Alibi V.21 No.49 • Dec 6-12, 2012

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Heated Conclusion

Outgoing PRC member goes to bat for solar energy

Jason Marks is going out swinging. He’ll spend his last month on the Public Regulation Commission fighting to defend renewable energy, especially solar power.

News Bite

Jason Marks on lowering the cost of phone calls from prison in New Mexico

Life on the West Bank

If there's one thing I've learned since coming to Palestine almost three months ago, it's that everything is political—even archaeology.

The Commish

O’Malley was elected to the Bernalillo County Commission in November, filling the seat vacated by U.S. Rep.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham.

film

Anna Karenina

Joe Wright sets the stage for lush, theatrical adaptation of lit classic

Leo Tolstoy’s romantic classic Anna Karenina gets a cheeky, self-consciously theatrical, big-screen redux courtesy of British filmmaker Joe Wright and award-winning screenwriter Tom Stoppard.

Film Fête in Fe

Our neighbor to the north hopes to lure film lovers to the City Different for the 13th annual Santa Fe Film Festival. The viewing party unfolds Dec. 6 through 9 at a number of venues including The Screen, the Center for Contemporary Arts, The Lensic Performing Arts Center and the New Mexico History Museum.

Last Man Standing

One and a Half Men Hate “Two and a Half Men”

When Charlie Sheen had his public meltdown last year, rambling about “tiger blood,” insulting his producer and demanding a pay raise, he seemed like just another Hollywood casualty. But now, just over a year later, we find our ourselves glued to our gossip shows watching another star of “Two and a Half Men” freak out over the show. What in the name of Adonis DNA is going on here?

music

East 99 Meets Burque

Bone Thugs revisit the ’90s

Securing an interview with members of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is harder than you might think. So, we meditate on the hip-hop quintet’s influence and history instead.

Parody or Pabulum

Brokencyde’s best-of is the worst

Music writer Geoffrey Plant deconstructs Burque’s most tasteless and financially successful act, Brokencyde.

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new albums by Scott Walker, Crystal Castles and The Bryan Ferry Orchestra.

Psych Out

This week’s Flyer on the Wall uses spirograph style to hip Burque residents to a psych-rock show at Iron Haus.

art

In the Iris of the Beholder

Gallery offers a more egalitarian approach to art

Sandra Becker and Jeanne Englemann have started a new type of gallery that diverts from the mainstream art exhibits. The grand opening of the Iris Gallery starts with an inagural show on Sunday, Dec. 16th

Infinity Sleigh Bells

Let the holiday season begin! This year December is packed with shows, performances and drag shows and gallery grand openings. Take your pick of trendy events to attend with these suggestions.

food

Light and Luscious

Limonata Italian Street Food Caffe

There was a time when the words "Italian street food" conjured one image in my mind—gelato. The treat was all I saw in Italy as a poor college student, not because it actually was the only street food available, but because it was so eye-grabbing and delicious.

24 Hours in Jemez Springs

A trip to the Jemez Mountains is the perfect get-away for Burqueños fleeing their city in any season. However, when cold winds and snowbanks preemptively ruin picnic plans, it's good to know that the tiny town of Jemez Springs has several options for warming your bones with good food and drink, no matter what time of day you arrive.

Alibi V.21 No.48 • Nov 29-Dec 5, 2012

Fertile Ground

More than just plant life thrives in school gardens

On an unusually warm afternoon at Mountain Mahogany Community School, the fourth-grade class is working in a garden under the guidance of teacher Lisa Slavick. The campus feels like a little Eden tucked away from bustling traffic on Fourth Street; fruit trees, berry bushes, vegetable and flower gardens all burst with life.

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Legal Legacy

Civil rights lawyer’s family sues APD and the city

When a local civil rights lawyer died, 26 people arrived at the scene. APD mishandled the case, say her family members, who are suing the police and the city.

Know Thy Virus

How to avoid a snot-filled winter

From nurse columnist Whitny Doyle’s perch at a busy primary care clinic, the waning daylight is an ominous harbinger of abundant infectious nastiness. Here’s how to prevent illness or know what you’ve caught.

film

The Comedy

Abrasive character study is like the Taxi Driver of hipster comedies

In large part, The Comedy is a stumbling tour through New York City with an aimless tour guide. For all its weird meandering and audience off-putting, however, there seems to be a deeper and darker level at play.

Reel World

“The After After Party With Steven Michael Quezada” hosts Bryan Cranston, The 13th annual Santa Fe Film Festival fires up the projectors a night early this year for a special “Festival Eve” presentation and Friends of Film, Video and Arts sponsors a talk on “Trademark Law.”

The New Normal?

NBC No Longer The Biggest Loser

This year’s fall sweeps marks the first time in 10 freaking years that NBC has been the top-rated network.

music

SLC Songstress Punks Up the Uke

Jessica Davis on code and categories

We gabbed with uke-thrash soloist Jessica Davis, a.k.a. S.L.F.M., about touring, acronyms, secrets and uncertainty.

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to Jozef van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch, Rolo Tomassi and Joe Martinez.

Halftone Hoedown

Artist Chelsea Wrightson’s flyer invites fans of women-powered media to shake their groove thing to benefit Neblina.

art

The Long Road

Group show weaves together science and mythology

Four artists were called to the desert. They retrace their paths and their DNA in Creation / Migration: Stories of the Journey at FreeStyle Gallery.

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Alibi V.21 No.47 • Nov 22-28, 2012

Most Likely to Suck Seed

Luigi brings the XXX

Get (really) up close and personal with Punk Bunny front man Luigi in this week’s Show Up!

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Vice Patrol

The people behind new strip club laws and what they’re fighting

Cities around the nation are passing replicas of the same bill designed to clamp down on strip clubs and avoid legal challenges.

A Simple Majority

Councilors can override the will of the people

Though Burqueños did their civic duty and weighed in on the minimum wage, it’s possible for city politicians to squash their votes. Turns out, it’s pretty easy.

Shop Local

Tax revenues are down, so keep the money circulating in Albuquerque this year by buying gifts from local shops, says Councilor Ken Sanchez.

film

The Silver Linings Playbook

Are Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence crazy or in love or both?

Indie auteur David O. Russell’s latest film, Silver Linings Playbook, suggests that all crazy people need is another crazy person to fall in love with.

Reel World

The New Mexico Film Series continues at KiMo Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 28, with a screening of the shot-in-our-state Western 3:10 to Yuma.

American Idle

“Killer Karaoke” on truTV

TruTV’s latest salvo may take the victory in the “so awful it’s awful” wars.

music

Music to Your Ears

Whether your post-Thanksgiving weekend finds you craving Afro-Latin and Brazilian grooves, pounding house music or heavy metal, Music to Your Ears has your second helping covered.

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new albums by Night Sins, Talk Normal and U.S. Girls.

art

Illusion Noir

Stage Magician of the Year talks beauty and mentalism

Former Possum Dixon frontman has spent the last decade as a magician. His old-school methods have brought him much acclaim.

Of Swine and Man

Toby, the chief philosopher of the swinish race, escapes the abattoir and embarks on a series of adventures in Pyg.

food

Beyond King Corn

In search of maize redemption

Celebrate the diverse world of corn—a world where stalks can grow between two and 20 feet high; ears range in size from salad forks to golf clubs; and kernels span the color wheel in saffron, pomegranate, mauve, rose, black and lavender.