Alibi V.24 No.19 • May 7-13, 2015

Quirky Doesn’t Begin to Cover It

Ross Ward’s Tinkertown is really, truly art

A dazzled Joshua Lee explains why the Tinkertown Museum is “more than just a pit stop on the Turquoise Trail.”

Best of Burque Music 2018 Voting Is Live

You’ve got two weeks to cast your votes

The people have spoken. The nominations are in for the best local bands, players, albums, venues, engineers and labels of the past year. The second round for all the marbles runs Feb. 21 through Mar. 6. This year you can cast your votes once each week (that’s up to three times if you check your calendar carefully). And the cherry atop the BOBM sundae is a fantastic live showcase of nominees on Mar. 24. This thing was a blast last year, so let’s do it again!

Best of Burque 2018 Voting Phase in Full Swing

Vote now, vote later, vote again until March 13

Drumroll, please! Best of Burque, the original Albuquerque reader’s poll, enters its latest incarnation on Valentine’s Day, 2018. Voting runs Feb. 14 through March 13, a four-week period during which, for the first time, you can cast your votes once each week. So if you want to express love for your Best of Burque faves on a weekly basis to give the objects of your affection an edge in the results, your wish has been granted!

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The Staycation

Why not be a tourist in your own city?

These guided tours are well worth checking out—even for locals.

Hacking the Earthship

Rachel Preston Prinz takes a fresh look at sustainable architecture

The earthship architecture movement aims for sustainable living. Author Rachel Preston Prinz discusses how the natural homes often fail to live up to the ideal, and how their designs can be updated for the better.

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Odds & Ends

It’s funny because it happened to someone else ... elsewhere.

Hell on Skates

Roller derby enters the new millennium

Roller derby is as adrenaline fueled as ever, but the sport is changing with the times.

Diaperin’ Is Easy!

The cloth-diapering community offered scathing critiques of our staffer’s research; said staffer and contributing writer Amelia Olson responds to a massive dose of online venom.

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The D Train

Bromantic dramedy tries to be edgy, settles for “edgeish”

Jack Black and James Marsden buddy up in edgy comedy The D Train.

Reel World

Bubonicon salutes Leonard Nimoy, KiMo goes ape for King Kong, The Dolls love Mommie Dearest.

Week in Sloth

Sing along to PItch Perfect, watch the season finale of “American Idol,” catch the premiere of “Sing it On” and witness the grisly truth behind The Case of the Cannibal Cop.

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Pride and Joy

Five gigs to make your heart sing

Punk, metal and beyond, walk like an Egyptian to these shows.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new releases from The Mountain Goats, Blur and Best Coast.

Hey, Joe

The Big River Band

Captain America remembers The Big River Band and the East Mountains.

How a Song Is Made

Looking in on The Glass Menageries

Mark Lopez sits in on a Glass Menageries’ practice session and lives to tell the tale.

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Culture Shock

Dance beneath the stars with some patron saints, scope an experimental comedic duo, and take Mom out for some Japanese Art Deco and big-band tunes.

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Will Sail for Food

Transoceanic shipping has a huge carbon footprint, but what if goods came via sailboat?

Is it possible to ship goods across the ocean in a climate-friendly way?

Alibi V.24 No.18 • April 30-May 6, 2015

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Nuclear Pilgrimage

There’s nothing to see at the Trinity Site, but much to consider

The Trinity site is a barren spot of ground in the middle of an empty plain. So why do thousands of people drive out to see it every year?

Remembering the Downwinders

A Q&A with journalist Dennis J.Carroll, director of Forgotten: Trinity’s Downwinders

A look at those affected by the world’s first nuclear bomb.

The Nuclear Option

Stream our uranium-soaked mixtape

We made y’all a mixtape of tunes in the key of Uranium 235.

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Rise to the Challenge

Attend these shows because you can

Show Up! delivers deets on four of the finest pop-punk, folk-rock, darkwave and psych-rock concerts going down this week in Albuquerque.

Conquering America One Beat at a Time

August March pauses “The Mighty Boosh” long enough to read and review Michaelangelo Matos’ EDM treatise The Underground Is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new albums by Young Thug, Tyler the Creator and Yelawolf. Now with A/V!

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Nagomi Does It With Feeling

Japanese food for the adventuous and urbane

This Japanese restaurant offers tasty satisfaction for the adventurous eater, as well as the timid.

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Homes for the Homeless?

The council questions the Albuquerque Housing Authority

This week, an update from the Albuquerque Housing Authority and a farewell to the Downtown Business Improvement District.

Odds & Ends

From Arkansas to China, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Clouds of Sils Maria

Film industry drama finds actress caught between art and a hard place

Juliette Binoche stars as Juliette Binoche (more or less) in navel-gazing film industry drama Clouds of Sils Maria.

Reel World

Santa Fe Launches Labor Film Festival, Midnight Movies screens Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, University of Art and Design brings back Outdoor Vision Fest.

Far Out Space Nuts

“Other Space” on Yahoo! Screen

Yahoo! Screen makes fun of sci-fi with “Other Space.”

Week in Sloth

“Psychic Matchmaker” debuts, Hallmark serves up Murder, She Baked, and CBS celebrates “David Letterman: A Life in Television”

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Offended by the Offended

Bill Maher confronts politics, religion and the far left

Bill Maher talks to Genevieve Mueller about his roots and the liberal problem of political correctness in anticipation of his May 2 appearance.

Culture Shock

Between learning contra dance, scoping artsy houses from the inside and celebrating both Independent Bookstore Day and Free Comic Book Day, there’s no time for boredom in ABQ.

Radical Quest and Loss

One worked from within the establishment while one sought to overthrow it. David Gessner finds a deep love for the American West in the work of Wallace Stegner and Edward Abbey.

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?