Alibi V.23 No.19 • May 8-14, 2014

Crib Notes: May 8, 2014

From independent bookstores to space travel to stabbing, test your New Mexico news savvy with our weekly pop quiz.

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Southwest Summer Fests

An Alibi guide to enchanted N.M. travel

Summer is a time to celebrate, and August March is here to tell you how to do it properly.

The Pygmy Slow Loris

Show your kids the best animal on Earth

A meditation on fun vs. “fun,” the zen of raising children, and the quiet majesty of a rare venemous mammal.

Summer Activity Guide for Kids

Campin’ it up in ABQ

Weekly Alibi has it on good authority that both kids and parents want summer fun. So explore all the youth camps Burque has to offer.

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Odds & Ends

From California to Canada, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Mommie Dearest She Ain’t

The life and times of screen legend Joan Crawford get a drag makeover

The latest show by Albuquerque’s popular drag troupe The Dolls pays tribute to a complicated star, her fabulous wardrobe and her incredible career.

Light Looking Back

With their indefinite lines and smoothed-away textures, pinhole photographs hearken to a long-ago time. But Poetics of Light brings the technology firmly into the 21st century.

Coming Out in the NCAA

A former Division I NCAA athlete recounts her difficult journey through college sports and fundamentalism as a gay woman.

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Neighbors

Raunchy frat film milks comedy from boners and bad behavior

Seth Rogen milks comedy from boners and bad behavior in raunchy frat film Neighbors.

Reel World

Spanish thriller screens, gay and lesbian film fesival needs volunteers, Indie Q returns.

Monster Mashup

“Penny Dreadful” on Showtime

Horror goes old school in Showtime’s literary shocker “Penny Dreadful.”

Week in Sloth

From horrorshow miniseries to long-lost twin adultery, take a quick spin around the TV dial to see what’s worth wasting your life on.

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Four Up

From metal to rap to pop to the Pope of Mope, Four Up has deets on the hottest shows of the week. Now with A/V!

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from King Dude, Future and Makthaverskan. Now with A/V!

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Lawnicide

How to kill your grass

Because sometimes the grass has gotta go.

Rail Yard Revival

Your new plan for Sunday brunch

We chat with Robert Hoberg, one of the creative minds behind the brand new Rail Yard Market.

Alibi V.23 No.18 • May 1-7, 2014

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.

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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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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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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.

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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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Four Up

From avant jazz to noise, blues rock to nu-disco, Four Up has you covered. Now with A/V!

“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!

Alibi V.23 No.17 • April 24-30, 2014

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.

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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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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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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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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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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.