Alibi V.25 No.24 • June 16-22, 2016

Pati-yo’ Beer Belly

Suds under the sun

There's nothing quite like sipping on a local beer while watching the sunset or snacking on grub from food trucks, and having the right patio is key. Luckily Albuquerque has a plethora of quality breweries and pretty patios to match. Here are just a few favorites.

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Oxygen-Rich Music

Live tunes out in the open

Joshua Lee’s favorite winter distraction is going out to catch live music, but during the summer, he has only one true love: the shade.

Summer Sippin’

Refreshing cocktails on airy patios

Ahhh, the dog days of summer: the scorching heat, the mosquitos, the constant sweat. The only plus sides of the season are the special cocktails, open air patios and perfectly cool nights. Burque plays host to an abundance of locales for sitting and sipping. So, if you’re not already in the know, here are a handful of notable libations to drink en plein air.

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Sonic Reducer

Geoffrey Plant is back with reviews of the latest from Consilience, Free Pizza and Victor Gould!

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Dheepan

French film unpacks the pain of immigrant life

With a mastery of style that is firmly rooted in the telling detail, Jacques Audiard creates a film with rare conscience that unfolds one story of immigration to illuminate us all.

Reel World

Filmmakers can take a production and distribution course, attend a sound editing workshop or meet their peers. Or you can just go watch a movie at the park or at the Kimo.

Crime Pays

“Animal Kingdom” on TNT

“Sons of Anarchy” but with surfboards instead of motorcycles, the cast being the primary attraction.

Week in Sloth

“Orange Is the New Black” returns to Netflix, PBS has yet another "Broen" remake and Oprah's network has a show named after a stoner rock band.

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Double Barreled Garden Spade

The great velocity of Guns into Gardens

The forges of RAWtools will transform weapons confiscated by APD into garden tools to be used at La Plazita Institute's community gardens.

Last Life and Life as We Know It

The Reactive plunges into a culture's shadows

With a style all his own, Masande Ntshanga animates despair and agitation in a collage of moments, memories and landscapes that speak volumes of an exigent moment in South African history.

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Alibi V.25 No.23 • June 9-15, 2016

Over and Under and Sideways

Give it up for some shows!

Russell James Pyle at Marble, a triple bill of Americana at The Co-Op, the dig-able sound dust of TroyBoi at Launchpad and woman-produced goth-horrorcore-death-metal-rap at The Jam Spot. In other words, something for everyone.

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Kings and Queens of Charity

The United Court of the Sandias crowns new royalty

Robin Babb beholds the glorious coronation of the International Court System, an organization of LGBTQ folks who raise money for a host of charities through, mostly, drag shows.

Talking to the Man in the Mirror

The self-actualization of Max and Felix

Blythe Crawford interviews two transgender men about how to not be a jerk, finding oneself and transitioning.

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Protests and Public Funds

City Council listens to citizen concerns

Solar power committment postponed, public campaign finance gets onto the ballot, money is put away for open space acquisition, a board will form to help businesses impacted by ART and more.

Nearly Half of State's Hate Crimes Unreported

Nearly half of New Mexico's law enforcement hasn't reported hate crime totals to the FBI, Navajo cops are criticized for an 8 hour delay in an Amber Alert and the state's medical cannabis industry is growing.

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Steamy, Wonton Romance

May Café serves a tantalizing Thai tea

Never judge a book by its cover, and never judge a restaurant by its exterior. To miss out on good food because of poor judgment is a sin, so when you see a massive armless lumberjack looming above the plain outer surface of May Café, don’t be alarmed.

Oaxacan Old Fashioned

Bebidas nuevas-antiguas at Mezcal Tequileria

Mezcal is a new agave spirit focused open-air venue. They feature over 80 tequilas, mezcals and sotols, cocktails based on these and a food truck parked out front that serves tacos and tapas.

Frack It

NMSU can grow guar, Bueno Foods turns 65 and Poki Poki opens in Bricklight District.

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Maggie’s Plan

Control, narcissism and love mix with oddball results

Funny one-liners and strange antics keep the story moving along even if hazy clouds of anthropology jargon glaze the eyes every once in a while.

Reel World

Let The Record Show screens continuously; see Inside Out at Twin Parks or The Avengers in Spanish.

Modern Survivor

“Wrecked” on TBS

How can you poop outdoors comfortably? Can you live without technology and still be fulfilled?

Week in Sloth

CBS exposes a political conspiracy, History Channel investigates time travelers and Lifetime reminds you to be scared.

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The New Iconography

The work of Thomas Christopher Haag cuts straight to the unconscious

Maggie Grimason talks with travelling muralist Thomas Christopher Haag about freedom, undefined symbols and compost.

All’s Fair in Love and Comedy

A conversation with Kosher Kasher and Natty Leggs

Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher speak with us about their new endeavors, dating in the comedy scene and chasing that “first-time feeling.”

Alibi V.25 No.22 • June 2-8, 2016

Trump the Divider

The best divider

Third-grade level discourse delivers an unusual sort of “unity.”

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Three Candidates, Three Narratives

Atmospheres vary at ABQ election rallies

Samuel Kerwin attended all three presidential candidate rallies last week and found some interesting similarities among stark differences between the candidates.

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No Food Fights, Just Food Love

The weird and beautiful culinary-inspired work of FoodGore

FoodGore is an ongoing multiplicity of projects. It's curated, monthly art pop-ups. It's jewelry, fashion and assorted other handcrafted wares. But, perhaps most importantly, it is ice cream.

New Tablao at Hotel Albuquerque

A destination for cultural and artistic immersion

The tablao is a time-honored performance genre and venue type that emerged in Spain during the early 20th century. And now we have one.

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The Artist Formerly Known As...

Middle Eastern Food & Kabobs doesn’t need a flashy name

All in all, I have to say this was the best dining experience I've had in this city to date.

Food News

Navajo food taboos avoid pathogens, Jambo gets on wheels and food labels get more accurate.

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The Lobster

Absurdist romance makes monkeys out of us all

Is The Lobster a comedy or a tragedy? A sci-fi film or a mind-bending fantasy? A romance or ... whatever the exact opposite of that is?

Reel World

See "Mother Road Movies" or a movie in the park, attend a filmmaker mixer or submit your work to Class X.

Exorcist Too

“Outcast” on Cinemax

A grimly humorless walk in the dark with plenty of realistic drama and just enough grisly jolts to keep you awake at night.

Week in Sloth

Animal Planet dishes out some “Lone Star Law,” AMC Feeds the Beast, and History Channel gets in touch with its inner Conan.

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Don’t Break the Law!

When shows are much more fun

Doomsters Chrch play Launchpad, TOKiMONSTA at Sister, Radio Moscow rocks The Co-Op, The Shady Thug Tour happens by Blu Phoenix Venue and Speedy Ortiz jam the fuck out.