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The Daily Word in V.23 No.16, H&M and Neutral Milk Hotel

The latest issue of your favorite alt.weekly—that's us, the Alibi—is chock-full of rad content. To wit, test your New Mexico news savvy with our weekly pop quiz, Crib Notes.

Read, critique and even comment on—as Facebook commenting is now live on alibi.com—an editorial, "Department Corrections," about the DOJ's findings in its investigation into APD, many unanswered questions and the future of our city.

Check out Alibi Film Editor Devin D. O'Leary's review of Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin, you know, that experimental sci-fi flick starring Scarlett Johansson as a predatory alien siren.

Four Up delivers deets on Zimbabwean electric protest songs by Thomas Mapfumo & the Blacks Unlimited—this one's tonight!—and poptastic electro, pop-punk, alt.folk, and bilingual feminist hip-hop concerts. (Live music is one of the finest anodynes available.)

Genevieve Mueller reports on Albuquerque's growing, thriving improv scene in "Yes and ... Where Do We Go From Here?"

Gail Guengerich gets her French-American fusion on in "Ouvrez La Bouche."

In search of new tuneage? Read our micro reviews of new releases from NEEDTOBREATHE, The Tower and Todd Terje in Sonic Reducer.

From Nuevo Mexicano artist/architect William Lumpkins serigraphs and felt-tip pen drawings to bibliophile pr0n, an urban renewal keynote and hangs with famous authors in a Fe movie theater, stay art-smart with Culture Shock.

Are you getting your RDI of Pulitzer Prize-winning feature writing?

Hip Swedish fashion empire H&M is coming soon to Burque.

Catch the Neutral Milk Hotel reunion tour tonight in Burque.

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The Daily Word in the great outdoors, transuranic waste and APD

Prepare to be boarded, APD.

On this list, Austin is number one and Burque is 89.

Check out this year’s Isotopes.

LANL began removing 3706 cubic meters of transuranic waste from above ground storage. The stuff is headed to Texas until WIPP reopens.

The vast Union-Pacific railyard in Santa Teresa is open for business.

The Griffin Art Center in Frederick, Maryland has a new exhibit called New Mexico: Land of Enchantment.

An oil well in Loco Hills, NM exploded.

New Mexican chile crop acreage declined in 2013.

After a two-year closure, Manzano Mountains State Park is reopening on April 21.

Here's this week’s New Mexico fishing report.

Last night, the Lobos pounded the NMSU Aggies.

V.23 No.13 | 3/27/2014
Filter Forge

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: March 27, 2014

An all-APD pop quiz

Test your knowledge of the Albuquerque Police Department in this week’s APD-centric pop quiz.

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V.23 No.12 | 3/20/2014

Odds & Ends

From Iceland to Oregon, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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The Daily Word in radiation, reinvention and "Better Call Saul"

"Better Call Saul," a prequel to the famous teevee show called "Breaking Bad," will be filmed in Burque.

On Friday, March 7, the Albuquerque chapter of the NAACP will protest outside the DA’s office.

Indoor motocross racing is referred to as Arenacross.

On this map, the worst roads in Albuquerque are marked in the color orange.

A Los Lunas teacher fell asleep in class.

In their final home game of the season, the Lobo basketballers whipped Air Force by nearly 30 points.

Federal officials say radiation-exposed workers at WIPP will not suffer ill effects.

A reporter at Albuquerque Business First asked the vice-president of the Brookings Institution about Albuquerque’s reinvention.

UNM anthropologists are helping with relief efforts in Bolivia.

News of an Albuquerque woman allegedly beating her mother with a vibrator made the Daily Mirror.

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The Daily Word in radioactivity, Lobo baseball and new cockroach species

Social justice advocate, educator and civil rights leader Henry Casso has died at age 82.

WIPP workers test positive for radioactive exposure.

Flu vaccination rates among NM children are above the national average.

The Lobo men's baseball team played their 3000th match, shutting out Missouri State.

A blogger at HuffPo wrote Albuquerque a love letter.

Today, Mayor Berry is in D.C. meeting with White House officials on the subject of workforce development.

The Downs Racetrack and Casino at Albuquerque has a mobile app that can be used for personal gambling activities.

New Mexico State Police confiscated 108 pounds of la grifa and arrested two women after a traffic stop on I-40.

Attorney General Gary King says his office is suing for-profit college giant ITT Educational Services.

A doctoral student in biology at UNM discovered 39 new species of cockroaches.

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The Daily Word in bitcoin ATM, Dominicans leaving and WIPP radiation leaking

The city of Albuquerque is moving ahead with plans to subsidize Eclipse Aviation.

Agricultural production in New Mexico held steady at last year’s levels, while livestock production declined slightly because of the ongoing drought.

The Dominicans at UNM’s Aquinas Newman Center are leaving, much to the dismay of "emotionally charged" parishioners.

A dude used an ATM in Burque to buy 20 clams worth of bitcoin.

A local scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory cold atom lab is part of a team that recently created a Bose-Einstein condensate.

