Alibi V.23 No.8 • Feb 20-26, 2014

Your Secret Celtic Heart

Let Galician musician Carlos Núñez uncover it

Carlos Núñez’ mission is to share the lilting, fluid music of Galicia and other Celtic traditions, and he’s been working on it since he first picked up a gaita 35 years ago.

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Odds & Ends

From Australia to Texas, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

Letters

Wherein the readers write—observing Ben Adams’ awesome, criticizing our lowbrow-pop surrealist parody cover and much ado about street art.

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In Secret

Americans (with English accents, pretending to be French) contemplate sex and death in gloomy love story

We’re so accustomed to scandal that it’s hard to imagine a 150-year-old novel that could shock modern audiences.

Reel World

What’s going on in the world of New Mexico film? Let’s just start with classes from indiground master Jon Moritsugu of Pig Death Machine.

The Host

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on NBC

There’s only so much you can do with the “Tonight Show” format and set dressing. But Jimmy Fallon gets it right.

Week in Sloth

We take a spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on. This week: karaoke tv, vaguely titillating stuff and a Nick Hornby novel goes series.

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Pixies’ Second Chance Bash

Evolving band hits open road

Wherein Mark Lopez gabs about aural history, science magic and, yes, Kim Deal with Pixies drummer Dave Lovering.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Guided by Voices, Chicano Batman and The Unsemble. Now with A/V previews!

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Culture Shock

Deliciousness with your art, a smutty local gallery reopens and a local poet hates coconut margaritas in this week’s Culture Shock.

Apartheid’s Aperture

Double Negative, Ivan Vladislavic’s fourth novel, accounts for chunks of time in the life of Neville Lister, an anti-war, anti-apartheid, consummate college dropout living with his parents in '80s Johannesburg.

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Alibi V.23 No.7 • Feb 13-19, 2014

The Past

Emotional French drama explores the secrets and lies of one very troubled family

The Past is an incredibly subtle movie. Everything is played in low-key, soft voice. Very little is explicit. Mostly because none of these people wants to talk about anything that’s happening. Or has happened.

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Only The Lonely

Pro-tips for thriving in solitude

Take a master class on fighting loneliness from Weekly Alibi Publisher Carl Petersen.

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Reel World

From deceased pugilist Johnny Tapia to the doings of your friendly Alibi Film editor himself, a look at all the cinematic happenings around New Mexico.

Olympic Fever (and Chills)

The Winter Olympics on NBC

Let’s face it, Winter Olympics are the redheaded stepchild of the Olympics world, the Pro Bowl following the Super Bowl of international competition.

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Badass Lady-Love

Women of Comics soars at Metropolis

In a new show at ABQ’s comic art gallery, women are loved for being badass, and no one minds that most of them are not real people.

A Passion for Paint

The photos presented in Duke City Graffiti focus on vibrant, high-value productions, art pieces that force the audience to respect the talent involved, whether or not they agree with the medium.

How It Begins

WWI started because the Emperor of Austria-Hungary was assassinated by a man who may have been part of a Serbian conspiracy, right? A new book shows that this explanation is so basic it’s just wrong.

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Odds & Ends

From France to Minnesota, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

Meet the Prairie Dog

And its friend, the burrowing owl

Richard “Bugman” Fagerlund makes the case for peaceful coexistence with the prairie dog.

Letters

Wherein the readers write ... about our graphic, er, graphics, solar power and GMO chile.

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Four Up

ISO an anti-Valentine’s A/V orgy, a hip-hop festival, a psych-folk recital or a left-field rock concert? Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews!

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Nils Frahm, Behemoth and CYMBALS. Now with A/V previews!

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Alibi V.23 No.6 • Feb 6-12, 2014

Sunglasses Required

The future looks bright at Shade Tree Customs and Café

Nob Hill welcomes its first (and probably only) combo restaurant and motorcycle repair shop.

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The Second Annual Alibi Sex Survey

Everything we wanted to know about sex in Burque ...

And we weren’t afraid to ask. From ex politics to hottest-ever sex, Alibi readers empowered us with more sex positive-insight than you can shake a cat o' nine tails at—including sex toy preferences, sexiest staff, secret turn-ons and sexiest experience. Oh Burque, you’re so sexy.

Whatever Turns You On

Burqueño turn-offs and anatomical fetishes

If you wanna get close to the Burqueños y Burqueñas who comprise our sample, suds up on the reg, read voraciously, think critically and cultivate reason and perspective.

Stars In Our Eyes

An end-of-the-world celebrity hall pass scenario vs. true love

In America, sex and celebrity go together just like summertime and baseball. Although both the fame game and the ball game have European roots, we’ve done our darnedest to make both into national spectacles, though I must admit beisbol seems to be fading.

All Worked Up

Vocational attractions

The Alibi’s second annual Sex Survey asked readers what local business has the sexiest staff, and the results were provocative. It’s no secret most of us spend a significant amount of time making the doughnuts, but who would have thunk so many gorgeous, awesome, desirable and reverie-inducing humans were busy rabbiting away at jobs that range from restaurants to supermarkets, from storied publication houses to alt.sex shops and institutions of higher learning.

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Four Up

ISO a mega-bass test, Burger-signed surf, hybridized experimental electronics or a Romantic classical recital? Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews!

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new albums from Against Me!, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Maxïmo Park. Now with A/V previews!

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The Chile Bowl

Yawn-inducing state rivalry obscures GMO issue

Captain America’s august Alibi fireside chat examines extant native New Mexican chile, bread and circuses, agribusiness, farmers and GMOs.

Odds & Ends

From Kentucky to Montreal, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Fest Hypes Italian Film and Culture

Cinema served with spaghetti, dolci and bocce

The Italian Film & Culture Festival returns from hiatus for its seventh iteration with a revamped schedule and heightened cultural emphasis.

Leno (Finally) Says Goodbye to “Late Night”

It’s a big boo-hoo and buh-bye to Jay Leno as he takes his final bow as host of “The Tonight Show” or “The Late Show That Would Not Die!” Gaaaaahhhh. His guests on tonight’s show include legendary comic actor Billy Crystal—who was his first guest when he took over for Johnny Carson in 1992—and country music star Garth Brooks.

Week in Sloth

We take a quick spin around the television dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on

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My Heart Is in the Trees

And under a giant sea bird

Temporarily unemployed people fend off boredom in various ways. Some of us learn how to play “Hava Nagila” on the ukulele and bang out the entire five seasons of “Friday Night Lights.” Others fashion an elaborate 18-foot albatross from cardboard in their parents’ living room.

Damned If You Don't

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, you may be wondering how to impress your sweetheart. If you’re lucky, you’re with someone who likes the nudge-nudge wink-wink and wants to kick cancer’s ass.