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.
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.
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