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V.24 No.6 | 2/5/2015

Cribtoons

Cribtoons: Last week’s news in motion

By Robert Maestas
Wherein Robert Maestas brings our Crib Notes pop quiz to life as a cartoon.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
From Houston to Brazil, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
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V.24 No.5 |

News

The Daily Word in bad cops, analog camera sales and Velveeta at Tingley Beach

By August March [ Thu Jan 29 2015 1:21 PM ]
The Daily Word

Following reports in the Washington Post and The New Yorker, this week's edition of Rolling Stone covers the tragic and persistent problem of police violence in Albuquerque.

Johnny Zinn is dead.

"We're the last people in the buggy whip business", says local camera store owner.

The trans-Pacific balloon expedition (which includes Albuquerque resident Troy Bradley) made necessary course changes and may make landfall in Baja California on Saturday!

A former Los Alamos National Labs employee told a federal agent disguised as a Venezuelan official that he would design a nuclear bomb capable of targeting New York City.

UNM plans to crack down on smokers this semester.

It might snow tonight.

Our new State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn has ordered a temporary halt to the development of the SunZia renewable energy transmission project.

A grocery store in Northwest Burque caught fire this morning.

Fishing at Tingley Beach is decent if you use Velveeta Cheese for bait.

V.24 No.5 | 1/29/2015

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Jan. 29, 2015

By August March
What do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your recall with the Alibi pop quiz.
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V.24 No.4 |

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The Daily Word in cannabis, sex and Allen Ginsberg on psychedelic drugs

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Jan 22 2015 12:16 PM ]
The Daily Word

Scope our Cannabis Issue to spark up knowledge on New Mexico's medical marijuana policy landscape, an unlikely New Mexican MMJ patient and a recreational marijuana vacation in Pagosa Springs.

Our fourth issue of 2015 also proffers:

• The Weekly Alibi pop quiz, Crib Notes

• A review of Michael Mann's high-tech cyber-thriller Blackhat

Show Up! On Beholding and Belonging: Five gigs prove there's no place like home

• An arts feature examining Amazon's battle for publishing dominance, Storytime is Over: How Amazon is out-Goliathing the publishing industry

• A review of Kokoro Japanese Restaurant, Back from the Heart of Japan

• And much, much more! Including micro reviews of new releases by California X, Marilyn Manson and The Decemberists; Odds & Ends; venues that offer drinks while making art in Sip, Paint, Repeat; A Drinkable Feast honoring J.D. Salinger; and so on.

And don't forget to fill out our fast, easy and 100 percent anonymous Third Annual Sex Survey to inform our coverage of Albuquerque's circa 2015 lovescape.

The mutilated corpses of four dogs were discovered at the Conejo Waste Transfer Station. Animal Protection of New Mexico is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer(s).

Will you be at the 15th annual world's largest matanza this weekend?

The president of Yemen and his cabinet have resigned amid chaos.

Does the U.S. military keep body counts?

Read a lost letter about psychedelic drugs from Allen Ginsberg to the readers of the Paris Review.

V.24 No.4 | 1/22/2015

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Jan. 22, 2015

By August March
Test your knowledge of last week’s 505 news with the Alibi pop quiz.
V.24 No.3 | 1/15/2015
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Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Jan. 15, 2015

By August March
Test your recall of an Albuquerque police shooting that made international headlines.
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V.24 No.2 |

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The Daily Word in democracy, pizza and Hotel California

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Jan 8 2015 12:06 PM ]
The Daily Word

Yesterday's Daily Word proffered in-depth coverage of the Paris terror attacks on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. In the spirit of promoting the universal values of democracy and freedom of expression, here's a link to an English translation of Charlie Hebdo's website. Parlez-vous français? Here's the original, untranslated link.

The drought-sapped rivers of the Southwest formally invite El Niño to kick up "the oomph."

Northbound Girard at Coal is closed as police investigate a city bus crashing into a home. According to APD, no one in the home was injured, and information on passenger injuries is forthcoming.

New Mexico residents don't love pizza enough.

FREE download OTD = Lydia Lunch and Cypress Grove's truly creepy cover of the Eagles' "Hotel California." Stream and download it here.

Lori Nix’s post-apocalyptic dioramas are hella rad.

Wherever you're heading, "bring your Alibis" along for our websclusive weekly pop quiz, a review of dirty German sex comedy Wetlands, your weekly rock sermon, a Netflix-centric We Like to Watch (Instantly) column on Finding Fela!, The Weird World of Blowfly and Hit So Hard, an interview with awesome Native comedy troupe the 1491s and a review of Indian-slash-Nepali restaurant Taste of Himalayas.

Happy birthday, Elvis Presley, Stephen Hawking, Jenny Lewis and David Bowie!

V.24 No.2 | 1/8/2015
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Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Jan. 8, 2015

By August March
What do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your total recall with the Alibi pop quiz.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
From Russia to Illinois, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
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V.24 No.1 |

News

The Daily Word in a lack of police shootings, heat at the Arioso Apartments, William Shatner and snow

By August March [ Thu Jan 1 2015 2:42 PM ]
The Daily Word

The Albuquerque Police Department went 5 months without shooting anyone.

But that didn't stop Vice News from selecting APD for its 2014 Worst Policing Award.

A man driving a car allegedly killed a teenage skateboarder near Unser and Gibson.

Albuquerque City Councilors make "less per hour than a high school student working at a pizza parlor," according to a local citizens' advisory group.

The heat is back on (mostly) at Burque's Arioso Apartments.

The Sioux City Journal reports on our town's atomic museum.

A Los Angeles-bound flight was diverted to Albuquerque because a man on board couldn't stop singing.

Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho is expanding.

William Shatner will make an appearance at this year's Albuquerque Comic Con.

It might snow in Albuquerque tonight or tomorrow.

V.24 No.1 | 1/1/2015
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

The Oddest Ends of 2014

By Devin D. O’Leary
From Iceland in January to Tennessee in September, it’s funny because it happened to someone else in 2014.
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V.23 No.52 |

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The Daily Word in cumulative song form

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Dec 25 2014 1:54 PM ]
The Daily Word

On the first day of Christmas, the Grey Lady sent to me a bill for $27,673.

On the second day of Christmas, the Washington Times sent to me veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the third day of Christmas, Sony sent to me a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the fourth day of Christmas, KOB sent to me humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the fifth day of Christmas, the Daily News sent to me fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the sixth day of Christmas, the Business Standard sent to me a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the seventh day of Christmas, Market Watch sent to me swans upending markets, a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the eighth day of Christmas, Bloomberg sent to me maids who won't clean toilets, swans upending markets, a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the ninth day of Christmas, the Japan Times sent to me ladies wedding solo, maids who won't clean toilets, swans upending markets, a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the tenth day of Christmas, the Telegraph sent to me elderly lords a-quitting, ladies wedding solo, maids who won't clean toilets, swans upending markets, a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, the Daily News sent to me crack pipes for hiding, elderly lords a-quitting, ladies wedding solo, maids who won't clean toilets, swans upending markets, a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, the Blockhead Trio sent to me a Charlie Brown-themed synthmas, crack pipes for hiding, elderly lords a-quitting, ladies wedding solo, maids who won't clean toilets, swans upending markets, a goose-bird flu test, fantasy football league rings, humans counting birds, a streaming Seth Rogen movie, veterans hunting doves and a bill for $27,673.

V.23 No.52 | 12/25/2014
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Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Dec. 25, 2014

By August March
Test your 505 news IQ with the Weekly Alibi pop quiz.
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
From Spain to Arkansas, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
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