Alibi V.23 No.29 • July 17-23, 2014

news

Odds & Ends

From Pennsylvania to Oklahoma, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

art

Chakra and Awe

Graffiti writer taps into universal calligraphies

In her very first gallery show, subversive Burque artist Kailani melds darkness with light-filled spirituality.

Bourbon Snow Cones and Falling Veils

Tragic and transformative, Made to Break by debut novelist D. Foy focuses on a group of self-absorbed, drug-addled friends on an ill-advised trip to the country.

food

Turkish Delight

The decadence of baklava

Gail Guengerich delves into the history of our favorite Middle Eastern dessert.

film

Reel World

New Mexico Film Foundation sponsors acting showcase and NASA filmmaking contest, Meryl Streep gets a summer film festival at KiMo Theatre.

Ante Em

The 2014 Emmy Award Nominations

Who got snubbed and who got saluted in this year’s Emmy Award nominations?

Week in Sloth

VH1 goes “Naked Dating,” Nicole Ritchie gets another shot at reality, Syfy says aliens have landed on the moon.

music

Jazzin’ Up Summertime

This year’s New Mexico Jazz Festival proffers concerts by Arrested Development, The Memphis P. Tails, Omar Sosa and a slew of other mega-talented artists.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases by Lana Del Rey, Old Crow Medicine Show and Cabaret Voltaire. Now with A/V!

Alibi V.23 No.28 • July 10-16, 2014

Fine Lines and Flesh

A brief history of tattooing in the Duke City

Tattooing is not a crime—anymore. Meet the man who worked to bring New Mexico body art laws into the modern age.

news

Crib Notes: July 10, 2014

From carnivorous birds to fireworks to railway revamp, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

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

Letters

Wherein a reader writes in protest of Alibi coverage of American rock musician Ted Nugent, and the Alibi clarifies the intent behind a controversial cover illustration.

food

Dark, Incurable and Violent

Celebrate Hunter S. Thompson’s birthday with local beer and food

Drunken poet Hosho McCreesh celebrates the great gonzo’s b-day with local food and drink.

film

Third Person

Paul Haggis explores the audacity of despair in morose, muddled anthology

The man behind Crash tries his hand at another all-star anthology with the confused, contrived melodrama Third Person.

Reel World

Filmmaker Holly Adams stages a fundraiser for her feature The Man-App, local veteran talks about the Afghan war documentary Korengal, Chickasaw Nation casts actors in the biopic Te Ata.

Da Doo Ron Rerun

Retro TV comes to town

Retro TV comes to Albuquerque, offering decades worth of reruns—from “Dragnet” to “Mystery Science Theater 3000.”

Week in Sloth

Amy Poehler’s brother does comedy in “Welcome to Sweden,” animals do the dirty in “Sex in the Wild,” Guillermo del Toro does vampires in “The Strain.”

music

Congratulations!

This is your Steely Dan concert

Wherein August March reels in years of Steely Dan fandom with a retrospective essay in preview of the band’s Burque gig.

Festival News

Festival News delivers deets on Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque and ABQ Ladyfest 2014. Now with A/V!

art

O Canada

Crazy Town is a good read for reasons that transcend the engrossing Rob Ford scandal.

Alibi V.23 No.27 • July 3-9, 2014

Earth to Echo

Found-footage sci-fi film is a weak echo of earlier, better efforts

Found-footage, sci-fi film Earth to Echo aims for Spielbergian nostalgia, but is just a faint echo of earlier, better efforts.

news

Take Him at His Word

#YesAllWomen and why we should believe the UCSB shooter

Genevieve Mueller asks why we have such a hard time accepting that the Isla Vista murders were about misogyny.

Crib Notes: July 3, 2014

From weather to opera to Lobo basketball, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

From Colorado to Alaska, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

film

Reel World

48 Hour Film Project extends its deadline, Can’t Stop the Serenity lands at KiMo, Matilda screens at South Broadway.

Rapture, Be Pure

“The Leftovers” on HBO

“Lost” producer explores the Rapture in HBO’s feel-bad supernatural drama “The Leftovers.”

Week in Sloth

This week around the TV dial: “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular,” “Miley Cyrus: Bangerz Tour” and “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge.”

music

Stars, Bars and Guitars

Putting the Nuge in New Mexico

Wherein August March considers the problematic history and extremist, right-wing beliefs of Merican rock star Ted Nugent in preview of his Burque gig.

Music to Your Ears

From fiery country to Afro-Colombian folk to dream-pop revival, Music to Your Ears delivers deets on the hottests concerts of the week.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Your Old Droog, A Sunny Day in Glasgow and Mastodon. Now with A/V!

art

When Pop Culture Meets War

Two new novels make New Mexico the testing ground

Via either boy-meets-drone or boy-meets-Gabriel García Márquez, these two novels grapple with difficulties from PTSD to moral choice.

Friendship, Death and Sports

This humorous novel of soccer, love and loss follows a group of buddies who try to remain tight in the wake of their close friend’s death.

food

Beyond the Hot Pot

Ramen comes of age at O Ramen and Curry House

A new Asian restaurant in the university area is taking ramen beyond the hot pot.

Feeding the Hipsters

The food options at Rail Yards Market come into their own

Ari LeVaux revisits the Rail Yards Market and finds that food options are growing.