Alibi V.24 No.22 • May 28-June 3, 2015

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Dr. Anne Key

Occupation: Former High Priestess

Renee Chavez interviews Dr. Anne Key, former High Priestess

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Kirk vs. Rock

A brief teleplay

The postmodern music rock layer indicates a mass extinction in the 21st century epoch.

Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to Twenty One Pilots, Graham Parker & The Rumour and Holly Herndon.

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Beyond Idaho

Revel in the world-changing power of the unassuming potato

A traveler from ancient centuries, the spoils of an empire, a one-time consort of no-less a person than Marie Antoinette, and a creator of the modern world.

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Film News

A “new kind of festival” is coming to Albuquerque in the form of Movies and Meaning. Described by organizers as a “dream space festival” for people who “love stories and light,” the four-day festival will feature film, workshops and special guests—not to mention “dancing, magic and you.”

Love and Marriage … Oh, and Divorce

“Grace and Frankie” on Netflix

Oh, the illusion of the happy marriage ... how it sinks its teeth in the fabric of your Chanel cardigan as you sip a dry martini and placate yourself thinking everything is just peaches and cream. That doesn't sound like you? Oh, right; that’s Jane Fonda's character in “Grace and Frankie,” currently streaming on Netflix.

Week in Sloth

Try out “Aquarius,” “Nightingale” or “The Whispers.” Or just go to Louis C.K. for the guaranteed laugh.

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Alibi V.24 No.21 • May 21-27, 2015

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Far from the Madding Crowd

Gritty, 19th-century English romance finds love and hate down on the farm

Far from the Madding Crowd is a rough romance.

Reel World

The open-air cinema series Movies on the Plaza picks up this Friday, May 22, at Downtown Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza. From 4 to 8pm, food trucks will gather around the Plaza as part of ABQ Food Fridays.

Fall Windfall

Nets announce their upfront shows for 2015-16

Last week the broadcast networks held their “upfront” presentations, letting viewers know what to DVR and what to ignore for the upcoming fall season.

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So High You Go

On wings of sound

Show Up! delivers deets on Burque’s best upcoming blues, prog and metalcore.

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The Need for Change

The mayor’s anti-panhandling initiative distracts from the real problem of homelessness

According to Samantha Anne Carrillo, the mayor’s new anti-panhandling initiative is a band-aid solution at best.

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Perfectly Sculpted

Eddie Izzard and the political formation of comedy

Comedian Eddie Izzard provides more than a trickle of awareness.

Quilt Outlaws

Modern quilting takes center stage at Fiber Arts Fiesta

Thanks to the warm weather, you can observe this art from above instead of below.

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Alibi V.24 No.20 • May 14-20, 2015

How to Take on the World

Four concerts light the way

Show Up! delivers deets on the hottest indie rock, blues, psych-rock and swamp-tech concerts happening this week in Albuquerque. Now with A/V!

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Spring

Can odd indie romance get its act together for love or monsters?

Oddball indie Spring mixes monsters and amore.

Reel World

Humane Society wants your cat videos, Cine Magnifico is looking for a poster, New Mexico-made thriller Truth premieres at Guild Cinema.

Morituri Te Salutant

Bringing out this season’s dead TV shows

With fall TV announcements looming, networks slash underperforming shows.

Week in Sloth

M. Night Shyamalan moves to “Wayward Pines,” “Mad Men” ends, and Bravo exposes us to “Isabella Rossellini’s Green Porno Live!”

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Sonic Reducer

This week we listened to new albums by Faith No More, Mumford & Sons and Snoop Dogg. Now with A/V!

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Sex and Suds

Beer & Bands for Better Sex Ed

Planned Parenthood joins forces with the craft beer scene to promote better sexual education in New Mexico.

Don’t Audit Me, Bro

City Council talks tasers and cruising

Our city’s leadership looks at Tasergate and other issues in this expanded version of Council Watch.

Odds & Ends

From Australia to Nebraska, it’s funny because it happened to someone else.

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Real Beards, Real Ladies

New play about psychedelic drag legends The Cockettes gets a blessing from a living legend shimself

The Dolls unleash the crazy tale of San Francisco’s lovable drag disasters The Cockettes and their star-studded New York flop.

Far Out and Inward-Looking

Santa Fe publisher Synergetic Press rereleases Zig Zag Zen: Buddhism and Psychedelics with an intriguing talk at Collected Works Bookstore.

The Ties That Bind

Dark literary thriller The Marble Orchard explores how loyalties can shape a man’s choices—and doom him.

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Hitting the Sauce

Gravy adds a little something extra

Five months after opening, Gravy has overcome its rocky debut.

Check, Please

A restaurant critic says goodbye

Ari LeVaux discusses the downside of restaurant criticism.