Alibi V.24 No.4 • Jan 22-28, 2015

Getting to Know Mary Jane

A primer on New Mexico’s medical cannabis landscape

August March takes a hard look at medical cannabis in New Mexico and the complex policy landscape it has created.

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Erasing Stigma

An interview with an unlikely medical cannabis patient

Amelia Olson sits down with Joel White, a medical cannabis patient who defies stereotypes.

The New Border Town

Pagosa Springs offers nearest legal recreational marijuana to New Mexico

Ty Bannerman takes a trip to the high country.

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Storytime Is Over

How Amazon is out-Goliathing the publishing industry

When Amazon turned the thumbscrews on Hachette, the battle between these two multi-billion-dollar corporations revealed stark truths about the current state of publishing.

Sip, Paint, Repeat

Do you like your art with a bar? Or your bar with some art? Scope these Burque-riffic ways to do either.

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Bunch of Phonies Edition

ADF celebrates J.D. Salinger (Jan. 1, 1919-Jan. 27, 2010)

ADF downs a local beer and a bite from a food truck to celebrate the life and work of JD Salinger.

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Odds & Ends

From Norway to Alabama, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Blackhat

When it comes to information technology, Hollywood just can’t hack it; or the history of bad computer movies in one review

Michael Mann’s preposterous thriller Blackhat proves that Hollywood just can’t hack high tech.

Reel World

KiMo hosts Thin Man series, Jean Cocteau gets New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase, Taos welcomes the Backcountry Film Fest.

Nazi TV

“The Man in the High Castle” on Amazon

Amazon Studios explores Philip K. Dick’s alternate America in “The Man in the High Castle.”

Week in Sloth

Rainn Wilson returns in “Backstrom,” Founding Fathers get tough in “Sons of Liberty” and kids race go-karts in “Kart Life.”

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On Belonging and Beholding

Five gigs prove there’s no place like home

Show Up! delivers deets on esoteric twang-inflected metal, Dead mimicry, alt-country and Americana, poppy metal/emo and stoner rock concerts happening this week in Albuquerque. Now with A/V!

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new albums by California X, Marilyn Manson and The Decemberists. Now with A/V!

Alibi V.24 No.3 • Jan 15-21, 2015

Good Music for Good People

Four gigs that beat all

Show Up! delivers deets on the best Albuquerque concerts of the week. They range from Kastle’s R&B-inflected EDM to the epitome of psychedlic and metallic, OM.

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How to Survive ABQ Ride

Public transportation is an environmentally friendly, money-saving choice, but it can be freaky out there. M. Brianna Stallings’ tips help take the edge off.

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Odds & Ends

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

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Inherent Vice

Trippy mystery gets lost (albeit pleasantly) in a fog of drugs and weirdness

Paul Thomas Anderson tackles Thomas Pynchon with drug-addled mystery Inherent Vice.

Reel World

Basement Films welcomes experimental filmmaker, Zero Point hosts stunt workshop, KiMo Theatre screens Tim Burton’s films.

TV News

Educational tidbits from around the dial

The CW adds more DC heroes, “Minority Report” gets a weekly spinoff, Guillermo Del Toro does TV.

Week in Sloth

Canines hit the “World Dog Awards,” Whitney Houston gets the Lifetime biopic treatment and Syfy turns “12 Monkeys” into a series.

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Alibi V.24 No.2 • Jan 8-14, 2015

This Ain’t No Drum Circle

The 1491s won’t be pigeonholed

Native comedy troupe the 1491s fight racism with ridiculousness. And they’re headed this way.

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Odds & Ends

From Russia to Illinois, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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For Those Devout to Rock

Six pursuits worth a salute

Show Up! delivers deets on six sweet, upcoming shows. Local and touring math rock, gypsy swing, electro, rockabilly, country and indie garage acts all rock Burque this week.

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All Over the Map

The inconsistent authenticity of Taste of Himalayas

Ari LeVaux wonders if this Nepalese restaurant might be too authentic.

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Wetlands

German sex comedy proves your body is a wonderland—an icky, smelly, disease-infested wonderland

Raunchy German sex comedy Wetlands proves your body is a wonderland—an icky, smelly, disease-infested wonderland.

Reel World

Albuquerque Comic Con teams up with Albuquerque Film Festival to fight crime (not really), and local short “Low/Fi” premieres.

No News Is Bad News

“Jack Vale: Offline” on HLN

CNN’s Headline News gets into the hidden camera prank show business with “Jack Vale: Offline.”

Week in Sloth

Danny Boyle visits “Babylon,” the Golden Globes get handed out, and Discovery invests in some “Big Giant Swords.”

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Culture Shock

A truly dizzying array of awesome performance unleashes at the Tricklock Revolutions Festival, plus a visual whammy from You’re On TV and Wes Naman.

Perl in the Rough

Ron Perlman’s new memoir offers rock-solid wisdom on the movie industry and growing up weird. But maybe skip the end?