Alibi V.21 No.44 • Nov 1-7, 2012

Next Gen Justice

Young women tackle reproductive equity

Girl Tech participants say the “if, how and when” decisions about having kids should be left to mothers.

Ready for the Masquerade?

Local fetish event to take place Jan. 20, 2018

Weekly Alibi Fetish Events is creating a wonderland for your hedonistic delight this January. Our Carnal Carnevale party will be held at a secret location within the Duke City, and we'll all be celebrating behind a mask. Dancing, kinky demonstrations, the finest cocktails, sensual exhibitions and so much more await!

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The Intelligence Quotient

Seattle rockers sound smart

Captain America shares insight into The Intelligence’s sonic evolution, performance style and new album.

Music to Your Ears

In this week’s Music to Your Ears, Derek Caterwaul reports on High Mayhem Emerging Arts’ third annual Fall Series.

Trip Out

This week’s Flyer on the Wall capitalizes on ‘60s style and promotes a Saturday evening psych rock gig at Sister.

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Beauty Is Embarrassing

Irreverent documentary about successful puppeteer-cum-artist says it’s OK to laugh at art

“Pee-wee’s Playhouse” puppeteer Wayne White finally gets the biographical treatment he so richly deserves.

Reel World

KNME-5 hosts a screening of Ken Burns’ old-timey documentary series “The Dust Bowl.” Swing by the African American Performing Arts Center (310 San Pedro NE) at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2 to see the show’s first episode, which was partially shot in New Mexico.

Electile Dysfunction

Your Guide to Election Night 2012

Starting early in evening, your television will be a sea of pundits in red or blue ties showing off a string of slowly accruing exit poll numbers and electoral college counts. Devin O’Leary provides a few basic tips on how to survive without going crazy.

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Major-Minor Doom

Bit characters from Hamlet wander to their demise at Theatre X

This is no spoiler: “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead.” An ambassador from England announces this at the end of Hamlet and this masterpiece from Tom Stoppard. Anyone who is familiar with Hamlet or has even read the title of Stoppard's classic absurdist drama has a pretty good idea of where they play's action is headed. Even the protagonists, at various turns in the story, know they're going to die, though they either forget or willfully ignore the information upon receiving it every time.

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Girl Eats Bugs

Daniella Martin, internet entomophage

Daniella Martin, writer of the Girl Meets Bug blog, spills about the origins of her passion for eating bugs, her favorite recipe and which critters she thinks a first-time entomophag should start with.

The Insectivore’s Dilemma

The Abq BioPark Zoo’s Creeping, Crawling Cuisine dinner wants to help you get past your ingrained squeamishness about eating insects, arachnids and other invertebrates.

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Shoutout! Maggie Toulouse Oliver

During hectic election seasons when they’re likely slammed with questions, the voice on the other end of the line is always ready to help us out. Maybe that doesn’t seem exceptional, but trust us: Prompt, accurate info is not the norm among governmental agencies.

$$$ for I-25 and Paseo: NO

Albuquerque city leaders are asking for $50 million in gross receipts tax revenue bonds to reconstruct the Paseo del Norte and I-25 interchange.

Minimum Wage

Boost it! Because it’s the right thing to do.

Why we should raise it and help low-income families in Albuquerque.

Bonds

Though we’re not crazy about the Municipal Bond Question that gives $50 million to the mega Paseo construction project, the Alibi supports almost all of the other bonds on the ballot. Bond Questions A, B and C allow for improvements to senior citizen facilities, libraries and higher education improvements.

Long-Jump to the Ballot Box

You'd think everyone would be passionate about increasing the ranks of voters and educating people about the importance of civic participation. Right?

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Cloud Atlas

Time-hopping sci-fi tale soars—but how high?

Among the books often labeled unfilmable is David Mitchell’s 2004 sci-fi hexaptych Cloud Atlas. Somebody finally decided to wrestle that tiger, though, and the results are structurally (if not always emotionally) miraculous—a $100 million genre-hopping art house blockbuster in search of a sympathetic audience.

Reel World

Louie’s Rock-N-Reels, Albuquerque’s longtime purveyor of awesome movie memorabilia, suffered a break-in late last month. Owner Louie Torres says several of his most prized items disappeared during the burglary. This is lousy news and not just because it takes money from the pockets of a hardworking local businessman. It also deprives Albuquerque’s movie fans of the opportunity to purchase their own piece of movie history.

