Alibi V.21 No.35 • Aug 30-Sept 5, 2012 
A resident of Albuquerque since 1988, Sype says he’s running for president in 2016 to help Democrats make their pitch. “I believe the Democratic Party has the better story to tell, the better solutions to propose to our pressing problems, but we have failed to effectively organize around a coherent narrative.”

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Dark Horse Running

Political unknown goes for broke

Russell Sype, a political unknown from Albuquerque, has launched his campaign—for president.

Gene Grant

Abroad in New Mexico

International students bring culture and cash to the places they visit. How can we attract them to the Land of Enchantment?
Odds and Ends

Odds & Ends

Funny because it happens to someone else.
Image by Clarke Condé

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Swoop It Up

Return of the Sandhill Crane Celebration

Welcome the Sandhill cranes back to their winter habitat with presentations, children's activities, viewing scopes, crafts, workshops and more.
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Lakshmi Puja

Diawli: Festival of Lights

Diwali is one of the most popular religious festivals in Hinduism. The festival of lights, as it is also known, occurs during the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika (basically mid-October to November on the Gregorian calendar) and is generally focused on offering puja to Lakshmi—goddess of wealth and prosperity and wife of Vishnu—but may also include the worship of Durga or Kali, depending on region and denomination. For this year's celebration, the India Association of New Mexico presents Diwali: The Festival of Lights, an evening of dance, music and performing arts amid lamp and candle lighting as adherents perform Lakshmi puja

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