Alibi V.23 No.18 • May 1-7, 2014

Four Up

From avant jazz to noise, blues rock to nu-disco, 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.

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Letters

Wherein Weekly Alibi readers write. This week’s feedback was concentrated on APD, psychogeography, graffiti, basketball and Asa Mullins. (P.S. Commenting on alibi.com is easier than ever: Join the conversation.)

Odds & Ends

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

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From Cell to Screen

Orange Is the New Black’s Piper Kerman on prison, sensationalism and sex

Kerman went from rich girl to convict when she was sentenced to 15 months at a federal women’s correctional facility in Connecticut. She recounted her experience in the memoir Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison, later adapted into an award-winning Netflix original series.

Culture Shock

OFFCenter gets (Albu)quirky; Placitas Library needs labyrinth help; and FREE COMICS! in this week’s bracing dose of Culture Shock.

Short on Story

Education in Albuquerque casts light on a neglected corner of city history—but does it make the grade?

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Blue Ruin

Indie revenge drama delivers cold comfort

Revenge is a dish best served cold in indie revenge drama Blue Ruin.

Reel World

Santa Fe Film Fest returns, “Geeks Who Drink” geeks out on Star Wars, Midnight Movies celebrates Free Comic Book Day with some animated Batman action.

Wubba Lubba Dub Dubs

“Rick and Morty” on Cartoon Network

Science gets weird (and a little drunk) in Cartoon Network’s cult cartoon “Rick and Morty.”

Week in Sloth

Take a spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on—like “24,” freestyle canoe paddling and “Louie.”

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“Los 15 Grandes de Nuevo Mexico”

DVD series explores sound of enchantment

Wherein Alibi stringer August March revisits the past of KANW’s ongoing docuseries on the Los 15 Grandes de Nuevo Mexico Music Awards. 2008 fue un buen año.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Eels, Fear of Men and Pray for Brain. Now with A/V!

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Food Trucks Roll Out

As the weather warms, the city’s food trucks begin to roll out. Here’s how you can find your favorites.

Alibi V.23 No.17 • April 24-30, 2014

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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.

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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!

Sonic Reducer

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Alibi V.23 No.16 • April 17-23, 2014

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.

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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.

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.

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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!

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Ouvrez La Bouche

French-American bliss on the Westside

Gail Guengerich finds French-American bliss on the Westside.

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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.”

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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).