Dead and Gone

2012’s TV dead pool strikes early and often

Every fall, casual viewers and industry insiders alike engage in a little game. They try to guess which of the new TV shows is so bad or so badly placed (or both) that it will be the first to get canceled. If, for fall 2012, you put your money on CBS’ “Jersey Shore”-meets-“Ally McBeal” show “Made in Jersey,” then consider yourself an ace prognosticator. Less than four weeks into the new season, CBS executives gave the low-rated Friday night show the ax.

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Bands by Lottery

Anomalous fest embraces chance

Emma Crane and Andy Lyman, organizers of Band Lottery: The Show(down), share the method of their madness and details on this weekend’s adventitious showcase.

Kick(start) Their Crotch

Glitter Dick's Sparkling Richard

Captain America delivers a jocular and enlightening report on rock and roll foursome Glitter Dick’s debut album Kickstarter campaign.

Music to Your Ears

Plan your creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky week of concert-going with a little help from Music to Your Ears.

Emma Crane’s random tracks

Charming, knowing singer / songwriter Emma Crane supplies this week’s Song Roulette and daydreams about the ultimate intimate concert.

Bela does Mitt

This week’s Flyer on the Wall ponders the relative scariness of politicians and vampires. It also promotes a Halloween concert at Blackbird Buvette starring Mark Mallman, Shoulder Voices and Mrdrbrd.

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An Empty November

Vortex’s solid cast props up madcap plotline

The premise may sound familiar as our real presidential election approaches, but this piece written by David Mamet is so absurd and pointless that it fails to connect to anything bearing resemblance to reality.

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Spice Up Your Sick Life

Fighting illness with the arsenal in your kitchen

Did you know that just around the corner from your sick bed there’s a trove of remedies? Not in your medicine cabinet but in your spice rack. Your kitchen is an illness-fighting arsenal.

Alibi V.21 No.42 • Oct 18-24, 2012

Take This Waltz

Indie drama about infidelity hits like a cold shower

After testing the writing-directing waters with her delicate 2006 Alzheimer’s drama Away From Her, Sarah Polley pauses to contemplates the gulf between love and desire in the complicated romantic ménage à trois Take This Waltz.

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Socialism’s Front Woman

Young candidate for president calls for people to get organized

Peta Lindsay’s campaign is not about a short-term electoral victory. It’s about building a movement, she says, and setting an example for young people who feel alienated by the political scene.

The Hungry Ghosts

Doctor says loss and trauma cause addiction—not just genetics

Maté is a compelling speaker, as his agile phraseology and hard-earned authority bear out—regardless of whether you agree with his conclusions. And some people don't.

Around and Around

In defense of the Candelaria roundabout

The intersection sees 300 percent more accidents with pedestrians than the rest of the city, equivalent to the San Mateo and Montgomery intersection. That is just startling for an area that rightfully prides itself on a mellow pace of life.

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Other People’s Privates

The magazine of human detritus celebrates its 10-year anniversary in Albuquerque on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Guild Cinema.

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Mean Bao

Lean dessert machine

Mean Bao Tawainese-American bakery offers perfectly concocted delights like savory and vanilla cream bao (a beignet-like treat), pineapple cake and green tea milk buns.

News for Foodies

Bite-sized edition

Detectable levels of lead in urban-farmed eggs mean bad news for the burgeoning backyard chicken movement.

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Reel World

Santa Fe-based ambient music composer Michael Stearns will be on hand to introduce screenings of the film Samsara on Friday, Oct. 19, at Albuquerque’s Guild Cinema. The film is a major collaboration between Stearns and director Ron Fricke.

“Nashville” on ABC

Little Bit Country

Sometimes it pays to watch the credits. I wouldn’t have given ABC’s new musical drama “Nashville” much of a glance if I hadn’t paid attention to who’s behind the camera. The show is created by Callie Khouri, who won herself an Academy Award for a little movie called Thelma & Louise.

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Daniel Brigman’s Random Tracks

Experimental musician Daniel Brigman shares five random tracks and gives us the scoop on an all-ages show on Friday at DIY venue Moldspores.

Candy on the Bus

This sweet, smart flyer for a Tuesday night house show featuring Busdriver, Nocando, Open Mike Eagle and Sapience Christ&Omen20012 brings back memories of passing notes and having crushes.