Alibi V.22 No.37 • Sept 12-18, 2013

The Mexican Abides

“¡Ask a Mexican!” columnist on art and la raza

Gustavo Arellano talks politics and satire in Chicano art at the Albuquerque Museum.

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Keep on Truckin’

The unique challenges of operating a food truck

Food truck owners face the weather, parking tickets, angry neighbors and other hazards in their quest to deliver good food to the curb.

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Stage Whispers

Let’s hear it for the old dead dudes of drama in these three hilarious Albuquerque comedies.

Hot and Bothered

During an unprecedented heatwave in the summer of 1976, Michael Riordan walks out of the lives of his wife and three grown children.

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Terrible Is the New Awesome

Mad media archaeologists Everything Is Terrible! come to town

Since their inception, the VHS-obsessed amateur sociologists behind Everything Is Terrible! have spent thousands of hours digging up the weirdest, most mind-boggling films, TV commercials, music videos, exercise tapes and motivational speeches for the edification and bafflement of future generations.

Reel World

The Gallup Film Festival has teamed up with The Navajo Nation Museum to premiere Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope in Navajo.

Hip Chat For Old People

“Arsenio” on FOX

To put things in perspective, the last time “The Arsenio Hall Show” was on the air, Tom Hanks was acting dumb in Forrest Gump, Boys II Men was spending six months at the top of the Billboard charts and Al Cowlings was chauffeuring O.J. Simpson around LA in a white Bronco. Oh, and the Alibi was still called NuCity Weekly. Twenty years later and the short-lived king of late night is hoping to conquer the world of talk shows once again with his new syndicated series “Arsenio.”

Week in Sloth

Week in Sloth: Take a spin around the TV dial to see where you should be wasting your time

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Band of Brothers

Two decades of being Hanson

The luscious-locked trio has come a long way since 1997.

Ledger Lines

ISO excellent metal, drone, doom, Americana and mariachi-metal concerts? Ledger Lines has you covered.

Alibi V.22 No.36 • Sept 5-11, 2013

Four Up

ISO stoner/doom, a freewheeling improv fest, classical or trombone? Four Up has you covered.

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Only You Can Stop the Forest Service

We can do better and here’s how

La Jicarita Managing Editor David Correia’s latest essay takes on the Forest Service’s history of paternalism and mismanagement in northern New Mexico.

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Cold Wave Prayer

Songs for dreaming of winter

If you’re over summer, this cold wave and minimal synth-infused icy playlist may serve as cold comfort.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new and forthcoming releases from Zola Jesus and JG Thirlwell, Diarrhea Planet and Factory Floor. Now with A/V previews!

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Stage Whispers

Introducing Stage Whispers, your lowdown on the performance arts. This week, the ladies seize the spotlight.

Gold and Souls

A novel of the bloody events that followed the arrival of Coronado’s advance expedition as it barreled through the Southwest.

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New Mexico News: Late August 2013

Inspired by Félix Fénéon's Novels in Three Lines, this feature presents news from New Mexico, briefly, written by author Mike Smith and illustrated by ¡Brapola!

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Reel World

NBC’s new ER drama “The Night Shift” is filming in Albuquerque, hopefully filling some of the hole left when AMC’s “Breaking Bad” closed up shop. Producers are currently looking for background extras for upcoming scenes.

Fall into Fall

When’s the premiere?

Idiot Box: A look at all the fall television premiere dates

Week in Sloth

See what you should be wasting your life away on with a spin around the TV dial in “The Week in Sloth”

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African Authenticity

Hakuna matata at the Rafiki Café

Find African authenticity at the state’s only Kenyan restaurant.

Alibi V.22 No.35 • Aug 29-Sept 4, 2013

Shoo, Fly, Get Off of My Cloud

Nontoxic solutions for Burque’s latest plague

Richard “Bugman” Fagerlund gives helpful tips on how to curb your fly problems without calling on toxic pest control.

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Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to recent and forthcoming albums from Ebony Bones, The Tumbleweeds and Chelsea Wolfe.

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The Look of Love

Winterbottom and Coogan pull back the sheets on one man’s very British empire of smut

In the retro-sleazy biopic The Look of Love, British comedian/actor Steve Coogan and fellow countryman/director Michael Winterbottom reunite for the fourth time following 2002’s 24 Hour Party People, 2005’s Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story and 2010’s The Trip. The boys have obviously found colorful inspiration in the life of real-life London sex merchant Paul Raymond, but their enthusiasm for the subject doesn’t always translate into compelling drama.

Reel World

The White Sands International Film Festival[xurl] returns to sunny Las Cruces on Wednesday, Sept. 4, with another four days’ worth of cinematic discoveries. This year’s highlights include: a lifetime achievement award for guest of honor Lou Diamond Phillips, the world premiere of the locally shot comedy Roswell FM and one of those increasingly popular “48-hour film” competitions.

Psycho Cops in Love

“Cracked” on Reelz

Summer is the traditional time when networks, unwilling to waste money broadcasting new shows, turn a hopeful eye to our northern borders. Normally the US is content to ignore Canada. But in summertime American networks are desperate for something other than the third rerun of a “Modern Family” episode. The solution: In addition to being a cheap source of prescription drugs for Michigan’s elderly, Canada is also a fine source for inexpensive television filler.

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Beyond Legend

UNM professor searches for truth in his mother’s desert murder

How the legacy of Wyatt Earp and the Old West helped precipitate a shocking death.

Drifting Toward the Surface

Jacqueline walks the beautiful beaches of the Aegean Sea every day, watching tourists sunbathe, but she also battles constant hunger and a horrific past.