Alibi V.24 No.7 • Feb 12-18, 2015

Still Alice

Alzheimer’s hits hard in simple family drama

Oscar-nominated psychological drama Still Alice addresses the horror of Alzheimer’s head-on.

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Crib Notes: Feb. 12, 2015

Test your knowledge of last week’s Albuquerque, New Mexico news with our weekly pop quiz. Then reward yourself with the latest webisode of Cribtoons.

Odds & Ends

From England to Wyoming, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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An Event Horizon

How we learned to stop resisting gravitational pull

Show Up! delivers deets on this week's Albuquerque concert scene. We're talkin' the blues, country/noise/metal, rockabilly, goth rock, garage-punk and singer/songwriter cred of the highest order.

An Interview with Gordy Andersen: Part 1

August March rang Albuquerque legend Gordy Andersen (Black Maria, Cracks in the Sidewalk, Jerry’s Kidz, et al) to discuss his formative experiences coming of age as a first generation high desert punk.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new albums from Björk, Ricked Wicky (aka Robert Pollard) and Six Organs of Admittance. Now with A/V!

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Reel World

TEDxABQ explores entertainment, Red Sky at Morning screens, Warehose 508 launches Film or Flight.

Immigrant Song

“Fresh Off the Boat” on ABC

Ethinic sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” puts Asians in the spotlight.

Week in Sloth

Celebrate Valentines’ Day on TV with “Sexy Beasts,” “Animals in Love” and “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown.”

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Retinal Burn

Scorch your eyeballs on these radiant exhibits

Saul Hoffman’s first solo show reveals the galactic possibilities of polymer clay, plus those freaky birds of paradise.

Culture Shock

Whether you like it weird, bright, spiritual or potty-mouthed, the local art world tears it up in this week’s Culture Shock.

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An Abundant Harvest

Pueblo Harvest Café offers a delicious bounty

Ari LeVaux finds Rez dogs and duck mole happily coexisting in this North Valley eatery.

A Bone to Pick

Whether used as a base for stew or drunk on its own, bone broth is a wonderful thing

BoneMan the Brotharian dishes out some bone broth tips.

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.

A Tale of Two Vibrators

Wherein two reporters visit two sex shops to procure two vibrators ... to report on way more than two orgasms.

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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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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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Odds & Ends

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

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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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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

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.

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Odds & Ends

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

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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.

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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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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.