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Racist Video Mars No Doubt's Return to Relevancenew

No Doubt released the video for "Looking Hot" off their comeback album, the band's first in more than a decade. Backlash was swift, with people rightly pointing out that it's racist and offensive to Native Americans.
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  11-16-2012  |  Music

The Power of Pussynew

Pussy Riot's reminding us of something we have to relearn every decade or so: It's OK to be about something. And it's OK to mean it. These convictions are as crucial artistically as they are politically.
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa DeMarco  |  08-23-2012  |  Politics

Righter Than Right, Lefter Than Leftnew

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson -- the Libertarian candidate for president who was one of the first politicians to speak out in favor of legalizing marijuana -- is ready to throw down with the donkeys and elephants.
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  07-10-2012  |  Elections

August Deadly for Iraqis and U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistannew

August was not easy for U.S. service members in Afghanistan. It was the deadliest month in that part of the Middle East, with 66 casualties.
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  09-01-2011  |  War

Army Strong: A Gay Soldier's Life of Servicenew

Lt. Col. Steve Loomis was discharged from the Army five days before he was eligible for his 20-year retirement. He reflects on his fight to get his due, his life in the military and Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  11-11-2010  |  War

It Ain’t Easy Being Green. Or Libertarian, or

Greens axed from the ballot in New Mexico.
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  10-15-2010  |  Politics

Wrong Side of the Lawnew

Will Albuquerque’s agreement with ICE impact immigrant victims of domestic violence?
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  08-04-2010  |  Immigration

Tensions Put Abortion Clinics on High Alertnew

George Tiller's murderer sentenced to life on the eve of Good Friday, a day notorious for large anti-abortion protests. One Albuquerque doctor steps up to provide third-trimester abortions.
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  04-12-2010  |  Sex

Game Changer: A Company Stimulates Gamers’ Sense of Touchnew

Haptic technology is to our sense of touch what graphics are to our sense of sight, explains Tom Anderson, CEO of Albuquerque company Novint. “Our technology gives you a sense of touch in computing,” he says.
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  03-16-2010  |  Tech

Iraq War Protesters Get Their Day in Courtnew

Seven years after one of the biggest clashes between civilians and police in Albuquerque's history, 11 protesters are taking city officials to court over First Amendment issues.
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  02-26-2010  |  Civil Liberties

Baby Blues: A Lesbian Couple's Quest for a Childnew

Joanna and Tamara have spent more than $40,000 trying to have a baby through in vitro fertilization with no luck; meanwhile, people around the country are disposing of embryos and foregoing the storage fee during the economic decline.
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  12-31-2009  |  Sex

EPA Looks Into American Cement Permitnew

In early October, neighbors of American Cement got word that the city had approved the permit to extend operation to 24 hours a day. The station at 4702 Carlton NW is a few blocks from Mountain Mahogany Community School and La Luz Elementary.
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  12-15-2009  |  Environment

How the Holder Memo Affects New Mexico's Groundbreaking Medical Marijuana Programnew

Doctors, growers, caregivers and patients stick their necks out under New Mexico's cannabis law. Does the AG's directive make any difference?
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  11-12-2009  |  Drugs

Tristan Taormino, the Feminist Pornographernew

Taormino just completed her sixth book, The Big Book of Sex Toys. She's finished editing an erotic anthology for Cleis Press called Sometimes She Lets Me. And she's working on three new movies for Vivid, the largest adult video producer on the planet.
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  11-10-2009  |  Culture

New Mexico's Transgender Community Unsettled by News Coverage of Murdersnew

"They should have said the word 'victim' in there somehow, because regardless of what these people were doing when they were killed, they still had the right to live," Transgender New Mexico facilitator Janice Devereaux says. "And referring to them as victims, I think, would have been more appropriate."
Weekly Alibi  |  Marisa Demarco  |  07-28-2009  |  Media

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