Alibi V.24 No.14 • April 2-8, 2015

This Life Is But a Dream, or a Magic Show

The harmonious art, poetry and photography of Julie Suzanne Brokken

Julie Suzanne Brokken’s art juxtaposes fanciful elements—everything from Rio Grande river water to encaustic wax—in uncanny ways.

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Best of Burque Music 2019 Voting Is Underway

Nominations are in, vote daily until Feb. 27

Yes, music fans, the Third Annual Best of Burque Music Showcase is upon us. Nominations closed Feb. 8 and voting is now open through Feb. 27, 2019 at midnight. This is step two of a process that culminates in a fabulous performance event on March 30.

Building the Cannatopia

RSVP to Weekly Alibi’s New Mexico Cannabis Expo

Since New Mexico legalized medical cannabis back in 2007, the Earth has circled the Sun a dozen times. Amid those revolutions, the sociocultural acceptance of using cannabis and derived cannabinoids—think THC, CBD and CBN—as legitimate medication has gained significant ground here in The Land of Enchantment. And, with the 2018 US Farm Bill’s passage, the licensed cultivation of hemp in New Mexico is now ostensibly legal.

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City Living

From politics to charity, from radio stations to news teams, you crowned the winners in our City Living categories.

A Decade of BoB

Highlights from the archive

From 2004 to 2014, we take a look back at the last decade of Best of Burque.

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Throwing Metal Dice

Game gigs for role and play

Show Up! hypes the crème de la crème of doom, metal, hard rock and Italian occult psychedelia/noise rock concerts happening this week in Burque.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from The Prodigy, Death Cab For Cutie and Courtney Barnett. Now with A/V!

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Martian Dreams

Mars One finalist Zachary Gallegos talks life and death on an angry red planet

Burqueño Zachary Gallegos, in the final 100 contenders for a spot on the Mars One mission, chats about everything from scam allegations to Mars food sources.

Odds & Ends

From Poland to California, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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White God

Canine coup strikes Hungary in animalistic revenge flick

Every dog has its day in animalistic revenge flick White God.

Reel World

Reel New Mexico screens docs about King and Gandhi, National Hispanic Cultural Center brings modern Spanish cinema, Museum of Natural History gains dino doc.

Jesus or Russell Brand?

Easter around the dial

Take a tour around the TV dial this Easter and choose between Russell Brand and Jesus.

Week in Sloth

Syfy serves up “Olympus,” LL Cool J hosts “Lip Synch Battle,” Christina Ricci returns with “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles.”

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Flaws and All

Boris Johnson’s The Churchill Factor personalizes a legend

Former journalist and London mayor Boris Johnson’s vigorous, readable take reveals the legend for what he was—human, flawed and interesting as hell.

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High Times

A three-hour tour at High Finance

Ari LeVaux enjoys the view from Sandia Crest, until he realizes he’s stranded.

Alibi V.24 No.13 • March 26-April 1, 2015

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Odds & Ends

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

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Take Yourself Out Tonight

For music, people and life

Show Up! delivers deets on the best go-go marching band, percussive noise, hip-hop and pop-punk concerts happening this week in Burque.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late and Sorry 4 The Weight. Now with recommended singles!

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Date Night Dining

Soul and Vine is perfect for a first impression

Eric Castillo finds a new favorite date spot.

Crypto-Cuisine

Ari LeVaux pays homage to a forgotten people with this recipe that blends Jewish and Southwestern cuisine.

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Wild Tales

Energetic Argentine anthology believes revenge is a dish best served on fire

Energetic Argentine anthology Wild Tales feels revenge is a dish best served on fire.

Reel World

Dead Billy screens at South Broadway, Left For Dead hits Launchpad, Sweet Georgia Brown pays tribute to African-American women in WWII.

Week in Sloth

Killing Jesus and “The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber”: Which one died for your sins?

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Not Just Turquoise and Fringe

Hopes and growing pains for New Mexico’s fashion industry

Now in its second year, New Mexico Fashion Week promotes local designers while battling preconceptions about Southwest fashion.

Making His Mark

Hal Holbrook brings legendary Twain act to Popejoy

Beloved actor Hal Holbrook pulls no punches when it comes to Twain, communist presidents, painful inspirations and everyone else’s opinions.

Alibi V.24 No.12 • March 19-25, 2015

This Map Just Keeps Getting Bigger

Citywide exhibition shows no signs of slowing down

From avant-garde nests to sound you can see, this next wave of ABQ’s On the Map citywide exhibition promises wonders galore.

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Odds & Ends

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

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Meeting of the Minds

Four perspective-changing concerts

Show Up! delivers deets on rad electro/post-pop, blues rock, post-punk/math rock and stoner rock gigs happening this week in Burque.

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Short and Sweet

Quality, not quantity defines the menu at Guava Tree Café

The “Latin thing” is in full swing at this Nob Hill café.

How to Pick Up Chicks

Backyard chickens are becoming increasingly popular, but where exactly does one start? With chicks, of course!

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’71

Fast-paced British thriller drops viewers into the middle of the Northern Ireland conflict for some bruising action

Gripping thriller ’71 looks at the conflict in Northern Ireland from behind enemy lines.

Reel World

LaDonna Harris introduces Indian 101 at Pueblo Cultural Center, Taos Shortz shows up north and New Mexico Women in Film lauches its Short Film Fest.

Game & Watch

“Powers” on PlayStation Network

SonyPlaystation gets in on the TV game with superhero series “Powers.”

Week in Sloth

“Glee” sings its final note, mtvU gives out Woodies, and Lifetime is Stalked By My Neighbor.

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Stage Whispers

Blake Driver wrassles with the latest melodrama from SouthWest Rural Theatre Project and a luscious local rendition of Puccini’s La Bohème.