Alibi V.17 No.1 • Jan 3-9, 2008 
Artist Ilene Weiss stands behind her handcrafted pillowcase, meant to represent a body bag. The piece hangs on   The Line  , a clothesline of works on display at Out ch'Yonda.

News Profile

White History Week

Resetting the default

What if white history and white people were excluded from society's consciousness except for a handful of days? White History Week is an effective way to ask that question, says Jered Ebenreck, one of the event's planners. "How would you feel if you had just a month for your history? It's kind of a silly notion. We have the whole year for white people."

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Answer Me This

What has workers at abortion clinics citywide on high alert? Why was a fire department dispatcher arrested for? How did Albuquerque make a national list? Why is a Santa Fe County sheriff’s sergeant suing?

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Thin Line

’07 Local Media Missteps

There were plenty of reasons to grit your teeth, cringe and curse this year thanks to Albuquerque's often lousy local media. Here is a look at a few of our favorite media snafus from 2007.

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The Real Side

Top Stories of 2008

Forget looking back. What lies ahead?

Last year was so totally 2007. More important is what’s ahead in Aught Eight. Let’s peek around January at some of the coming year’s big stories.

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Commentary

The 2007 P.U.-litzer Prizes

Many journalists qualified for the annual P.U.-litzer Prizes, but only a few were able to win recognition for turning in one of the truly stinkiest media performances of the year. As the judges for this un-coveted award, we have done our best to confer this honor on the most deserving.

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Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Dateline: New Zealand--On the weekend before Christmas, a rampaging gang of 50 or so drunken Santas plowed through a movie theater on New Zealand’s South Island. The Santas molested customers, yelled obscenities, ripped down posters and participated in other decidedly un-jolly behavior at the Hoyts Cinema complex in Christchurch. Despite video footage of the incident, police believe it will be impossible to identify participants due to their identical beards, hats and fuzzy red suits. Speculation says the Santas were a group of university students involved in a holiday prank.

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Letters

Best Letters to the Editor of 2007

In response to the disgruntled smokers who seek to protect their addictions in the guise of protecting my “rights.” [Letters, “A Little Less Free,” March 29-April 4] … I have the right to urinate. Your table, or mine?

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EVENT HORIZON (Thursday, Jun 29)

Goat Pose

Kid Goat Yoga

Yogis practice surrounded by playful goats.
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EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Jun 30)

Dawn Julio

Space Science: International Asterioid Day

Learn about asterioids, NASA's mission to the asteroid belt and what is known about asteroid impacts on Earth. Registration recommended.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Jul 1)

Use the Back Door

Speakeasy Swing

Learn the basics of swing dance without a partner. Go online for the entrance password.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jul 2)

Yin Your Yang

Yin Yoga

Trauma informed yoga therapy.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jul 2)

No Place Like Om

Laughter Yoga Wellness Group

A unique form of meditation combining unconditional laughter with a blend of deep breathing exercises, creative visualizations with role playing and simple stretches.
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EVENT HORIZON (Sunday, Jul 2)

Get Wild, Baby

Bosque Wild: Guided Nature Walk

A moderately strenuous guided hike through the riverside-cottonwood forest and along the banks of the Rio Grande. Registration recommended.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Aug 19)

New Mexico Hempfest

Presentations from industry leaders, as well as exhibitors and vendors showcasing products and services. Vendors are licensed producers, dispensaries, nutrient companies, medical clinics, health and wellness providers and more.
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