Alibi V.23 No.12 • March 20-26, 2014

Regrets accepted here

Remorse optional

Regretting that "No Regrets" tattoo you got this year? Cheat on the love of your life? Failed your chemistry class? Invested time in paying attention to the Kardashians? Exercised all of three times over the summer? We all have regrets…

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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Odds & Ends

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

Letters

Wherein the readers write—about fracking near Chaco Canyon, Amy Goodman’s stance on climate change, and implementing GMO tech safely and sanely.

art

A Terrible State of Chaos

Laughter lands admidst tragedy at the Southwest Irish Theater Festival

In Juno and the Paycock, great storytelling, social commentary and lyrical language elevate a seriocomic classic of Irish theater.

Not Here, But Almost

The body of water that snakes through Alessandro Sanna’s The River isn’t Albuquerque’s Rio Grande, but it almost could be.

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Muppets Most Wanted

The Muppets are back and they never “felt” so good

All is right with the world ... so long as there’s a Muppets movie in theaters. Here’s another pitch-perfect outing of epic silliness.

Reel World

Reel World’s fresh-baked NM film news includes hyper-local documentaries, the Taos Shortz Film Festival, kids no one sees and crowdfunding just for you.

Supergirl

“Believe” on NBC

This supernatural drama about a cute li’l girl who has psychic superpowers doesn’t live up to its superstar creators’ reputations.

Week in Sloth

We take a spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on. Whee! It’s John Leguizamo’s Ghetto Town, “Community,” Blondie and more.

music

Four Up

Whether you’re craving dark new age, swervegaze, Latin/rock/hip-hop fusion, doom metal or avant-garde black metal, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V previews!

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new releases from Architects, These New Puritans and Carla Bozulich. Now with A/V previews!

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Songs for Yelpers

The Supper Truck’s Amy Black has a unique response to online criticism

Supper Truck owner Amy Black responds to a one-star review in a musical and adorable way.

Alibi V.23 No.11 • March 13-19, 2014

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.

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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.

film

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.

food

news

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.”

music

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!

art

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

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.

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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.

music

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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film

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.

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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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?