Alibi V.16 No.38 • Sept 20-26, 2007 


Happy Quinceañera

The Alibi turns 15

So what? Why now?

Those words were some of the first bestowed upon me when I started working at the Alibi as an intern three years ago. Then News Editor Tim McGivern sat me down on the gnarled couch in his (now my) office, turned down the Tom Waits bellowing from his computer and explained that every story worth telling answers those two basic questions: Why does it matter, and why does it matter right now? I’ve tried to apply that lesson to every story I’ve written since and, in that tradition, I’ll try to do it for this one as well.

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So Long (and Thanks for All the Fish)

Bittersweet isn't my favorite flavor in the world, but sometimes you just have to swallow the pill and hope the effect will be a healthy one. Indulge me for a moment while I daydream about how I got to this point.

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Alibi Vital Stats

Mostly useless trivia about your favorite alt.weekly

Revised by Laura Marrich

Date of first publication of NuCity: Oct. 9, 1992

Name of artist who created the first cover: Wes Lockwood

Complete list of computer equipment owned by NuCity Publications circa 1992: Powerbook 140, rented laser printer, Macintosh SE

Name of the author of the first "Letter to the Editor" ever published by NuCity (Oct. 23-Nov. 5, 1992): Sean Olivas

Total number of pages of the first NuCity issue: 12

Ratio of total number pages of the first NuCity issue to number of employees: 2:1

Original publication day of NuCity: Friday

Initial frequency of publication of NuCity: every other week

Date NuCity began publishing on a weekly basis: Jan. 11, 1994

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Where Are They Now?

A noncomprehensive list of former Alibi staffers who moved on to bigger and better things

Compiled by Devin D. O’Leary

Simon Romero (Editor 1992-93) Andean Region Correspondent for the New York Times

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