Alibi V.22 No.39 • Sept 26-Oct 2, 2013

Rush

Ron Howard’s European race car drama is fast but only slightly furious

Over the years former child actor Ron Howard has proven himself a workmanlike, mainstream director—like Steven Spielberg minus the awe-inspiring sense of wonder.

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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It’s Called Voting

You should try it sometime

Wherein we premasticate and kiss-feed informative political nourishment to our dear readers. Scope the Alibi’s 2013 mayoral election digest before heading to the polls.

Mayor McCheese

The race for Mayor of Albuquerque is by far this election's most exciting issue … and it isn't even that exciting.

The Name is Bond

This year, 10 General Obligation Bonds will appear on the Ballot. These bonds represent a debt incurred by the city to fund improvements. The city has to pay them back with interest, but they don't result in property tax increases, so there's generally no reason to vote against them. Stuff has to get done.

Take Your Own Council

As Albuquerque's legislative branch, our nine City Councilors serve four-year terms and collectively adopt the ordinances and resolutions aka laws that govern our city. Roughly half of them are up for reelection every two years. In this election, councilors for Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9 are on the chopping block. A tip for voters: You only get to vote in your own District's Council race, so refer to our handy map and read on at your own peril, lest you clog your brain with pointless information.

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Letters

The readers write about the National Forest Service, Naval Yard homicides and renewable energy.

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Reel World

French Funerals-Cremations continues its irreverent but inspired series of funeral/death-based movie screenings with the 2011 film Bernie.

Doctor Love

“Masters of Sex” on Showtime

The “Mad Men” treatment is apparently a thing now, because pioneering sex researchers Masters and Johnson get it in Showtime’s new period drama “Masters of Sex.” The show, created and written by Michelle Ashford (“The Pacific,” “John Adams”), takes Thomas Maier’s biography Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson and shellacs it in a thick veneer of mid-century modern style and sophistication.

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Billy Cobham’s Fierce Fusion

Spectrum 40 refracts at KiMo

Rudi Thornburgh waxes poetic about the problematic nature of jazz appreciation, Billy Cobham and Mahavishnu Orchestra in preview of Cobham’s Spectrum 40 tour.

Last Month in Music

Late-August 2013

Author Mike Smith reports on panic attacks, Caravan East, Double Shot and Playa One.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Frankie Rose, Oneohtrix Point Never and Crystal Stilts.

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The World Inside

Matchbook photomontages ignite everyday magic

Matchboxes from around the globe open to reveal worlds of hidden and layered imagination.

An Artist's Church

Fred Sturm and Logan Phillips bring artistic ruminations to Chatter Sunday

Sunday mornings have always been set aside for church, even for the people who organize and coordinate Chatter Sundays, the music-and-arts series that began as the Church of Beethoven.

Found in Translation

Spain’s Great Untranslated is a new anthology that deals with issues as disparate as terrorism, love, grief and addiction, styles range from the darkly comic to the starkly tragic.

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American Blend

Thai Saweiy offers pan-Asian Tex-Mex

Tex-Mex meets pan-Asian at Downtown’s Thai Saweiy

Alibi V.22 No.38 • Sept 19-25, 2013

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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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Atomic Café

Songs in the key of Uranium-235

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

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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.

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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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Alibi V.22 No.37 • Sept 12-18, 2013

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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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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.

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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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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.