Alibi V.24 No.6 • Feb 5-11, 2015

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Sex Survey Basics

The numbers don’t lie

Gender? Orientation? Age? Number of partners? Anal? All is revealed in our 3rd annual Sex Survey!

Good, Giving and Game

One Albuquerque couple talks about openness, discussion and overcoming fears in the bedroom

Opening the Toy Box

Introducing accessories in a caring and consensual way

Some men freak out when their partners bring out a sex toy. Don’t.

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Odds & Ends

From Houston to Brazil, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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The Pause Is Gone

Kate Braverman on writers, readers and standardized America

Cult author Kate Braverman brandishes a fierce outlook and strong opinions on everything from the primacy of Sylvia Plath to the lost art of reading.

Sex Ape

Are humans ready to learn from our most promiscuous cousins?

Sexologist Dr. Susan Block has a unique solution to human sexual and social happiness: Follow the example of our great ape cousins, the bonobos.

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Two Days, One Night

Simple, working-class story about job security delivers Oscar-worthy drama

Working-class film from Belgium finds Oscar-quality drama in economic insecurity.

Reel World

The New Mexico Italian Film & Culture Festival gets underway, and the Actors’ Showcase extends its deadline.

Week in Sloth

Lance Bass gets married on E!, American Ninja Warriors fight the world, and “Better Call Saul” premieres.

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Daze of Our Lives

Four transformative concerts beckon

Show Up! delivers deets on politically minded punk, legit reggae, wittier-than-average local rock and unimprovised noise shows hitting Burque this week.

Sealed with a Kiss

August March examines four love songs performed by Madonna, Clyde McPhatter, Genesis and Joni Mitchell that are perpetually in rotation at the Weekly Alibi headquarters.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new albums from Sleater-Kinney, Five Mile Float and Bob Dylan. Now with A/V!

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Middle Eastern EDo

Yasmine’s Café

Ari LeVaux visits a Central Avenue favorite that has changed hands many times over the years.

Better Call Lush

Café Lush will feature as a location in the first episode of “Better Call Saul.” We talked to owner/head chef Tom Docherty about the experience.

Alibi V.24 No.5 • Jan 29-Feb 4, 2015

Unfolding Our Hometown Map

Massive citywide exhibition navigates Albuquerque’s art trajectory

Take a guided tour of On the Map, the huge citywide art exhibition in which all paths lead to ABQ.

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Odds & Ends

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

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A Most Violent Year

Chandor’s ’70s-style crime thriller aims for greatness, hits goodness

J.C. Chandor’s ’80s-set crime saga A Most Violent Year aims for greatness, but only hits goodness.

Reel World

“The End Begins” hits Phase Two, Rocky Horror New Mexico gets a new home, UNM-Valencia hosts the New Mexico Film Festival.

Anchor, Baby

“The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” on Comedy Central

Larry Wilmore joins TV’s elite squad of fake newscasters with “The Nightly Show” on Comedy Central.

Week in Sloth

Super Bowl week gets underway with concerts, comedy specials, news shows, Puppy Bowls, Kitty Bowls and ... oh, yeah, the game.

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Speak of the Devil

Four post-punk, PoMo and nuevomexicano gigs arrive

Show Up! delivers deets on the best post-punk, grindcore, doom, sludge, avant-classical, nuevomexicano, country/variety and experimental concerts happening in Albuquerque this week.

Uncaging the Sun

Wherein August March shares his remembrances of the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and a symposium that brought seminal American composer and theorist John Cage to UNM.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from Disappears, Matana Roberts and Young Ejecta. Now with A/V!

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Redeeming ‘the Q’

Q Burger gets it together

Even if you’ve never called Albuquerque “The Q,” you’ll appreciate these burgers.

Beefing About Beef

The grass vs. grain debate rages on

Ari LeVaux looks into what type of beef is better for the planet.

Alibi V.24 No.4 • Jan 22-28, 2015

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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.

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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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!

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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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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.