Alibi V.23 No.38 • Sept 18-24, 2014

Passion Play of a Wandering Man

Tull’s Anderson mulls past and present

Alibi music stringer August March interviews Ian Anderson, the prime mover of prog-rock icon Jethro Tull, about his new solo work, his legendary career and retaining hope for humanity.

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Gateway Legislation

How our elected representatives protect us from ourselves

Samantha Anne Carrillo asks the question: When it comes to cannabis, why are our city and state leaders trying to protect us from ourselves?

Mary Jane Says

A collection of words about cannabis

From Bill Hicks to Nancy Reagan, these people all had something to say about marijuana.

A Dummies’ Guide to MMJ

Understanding New Mexico’s medical cannabis law

What’s the deal with medical cannabis in New Mexico? We asked William Ford of R. Greenleaf how it all works.

High Art

Pot and comedy

Genevieve Mueller looks at how recreational marijuana legalization has helped to support aspects of Denver’s artistic community.

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Odds & Ends

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

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A Tribe Apart and Alone

Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend exposes hard choices for native youth

Abrasive, subversive and iconoclastic, Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend serves up modern native adolescence in all its complexity and ferocity.

Form and Abstraction

Emerging from her background in psychoanalysis and pathology, Eliza M. Schmid’s abstractions are stunning.

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Tusk

Kevin Smith delivers the Canada-mocking, furry-loving, surgical horror-comedy you’ve been waiting for

Kevin Smith’s newest film, Tusk, is a WTF? combination of silly Canadian jokes and gory body horror.

Reel World

New Mexico Film Foundation showcases “Life in New Mexico,” Globabquerque invites international cinema, Women in Film wants shot screenplays.

Immortal Kombat

“Forever” on ABC

Sherlock Holmes is immortal and solving crimes in ABC’s overly familiar supernatural police procedural “Forever.”

Week in Sloth

“NCIS” goes to New Orleans, Tim & Eric tell “Bedtime Stories” and FOX gives us a Batman-less Gotham City.

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Music to Your Ears

Scope Music to Your Ears for coverage of women’s solo experimental music fest Gatas y Vatas and worldly annual happening ¡Globalquerque! Now with A/V!

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to the latest releases from U2, The Juan MacLean and Summon the Scapegoat. Now with A/V!

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Alibi V.23 No.37 • Sept 11-17, 2014

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Literary Kegger

A Drinkable Feast’s guide to bookish beering

Albuquerque’s beer scene has exploded, but ADF is here to help you navigate it. With a book in hand, of course.

Time for Wine

Getting your sip on in the Albuquerque area

Eric Castillo takes us to his favorite local wineries.

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In Concert with a Cheshire Cat Grin

Four wondrous, reverie-inducing musical adventures

Whether you’re hankering for Americana, experimental, psychedelic sludge or electro house, Show Up! has all the deets. Now with A/V!

Collected Works

A paean to analog Burque music comps

Captain America waxes nostalgic and visits the lab where a diverse, new sampler of the present-day ABQ music scene was formulated.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new albums by Robert Plant, Pere Ubu and Karen O. Now with A/V!

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A Tradition of Wine

A meditation on Rio Grande Valley viticulture

August March meditates on the history of Rio Grande viticulture.

Democracy by the Pint

New alehouse concept puts the people in charge of the pivo

A new alehouse concept puts the people in charge of the pivo.

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Crib Notes: Sept. 11, 2014

From UNM athletics to t-shirts that didn’t jibe with TEDxABQ, test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.

Odds & Ends

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

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The Drop

Noted author Dennis Lehane tries his hand scripting his own slow-burn crime drama

James Gandolfini’s final film, The Drop, takes a stroll on the seedy side of Brooklyn.

Reel World

Taos Shortz seeks submissions, Cine Magnifico salutes Hispanic cinema, Jeff Berg talks about films “Made on Route 66.”

Body Snatchers

“Intruders” on BBC America

“X-Files” writer launches more creepy conspiracy theories in bodysnatching BBC America show “Intruders.”

Week in Sloth

What’s going on around the TV dial this week? How about a zombie TV series, two reality shows about building log cabins and the “History of Sex”?

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Art in the Black

Vortex Theatre finds new home for charming opening play

Big changes afoot for Vortex Theatre: a new location, plus a great new play by Steve Martin.

Stage Whispers

America’s working-class struggles take center stage in Nickel and Dimed, plus The Jammer is on its way with some violent, glorious roller derby.

Alibi V.23 No.36 • Sept 4-10, 2014

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.

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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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Sonic Reducer

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

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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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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.

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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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.