Alibi V.24 No.43 • Oct 22-28, 2015

Doubtful It Stood

A good victory and a great loss

August March’s feelings for UNM have their ups and downs. This week, the downs win.

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Odds & Ends

Funny because someone else has difficulty holding their hors d’oeuvres plate.

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Coming Home

Zhang Yimou directs unforgettable Chinese drama about the power of forgetting

Chinese director Zhang Yimou looks back at the Cultural Revolution with heartbreaking results in Coming Home.

Reel World

Reel Rock 10 climbs to new heights, 48 Hour Film Project goes sci-fi, Russell Brand gets documented.

Fun Facts

“Adam Ruins Everything” on truTV

A little knowledge is a funny thing in “Adam Ruins Everything” on truTV.

Week in Sloth

“Wicked City” goes ’80s, Esquire chooses its “Car of the Year” and “Supergirl” shows up.

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Night of the Interactive Theater

Blackout Theatre puts guests in the thick of the zombie apocalypse

The enveloping experience of Quarantine is flipping notions of traditional theater on their heads, asking playgoers to participate in the action of the story that is unfolding before them.

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Alibi V.24 No.42 • Oct 15-21, 2015

Death and the Maiden Review

Audience members may enjoy the elaborate mind games played by the characters—whose morality and mental stability are often called into question—even as they wish the themes didn’t ring so true.

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Got Voters?

Election results and more

Carolyn Carlson reports on the council’s attempt to overturn Mayor Berry’s pot veto and other business in this post-election Council Watch.

Newscity

Our weekly news roundup returns with details of APD’s newest recruitment efforts, and more!

Odds & Ends

Funny because someone else’s parents are struggling with a VHS-transmitted plague.

music

Calling FIDLAR’s Tune

Upcoming LA band performs at Launchpad

FIDLAR (Fuck It Dog, Life’s A Risk) features the confessional, post-addiction poetics of front man and rhythm guitarist Zac Carper backed by the punk but poptastically informed playing of Brandon Schwartzel (bass), Max Kuehn (drums) and Elvis Kuehn (lead guitar). In case you wanna know, the Kuehn brothers are the progeny of T.S.O.L. keyboardist Greg Kuehn.

Heaven is Albuquerque

Guitarist of the post-punk outfit Self Defense Family says, “I think Albuquerque has the best balance of any place I have been in the US.” No wonder he moved here.

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Reel World

48 Hour Film Project goes sci-fi, Gena Rowlands honored in Santa Fe, author of The Martian visits Jean Cocteau.

The Dead Pool

Which new shows are ghosts?

Which new fall shows are already in danger of being cancelled?

Week in Sloth

TCM hosts scary kids, Games How Network adds “Hellevator,” FYI looks at “Food Porn”

art

An Engine Rebuilt

Small Engine Gallery re-establishes itself as a home for ABQ's experimental art

The stranger it is, the better.

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Worth the Wait

Café Caribe

Ty Bannerman takes a trip to the islands, in the heart of Downtown.

Food of the Syrian Diaspora

Syrian refugees are a hot topic in the news right now, so Ari LeVaux takes the opportunity to share some insights into their cuisine.

Alibi V.24 No.41 • Oct 8-14, 2015

Crib Notes: October 8, 2015

If you are too drowsy to study for this week's Albuquerque news quiz, there's some guy selling bottled energy drinks in the alley.

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Best of Burque Restaurants 2015

Albuquerque loves to eat. More to the point, we love to eat well. How else to explain the copious number of excellent restaurants that our beloved city boasts? And how else to explain how that list grows, year after year? From sumptuous Southwestern cuisine to to Continental cafés to BBQ that rivals anything that the Deep South has to offer, our city keeps pace with almost any other American urban center when it comes to dining options.

Rise and Dine

Breakfast is the most important meal, so check out our readers’ opinions on the best foods to wake up to.

Dinner Time

Breaking down every aspect of dinner we tell you how to find the best courses in the city.

Food of Enchantment

If food is a reflection of culture, then these foods are the Burque life. The best meals of New Mexico can be found here.

Take the Cake

Last but certainly not least. Explore the final course in all its sweet decadence in these restaurants.

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Odds & Ends

Funny because someone else’s doghouse got … “bomged?

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He Named Me Malala

Documentary exalts, humanizes teenage activist

He Named Me Malala reminds us how much better and stronger good is than evil.

Reel World

American and Vietnamese soldiers come together, films migrate to US with people to talk about them, legendary jazz comes to UNM SUB theater and SFIFF launches.

Cape Fear

“SuperMansion” on Crackle

If you’re a fan of the action figures come to life in “Robot Chicken,” then “SuperMansion” will hammer away on much the same juvenile funny bone.

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After Summer, A Beach

Four revolutionary musical events

This week in Burque, the Warren Vaché Quartet, OKC rockers Kirra, Suicidal Tendencies and the post-rock of Caspian.

Food and Music Forever

A primer on combinations

I associate food with music. This year’s Best of Burque Restaurants issue gives me a heap of inspiration to indulge in that activity. Those lofty sources of nourishment, elucidated on the previous pages of this issue, could be augmented by accompanying sounds, I thought.

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Still in Print

ABQ Zine Fest highlights the city’s self-publishers

ABQ Zine Fest celebrates the sensation of turning pages.