V.22 No.16 | 4/18/2013
By Devin D. O’Leary
What are the kids doing? It’s a legitimate question, usually raised by adults who have their suspicions about the activities of shiftless youth. But the New Mexico Film Office is asking, because they’ve got a very good answer. On Sunday, April 21, NM Film will host the monthly New Mexico Filmmakers experience at the CCA Cinematheque in Santa Fe (1050 Old Pecos Trail). From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a panel of middle and high school age film students will answer the topic “What Are The Kids Doing?” Turns out, in New Mexico, they’re learning about and producing film and video projects.
V.21 No.50 | 12/13/2012
The Daily Word in strange naps, strange eyes, strange sexual taboos
By E.J. Maliskas and friends [ Thu Dec 13 2012 10:59 AM ]
Gunman opened fire Tuesday afternoon in a busy shopping mall near Portland, killing 2 and injuring one before turning the gun on himself.
Drunk man found napping inside a clothing store on Central tased twice by Albuquerque police.
Who was snubbed in the 2013 Golden Globe nominations?
Those darn distracted pedestrians.
Was an English monk in North America 150 years before Columbus?
Super macro photos of the human eye are creepy and cool.
Awwww, baby animals!
Truly fascinating facts about chameleons.
Nothing gets me in the Christmas spirit like terrified children sitting on Santa’s lap.
Bernalillo County Commission plans to spend $900,000 in attempt to stop contraband from making it into the Metro Detention Center.
Technician with a home-alarm company charged with burglary.
PBS presents: Concussion watch.
Big Brother is watching ... always watching.
Strange sexual taboos across the world include the idea that "... engaging in sexual relations out of doors will lead to the failure of the crops."
What’s going on with Syria?
Thanks to Nick Brown and Margaret Wright for the links!
V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012
Two Nights of 48 Hours
An incredible 53 teams of hardworking filmmakers spent the weekend running around Albuquerque feverishly trying to complete their short films for the annual 48 Hour Film Project. It’s all over now but the crying.
V.21 No.2 | 1/12/2012
The Daily Word in danger on Lead, Kanye West inspiration and scotch in a can
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jan 5 2012 10:50 AM ]
APD shoots and kills suspected burglar at St. Pius High.
Casey Anthony releases first installment of her video diary.
5-year-old boy falls into open manhole in the Lead construction zone, family says, and swallows sewage.
The final tally of U.S. casualties in the Iraq War: 4,486.
Mom wraps up real-live sergeant as Christmas present.
Songs Michele Bachmann should have resigned to.
iPhone app will pay you to work out.
Robert Frank chosen to be UNM’s president.
Inspirational Tweets from Kanye West.
Best sub-headline of the year thus far: At the Iowa caucuses, the corpse of the Republican Party was wandering around Des Moines, hungry for brains.
Drunk woman rubs her butt on a $30 million abstract painting.
Facebook makes in-person conversations redundant.
Scientists distort light for the Pentagon to create time holes.
“Code Red Velvet,” a song about the cupcake that threatened national security.
Romney wants Big Bird to run on advertisements.
Satellite discovers a buried city in Egypt.
V.20 No.52 | 12/29/2011
Year in Review: News
Best and Worst of 2011
It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times
By Marisa Demarco
It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times. In 2011, the happenings of the world—and Burque—loomed large. Inspect the Alibi’s highlight reel.
V.20 No.22 | 6/2/2011
The Daily Word with Expensive Profanity, Explosive Alarm Clocks, Egyptian Virginity Tests
By Adam Fox [ Tue May 31 2011 9:57 AM ]
Muammar “I wear my sunglasses at night” Gaddafi may be open to a truce.
U.S. defense firm Lockheed Martin becomes the latest victim in cyber attacks.
You could be fined in Australia for using profanity in public.
Alarm clocks containing explosives blow up at IKEA stores in Belgium, France and The Netherlands.
The Illinois House approves a bill that will bring a casino to Chicagoland.
Detained female protesters in Egypt were subjected to “virginity tests.”
In this creepy video, a Mexican teacher sings to her students while a gun fight goes on outside.
A woman is arrested after wheeling a trash can filled with human body parts through a neighborhood.
Apparently, it’s an unspeakable offense to play golf on Memorial Day.
A woman in Bangladesh takes a would-be rapist’s penis to police as evidence.
They’ve enlisted the help of elephants during the clean up efforts in Joplin, Mo.
Hackers hit PBS’ web site and post a fake Tupac story.
No, not snakes on a plane, but snakes on a train.
You know your organization is the laughingstock of all scary radical religious groups when it’s counterprotested by the Ku Klux Klan.
Now you can save face by sending your lover an STD e-card to let them know they’re infected!
Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel resigns under numerous allegations of NCAA rule violations.
V.20 No.18 | 5/5/2011
Courtesy of Jesse Lopez
This Week's News & Opinion: Clovis’ LGBT struggle, Schmidly’s salary, PBS survives, Council Watch, the readers write[ Sat May 7 2011 11:00 AM ]
Web Feature: Students seek Gay-Straight Alliance in Clovis
News Bite: Pride flag flies in Clovis
Guest Editorial: Did UNM’s top dog sucker the regents into paying him too much?
