bunch of grasshoppers.

The New York St. Patrick’s Day parade will be cooler and gayer this year.

And, for the children of the late 20th century, here are 100 things that apparently happened in that Saved By the Bell movie that you didn’t watch but secretly kind of wanted to.

V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014


The Daily Word in Taco Bell, ebola and necrophilia.

The Daily Word

Michael Brown was shot at least six times—twice in the head.

Necrophilia in Ohio.

What’s on Taco Bell’s new $1 Cravings Menu?

An Icelandic volcano is threatening to erupt.

Rick Perry is outraged.

A weird family killed a giant alligator.

A Mojave solar plant burns birds out of the air.

The New Teen Titans say No to drugs.

Mom threw the puppy off the balcony.

Ebola at UNMH?

Shots fired at the post office.

Happy birthday, Robert Redford.

Thanks for the links, Susan Petersen.

V.23 No.31 | 7/31/2014

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Thursday, July 31, 2014

From drugs to baseball to home invasion, test your New Mexico news savvy with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014

Book Review

Bourbon Snow Cones and Falling Veils

Made to Break

Tragic and transformative, Made to Break by debut novelist D. Foy focuses on a group of self-absorbed, drug-addled friends on an ill-advised trip to the country.
V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: June 26, 2014

From VA scandal to SCOTUS to baseball, what do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your recall with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.23 No.18 |


Peace, Love and Fuzz

Tip-Top psych band the Pink Mountaintops at Low Spirits TONIGHT!

The weirder and, in this writer's opinion, the more interesting of Stephen McBean's two mountain-named bands (the other being Black Mountain) the Pink Mountaintops is playing Low Spirits tonight. No self-respecting lover of drug music will miss this. My friend Pierre LaFarge turned me on to this Vancouver-based bunch of weirdoes a week or so ago and there's been nothing else on my speakers since. Can't wait for the sun to set so we can all see the Pink Mountaintops, who are touring in support of their new album Get Back. Did I mention the show is only TEN BUCKS!? C'mon!

Local and soon-to-be-no-more mysterions the Elevator Boys and psych-practitioners YOU open.

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