Mayor Berry does not want "COPS" to film in our burg.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded money to UNM with the intention of supporting postgraduate scholarship among Hispanics and Native Americans.

Weeks after a salt truck fire prompted evacuation of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, thev DOE will investigate radiation emanating from the WIPP site.

If same-sex marriage is legal, well then, judges in Eddy and Chaves counties just won't perform any wedding ceremonies at all.

V.23 No.8 | 2/20/2014
Reies López Tijerina
Jakob Schiller

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Feb. 20, 2014

Test your comprehension and retention of last week’s New Mexico news with our pop quiz.

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The Daily Word in horses, art and fusion experiments

SK8rDIE, yo.

Legislators’ concerns about the Downs at Albuquerque continue to mount.

Forty-four humans are racing for the position known as Police Chief of Albuquerque.

The Albuquerque Museum currently features an exhibit on the art of Mexican equestrian culture. Arte en la Charreria will run through the end of March.

Tony Garcia, a collector of Spanish Colonial artifacts, including corral implements, died this week, aged 101.

Vandals struck at the State Treasurer’s office.

Local blogger Chad McQuigg is very critical of Albuquerque Public Schools and the coverage the school district gets in the Albuquerque Journal.

The editorial cartoon in this week’s CNM Chronicle may be viewed as a primitivist interpretation of symbols related to the upcoming celebration of human love. Or maybe not.

Recent fusion experiments at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories were deemed a “promising advance” by a Sandia Labs physicist.

KUNM’s Tristan Ahtone reports on immigrant debt and healthcare problems in the Duke City.

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The Daily Word in Indiana, Ducks and helicopter engines

When they’re not busy making diesel engines for Cummins, residents of Columbus, Indiana got to ponder Albuquerque’s winter weather this week.

Operations at WIPP, a deep hole in the ground where humans store transuranic waste, were indefinitely suspended after a minor fire broke out on Wednesday.

Local science journalist John Fleck analyzes the continuing Western drought, with this week’s emphasis on sunny Califas.

At the military outpost on the edge of town, they are always working on helicopter engines.

Officials at Spaceport USA are confident that flights will begin this year, despite sharp criticism of Richard Branson from Britain’s press.

On Sunday, the Ducks battle the Lobos. Among their weapons? A large rectangular net.

A panel at the state legislature approved a measure that would allow the Navajo Nation to open more three more casinos.

The food editor at the Buffalo News waxes poetic about New Mexican cuisine while checking out the rellenos in el norte.

V.23 No.6 | 2/6/2014
A male specimen of Archilochus alexandr
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Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Feb, 6, 2014

Test your knowledge of New Mexico news with our weekly pop quiz.

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The Daily Word in APD, FDIC and Cracks in the Sidewalk

Interim Albuqerque Police Chief announces his retirement in the midst of a DOJ investigation. His announcement came to light on the same day the Alibi published "Life and Death and APD" by David Corriea.

Sherriff Dan Houston was unanimously cleared of ethics violations at a meeting that took place yesterday.

La Esquina is closing after nearly 30 years.

Former officials at failed First Community Bank are being sued by the FDIC.

A reported fire on campus at UNM turned out to be a false alarm.

Duke City Fix blogger Johnny_Mango bought a motor home. It has a double bed, y todo. It’s the "stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep," dude.

Local firebrand and retired UNM professor Richard M. Berthold engages ancient Greece and Vietnam in his latest post at QQDuckus.

Crib Notes provides a fun yet challenging take on the region’s weekly news happenings. Plus, there’s a photo of Cracks in the Sidewalk and naked 18th-century art to check out.

V.23 No.5 | 1/30/2014
A group of clowns
dawn.com

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Jan. 30, 2014

Test your New Mexico news savvy with our weekly pop quiz.

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The Daily Word in flu, tiki culture and circle of life

Our state is in the midst of flu season. Viral activity is widespread. The H1N1 virus has been transmitted to more humans in New Mexico this week. If you are not ill from influenza, please consider having a flu jab.

Not vaccinating individuals against common, yet deadly pathogenic organisms is a public health issue, “because the diseases contracted by unvaccinated children are a threat to the community”. Anti-vaccination rhetoric has been debunked by science.

It’s the circle of life, dude: Rio Grande Zoo officials celebrate the birth of a new ape, and while pondering the imp’s new name, mourn the death of the crocodile named Joe.

The Huffington Post sent one of its bloggers to track down the best tiki bars in the United States of America. Burt’s Tiki Lounge is near the top of the list.

Daily Lobo columnist Jason Darensburg waxes poetically on the dangers of living in a sociopathic, plutocratic society. This is the same dude who wrote about the need to demand the truth about UFOs.

NM Game and Wildlife officials traded pronghorns for turkeys.

Blogger Joe Monahan has the latest on Campaign 2014, Nuevo Mexico style, sabes?

V.23 No.4 | 1/23/2014
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg
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Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Jan. 23, 2014

Test your New Mexico news savvy with our weekly pop quiz.

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