A Close Call: PBS president breathes a sigh of relief
Council Watch: Curbside recycling
A Close Call
Public broadcasting breathes a sigh of relief
By Marisa Demarco
PBS President Paula Kerger doesn't look battle-worn. But the last few months can't have been easy. Earlier this year, Republicans in Congress waged a campaign to ax all federal funding slated for public broadcasting. The Alibi sat down with Kerger during her brief time in Albuquerque to talk about the future of public media and this year's battle to save it.
V.20 No.10 |
The Daily Word: Japan, Politics, Politics, Politics, Hitler, Politics, Boob Jobs, Politics
By Tom Nayder [ Wed Mar 16 2011 8:49 AM ]
Bill O'Reilly says the media is hyping the the nuclear situation in Japan, meanwhile Japanese workers evacuate the troubled nuclear plant. In an unrelated matter, it's being reported that radioactive snow is falling in Japan.
Not a single Republican on the House Energy committee will admit that climate change is real.
N.M. House rejects the Senate's immigrant license bill.
New census data shows Rio Rancho and Los Lunas are New Mexico's fastest growing cities.
Democrats are trying to force Republicans who oppose Obama's health care overhual to publicly declare whether they accept taxpayer-subsidized health care from the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program.
Missouri lawmakers are repealing voter-approved anti-puppy-mill lows.
House committee has nothing better to do than vote to defund NPR and PBS.
Is this what conservatives really want? Georgia governor raises taxes on Girl Scout Cookies, and cuts taxes on multinational corporations. While Michigan's governor cuts corporate tax rate by 86% and raises taxes for the working poor.
A terrible mother filed a lawsuit against her daughter's preschool for inadequately preparing the 4-year-old to pursue an Ivy League education.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez is urging his citizens to say no to boob jobs.
Chicago bookstore forced to cancel mafia book signing after threats.
Some of the best walk off moments from 60 Minutes.
Life publishes some never-before seen photos of Hitler.
A tour of the worlds greatest holes.
TV's Buffy The Vampire Slayer premiered 14 years ago this week.
Lean Cuisine meals are being recalled.
Were you a Hee Haw fan or did your parents prefer Soul Train? You can only choose one!
Hey nerds! Read Stan Lee's deposition on the creation of the Marvel universe. Seriously, it's good.
The Gap want's you to haggle for your next pair of pants.
Charlie Sheen's porn star
Stephen King is writing another Dark Tower book.
V.20 No.7 | 2/17/2011
Cooking With Tea
Brew a world of flavor from this versatile plant
By Mina Yamashita
Tea has had multiple applications for centuries—but only recently by Westerners—as an exciting component in Asian cooking: to infuse flavors into meats, jazz up marinades and sauces, and to create broths and garnishes. Here, food writer Mina Yamashita shares one of her favorite recipes.
Public broadcasting is on the chopping block
By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Feb 15 2011 9:56 AM ]
Republicans in Congress have moved six bills that would ax all money for public media, including NPR, PBS and others. Conservatives have argued that those news outlets lean toward the left.
A letter to the editor from Polly Anderson, general manager of KNME, says the station has been valuable resource for 52 years and that it reaches 650,000 households. “Public Television is the largest provider of preschool education in New Mexico,” she wrote. (Dude. Sesame Street.)
An online campaign, 170millionamericans.org was launched to highlight the importance of public media. Americans each pay about $1.35 per year for public media, according to the site. And every month, 170 million make use of public television stations and radio stations. The site includes suggestions for how you can help. Fill out a message that can be sent to your congresspeople, or call Congress at (202) 224-3121.
V.20 No.1 | 1/6/2011
Courtesy of KNME/KNMD
Eating Up Cooking Shows
PBS travels far and wide for food
By Mina Yamashita
A couple of years ago, I hooked myself up to the world of TiVo. I had a singular goal in mind—to record PBS’ Saturday lineup of cooking shows. I watch them all—Julia Child, Rick Bayless, Martin Yan, Lidia Bastianich, José Andrés, Steven Raichlen, Christopher Kimball and his “America’s Test Kitchen” and “Cook’s Country” crew, and the revolving cooks on Martha Stewart’s “Everyday Food.” I play the ones I like several times, take notes, and absorb their recipes and techniques before I eventually delete the programs to make room for new ones
V.19 No.38 | 9/23/2010
“Baseball: The Tenth Inning” on PBS
By Devin D. O’Leary
In 1994, PBS premiered Ken Burns’ epic documentary “Baseball.” Little did those involved know that the grand old game of baseball was about to go through some seismic changes. Now, Burns has decided to pitch an extra inning, giving us an important postscript to his historic series. “Baseball: The Tenth Inning” is no Minor League effort, either. Though it begins in the 1990s, long after the legends of the sport had been well-established, it features some of the most gripping events in baseball history.
V.18 No.49 | 12/3/2009
“Painting Taos” on PBS
By Devin D. O’Leary
’Round these parts we like our Idiot Box ... well, idiotic. Education and art don’t usually factor into it when you’re confined to a steady diet of “E! True Hollywood Story,” “When Animals Attack” and “Cheaters.” Occasionally, though, we must all expand our horizons and admit that even TV is capable of delivering a little beauty into our lives.
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