Alibi V.22 No.49 • Dec 5-11, 2013

New Mexico Hempfest!

Saturday, August 19, noon-9pm

It's Aug. 19, 2017. You're getting evaluated by a real medical doctor. You're making tie-dye. You're learning more about your medicine. You're supporting legalization of a useful plant. You're eating delicious food. Where are you? At the first annual New Mexico HempFest of course! Entry is totally free, and parking is a measly $1 per car at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park. You are roaming around enjoying live music from local bands, a Hemposium tent with exciting speakers, a kids' activity area and dozens of regional artists, farmers, educators, plus lots of tasty food trucks. You're with all your friends and family at this all-ages, family-friendly event and having an absolute blast celebrating New Mexico's hemp industry.

Jurassic Best of Burque Restaurants World

The most ferocious of prehistoric reader polls is back

What's your favorite New Mexican food? What's your favorite dinosaur? Ok, now put them together and what do you get? An Enchiladodon? A Chileopteryx? A Tacoraptor? A Sopaipillatops? Awesome! Get ready for the T. Rex of “Best of City” contests: The original Best of Burque Restaurants will be hitting Weekly Alibi racks and website on Thursday, Oct. 12. The polls are open now. Vote on your favorite Frito pie, vegetarian food, Japanese restaurant and local brewery. Let your voice be heard! Rawr!

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2013 Haiku Contest Winners

We gave you a month, Albuquerque, and you gave us the world broken into finely honed syllabic orders of expression. Egad! Hundreds of entries poured in for Alibi’s 21st annual Haiku Contest. To claim that choosing the best nine haiku from among so very many clever, snarky, wise and emotive possibilities was difficult would be an understatement of the most scurrilous variety. Suffice it to say that we loved many more than we could give prizes to—but we do invite you, our discerning readers, to examine the full roster of participants, and tell us why we chose rightly or wrongly.

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Odds & Ends

From Thailand to Louisiana, it’s funny because it happens to someone else.

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The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

Hyperintellectual lecture playfully tears apart movies from within

Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Zizek is known for expounding on a number of subjects, from political theory to psychoanalysis—often at a whiplash-inducing pace. But his passion is film.

Reel World

What’s going on in the world of cinema around New Mexico? Reel World brings you Santa mockery, contaminated tamales and more.

Jason and the Anglophiles

“Atlantis” on BBC America

A shameless mashup of “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys” and “Game of Thrones” comes to the boob tube.

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Four Up

Whether you’re craving garage rock, stoner, doom, grindcore or a schtick-heavy uke-and-upright bass duo, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews.

Dark Sweets for High Desert Winter

A festive mixtape for holiday parties

Wherein we excavate an øשlqæda holiday mix—originally sourced from crates of 78s—via Spotify. Soundtrack eggnog hour with ho-ho-hølγ שаябlɛş treasure.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Xiu Xiu, Black Flag and The Warlocks. Now with A/V previews.

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Knowing Your Enemies ...

In the War on Christmas

This … this is war! No! No! Oh no! A Christmas war! We’re in a war! A very special Christmas war.

Breaking Green

Two young adult novels grapple with being green in a world intent on destroying itself.

Farewell, My Metaphysic

Ian Tregillis’ genre-warper Something More Than Night isn’t quite your typical mystery. For one thing, it’s set in Heaven, and the VIP who got himself rubbed out just happens to be the angel Gabriel.

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Your Brain on Grain

A new book links gluten to Alzheimer’s

A new book argues that gluten intolerance may lead to Alzheimer’s disease.

Alibi V.22 No.48 • Nov 28-Dec 4, 2013

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Four Up

Sunday dominates, with Talib Kweli, Morbid Angel and Chatter creating a vortex of awesome, but an elysian recital yet awaits on Monday, Dec. 2. Now with A/V.

Grace Before Meat

Tracks in the key of gratitude

Soundtrack some thankfulness with our überTHXGVNG playlist, feat. Big Star, Magazine, Laurie Anderson and more.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to Dream Meridian, Music for Shut-Ins and Mugshot Museum. Now with A/V.

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More Than Hocus Pocus

Inventive performance tinkers with comedy and magic for all ages

“Imaginator” Eric Buss builds bubble-wrap bikes and wows audiences with his zany brand of magic.

Culture Shock

Shock yourself into Burque cultural awareness and make your eyeballs happy with this week’s Culture Shock.

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Odds & Ends

From Belgium to Utah, it’s funny because it happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write: a postcard from the UK and an apology from F. Chris Garcia.

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Frozen

Classic fairy tale takes Disney to a winter wonderland

Frozen is a heavily rewritten take on Hans Christian Andersen’s 1845 tale. Those familiar with it won’t find a lot of the original story left standing. That might not be a bad thing.

Reel World

With deadlines drawing nigh and Cosmic Forces in the works, Reel World looks at what’s going on film-wise around our state.

Men With Guns

“Mob City” on TNT

You’ve got guys in suits, girls in cocktail dresses, shootouts involving Tommy guns. Tommy guns are seriously cool. Yeah, mobsters are good. Dramatically good, we mean, not morally good.

Alibi V.22 No.47 • Nov 21-27, 2013

Kill Your Darlings

Proto-Beatnik biopic finds Ginsberg, Kerouac involved in murder most foul

Kill Your Darlings plays out like a coming-of-age tale wrapped in a dark murder mystery. It’s set in 1944 when Allen Ginsberg was a freshman at Columbia University. Along with pals Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, Ginsberg is still a decade or two away from igniting a literary firestorm.

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Present Perfect

A hyperlocal guide to giving

Scope our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for all-local and mostly analog selfless shopping inspiration.

Gifts of Good Taste(s)

Peruse our tasteful selection of consumable gifts, including piñon confections, hot sauce, tequila and gourmet treats for man’s best friend.

Gifting Bad

For the “Breaking Bad” obsessives on your list, consider spa and culinary gifts that reference everyone’s favorite antihero, Walter White aka Heisenberg.

You Better Shop Around

Unique, low-tech gifts abound at arts and crafts fairs

Kristi D. Lawrence reports that all’s fair (arts and crafts fair, that is) when shopping for memorable and unique gifts.

Retro Like Whoa

A guide to shopping Burque past

Travel back in time with Alibi correspondent August March to browse memories of Burque’s commercial past.

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Four Up

Whether you’re craving doom, psych from the Bay or Baton Rouge, punk or experimental, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews!

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Odds & Ends

From Sweden to Pennsylvania, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

Letters

Don Schrader on cinema and “Breaking Bad,” mistakes were made, a green tea party and fracking ridiculous.

Home Invaders

The Bugman covers common insect invaders in your home. Here’s how to get rid of them without pest control companies or pesticides.

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Reel World

From festivals to face time, Reel World covers this week’s cinematic happenings around New Mexico.

Politics and Bedfellows

“Alpha House” on Amazon.com

The first series out of the Amazon Prime Instant Video chute is the political sitcom “Alpha House.” Just from the opening credits, you can spot the talent.

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Saints From the Catacombs

Jewels for eyes, waxen visages, jaws reinforced with filigree and bones laid into wooden armatures to give the impression of corporeal glory—a glimpse into our own Western heritage.

Covenant’s Courage

In this final book of the series, Thomas Covenant must traverse a near-apocalyptic world in hopes of defeating the evil entity Lord Foul.

Listen to that Voice

Connie Willis prefers the voices in her fiction to leap off the page and sink their thumbs into your windpipe.

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Let’s Kugel

Nosh brings Jewish food to Burque

Jewish deli cuisine comes to Nob Hill.