Alibi V.23 No.2 • Jan 9-15, 2014

Chan Can Cook

And Chopstix Chinese Cuisine proves it

Ari LeVaux checks out Jackie Chan’s favorite Albuquerque restaurant.

Best of Burque Music 2018 Voting Is Live

You’ve got two weeks to cast your votes

The people have spoken. The nominations are in for the best local bands, players, albums, venues, engineers and labels of the past year. The second round for all the marbles runs Feb. 21 through Mar. 6. This year you can cast your votes once each week (that’s up to three times if you check your calendar carefully). And the cherry atop the BOBM sundae is a fantastic live showcase of nominees on Mar. 24. This thing was a blast last year, so let’s do it again!

Best of Burque 2018 Voting Phase in Full Swing

Vote now, vote later, vote again until March 13

Drumroll, please! Best of Burque, the original Albuquerque reader’s poll, enters its latest incarnation on Valentine’s Day, 2018. Voting runs Feb. 14 through March 13, a four-week period during which, for the first time, you can cast your votes once each week. So if you want to express love for your Best of Burque faves on a weekly basis to give the objects of your affection an edge in the results, your wish has been granted!

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Odds & Ends

From Poland to Missouri, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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The Voice that Was Already There

Ruth Ozeki investigates truth in fiction

Ruth Ozeki can lay down a prescient vision of the world. She can weave disparate facts, languages and people into a story that is both time-bound and timeless.

The Art of Losing

A historical account of late 19th-century ballooning by a master novelist turns out to be a moving extended metaphor for grief.

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Inside Llewyn Davis

Coen brothers get musical in melancholic character study

The Coens have always displayed a cheerful sympathy for all their characters, even the bad ones. But it’s hard to work up much empathy for Llewyn Davis.

Reel World

Unseen mysteries, angelic cinema and más—a look at the best cinematic happenings around New Mexico.

Space Warped

“Space Dandy” on Cartoon Network

The legendary creator of “Cowboy Bebop” unveils his newest wacky series.

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Four Up

If you’re hankerin’ for metal-und-mariachi, Americana, bluegrass, EBM, industrial and no wave, Four Up has you covered.

Alibi V.23 No.1 • Jan 2-8, 2014

2-Up

This week, power up with stoner doom and surf noir. Scope all the deets in 2-Up.

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Odds & Ends

From Iceland to Florida, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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TV 2013

The best (and worst) around the dial

I don’t know about you, but I spent a lot of hours sitting on the sofa waching television in 2013. Was it worth it? Yes and no.

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Musical Madness

A look (and listen) back at 2013

Wherein contributing writer M. Brianna Stallings indexes and analyzes the Alibi's collective Sonic Reducer micro review coverage for listmas hits ... and potential misses.

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Culture Shock

See some art, be some art, and give the gift of art with this week’s Culture Shock.

Boner Killer

The world has been ruled by men since the beginning of recorded history, and men’s thoughts have been ruled by their genitals for almost as long.

Love, Death and Other Causes of Indigestion

Searching for insight into such universal topics as love, family, work and nature, Roman Krznaric reaches back to the Greeks, through Medieval and Renaissance philosophers and on through the Victorians and modern thinkers.

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Food Year Resolutions

The Alibi welcomes 2014 with the promises we probably won’t keep

We probably won’t keep these food resolutions for 2014. But at least we can say we tried.

Alibi V.22 No.52 • Dec 26-Jan 1, 2013

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Odds & Ends

All over the US, baby, it’s funny because it happens to someone else.

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Four Up

Hankering for post-prog sci-fi rawk, sleaze-thrash, Everhard-core, classical, dream-pop, swervegaze or a synthpop/industrial Nightmare? Four Up has your number.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Burial, Mutual Benefit and Boston.

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Stolen Romance

Author Molly Evans lost her life's work in a robbery. But not her fighting spirit.

For romance author Molly Evans, it wasn't the loss of her valuables but what they contained: 22 years of work as a published author.

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American Hustle

The con is on in David O. Russell’s hilarious history lesson

Who do we hate more: the wrongdoers or the whistleblowers? The criminals or the cops?

Reel World

KiMo marathons and Stephen King double features—a look at all the hot film happenings around New Mexico.

Redneck Rampage

“Duck Dynasty” on A&E

Season 5 of “Duck Dynasty” premieres Jan. 15 on A&E. What a coincidence.

Week in Sloth

Endings and beginnings: We take a quick spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on.

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