Alibi V.23 No.17 • April 24-30, 2014

Four Up

Whether you’re craving sounds of the Gathering of Nations, queer Nativity, alt.country plays themed on the Théâtre du Grand Guignol or ’90s psych-rock, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V!

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.

news

Odds & Ends

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

Letters

Wherein a reader shares two stories of policing observation and logic and calls for leadership from City officials.

art

Culture Shock

A local mag for creatives, a little yellow suitcase that leads to a personal journey and commemorating the Holocaust through dance—scope a world of ABQ arts with Culture Shock.

Watching Little Dinosaurs

Sibley’s guide covers the North American continent and the edges of the surrounding oceans. And it’s a whole lot better than some app.

film

Jodorowsky’s Dune

Surrealist filmmaker’s long-lost masterpiece comes to life in imaginative, inspirational documentary

Cult filmmaker explores sci-fi classic in Jodorowsky’s Dune.

Reel World

Anthony Hopkins comes to KiMo, Above the Line New Mexico seeks commercial success, Midnight Movies invade Facebook.

True Story

“Fargo” on FX

Coen brothers hit hits the small screen with FX’s “Fargo.”

Week in Sloth

“Parks & Rec” goes to San Francisco, “The Soup” goes to Washington, “Bad Teacher” goes weekly.

music

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Kelis, Thee Oh Sees and fans of Ronnie James Dio. Now with A/V!

food

Following the River

The Asian variety at Mekong Ramen House

Ari LeVaux finds that the food at this Laotian-owned restaurant is just as diverse and pan-Asian as the river for which it is named.

Alibi V.23 No.16 • April 17-23, 2014

Department Corrections

Reforming APD’s culture of violence requires radical change

Wherein Alibi Managing Editor Samantha Anne Carrillo reflects on the US Department of Justice investigation into Albuquerque police violence—specifically the resultant scathing DOJ report—and entreats citizens to engage in critical dialogue with both the DOJ and elected officials about our city’s future.

news

Odds & Ends

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

Letters

Wherein a reader critiques the advocacy journalism of Alibi media partner La Jicarita.

art

Yes and … Where Do We Go From Here?

Building an ABQ improv scene

Good improv is hard. It requires an unwavering belief in a fictional moment, a strong and steadfast collaborative spirit and a self-awareness that’s nearly impossible to achieve. Yet two regular weekly performances are a testament to how dedicated the ABQ improv scene is.

Culture Shock

Scope Culture Shock for what’s best in this artful world. This week: new William Lumpkins, bibliophile pr0n, urban renewal keynote and famous authors in a Fe movie theater.

Junkiedom Tragicomedy

In Rayya Elias' memoir, Harley Loco, her unpretentious, funny narration depicts her outsider existence as a junkie, hairstylist and aspiring musician in late-'70s/early-'80s New York.

Color Me Curious

Sophie Benini Pietromarchi’s charismatic Color Book aims to awaken a love of the visible spectrum in pre-teens (and older readers who haven’t outgrown a nice picture book with lots of vivid spreads to mull over).

food

Ouvrez La Bouche

French-American bliss on the Westside

Gail Guengerich finds French-American bliss on the Westside.

film

Under the Skin

Experimental sci-fi film wonders what it’s like to be human ... and then harvest the internal organs of other humans for mysterious alien purposes

Experimental sci-fi film Under the Skin introduces audiences to sex and violence, alien-style.

Reel World

A look at all the cinematic happenings around New Mexico, including Indie Scene, Navajo Star Wars and Movies for Earth Day.

Nerdvana

“Silicon Valley” on HBO

Mike Judge lampoons the tech industry in HBO’s “Silicon Valley.”

Week in Sloth

Take a spin around the TV dial this week for “Monster High,“ “Tobacco Wars” and the return of “Orphan Black.”

music

Four Up

From Zimbabwean electric protest songs to poptastic electro, Four Up has deets the world music, hip-hop, pop-punk/alt.folk fan needs. Now with A/V!

On the Periphery

David Sylvian solo career bio proves exhaustive

Wherein August March reviews dancing about architecture, specifically On the Periphery, a complex, scholarly biography of David Sylvian’s post-Japan solo career.

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new releases from NEEDTOBREATHE, The Tower and Todd Terje. Now with A/V!

Alibi V.23 No.15 • April 10-16, 2014

A Sacred Experience

The Artesian Restaurant at Ojo Caliente

Ari LeVaux takes a dunk in a healing spring and then explores the fine food at The Artesian Restaurant.

feature

Is There Justice For James Boyd?

What explains the relentless history of police violence in Albuquerque? There are no simple answers to that question. But we may begin to seek an answer in the hard life and violent death of James Boyd.

music

Four Up

Whether you’re craving post-punk and soul-inflected rock, stygian chillwave, epic hip-hop or a whip-smart alt.country diva, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V!

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Timber Timbre and Mac DeMarco and Kim Deal & Morgan Nagler’s “The Root”/“Range on Castle” 7-inch. Now with A/V previews!

art

Sometimes Poison Is the Only Cure

Gibraltar stages edgy relationship at the heart of Joyce’s Ulysses

Gibraltar follows Molly and Leopold Bloom over the course of a single day in Dublin. With their marriage on the rocks, Leopold is willing to try anything to rekindle the passion, even allow Molly to hook up with her overbearing concert manager Hugh “Blazes” Boylan.

Creatures Featured

The new show’s acrylic-on-resin sculptures tell the story of an ominous factory in a world short on resources and long on corporate greed and toxic waste.

Letters, Lovers and Time Travel

Shiskin is considered that country’s greatest living novelist. The Light and the Dark may not be as long as some of the Russian classics, but it is as large in its scope. It’s by turns engaging, confusing and erudite.

Being Poetry, Serving Albuquerque

Carlos Contreras’ first book of poems, Time Served, brings you the verbal pyrotechnics and heartfelt emotion that many of us have watched being born in this young man’s work. Reading it is a cause for celebration.

news

Crib Notes: April 10, 2014

What do you know about this week’s New Mexico news? From a lesbian couple’s lawsuit against a local photo studio to happenings at LANL, test your savvy with our weekly pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

From Denmark to Germany, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

Letters

Wherein the readers write—about legalizing recreational use of marijuana in New Mexico, informing consumers about GMOs and dealing with the problem of police violence in Albuquerque.

film

Le Week-End

Love and marriage go through the ringer during a bittersweet anniversary trip to Paris

Middle-class British couple Meg and Nick have been married for 30 years. In an attempt to rekindle the ol’ flame, they decide to spend their wedding anniversary in Paris. From the start it doesn’t look like this expedition is going to bear fruit.

Reel World

With emerging ABQ filmmakers, a new anime convention and more, we take a look at all the cinematic happenings around our state.

TV News

Tidbits from around the dial

What’s going on in TV land? Let Devin D. O’Leary fill you in.

Week in Sloth

More hog killers, Wil Wheaton the interviewer and cyborg assassins—all this when we take a spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on.

food

Statewide Buffet

Our regular sampler of New Mexico’s food news

A sampler platter of stories from across the state.