Alibi V.23 No.11 • March 13-19, 2014

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Reality Check

Amy Goodman speaks truth to power

Amy Goodman, host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, talks journalism, corporate media, public radio, America’s “secret wars” and the surveillance state with the Alibi.

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Odds & Ends

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

Letters

Wherein the readers compose ABQ zoo poetry and respond to Paul Gessing’s thoughts on minimum wage, and Weekly Alibi issues a correction for NM Street Press’ “Mediating Heroin and Harm Reduction.”

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Four Up

Whether you’re craving West African sound, post-punk, electro, Burger-flavored garage/pop/psych/soul or psych-rock, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews!

That Sweet, Sweet Soul

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings bring something fierce

Wherein Mark Lopez examines soul music, Daptone Records and the inimitable Sharon Jones in preview of a Santa Fe gig.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Trust, Axxa/Abraxas and Eagulls. Now with A/V previews!

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Need For Speed

Aaron Paul is in the driver’s seat for zippy car chase film that ends up “braking bad”

Need for Speed is based on the popular EA series of the same name. In the original games, players race exotic sports cars and ... Nope, that’s pretty much all there is to it.

Reel World

Get the scoop on New Mexico film with a youth festival, a community project, a doc on the 1951 Empire Zinc Mine strike and some good old-fashioned serial-killing fun.

Yeah Science, Bitch!

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” on FOX

Cosmos seems to be less about educating the masses and more about celebrating science as a whole. That’s not a bad thing.

Week in Sloth

Don’t have an entertainment “Crisis” this week—take a quick spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on.

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Resisting Suicide; Using Semicolons

How the right punctuation could save lives

Don’t put a period on the end of your life, says the Semicolon Tattoo Project, now in its second year of encouraging public conversations about suicide and self-harm.

The Red Mean vs. The Golden Mean

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, native to Montana’s Sqelix’u (Salish) tribe, and with nearly four decades of roots here in New Mexico, is not a painter so much as a visual narrator. Those with the patience and openness to follow her narrative will be rewarded.

Alibi V.23 No.10 • March 6-12, 2014

Gloria

Honest Chilean drama admits love isn’t any easier the second time around

Gloria doesn’t spend a lot of time introducing us to its main character. This isn’t a first-date situation. Lelio’s sensitive romantic drama simply drops us into her life and lets us discover who she is over the course of time.

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Mediating Heroin and Harm Reduction

Expanding access to treatment may reduce NM’s high rate of overdose

NM Street Press co-founder Barron Jones reports on harm reduction-based health care strategies that aim to lower the high rate of overdoses in New Mexico, including the passage of SB 241 and potential for enhanced Narcan distribution and Good Samaritan laws.

Crib Notes: March 6, 2014

Test your knowledge—of Lobo baseball, biology research at UNM and Mayor Berry’s latest briefing with Obama administration staffers—with our weekly pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

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

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Under the Cover of Mountains

The secret life of Los Alamos

Los Alamos, the birthplace of the atomic bomb, comes alive in TaraShea Nesbit’s debut novel The Wives of Los Alamos. The fictional story depicts a Los Alamos that hums with secrets, slights and insights.

Culture Shock

In like a lion—March is roaring with fierce events. Check these highlights: Material Worth, Women & Creativity, Duke City Rep’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, J.A. Zona’s Warmth closing reception, Show Up Show Down, There It Is—Take It! Aaaah, so much to do!

Sharing Wanders and Wonders

Worrell is an artist and a storyteller. His book is not so much a volume of polished essays as it is a catalog of his experiences in the Southwest.

Resistance Is Futile

French farmhouses? Fine wines? Erudite mystery? At first blush, this novel seemed right up reviewer Suzanne Buck’s alley. So why was it such a clunker?

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Reel World

Travel around the state to see what’s happening in the cinematic scene. This week: Yiddish cinema, the Swayze craze and short film shenanigans.

Unhappy Hour

“Mixology” on ABC

ABC’s latest attempt to plug a post-“Modern Family” gap in its Wednesday night comedy lineup comes in the form of pickup bar-centric midseason replacement sitcom “Mixology.”

Week in Sloth

Take a quick trip around the television dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on—”Believe,” “Saint George,” “Cosmos” and more.

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The Eyes Have It

Dum Dum Girls dim

Captain America examines glum-rock outfit Dum Dum Girls and their latest, Too True, in preview of their Burque gig. Portlandite flannel-meets-leatherette trio Blouse and native theater-rock act Red Light Cameras open.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new albums by Ava Luna, ScHoolboy Q and Slough Feg. Now with A/V previews!

The Genuine Article

AJ Woods proves folk-rock mettle

Wherein Geoffrey Plant reminisces about cassettes and previews singer/songwriter AJ Woods’ eponymous tape release party.

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Alibi V.23 No.9 • Feb 27-March 5, 2014

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Wage Increase Ballot Measure Sinks in Committee

State legislature opts for more jobs, more poverty

In our august collaboration with media partner NM Street Press, Barron Jones examines how three votes defeated House Dems’ efforts to get a minimum wage constitutional amendment on your November ballot.

Odds & Ends

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

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Rad Dad

Fighting the patriarchy one diaper at a time

Wherein Marya Errin Jones hashes out our culture’s assumptions about men, women and parenting with the author of “Rad Dad Zine.”

Culture Shock

Paging Dr. Caligari—Culture Shock prescribes the very best in books and art around Albuquerque.

Dear Sister Survivor…

Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence is a remarkable volume offering words of wisdom and insight to survivors and the allies who want to help them.

Keep Calm and Read

Vicarious thrills await disciples of Yow and co. in this gorgeous trip down memory lane.

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Oscar Mayer Winner

What’s hot, what’s not at the 86th annual Academy Awards

There’ll be a few winners and lots of losers at the 86th annual Academy Awards this Sunday.

86th Academy Awards Nominees Ballot

Here we are, once again, staring down a list of the best films of the year (according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, anyway). But who will claim the big prizes come Oscar night? Let’s take a look at who’s won what awards and honors already.

Oscar Overload

Get your fill of Academy Award coverage

Because the Oscars are so much more than just the Oscars.

Reel World

History in black and white, “the original Chicano” and the third annual New Mexico Film Festival: “Reel World” brings you local film doings done right.

Week in Sloth

We take a spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on. Besides the Oscars, we mean.

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Four Up

Whether you’re hankerin’ for doom metal, industrial, surf-punk or classical selections, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews!

Paying Tribute to the Godfather of New Mexico Music

Although accolades have been pretty much continuous during Al Hurricane’s career, the definitive filmic representation of his work, past and present, remains the 2007 concert film and documentary A Tribute to Al Hurricane, “The Godfather.”

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from St. Vincent, Beck and Cibo Matto. Now with A/V previews!