Alibi V.22 No.38 • Sept 19-25, 2013

Beyond Pleasuredome

Pornotopia survives “erogenous zoning”

Managing editor Samantha Anne Carrillo reports on what the NM Supreme Court’s reversal of the Guild Cinema’s Pornotopia conviction means for the fest, Albuquerque and New Mexico.

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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Wedding Bells for Jesse Tyler Ferguson

“Modern Family” star returns to New Mexico to support marriage equality

Alibi alum Steven Robert Allen chats with Jesse Tyler Ferguson about growing up in Albuquerque, “Modern Family,” Tie the Knot and freedom to marry.

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Ledger Lines

Whether you’re hankering for Ukrainian “etho chaos,” Mexican electronica, new wave, dance-rock, punk or surf rock, Ledger Lines has you covered.

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Producing Prisoners

An interview with film producer Kira Davis

Santa Fe native Kira Davis has built quite a career for herself since trading the Land of Enchantment for Hollywood. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from New Mexico State University, Davis found herself interning on a small, 1996 comedy called Love Is All There Is, starring a teenage Angelina Jolie. It was there she met the co-presidents of Alcon Entertainment and began working with them as an assistant. Since 2001 she has co-produced The Affair of the Necklace, Love Don’t Cost a Thing, Chasing Liberty and Racing Stripes. In 2005 she executive produced The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and became a full-fledged producer with the sequel The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.

Reel World

The Digital Arts Department at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design will host a visit from award-winning Mexican animator Pablo Calvillo from Sept. 19 to 21. Calvillo has worked for a number of design, animation and film studios in Mexico, the Czech Republic, Australia and the US. He has done everything from 3D animation to layout to art direction on feature films such as Ice Age: Continental Drift, Epic, Happy Feet Two and Astro Boy as well as the upcoming projects Mad Max: Fury Road and The Lego Movie.

Esquire TV: Take Two

Men’s magazine launches new network—for real this time

Let’s try this again, shall we? Way back in April, I reported on the newly minted Esquire Network. The televised spin-off of the long-running men’s magazine was slated to take over programming of the formerly video game-focused network G4 on April 22. At the time, I expressed a healthy amount of skepticism about Esquire’s ability to launch an entire television network based around exactly two docu-reality shows (one cooking show and one travel show). Obviously the executives in charge were listening to me because less than a week before the net was set to debut, Esquire pulled the plug.

Week in Sloth

Week in Sloth: A quick spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting our lives over

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Atomic Café

Songs in the key of Uranium-235

Distract yourself from any number of nuclear disaster scenarios with our atomic playlist.

Alibi V.22 No.37 • Sept 12-18, 2013

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.

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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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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.

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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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

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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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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Four Up

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

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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African Authenticity

Hakuna matata at the Rafiki Café

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

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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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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.