Alibi V.23 No.36 • Sept 4-10, 2014

Crib Notes: Sept. 4, 2014

From N.M. coverage in The Grey Lady to the gubernatorial race, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.

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The TEDxABQ Teaser

This year’s talks will feature 17 remarkable New Mexicans. We talked to three of them to get an idea of what to expect.

The Man Who Tripped Himself Sober

One man’s alcoholism recovery story

Robert Rhatigan tried everything from Alcoholics Anonymous to prescription medications. But nothing worked until he took a trip to the Peruvian rainforest.

Life After Trafficking

Hope for a future where people are not for sale

Human trafficking victims’ advocate Roslynn Gallegos talks about how exploitation can continue even after a person exits the sex industry.

Laughing with Gangstas

Connecting to gang youth through humor

Comedian Rusty Rutherford discusses how humor has informed his work with at-risk youth.

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The Soldiers on Our Streets

How our protectors have gone from Barney Fife to Robocop

Radley Balko’s Rise of the Warrior Cop documents a disturbing shift on America’s streets.

Culture Shock

The beginning of the end for hip Barelas gallery The Tan, plus Ikebana for you and some Old Town retail therapy.

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Tips for Tipping

A chat with the author of Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck

Amy Alkon, the Advice Goddess, talks about the proper way to reward good service. Or not.

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Odds & Ends

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

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Land Ho!

Old friends are the best friends in slow-moving road trip through Iceland

Old friends reunite for a slow-moving road trip through Iceland in the indie comedy Land Ho!

Reel World

Filmstock New Mexico hits KiMo, Taos Fall Arts Film Festival wants your submissions, Ladyhawke screenwriter talks at Jean Cocteau.

Americans in Paris

“The Cosmopolitans” on Amazon

Indie film auteur Whit Stillman tries his hand at a TV pilot with Amazon’s “The Cosmopolitans.”

Week in Sloth

NFL has a season kickoff, “Schoolhouse Rock!” returns and Brittany Murphy gets the Lifetime movie treatment.

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Everything All of the Time

A compendium of concerts you shouldn’t miss

Alibi music stringer August March delivers the deets on five shouldn’t-miss shows happening this week in Burque.

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new albums by Peggy Seeger, FKA twigs and Ariana Grande. Now with A/V!

Alibi V.23 No.35 • Aug 28-Sept 3, 2014

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Hater's Guide to Yoga

Skeptically embracing your inner yogi

Wherein Holly von Winckel takes some down dog for the team aka socially awkward, Spandex-averse Alibi readers who nonetheless remain curious about the benefits of a yoga practice.

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Frank

Left-of-center musical comedy finds art in the craziest places

Heady black comedy Frank takes music to a strange, new place.

Reel World

Ghostbusters gets a 30th anniversary re-release, White Sands International Film Festival gets underway, Lobo Anime Club meets at UNM.

Week in Sloth

This week around the TV dial: more reality shows about cooking, car restoration and gold mining.

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Quick Bites

Food happenings in Burque town

Chama River’s new Draft Station opens, and other bite-sized tidbits from Burque.

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Odds & Ends

From Montana to Connecticut, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Revolutions Per Century

A brief history of American protest music

American August March examines the storied history of the aural tradition of protest in the USA.

Music to Your Ears

From rap battles to world beat fusion to sludge metal, Music to Your Ears has you covered. Now with A/V!

Sonic Reducer

This week we listed to new releases from Robyn Hitchcock, The New Pornographers and Rustie. Now with A/V!

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Culture Shock

Days of artacular events: Cross-pollinate in the desert with AZ/NM Connection, and rest from your labors at the Fierce Women Warriors party.

Righteously Retro

Get psyched for a gnarly prom night

Get out your Aqua Net for a good cause—it’s time for the Totally Awesome ’80s Prom.

Alibi V.23 No.34 • Aug 21-27, 2014

Finding Fela

Musical documentary looks at the African rabble-rouser who lit a fire under a hit Broadway musical

Alex Gibney’s documentary Finding Fela explores the explosive life of rabble-rousing Nigerian musician Fela Kuti.

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Letters

Wherein Alibi readers write—about violence in Albuquerque, the brutality of boxing and the environmental apathy of baby boomers.

Crib Notes: Aug. 21, 2014

Test your knowledge of last week’s acronym-heavy New Mexico news—from CDC to DEA to APD to UNM—with the Alibi pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

From New York to Louisiana, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Blue Is the Funniest Color

Comic Josh Blue talks disability, Denver and radical honesty

Tragedy schmagedy. Josh Blue proves that comics must embrace what they cannot control.

Stage Whispers

Learn a liquid-limbed dance language at Keshet and get fired up for the 5th Latin Dance Festival this weekend.

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You Bring the Duck

Pupuseria y Restaurante Salvadoreña

El Salvadoran pupusas add a dash of welcome variety at this South Valley restaurant.

Down and Out Drinks and Dinner

A late birthday toast to Charles Bukowski

Hosho McCreesh celebrates the “poet of skid row’s” birthday in the way he knows best: with local beer and food.

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Reel World

“The Man-App” screens at Indie Q, We Served Too plays Nuclear Museum, Gravity airs out on the Mesa.

Best. Marathon. Ever.

“The Simpsons” on FXX

FXX celebrates 25 years of “The Simpsons” by airing every single episode ever made in a 12-day marathon!

Week in Sloth

The new season of “Doctor Who” debuts the newest Doctor, “True Blood” suffers the true death, MTV’s VMA’s get handed out.

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Postmodern Black Spirituals

Oakland duo’s pilgrimage Of Deconstruction

August March talks composition, deconstruction and artistic evolution with Black Spirituals’ Marshall Trammell and Zachary James Watkins. Experience the Oakland, Calif. duo at Spirit Abuse this weekend.

Sonic Reducer

This week’s all hip-hop Sonic Reducer takes on new albums from The Underachievers, Dilated Peoples and Wiz Khalifa. Now with A/V!