Alibi V.22 No.50 • Dec 12-18, 2013

Duke City Cinema

A guide to gifting local films

What to buy the film lover in your life this Christmas? How about some locally-made movies?

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Last-Minute Gift Guide

Mapping out holiday memories

Our Last-Minute Gift Guide features inspirational triptychs organized by geography: Downtown/Old Town, Nob Hill, Los Ranchos/North Valley, Northeast Heights and the Westside.

Downtown/Old Town

A psychogeographic exploration of Downtown and Old Town reveals a bevy of retail treasure troves.

Nob Hill

If you’ve got a desperate need to shop and a shortage of time, then there’s nowhere better in Albuquerque than Nob Hill.

Los Ranchos/North Valley

Want to avoid claustrophobia-inducing parking lots? Head over to one of the most interesting and eclectic areas of Burque for great shopping and easy driving.

Northeast Heights

Let’s be honest. The reason you’re still frantically shopping is you couldn't think of anything to buy. Let these shops in the Northeast Heights solve your little problem.

Westside

Albuquerque’s Westside provides fantastic last-minute shopping in the shadow of volcanoes. Go ahead—cross that river. You won’t regret it.

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This Wall Has Your Number

Al Hurricane paint-by-numbers mural comes to Barelas

The Tannex’s south side now features the beginnings of a new mural. And the mural needs you to finish it.

School of Hard Knocks

Art in the School has been working since 1985 to ensure that no children are starved of the benefits of art instruction. But now their afterschool program is threatened.

Worth the Dip?

Or can you skip?

Lots of sex and some questionable prose find their way into this tale of love and lust between two New Yorkers.

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Odds & Ends

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

Letters

Alibi readers write about the inhumane practice of releasing doves at weddings, respond to our KAFB jet fuel spill story and question F. Chris Garcia’s apology.

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Sugar-coated Cartoon

“Steven Universe” on Cartoon Network

“Steven Universe” is a wonderful, faded-candy-wrapper-colored sci-fi show about a chubby young boy named Steven.

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Four Up

From rockabilly to “disco-core” to performance art to guitar and vox-centric classical to noise-punk, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews.

Nihilist Noël

A bleak Xmas mixtape

Old blues, fire-and-brimstone, spoken word and calypso work as a powerful antidote to seasonal muzak and related depression.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Destroyer, 7 Days of Funk and Lee Hazlewood and friends. Now with A/V previews.

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Hot and Seasonal

Your holiday caffeine guide

Eric Castillo finds the city’s best wintry concoctions, from peppermint tea to red chile mochas.

Fire Cider Unchained

Your secret weapon against seasonal ailments

It’s a drink; it’s a dare; it’s a home remedy. It’s fire cider.

Alibi V.22 No.49 • Dec 5-11, 2013

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.

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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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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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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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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.

Alibi V.22 No.48 • Nov 28-Dec 4, 2013

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.

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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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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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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.

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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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