Gus Pedrotty—Gus, as he likes to be known—stopped by Alibi Headquarters to discuss a bid for mayor that began as idealistic—and some would say unlikely—but has since been transformed into one of the more vital and remarkable candidacies that have passed through this high desert city in ages.
Nate Daly waxes nostalgic, looks forward and interviews cult noise-rock duo Melt-Banana.
Test your knowledge of current affairs with our week-in-review pop quiz.
From Indonesia to Arizona, funny because it happens to someone else.
Poet-activist Gary Snyder lands in Albuquerque
At the Inspiring Adaptation conference, Gary Snyder explores land ethics as only a Pulitzer-winning poet could do.
From dance in the air to down-home drama, Stage Whispers highlights performance arts worth watching.
Why is someone trying to sabotage the opening of Mma Soleti’s new beauty parlor, the Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon? The tensions between the past and the future ratchet up as the city of Gaborone swelters.
This week's book review.
A dizzying excursion through the myriad ways we get ourselves and our partners off.
Is this bracing, brutal look at slavery too hard to watch or too good to miss?
12 Years a Slave is very likely the most brutally honest depiction of slavery in America ever made. Doesn’t that sound like fun?
Reel World: A look at all the cinematic happenings around Albuquerque
Tidbits From Around the Dial
G4, Esquire, Disney Channel, Syfy—the networks are mixing things up in a big way.
Week in Sloth: A quick trip around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on
On aural sects, lazy crit and Static
Wherein Captain America praises Cults bandmates—and exes—Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion and critiques a new wave of shallow, superficial crit.
Enduring love for Neapolitan pizza at Amore
This pizza isn’t just good; it’s certified.
The sad and triumphant history of our favorite stuffed pasta
Gail Guengerich sets out to rescue ravioli from centuries of mistreatment.
A tale of supernatural terror
“In order to take that train,” said Colonel Levering, sitting in the Waldorf-Astoria hotel, “you will have to remain nearly all night in Atlanta. That is a fine city, but I advise you not to put up at the Breathitt House, one of the principal hotels. ...”
Lovely childhood drama pushes buttons and boundaries in Saudi Arabia
In America (or just about any other country), Wadjda would be a perfectly normal tween. But in ultraconservative Saudi Arabia, she sticks out like a sore thumb.
Filmmakers, reap the rewards of all your hard work. Film lovers, catch an old favorite at the KiMo.
Halloween around the dial
The very best watchin’ between trick-or-treaters.
Week in Sloth: We take a spin around the dial to see what’s worth wasting your time on
Chaos assumes steel forms at Small Engine Gallery
Grotesquely beautiful immensities of hot-rolled steel welded together with geometric genius are at the center of Casey Warr’s new metalwork exhibition at Small Engine Gallery.
Two photographers with strikingly different styles and subject matter—who just happen to be married—unveil new photobooks to benefit 516 Arts.
Get the lit lowdown: Pulitzer-winner Jared Diamond and up-and-comer Daniel Alarcón are heading this way.
For just a few hundred bucks, you can buy and inject a Big Ego—and for a few hours you’ll look, feel and be treated like the celebrity you’ve always deserved to be.
Junk science-based ordinance gets its weeks in court of public opinion
Learn where to vote early or via absentee ballot in the special election for District 7 runoff and, perhaps more importantly, the proposed late-term abortion ban.
Test your knowledge of current affairs with our New Mexico week-in-review pop quiz.
In England, Florida and Tennessee—funny because it happens to someone else.
ISO Halloween electrofolk, a Cramps/VU/Lou Reed/Ramones-redux Samhain gala, Día de los Muertos karaoke or stoner rock? Four Up has you covered.
Jazz, doo-wop and funk for haunted house parties
DJ Mello scares up a spooky jazz mix to soundtrack your costume/cocktail party.
This week we listened to new and forthcoming releases from Christian Death, SQÜRL and Whores. Now with A/V previews!
In a town filled with New Mexican options, Patricia’s is a cut above the rest
Ty Bannerman can’t get enough of the carne adovada at this tiny, easy-to-miss restaurant.
Autumn gets artsy at The Octopus and the Fox
Full-fledged fall fun supports local artists and crafters at the October Octofair.
Local author Amelia Olson reflects on attribution, memes, micro-fame and ego.
Test your local IQ with our week-in-review pop quiz.
From Czech Republic to Montana, it’s funny because it happens to someone else.
Checking in with the 5 Star Motelles
Captain America finally gets to gush with impunity about the 5 Star Motelles.
Whether you’re craving costumed cover bands, funk, soul or dance-pop, Ledger Lines delivers the deets.
This week we listened to new releases from Cults, The Dismemberment Plan and Poliça. Now with A/V previews!
Count down to Halloween with scary screenings around ABQ
Like a bat on fire, Halloween is fast approaching. For those of you who like an extended season of scares, Albuquerque offers a week-long lead-up of cinematic spookiness. Here are some of our suggestions for spending your pre-Halloween in the dark.
Reel World: A sneak peek at all the cinema-centric happenings around Albuquerque
“Million Dollar Shoppers” on Lifetime
Yay, a show about people who are so insanely rich and so terribly busy that they don’t have the time to spend their millions.
Week in Sloth: A spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on
A vision of the father of Muppets
Brian Jay Jones’ new bio is an intimate portrait of a man who muppeted with guts.
Four restaurants worth leaving the plaza for
What to eat when you’re in Taos, but sick of the plaza.
When chickens get too old to lay, it may be time for dinner
When your hen’s laying days are over, it might be time to make a tough decision.