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


The Daily Word: The Art Awakens

By Robert Maestas [ Wed Sep 2 2015 12:11 PM ]
The Daily Word

Introducing, Diane Coffee.

The Mountain that eats men.

We are traveling at warp speed.

The death of death.

<H1> R.I.P</H1>

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s an anthropomorphic lemon picking up garbage in the streets of Tokyo?

Robin and Koko.

Star Wars: The Art Awakens

Another “branch” of advertising.


V.24 No.36 | 9/3/2015


The Daily Word: Off the Grid

By Robert Maestas [ Thu Aug 27 2015 12:37 PM ]
The Daily Word

Tiny giants.

Gateway to Hell.

Future Schtuff.

Even more future schtuff!


Oh, the feels.

Responsible Advertising?

Guardian of the Galaxy.

Who needs intelligence when you have this?

Off the grid.

V.24 No.34 | 8/20/2015


The Daily Word: Albuquerque is Just Plain Weird & The So-So Whatever Plan To Stop the Apocalypse.

By Robert Maestas [ Thu Aug 13 2015 11:58 AM ]
The Daily Word


Explosions in Tianjin.

Carry on my Wayward Gwar. (r.i.p. dave brockie)

Art is nature.

Albuquerque is just plain weird.

Scoopin’ ATMS.

TWA Flight 260 Crash Site. (Shit I never knew existed here)

The War on Bud.

‘Burque Trivia.

Remakes: The Slow Killers.

The so-so whatever plan to avoid the apocalypse.

V.24 No.18 | 4/30/2015

Book Review

Radical Quest and Loss

Review by Charles Vane

All the Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West

One worked from within the establishment while one sought to overthrow it. David Gessner finds a deep love for the American West in the work of Wallace Stegner and Edward Abbey.
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V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014

Arts Feature

A Long-Lost Field Guide for the Soul

Rediscover an ecstatic, mystic book of nature writing

By Nora Hickey
How a slender volume unearthed by Terry Tempest and Brooke Williams in a dusty bookstore became the antidote to “a poverty of the soul.”
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V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014

Book Review

Nurturing Nature

Review by Leo P. Neufeld

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.46 | 11/14/2013

Book Review

Coming and Going, Endlessly

Review by Kathy Freise

On Migration: Dangerous Journeys and the Living World

On Migration: Dangerous Journeys and the Living World is about where we belong and where we call home.
V.22 No.23 | 6/6/2013
Space iron shown in the blue nickel-rich areas on the virtual model, bottom left.
Andy Tindle, Open Univeristy


Ancient Egyptian Space Bead

¡Viva la Science!

By Lisa Barrow [ Tue Jun 4 2013 11:00 AM ]

Did ancient Egyptians make jewelry out of metal from space? According to a new article in Nature, they did indeed.

Archaeologists believe that iron smelting in ancient Egypt started around the sixth century BCE. But an iron bead found in a cemetery in 1911 at Gerzeh, about 43 miles south of Cairo, dates from approximately 3,300 BCE. Scanning electron microscopy, optical imaging and CT scanning revealed the presence of nickel-rich areas on the tube-shaped bead, indicating celestial provenance. The metal, it seems, came from a meteorite.

According to Egyptologist Joyce Tyldesley, who co-authored the study that revealed the bead's true nature, the finding offers a clue about the beginnings of the Egyptian religion. “The sky was very important to the ancient Egyptians,” she points out. “Something that falls from the sky is going to be considered as a gift from the gods.”

V.22 No.18 | 5/2/2013


Rowdy’s Dream Blog #292: There are underwater lights.

By Brutus De Cervantes [ Fri Apr 26 2013 3:59 PM ]

I am on a guided nature hike with a small group. Nature has been enhanced with some colored lights under the stream. In flying mode, I hover above the stream and spiral up and down the banks, all the while watching as the lights swirl. Finally, tiny lights like fireflies flutter down creating a fake gentle rain.

