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V.24 No.53 | 12/31/2015


The Daily Word in winter storms, “woman’s card” and Walmart

By Taylor Grabowsky [ Mon Dec 28 2015 10:30 AM ]
The Daily Word

Eastbound I-40 is reopening now, in small stages.

Statewide closures being updated regularly.

Extreme weather and deadly storms cross the southern and western parts of the United States, killing at least 43 people.

Could Superintendent payouts be a thing of the past? If this bill passes, then yes.

In Donald Trump being a dick news...

Netflix and Chill: what's coming to a streaming service near you in January.

Let this app do the breaking up for you, you coward.

The life and times of Walmart and it's customers.

V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015


The Daily Word in biker brawls, dream burritos, coked up trannies and animal mosh pits

By Constance Moss & Carl Petersen [ Mon Mar 30 2015 1:22 PM ]
The Daily Word

A couple of coked up transvestites were involved in a shootout near the NSA headquarters.

According to Amtrak, the Southwest Chief is still going to run through New Mexico, despite previous plans to exclude the state.

There was a shootout at Applebee's on Academy last night involving two rival biker "clubs." Witnesses refused to cooperate with investigators. It probably didn't go quite like this:

The “Daily Show” has a new host.

Selfie sticks have been banned at two of the nation’s largest music festivals.

Scientists and artists are working together to better discern patterns in digital data.

Here’s how our brains help us bounce back from a nasty breakup.

When it comes to Scientology and real estate, there’s no such thing as too big.

Recent DNA testing confirms infidelity in Richard III’s lineage.

Burritos of the stars.

Check out these animal mosh pits.

Warren Beatty turns 78 today!

V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015
Trust me, the ladies love 52 pickup.
courtesy of the artist

Art Scenester

Whatever We Want, We Want It Now

With a bit of magic, please

By Lisa Barrow
Relationship expert Melanie Rubin offers a little magic with her medicine.
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V.24 No.10 | 3/5/2015
In the lap of suffering: Colleen McClure as Katherine and Asher Corbin as Bud

Theater Review

Sonless Mothers

Powerful drama examines what divides and unites us

By Genevieve Mueller
Aux Dog brings Tony-winning playwright Terrance McNally’s captivating drama to the stage.
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V.23 No.15 | 4/10/2014
Love ain’t easy—just ask Molly Bloom (Sheridan Johnson) or Leopold Bloom (Brennan Foster).
Photos by Russell Maynor

Art Theater Preview

Sometimes Poison Is the Only Cure

Gibraltar stages edgy relationship at the heart of Joyce’s Ulysses

By Christopher C. Guider
Gibraltar follows Molly and Leopold Bloom over the course of a single day in Dublin. With their marriage on the rocks, Leopold is willing to try anything to rekindle the passion, even allow Molly to hook up with her overbearing concert manager Hugh “Blazes” Boylan.
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V.21 No.9 | 3/1/2012


Facebook ... lame?

By Marisa Demarco [ Sat Mar 3 2012 12:00 PM ]

Humorist John Bear gives us an emphatic yes. But since Facespace needs you to exist, it has a hard time letting go.

Read all about it, in “Facebook never got me laid.”

It seems old Bear’s not the only one ditching the interfacing platform. The users are dropping away. CNN is predicting its death.

Bear With Me

Facebook Never Got Me Laid

By John Bear
People use Facebook as a substitute for human-on-human contact. It's not. You don't communicate on Facebook. You “interface.” It's an ersatz relationship.
V.20 No.51 | 12/22/2011
OK for the ugly sweater party. Not OK for the office.

Ask Kat Curious

Workplace Meat Market

By Kat Cox
The Alibi’s advice columnist talks sexual harassment—it’s not just for women.
V.20 No.42 | 10/20/2011


The Daily Word in lions, commoners and mixtapes

By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Oct 13 2011 12:14 PM ]
The Daily Word

Breaking Bad” smashes ratings record with Season 4 finale. (Remember when we interviewed the Cranston and the show’s creator?)

