Alibi V.22 No.28 • July 11-17, 2013

Fill the Void

Matrimonal drama shows off the traditions if not the inner turmoil of ultra-Orthodox Jews

First-time writer-director Rama Burshtein’s moody matrimonial drama Fill the Void takes us into a religious and cultural world so insulated few outside its influence would even recognize it. Shot in Israel among the Haredim (the most conservative of Hasidic Jewish sects), it is a foreign film in every sense of the word.

Best of Burque Restaurants Voting is Closing Soon!

Let us know your favorite eats in the 505 before Sept. 20

Albuquerque’s restaurant scene is thriving, but that scene doesn’t grow and change without input from you, the diners. Which is why we have the Best of Burque Restaurants reader poll each year, so you can cast your votes for the best cocktail bar, the best pizza place, and the best green chile to be found in the city. This is the kind of thing that restaurants will print out and proudly display in their windows for years to come, so, y’know, don’t take it lightly.

news

Back of the Bus

Shuttle driver deems same-sex hand-holding “inappropriate”

Barron Jones reports on a pre-Pride incident wherein a Sunport shuttle driver demanded that a gay couple holding hands move to the back of the bus.

film

Reel World

This week’s Reel World takes you across the state, from French Funerals-Cremations in Rio Rancho to the Kimo to the Lensic in Santa Fe.

Major Dome-O

“Under the Dome” on CBS

In a season filled with reruns, reality shows, sub-par Canadian dramas and concert specials, CBS brings a much-welcome change with “Under the Dome,” based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name.

music

Heartless Bastards Target Albuquerque

Erika Wennerstrom on writing, the desert and spirit animals

Wherein Mark Lopez converses with Heartless Bastards’ Erika Wennerstrom about music of the now, lyricism, inspiration and—yes—spirit animals.

Sonic Reducer

This week music writer M. Brianna Stallings listened to new albums by Austra, Future Bible Heroes and Lust for Youth.

art

Paints and Needles

Tattoo Fiesta lures big names in ink to Duke City

Master inkers from around the country head to Albuquerque for the Duke City Tattoo Fiesta.

Marketplace of Ideas

Women win at International Folk Art Market

Over 190 artists from 60 countries converge on Santa Fe this weekend—and their good work has international implications.

food

Thai Cuisine Express

It isn’t, and that’s just fine

Ari LeVaux samples the “irreversibly” spicy food at this hard-to-find restaurant.

Alibi V.22 No.27 • July 4-10, 2013

Chickpea Paradise

San Pedro Mart and Alquds Middle Eastern Restaurant

The atmosphere may be lacking, but the food is top notch.

news

The Spice Mustn’t Flow

Law enforcement cracks down on synthetic weed

Barron Jones reports on efforts by law enforcement to eradicate Spice, K2 and other synthetic marijuana substitutes.

music

American Music

Songs in the key of U.S.A.

As Laurie Anderson once noted, “Yankee Doodle” is a surrealist masterpiece. That sentiment inspired me to create this mixtape for ‘Merica.

food

Lessons from the Desert

A new book explores sustainable agriculture in in dry climates

Ari LeVaux reviews a new book on sustainable agriculture in dry climates.

film

The Lone Ranger

How the West was lost

The Pirates of the Caribbean crew reunites to show us how the West was lost in The Lone Ranger

Reel World

As if Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, world cinema classics and movie musical film series (all of which are currently underway) weren’t enough, the KiMo Theatre is expanding its weekly movie selections with a documentary film series on Wednesday nights.

art

Peril in the Art World

New exhibit aims to alarm

Wear your ear plugs and your eye protection—no one is safe from DANGERshow: Things of Death!

Four on the Fourth

The American story in fact and fiction

Four writers tackle four recent books that explore our multifaceted nation.

Alibi V.22 No.26 • June 27-July 3, 2013

Feminist Compote

Hot Fruit cooks with fire

The Alibi talks feminism, camp, Reddit misogyny and motivation with Olympia, Wash.-based power trio Hot Fruit.

feature

Pride and Perspective

Burque has character(s)

Author and educator Julian Wolf interviewed four GLBTQ locals, and she shares insight into Burque Pride with the Alibi.

music

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new releases from Bombadil, The Copper Gamins and Cowboys and Indian.

art

Out of the Archives and Into the Streets

Archival activism illuminates LGBT voices

Someone had to save the priceless ephemera of a gay generation. Archivists Barbara Korbal and Bennett Hammer stepped up to the challenge.

Culture Shock

This week in Culture Shock, check out operatic tailgating, a Neil Simon award winner and a traveling cabaret with car problems.

news

Faux Native

On prosecuting Indian arts and crafts counterfeiters

Barron Jones reports on the state of Indian arts and crafts counterfeiting and the prosecution and conviction of one of many alleged offenders.

La-la-la-la Llorona

The T.V. Queen on the weeping woman

M.J. Wilde, aka The T.V. Queen, pens her inaugural humor column for the Alibi and considers La Llorona.

film

The Silence

Chilling Germanic crime thriller demonstrates how history (and death) repeats itself

Chilling Germanic crime thriller The Silence demonstrates how history (and death) repeats itself

Reel World

From Latin American cinema to American Girl dolls, Reel World has you covered on film events across the 505.

Faux News Is No News

“The Soup Investigates” on E!

“The Soup Investigates” takes on “The Daily Show” on E!

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