Alibi V.23 No.51 • Dec 18-24, 2014

Silence and Jokes

Bill Cosby and the culture of complicity

On speaking out and taking a stand against assault.

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Odds & Ends

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

Letters

Wherein the readers write. This week’s subjects include Chaco Canyon, fracking and navigating New Mexico’s “Wild West” driving culture.

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Annie

It’s a hard-knock life for a former orphan and a guy who used to be Daddy Warbucks in this not-so-expertly updated musical

Tone-deaf update of Annie can’t find its rhythm.

Reel World

KiMo screens A Christmas Story, Film & Music Experience wants smart phone movies, and Dark Matters Film Fest lowers the lights for Horror Bites.

Santa Lazy

Christmas Eve Around the Dial

Stuck at home on Christmas Eve? We’ll guide you through all holiday specials, Christmas movies and assorted marathons available on TV.

Week in Sloth

Christmas is on the air with iHeartRadio’s “Jingle Ball,” The Rock hosting “Christmas in Washington” and Syfy’s Christmas Icetastrophe

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Bah! Hum-What?!

Great concerts hit Burque ... Again?!

Attending country, rockabilly, psych rock, folk and hardcore punk shows may help prevent seasonal depression. Get all the deets in Show Up!

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to a Paul McCartney tribute album, a Pixies reissue and She & Him’s latest.

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Boom For Real

A revealing and sometimes dark love story shows that pioneering ’80s artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was more than the “Radiant Child.”

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Rude Boy Cookies

Gourmet treats and Mighty Mighty milk

Eric Castillo checks out this University area bakery where the cookies are skankin’ and the milk is always on tap.

Fat is Flavor

Science reveals new truths about how our body reacts to fats

Ari LeVaux looks into new research that reveals some interesting facts about fat.

Alibi V.23 No.50 • Dec 11-17, 2014

Bomb Squad

Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love the Bomber

Hosho McCreesh assembles a crack squad of alcohol technicians to try the latest in local 22-ouncers.

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Shopping for the Awful People in Your Life

Checking off the last of your list

Stuck on those last few “difficult” giftees on your list? Peruse the presents we “bought” for our respective charmingly hateful grandpas, sullen hipster nephews, born-again aunts and passive aggresive neighbors? Let us inspire you.

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Odds & Ends

From North Korea to Ohio, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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A Long-Lost Field Guide for the Soul

Rediscover an ecstatic, mystic book of nature writing

How a slender volume unearthed by Terry Tempest and Brooke Williams in a dusty bookstore became the antidote to “a poverty of the soul.”

Culture Shock

Scope eye-popping exhibits and applaud national acclaim for a local poet—this week in Culture Shock.

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Mother of Nog

Why not try your holiday favorite year-round?

Pro-tip: just call eggnog “crème Anglaise” and you can drink it whenever you want.

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Force Majeure

Natural disaster kills the mood in icy Swedish examination of love and marriage

Happy family falls apart after escaping avalanche in ice-cold drama Force Majeure.

Reel World

Museum of Natural History gets Tiny Giants 3D, Friends of Film teaches the art of interviewing, and KNME sneaks “Downton Abbey.”

Ho, Ho, Huh?

Christmas specials that time forgot

What ever happened to all those weird old Christmas specials from your childhood? We’ve got ’em—from John Denver to The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers.

Week in Sloth

Barbara Walters counts down the “10 Most Fascinating People of 2014,” The Rock gives you a “Wake Up Call,” and some “Mud Lovin’ Rednecks” get a holiday special.

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Causes for Celebration

Five festive gigs that engender joy

Whet your aural appetite for EDM, death metal, mariachi, classical, psych and garage rock with our A/V-packed concert preview column.

Streaming the Holidaze

Screen docs about backup singers, Muscle Shoals and Metallica

Wherein we review three music documentaries available to stream now on Netflix: 20 Feet From Stardom, Muscle Shoals and Metallica Through the Never.

Sonic Reducer

We just listened to new releases from The Smashing Pumpkins, Wu-Tang Clan and Horse Thief. Scope reviews and sample A/V in the weekly Sonic Reducer.

Alibi V.23 No.49 • Dec 4-10, 2014

Mummies, Moses and Middle-Earth

Alibi Holiday Film Guide 2014

From mummies to Moses to Middle-earth, Devin D. O’Leary is your guide to all the Hollywood films hitting theaters this holiday season.

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Begging the Question(s)

Crispin Hellion Glover talks critical thought, propaganda and taboo

Samantha Anne Carrillo interviews actor, author and auteur Crispin Hellion Glover in preview of his “It trilogy” screenings, Big Slide Shows and Q&As at the Guild Cinema this weekend.

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Odds & Ends

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

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Visions of Sugarplums

Five sweet shows to keep you warm at night

Your circadian rhythm now conspires with bleak midwinter to slow your roll. But Show Up! prescribes anti-hibernation supplements in flavors like post-grunge, left-field hip-hop, heavy metal, garage psych and dark soul-slash-gothic pop.

Color Me Curious

Jenny Lewis brings magic to ABQ

Mark Lopez defends his thesis that the solo Jenny Lewis (former Rilo Kiley frontwoman) and Ryan Adams (roots-rock pop star) sonic doubleheader this week at Kiva Auditorium is not to be missed.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from The Velvet Underground, AC/DC and Simple Minds. Now with A/V!

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Drunk Talk

“Booze Traveler” on Travel Channel

Jack Maxwell drinks his way around the world in Travel Channel’s “Booze Traveler.”

Week in Sloth

Peter Pan goes live, a man gets eaten by a snake and Victoria’s Secret has a not-so-secret fashion show.

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Play by Play

Avail yourself of some sparkling live theater this holiday season

Get Scrooged, Shrekked, White Trashed and more with great stories told on ABQ stages this holiday season.

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