UNM students protest Chick-fil-A for donating money to groups that oppose gay rights.

Sarah the lion at the zoo has died.

KOB grills Occupy Albuquerque protesters for solutions.

We have a permit. It’s called the Constitution.” —Occupy Boston.

Gov. Susana Martinez’ PAC took in thousands during the legislative session, though state law prohibits politicos from doing so directly.

Target promises to sell only sustainable seafood by 2015.

Gawker dubs FOX News article on funny, sexy women possibly the most horrifying thing ever written.

Top headline of the day: Why are these galaxies bending like crazy snakes?

Mixtape of the lost decade.

Slutoween is coming!

King of Bhutan marries a commoner. Trendy.

Taiwanese death metal.

Why some women are not getting married.

V.20 No.40 | 10/6/2011
Kat’s rare skin disease

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Roomies and Romance

By Kat Cox
The Alibi’s advice columnist takes on a dating taboo.
V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011
Kat will break YOU

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The Real Deal-Breaker

By Kat Cox
The Alibi’s advice columnist tells a reader to quit mooning after men who don’t accept her—missing limb and all.
V.20 No.30 | 7/28/2011

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The Weirdness of Others

By Kat Cox
Alibi advice columnist offers this: Don’t take it personally when women shift their chairs in cafes.
V.20 No.29 | 7/21/2011
Kat, benevolent advice-bestower

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To Tell or Not to Tell

By Kat Cox
Alibi advice columnist says: We women can be so cruel to each other, and it would seem a service to our sisterhood to tip her off that she may be facing some issues. Of course, that cattiness we often bring to our relationships with women means she may turn on you and not her husband.
V.20 No.25 | 6/23/2011
See? Hobbies.

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Dating in Your Forties

By Kat Cox
The Alibi’s advice-bestower talks about love lives in Burque and doing the robot.
V.18 No.49 |

Examining Ex

By Julian Wolf [ Mon Dec 7 2009 1:04 AM ]

This evening I posted to one of my social networking sites that I was being entertained due to the assistance of a former male lover. I originally had typed ex-boyfriend, but I realized that that wasn’t true on several levels. The first and foremost being the fact that “Ex” sounds so mean. It’s not a pretty sounding prefix, and it doesn’t have pretty connotation. Think Geek offer's this little number called "The Ex" to help take out aggression in a potentially healthy, culinary fashion. Just think of other places that’s it is used- exanimate (dead), exile (banished), exasperate (annoy), expatriate. Let’s look more at expatriate.

Merriam-Webster defines that word as follows:

To withdraw (oneself) from residence in or allegiance to one's native country intransitive verb : to leave one's native country to live elsewhere; also : to renounce allegiance to one's native country

If you really think of it, calling someone an ex does allude to the fact that one of you withdrew, or that you renounced your allegiance to each other- or some other rather unpleasant thing. Most of the time, even the positive references go something like this. “Oh! That’s my ex! No, it’s ok, we’re cool.” It’s assumed that things aren’t cool, so it deems explanation every time. The former lover that I was referencing and I ended our romantic relationship in a very peaceful way. We discussed what had been going on and decided mutually that we needed to end that part of our dynamic. There wasn’t any revoking of allegiance or banishing, heck, we shared several more months under the same roof. Yeah, there was some hurt afterward, but it just doesn’t seem right calling him, or a several other people in my romantic history, exes. Yes, there are a few people who more than earned that prefix, but it’s just not appropriate with everyone. Some former relationships have moved into new titles altogether, like “best friend” and “playmate.” My guess is that I’m not the only one that has found this bit of our vernacular a bit abrasive. Do you have former relationships that didn’t work out the way you thought they would but you‘ve maintained or reestablished a friendship? What do you call them? Is just calling them a friend enough?

When you’re in my business, it’s good to reference the sexier parts of life, but even outside of that I find it valid to reference deeper connections than casual friendship; it seems to be more honest. Most of us mention if we were school mates, co-workers or childhood friends when we introduce each other, why not find a nicer term for former romantic relationships and lovers than ex?

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