Alibi V.21 No.1 • Jan 5-11, 2012 


The Energy Code’s Deep Freeze

Polarized reactions to the repeal of building standards

At the tail end of 2011, Albuquerque's rules were replaced with state regulations—also weakened under Republican leadership. Reactions to the vote signaled the depth of the ideological division that has grown among citizens and politicians.
Julia Minamata

From the Foxhole

My Iraq War

Taking aim at the destroyer

The end to the war has been declared. But the declaration hasn’t been that important. A private army of contractors remains in Iraq, funded in part by the $6 billion 2012 budget of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad. So is the war really over?

Answer Me This

What do you know about last week?
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because it happens to someone else.


Lavender Distillation Demo

A fascinating demonstration as lavender oil is captured through steam distillation.