V.20 No.49 | 12/8/2011
Elise Kaplan

News Bite

A Refuge From Urban Life

By Elise Kaplan
Over the next five to 10 years, the Price’s Dairy farm is slated become a habitat for animals, birds and fish, including an endangered bird called the Southwest willow flycatcher.
V.20 No.39 | 9/29/2011
I named him Twiggy.


Phasmid sighting

By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Fri Sep 23 2011 3:43 PM ]

This cool, six inch-long walking stick has been hanging out on a shaded fence in my backyard since last night. He looks like desert brush.

V.20 No.33 | 8/18/2011
Ben Radford

The Radford Files

Badlands Survival

Death is in the details

By Benjamin Radford
Our house skeptic wanders into Bisti, lured by unusual rock formations. A weather change and poor planning turn a lovely day trip into a scramble for safety.
V.20 No.25 | 6/23/2011


The Daily Word in Weiner and Wiener, sunscreen and making out

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jun 16 2011 11:00 AM ]
The Daily Word

Video of a Sandoval County deputy stun gunning a 16-year-old girl for disobeying him.

Rep. Weiner is resigning post-Twitter scandal.

Bernalillo County Commissioner Wiener not resigning post-rape joke.

Rep. Steve Pearce is asking the National Guard to look into a racism complaint by Spc. Adam Jarrell. (Read an Alibi interview with Jarrell.)

Naked beluga whale taming.

UNM football player arrested for refusing to pull up his saggy pants, according to airplane crew.

Monsoons supposed to follow dry winters. WTF New Mexico weather?

What is a bohemian rhapsody?

The Baconery.

Life expectancy of women declines in U.S.

Two people making out during a riot.

Conan O’Brien’s honest commencement speech: “No specific job or career goal defines me or should define you.”

V.20 No.10 |


Alibi Flickr Photo of the Day

By Tom Nayder [ Tue Mar 15 2011 1:29 PM ]

Posted to Alibi's Flickr photo pool by our friend lau.sonrisa.

Oh, hello spring!

A tulip hanging on to some water. :)

V.19 No.44 |
Dr. Robert Stevens of Albuquerque&#039;s New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics


How Does Nature Heal?

Albuquerque Teaches The World

By Novalis [ Mon Nov 8 2010 11:17 AM ]

Home to landmark institutions like the Ayurvedic Institute and the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, Albuquerque is a mecca for alternative medicine. Scores of students from all over the world make a pilgrimmage to the Duke City, often becoming temporary or permanent residents during their studies.

Albuquerque's Ayurvedic Institute is one of the pre-eminent voices in Ayurveda, a form of traditional medicine in India. Through his many books, clinics, and impecable reputation Dr. Vasant Lad, the institute's founder, is well-respected throughout India and the world as one of the Ayurveda's foremost experts.

The New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics gives their students a firm foundation in a variety of therapuetic styles. Although the school draws heavily from many indigenous medicinal traditions, its teachings focus primarily on the western cannon of natural medicine which includes luminaries like Paracelsus, John Harvey Kellog (inventor of corn flakes), Dr. Henry Lindlahr (founder of American Naturopathy), Dr. Randolph Stone (founder of Polarity Therapy), and Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (father of Homeopathic medicine). Many of these great minds became largely disenfranchized by the politics surrounding the development of the American Medical Association. Their practices, however, continued outside the mainstream. Today alternative medicine is experiencing an explosive resurgence in popularity.

This week is a good week to learn more about natural healing.

• The New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics is offering a free class this Thursday morning (at the school or via webcast) an introduction to the Philosophy to Natural Therapeutics.
• And the Ayurveda Institute will be having a free lecture by Dr. Robert E Svoboda, the first westerner to receive a doctorate in Ayurveda in India. In addition to penning many popular books on Ayurvedic medicine, Dr. Sovoboda is known for his Aghori books detailing his many adventures with his mentor.


Natural Therapeutics: An Introduction to the Philosophy
Dr. Robert Stevens
Thursday, November 11, 2010
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (MT)

Understanding the Omens in Life
Dr. Robert E. Svoboda
Friday, November 12, 2010
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (MT)

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