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V.22 No.42 | 10/17/2013
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Crib Notes: Oct. 17, 2013

By August March
Test your knowledge of current affairs with our New Mexico week-in-review pop quiz.

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The Daily Word in restaurants, mental illness and 100,000 porcelain skulls

You voted. We tallied. Scope the results of the Alibi's 2013 Best of Burque Restaurants poll. Categories include: Gluttony, Around the World, A.M., P.M., No Bones About It, The Sweet Stuff, State Treasures and Best of the Rest.

Our fall editorial intern, Rebecca Gonzales, profiles local storyteller and publisher Ungelbah Davila.

Test your knowledge of New Mexico current affairs and pop culture with this week's Crib Notes.

Peruse Devin D. O'Leary's cinematic picks from the jam-packed 11th Annual Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival schedule in Gay for Play.

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, I share my diagnosed acronyms and an eclectic playlist, Black Eyed Dog and Yellow Wallpaper, themed on the subject of mental illness.

Get your guffaw on during the 2nd Annual Comedy Awareness Week.

Election fatigue be damned! On Tuesday, Nov. 19, a citywide election will decide both the Council runoff in District 7 and a proposed late-term abortion ban.

LANL will cease operations if the shutdown continues through next Friday.

Alibi media partner La Jicarita takes a critical look at new media outlet New Mexico Watchdog.

Can't travel to Singapore to see artist Nino Sarabutra's "What Will You Leave Behind?" Neither can I, but the idea of an artist inviting observers to walk across more than 100,000 porcelain skulls is symbolically intriguing. And you can participate in the exhibit's online gallery of thoughts and photos.

V.22 No.41 | 10/10/2013
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Crib Notes

Crib Notes: Oct. 10, 2013

By August March
Test your knowledge of current affairs with our New Mexico week-in-review pop quiz.

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V.22 No.40 | 10/3/2013

Crib Notes

By August March
Wherein we revive the New Mexico week-in-review pop quiz. But if you haven’t seen the final episode of “Breaking Bad” let me just say: SPOILER ALERT!

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V.22 No.38 | 9/19/2013
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Food News

Bite Sized Buffet

The Alibi’s monthly roundup

By Nora Hickey
Our monthly roundup of food related news.

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The Daily Word in Arizona's voting law, news on same sex marriage and New Mexico fire updates

Supreme Court shuts down Arizona voting law that requires people to show citizenship verification.

A Pew Study concludes that news stories revolving around same sex marriage have taken on more of a supportive stance rather than an opposing view.

So ... they're still looking for Jimmy Hoffa?

Zimmerman trial enters second week of jury selection.

New Mexico wildfire update from fire officials: Thompson Ridge is 80 percent contained. Tres Lagunas is 90 percent contained. Jaroso is zero percent contained. White's Peak is 25 percent contained, and Silver Fire is five percent contained.

Some Albuquerque home invaders messed with the wrong woman.

Some don't see eye to eye on the "Rio Grande Vision."

So now you wanna lick some eyeballs?

V.22 No.24 | 6/13/2013

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Tiny tidbits from around the dial

By Devin D. O’Leary
Idiot Box: News bites from around the dial

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CNM Chronicle editor Jyllian Roach speaks out

CNM Montoya Campus, Periodicals Distro, March 27
Darrell Sparks
CNM Montoya Campus, Periodicals Distro, March 27

“What were you thinking?”

“Why a sex issue?”

Before Tuesday, I've never had so many people interested in my thoughts. The idea for an issue based on sex and sexuality first came up in Sept. 2012. The CNM Chronicle managing editor at the time and I had been kicking around all sorts of ideas for a special edition; when I suggested sex and sexuality, we immediately agreed.

The very first article we had decided on was the center spread. “A Rainbow of Sexuality” was something that was very important to me and I knew that no matter what else went into that edition, a round table interview would be the centerpiece.

Every week after, I would tell the writers to come up with ideas and keep a running list of things they thought might be interesting. Just before spring break, we selected the articles that would go into the issue. Everyone on the staff contributed something to the creation of this issue. It mattered to them as much as it mattered to me.

So why do it?

Because we do not talk about sex openly. Sex, sexuality, gender identity and masturbation: these are not dirty words. It is not wrong to talk about these concepts and practices. People have sex. Our parents did it, we do it and, one day, our kids will do it, too. Not talking about these things puts people at risk, not just for pregnancy and STD/STIs, but for abusive relationships, misguided decisions and self-loathing.

