Gus Pedrotty—Gus, as he likes to be known—stopped by Alibi Headquarters to discuss a bid for mayor that began as idealistic—and some would say unlikely—but has since been transformed into one of the more vital and remarkable candidacies that have passed through this high desert city in ages.
Working-class film from Belgium finds Oscar-quality drama in economic insecurity.
Our readers open up
Our writers get down and dirty with your responses.
The numbers don’t lie
Gender? Orientation? Age? Number of partners? Anal? All is revealed in our 3rd annual Sex Survey!
One Albuquerque couple talks about openness, discussion and overcoming fears in the bedroom
Introducing accessories in a caring and consensual way
Some men freak out when their partners bring out a sex toy. Don’t.
Wherein two reporters visit two sex shops to procure two vibrators ... to report on way more than two orgasms.
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.
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.
This week we listened to new albums from Sleater-Kinney, Five Mile Float and Bob Dylan. Now with A/V!
Test your knowledge of last week’s Albuquerque and New Mexico news with the Alibi pop quiz.
Wherein Robert Maestas brings our Crib Notes pop quiz to life as a cartoon.
From Houston to Brazil, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
The New Mexico Italian Film & Culture Festival gets underway, and the Actors’ Showcase extends its deadline.
“Hack My Life” on truTV
Impove your life with household junk on truTV’s “Hack My Life.”
Lance Bass gets married on E!, American Ninja Warriors fight the world, and “Better Call Saul” premieres.
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.
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.
Ari LeVaux visits a Central Avenue favorite that has changed hands many times over the years.
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.
Q Burger gets it together
Even if you’ve never called Albuquerque “The Q,” you’ll appreciate these burgers.
What do you know about last week’s New Mexico news? Test your recall with the Alibi pop quiz.
From Germany to Florida, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
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.
“The End Begins” hits Phase Two, Rocky Horror New Mexico gets a new home, UNM-Valencia hosts the New Mexico Film Festival.
“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.
Super Bowl week gets underway with concerts, comedy specials, news shows, Puppy Bowls, Kitty Bowls and ... oh, yeah, the game.
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.
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.
This week we listened to new releases from Disappears, Matana Roberts and Young Ejecta. Now with A/V!
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.
An environmental sci-fi graphic novel with dark overtones, Carbon is populated by demons, gods and coal barons.
The grass vs. grain debate rages on
Ari LeVaux looks into what type of beef is better for the planet.
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.
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.
An interview with an unlikely medical cannabis patient
Amelia Olson sits down with Joel White, a medical cannabis patient who defies stereotypes.
Pagosa Springs offers nearest legal recreational marijuana to New Mexico
Ty Bannerman takes a trip to the high country.
Test your knowledge of last week’s 505 news with the Alibi pop quiz.
From Norway to Alabama, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
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.
Do you like your art with a bar? Or your bar with some art? Scope these Burque-riffic ways to do either.
An ABQ poet’s elegant debut “echoes through bars, beaches and roads.”
KiMo hosts Thin Man series, Jean Cocteau gets New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase, Taos welcomes the Backcountry Film Fest.
“The Man in the High Castle” on Amazon
Amazon Studios explores Philip K. Dick’s alternate America in “The Man in the High Castle.”
Rainn Wilson returns in “Backstrom,” Founding Fathers get tough in “Sons of Liberty” and kids race go-karts in “Kart Life.”
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!
Wherein we continue our convo about the history of jazz in Albuquerque with Outpost Performance Space founder/director Tom Guralnick.
This week, we listened to new albums by California X, Marilyn Manson and The Decemberists. Now with A/V!
Kokoro Japanese Restaurant returns to Albuquerque
An Asian favorite returns after the owner’s sabbatical in Japan.
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.