Alibi V.24 No.17 • April 23-29, 2015

Hang the Maids

Margaret Atwood and Mother Road go airborne to shatter an old epic

Penelope, wife of Odysseus, finally comes into her own in a gorgeous staging of Margaret Atwood’s powerful story by Mother Road Theatre Company.

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Diaperin’ Ain’t Easy

Can new parents go green without going broke or losing their minds?

A soon-to-be parent checks out the mind-boggling world of green diapering.

Weeds

When the green’s got to go

Even in the desert, noxious weeds are an environmental menace.

Greening Death

Leaving your body without abandoning your beliefs

We talked to Green Burial Council founder Joe Sehee about ecologically friendly ways to rest in peace.

Pest Control Without Poison

Keeping bugs at bay without hurting the Earth or yourself

Tips for keeping pests out of your life while staying green.

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The Salt of the Earth

Breathtaking photography forms backbone of life-changing biopic

Wim Wenders profiles Brazilian photjournalist Sabastiao Salgado in life-changing biopic The Salt of the Earth.

Reel World

Director talks The Wrecking Crew, Musical Chairs dances up a storm, and Bill Plympton rewards Guild Cinema for Cheatin’.

Middle Age Crazy

“HAPPYish” on Showtime

Steve Coogan goes middle-aged crazy in Showtime’s “HAPPYish.”

Week in Sloth

Bruce Jenner gives an interview to Diane Sawyer, the giant crocodile from Lake Placid fights the giant anaconda from Anaconda, and J.K. Rowling goes wizard free.

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Three Cheers for Consent!

Rape Crisis Center hosts educational events in April

It’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which means it’s time to brush up on the definition of “consent.”

Odds & Ends

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

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What You Came For

Concerts worthy of attention

Show Up! delivers deets on some of finest hip-hop, alt-folk, Native rock and reunion concerts happening this week in Burque.

What Is “Art Music”?

Wherein August March breaks down the meaning of the term “art music” and reflects on his own experiences with the lofty genre.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new, local releases by SuperGiant, ICUMDRUMS and Big Sad Guy. Now with A/V!

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Native Current

Native art never stopped speaking: Local entrepreneurs hype talented contemporary artists at the Rail Yards.

The Center of Her Own World

The multitalented Miranda July—filmmaker, short story writer and artist—has finally released her first novel, the story of an unexciting woman who learns karate and finds her careful control over life slipping.

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Albuquerque, Give Me Some Of You

Celebrating John Fante with a rye ale, a green chile panini and Ask the Dust

Our resident beer and lit lover celebrates the life of an underrated writer of the new West.

Defining “Health”

Science is leaving the FDA’s labeling requirements behind

The FDA recently layed the smack down on Kind brand granola bars. But were the regulators out of line?

Alibi V.24 No.16 • April 16-22, 2015

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Re(Start) Together

An interview with Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein

Sleater-Kinney member/“Portlandia” prime mover Carrie Brownstein talks all things S-K (including collabs with Planned Parenthood and “Bob’s Burgers”) with M. Brianna Stallings.

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Merchants of Doubt

If facts have a liberal bias, then emotions love conservatives

Merchants of Doubt shines a light on the tactics lobbyists, PR firms and spin doctors use to convince us that cigarettes are healthy and climate change doesn’t exist.

Reel World

An interview with Bryan Konefsky, the cinematic guru behind the 10th annual Experiments in Cinema film festival.

Week in Sloth

Atari: Game Over airs on Showtime, “Animation Domination” adds “Major Lazer,” George Takei guest on “StarTalk.”

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John Mulaney’s Delicate Weirdness

Boy-next-door comedian talks stand-up, SNL and human absurdity

Don’t let the innocent persona fool you—John Mulaney’s comedy cuts to the heart of weird humanity.

Culture Shock

Bathe yourself in culture with Bless Me, Ultima, A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Tim Robbins and the April Placitas Artists Series.

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Almost Fey-mous

On Tina’s trail in Albuquerque

Blake Driver follows in Liz Lemon’s local business-patronizing footsteps. Prepare to want to go to there.

Odds & Ends

From New Jersey to France, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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In Good Faith

Concerts you can believe in

Show Up! delivers deets on glam insect metal, post-punk, no wave, experimental, stoner rock, funk and 4/20-friendly party rock gigs happening this week in Burque.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new albums by Chastity Belt, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Todd Rundgren. Now with A/V!

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Fork & Fig

A new eatery on Menaul goes for the hip & casual

A hip new restaurant where “sauce is everything!”

Dying for Diet Pills

Dangerous stimulants continue to be found in “natural” weight loss supplements. So why won’t the FDA take steps to prevent that from happening?

Alibi V.24 No.15 • April 9-15, 2015

A New Normal

MTS brings authenticity to America’s most dysfunctional family

The Addams Family gets a spring in its step with this vibrant musical production that questions conformity and celebrates oddity.

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Nervous Hearts

Or how the Pet Mayor of Corrales made me less afraid of myself

Amelia Olson visits one of New Mexico’s most accomplished horses ... and worries that Aspen won’t like her.

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Somos 1 ABQ

This week: Immigration, the Open Space Trust Fund, and other issues.

Odds & Ends

From Ohio to Idaho, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

Letters

Wherein Alibi readers write. Topics range from The [nuevomexicano] Dead to the nascent NM manufacturing industry and reminiscences of the ABQ jazz scene of yesteryear.

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It Follows

Innovative indie horror flick creeps into the mainstream

Innovative indie horror flick It Follows creeps into the mainstream

Reel World

Get your films in for the Women in Film Fiesta, see Hi-Lo Country at Reel New Mexico, catch the dirty documentary Symphony of Soil at Natural History.

Week in Sloth

Billy Crystal and Josh Gad are “The Comedians,” Marvel’s “Daredevil” hits Neflix, Reelz welcomes “Polka Kings.”

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Into the Wild

Three howl-worthy gigs for your week

Show Up! delivers deets on hip-hop, garage-pop, art-punk, EDM, chillwave and dirty jazz concerts par excellence. Owooooo!

Sonic Reducer

We blasted new albums by This Is The Kit, Polar Bear and Brian Wilson on our office jambox. Scope our reviews and A/V.

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From Top to Bottom

Exploring the menu at Viet Taste

Our food critic checks out the menu at this Best of Burque winner.

Answering the Call

Flying Star’s new “Café Menu” aims for affordability and quality

After declaring bankruptcy earlier this year, Flying Star has made some changes. The Alibi’s staff checks out one of them: the new “Café Menu.”