Alibi V.21 No.46 • Nov 15-21, 2012

Route 66 Malt Shop

Albuquerque’s stretch of the old Mother Road is home to the Route 66 Malt Shop, a restaurant that attempts to capture the spirit of a storied era while also addressing the foodie concerns of the Nob Hill neighborhood it calls home.

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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Gift Guide

Whether you love a good Tweet or don’t believe life can be reduced to a series of status updates, social media provides invaluable holiday gift-finding information. Hit the streets of Albuquerque and support local businesses. Here are some of our favorite presents on shelves in the 505 this year.

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Our favorite Burque vendors on the cottage-industry supersite—just in time for the holidays.

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Avoid the crush of crowds at mega-chain outlets vying for your dollar. Find one-of-a-kind presents and support our local makers at these holiday fairs.

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The Sessions

Sex-positive dramedy gets between the sheets with two remarkable actors

John Hawkes and Helen Hunt are front-and-center in this based-on-a-true story tale of a severely handicapped man and the professional sex surrogate who kinda loves him.

Reel World

Described as a “live fictitious documentary,” The History of Asking the Wrong Question will have its world premiere on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, at 8 p.m. in the N4th Theater (4904 Fourth Street NW).

The Other Idiot Box

“BSG: Blood and Chrome” on YouTube

Americans are spending more time staring at iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and other computerized devices and less time watching actual televisions. Networks are well aware of this fact. They’ve been trying to exploit it for years, investing heavily in websites like Hulu.com and producing the occasional web-based mini-series. Now, Syfy is making the unusual move of “premiering” the prequel to its much-loved space opera “Battlestar Galactica” on the Internet.

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Home Made

3D artist builds herself a dwelling as her master's thesis

With salvaged scrap materials, artist Bethany Delahunt created a real house for herself as her master’s thesis.

Freud vs. C.S. Lewis

Fusion Theatre Company tackles weighty philosophical questions

Fusion Theatre Company tackles a theoretical debate between atheist Freud and Christian C.S. Lewis.

The Hive Minds

Political art group draws up the cost of coal

For two years, members of The Beehive Collective interviewed hundreds of people about how mountaintop removal and coal mining affected their lives. After those conversations, the hive's illustrators drew up visual metaphors and scenes from the stories they'd been told.

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Also-Ran

Local GOP reacts to spate of losses

After months of scathing partisan attacks in the most expensive election cycle in U.S. history, spirits were low at the New Mexico GOP results watch party. It wasn’t looking good for Republicans.

Odd Man Out

Election night with the Libertarian presidential candidate

The Libertarian presidential candidate wasn't cloistered inside a room at Hotel Albuquerque waiting to find out whether he'd won or lost. He'd lost. He knew that going in.

Close to Home

UNM halts plans to build a substance abuse clinic after neighbors protest

Longtime reporter Carolyn Carlson pens an opinion column about opiate addiction in Albuquerque.

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Articulating The Limbs

Blues-rock revival gets hyper-local

Lizzy Von Stange chats with bluesy rock and roll duo The Limbs about classical training, musical influences and touring aspirations.

Big in South Korea

Danceable Americana duo unveils debut album

Jim Phillips reports on banjo-pop project Todd and the Fox’s stateside album release.

Plenty of Doubt

Racist video mars old band's return to relevance

Marisa Demarco meditates on the many reasons why No Doubt’s “Looking Hot” video is racist and highly offensive.

Gallup / Burque Gallop

This week’s Flyer on the Wall allegorizes the power of community-powered radio and announces a joint birthday party for KNIZ 90.1 FM and Small Engine Gallery.

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A Root Beer with Roots

Root beer has been an important part of American refreshment since colonial times. Back in those days, old-timey settlers would take a break from fighting off bears to boil mixtures of sassafras root and other herbs. Since then, of course, the drink has evolved into yet another mass produced soda pop, but if you've got a hankering for the real deal, why not take part in the great American tradition of brewing your own?

The Spirits of Autumn

Three drinks to sip as temperatures drop

The icy, frosted cocktails of summer take a back seat to heartier liquors in the fall as we seek the warmth of our fireplaces and some drinkable companions for our holiday turkeys and hams.

Alibi V.21 No.45 • Nov 8-14, 2012

Skyfall

For a man of 50, James Bond is looking better than ever

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise. The famed superspy’s first cinematic adventure, Dr. No, hit theaters in 1962. To celebrate, producers have pulled out all the stops to make Bond’s latest big-screen adventure his biggest and boldest yet.

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Feast on Film

Your nutritious guide to holiday movies

What’s hitting the table this holiday season?

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News Feature

Reporter Margaret Wright speaks with strippers and politicians about the city’s new batch of strip club regulations.

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To Burque, With Love

Jenny Invert delivers dark, operatic pop

We chatted with Jenny Invert’s Sam Miller about stamps, philosophy, music, Seattle and Mike Watt.

A/V Reducer

Check out the debut of our A/V Reducer column, wherein we meditate on and muse about music videos.

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to Bat for Lashes, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and The Soft Moon.

Music to Your Ears

Whether you’re into punk, folk or thrashcore, Music to Your Ears has you covered.

In the Wake

This week’s Flyer on the Wall hypes both a mixed-media photography show and a corresponding concert at The Kosmos.

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Reel World

Award-winning author (The American Way of War) and filmmaker (Why We Fight) Eugene Jarecki will visit Albuquerque this weekend to introduce his new documentary The House I Live In.

“Glee” for Straight Dudes

“Wedding Band” on TBS

TBS’ new hour-long comedy is more or less Wedding Crashers and The Wedding Singer crudely sewn onto an episode of “Glee” with those big, Frankenstein-style stitches. Ignore the scars, though, and you might discover an amiably raunchy musical comedy with which to while away a boring Saturday night.

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Humanity and Divinity

Santa Fe playwright infuses love story with dark philosophy

A precocious young stenographer is sent to help the famous Russian author in dire deadline straights.

X-mas 4-eva

The holiday season is expanding, encroaching on more weeks of the year. To get away from the madness, check out the Hipster Craft Fair at Hipstich. This is definitely not a mainstream fare.

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Alibi V.21 No.44 • Nov 1-7, 2012

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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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.

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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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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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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.