From the beginning, my goal was to educate. I wanted to honestly discuss topics that were relevant to the times. Suicide rates among LGBT teens have skyrocketed. The Boy Scouts of America are being boycotted for kicking out gay members. The Girl Scouts of the USA are being boycotted for allowing transgendered children to join. E.L. James’ “50 Shades” trilogy has sold millions of copies and will soon be a adapted into a movie, all while giving a drastically incomplete and sensationalized view of the BDSM community. Realistically, we are an office of 13 people who write for an audience of 30,000. We cannot change the world, but we had the opportunity and an obligation to inform our readers and if even a single person walked away better informed about sex and sexuality, then we made a difference.

We expected disagreement. I learned when I first began working for the Chronicle that pleasing everyone all at once is the sort of goal that will drive a person crazy. I wanted feedback, especially from those who disagreed. I wanted to have open discussions about what others thought was right, wrong or just plain left out. Those comments are what will allow me to do my job better next time.

I thought others would be open to that, too. I believed that I and my staff would be respected as journalists and adults and that those who were offended or upset by the issue would talk to us, as has always been the case in the past. But then, I have always been a bit of an idealist. The up-side to this whole affair is that our issue reached more readers than we expected.

People throughout the nation, and even on other continents, have read all about sex and sexuality. Some of those people may have been offended or disturbed, and that's okay; it is not mandatory to agree with newspapers, but we can be sure now that we reached and educated at least one person.

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The Daily Word in death, Cold War and transgenic bunnies

Dem dry bones!

Bacteria wants to kill you.

Manhattan Project internal spy Nathan Safferstein is dead.

Parish Dennison is also dead.

It's feeling a little Cold War up in here.

Peruse strange post-Brutalist Eastern Bloc architecture.

And now, ladies and gentlemen, your moment of transgenic bunny. ...

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The Daily Word in champion cottonwood, sci-fi porn and giant baby armadillo

Mayor Berry says he would sue an employer who failed to pay him at the new minimum wage rate.

Anasazi saved?

This cottonwood is a champion, my friends. ...

Yeah, bitch! Tax incentives! Oh!

Get used to drought conditions already. Let's learn to cope.

Brazilian researchers stalk/videotape a baby giant armadillo, or Priodontes maximus.

French photog Christiane Seiffert's Double self-portraits are tender and funny.

Should Alien have been more pornographic?

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The Daily Word in animal-killing contests, Leetso and Ron Jeremy

Rep. Nate Cote, D-Organ proposes outlawing animal-killing contests. "They’re nothing but live target shooting," says Cote.

Film tax break study falls prey to the land of mañana mentality.

Leetso lives.

Study underscores New Mexico's regressive tax structure.

Read a feel-good article about a travel blog.

Prosecuting pot smokers is a waste of time and money. Legalizing marijuana and its use could be a significant source of revenue for New Mexico. Jerry Ortiz Y Pino gets that.

Porn icon Ron Jeremy, aka The Hedgehog, is resting, having survived two emergency surgeries to address an aneurysm.

Music

Sonic macro and micro news in 2012

In addition to being a vital aspect of entertainment, music and the news surrounding it often serve as a lens for considering important cultural phenomena. Rather than providing the overdone top ten album list, like I did last year, I focused on overarching themes in national, international and hyper-local music news in Macro and Micro Music Review. Since I neglected to mention Of God and Science in my local band R.I.P. list, check out their music video for “Turbulence” below.

Of God and Science - “Turbulence”

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V.21 No.52 | 12/27/2012

Aural Fixation

Macro and Micro Music Review

Sonic news in 2012

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Peruse an attempt to milk some meaning out of 2012’s music news.

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News for Foodies

Lead-lined chicken eggs! Salmonella-tainted peanut butter! You’d better read this news roundup before your food kills you.

The Mouthful: News for Foodies

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The Daily Word in debate hangovers

Consensus is that President Obama and KitchenAid lost last night's debate, leaving Neil deGrasse Tyson and Big Bird the clear winners.

Facebook has a billion daily users and none of them will like the picture of your kid doing that thing you posted.

White college kids from Texas do the craziest things.

Food prices rising at Balloon Fiesta.

Chicago police find 1,000 pot plants growing in a field.

Arrests made following this weekends shooting at Fantasy World.

Miguel Cabrera wins baseball's first Triple Crown since 1967.

Cheese smugglers busted in Canada.

What if everyone on earth pointed a laser pointer at the moon at the same time?

Chevy dealer totally sorry he had you arrested over pricing error.

Can a new font help dyslexic readers?

Happy Birthday Charlton Heston!!!

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