Alibi V.26 No.8 • Feb 23-March 1, 2017

The Red Turtle

Silent tale of survival holds surprising depth

The Academy Award-nominated The Red Turtle has surprising depth and is positively hypnotic.

Gus Pedrotty’s Alibi interview [Video]

Gus Pedrotty—Gus, as he likes to be known—stopped by Alibi Headquarters to discuss a bid for mayor that began as idealistic—and some would say unlikely—but has since been transformed into one of the more vital and remarkable candidacies that have passed through this high desert city in ages.

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Alibi Celebrates Pride

Guests of the N.M. Pride Celebration join Weekly Alibi to party

We would like to thank everyone who visited our booth at the Albuquerque Pride Celebration and the wonderful folx running the beautiful event.

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2017 Oscar Ballot

Use this year’s Weekly Alibi-generated Academy Awards ballot to shock co-workers, impress neighbors or just to enjoy the tastiest fruit from this year’s filmic tree!

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Reel World

This week’s cinematic activities include an Oscar viewing party at the DoubleTree, a museum exhibit about New Mexico in film and TV, the documentary My Choice and a film on bowhunting at the South Broadway Cultural Center.

Go For the Gold

“The Oscars” on ABC

Although there are more worthy contenders among the night’s nominees, odds are high you’ll be hearing the words “And the Oscar goes to ... La La Land” a lot.

Week in Sloth

Titles like “The Blacklist: Redemption,” “Ultimate Beastmaster,” “Infidelity in Suburbia” and “President Donald Trump’s Address to Congress” will have you glued to the boob tube.

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Yelling About Fish

Poki Poki is for the quick-tripper

It was busy. It was loud. There was fish. If you're looking for some delicious, fresh brain food that you can shovel in while you run between point A and B, then Poki Poki is perfect.

Food News

Valentine’s at McDonald’s, see who won the Pizza Dough Brawl, ABQ knows how to cut a deal, a meat pie tour of Santa Fe, local chefs find recognition at the James Beard awards and everybody loves poké.

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Newscity

The real problem with school board elections, water legislation at the Roundhouse and drilling rights near Chaco Canyon.

What Matters Most

A guide to free stuff on your birthday

A guide to cannabis resources on a patient’s birthday.

Odds & Ends

Funny because having your burglary hindered by a squirrel happens to someone else.

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Confusing Grace with Outer Space

Don’t think, go see these shows instead!

August March strongly suggests readers seek meaning in the moment by checking out shows by James Whiton, Leeches of Lore, Captured! By Robots and Deafheaven

Portrait of the Artist

Cullinan as a Young Rocker

Dillon Cullinan hates the name of his band. Luckily, no matter what he calls his sonic project, the music totally fucking rocks.

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How Do You Take Your Fiction?

Serial Box delivers novels that fit into people's lives

Serial Box's subscription sends one “episode” per week, each installment designed to provide a 40-minute reading experience that fits into people's lives.

Hitsville U.S.A. Comes to Albuquerque

Motown the Musical takes the Popejoy stage

Motown the Musical recreates some of the magic of Detroit's glory days and revives the immortals that recorded behind the unassuming walls of Hitsville U.S.A.

Alibi V.26 No.7 • Feb 16-22, 2017

Taco Sal and the Suburban Sopaipillas

An entrance to the fabled Heights still shines

Taco Sal, a symbol of how a type of food moved up to the Heights, absorbed some of the cultural conveniences and contrivances of a thing called America but kept its native funk and far-out New Mexican identity.

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2017 Photo Contest

We were totally overwhelmed with the number and overall quality of the submissions we received for this year’s photo contest.

Best of Burque 2017 voting is underway

Polls open from February 15 to March 15

From Best Drag Queen to Best Local Place to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse to Best Book Store, we want you to vote on the top notch people, places, goods and services in this fine city.

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The Spirit of Whiton

Bassist returns to roots and kicks ass

James Whiton (ex-Eric McFadden Trio and Apricot Jam) on systematic beauty, ostinato and making modern music.

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Anime Ignited

Albuquerque's “Indigo Ignited” bridges worlds with Japanese production

David Pinter and Samuel Dalton are developing the first American anime, produced with top-tier talent from both Japan and the States.

DROOLing over Thumper

This "rhythm violence game" has no narrative and no characters, only concussive gameplay and brooding electronic music, working in harmony with a suite of sinister visual assets.

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Solitary Bill Moves Through Roundhouse

Isolated confinement act is a progressive measure

The “Isolated Confinement Act” would place new restrictions and require reporting on the use of isolated confinement in New Mexico jails and prisons.

Newscity

City meets recycling goal, Highlands construction approved and N.M. leads in childcare assistance.

Natural Selection

The endocannabinoid system and how THC works

THC treatment works because it interfaces with a basic system which has been around longer than vertebrates.

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Toni Erdmann

German comedy-drama finds odd connection between ridiculous father and uptight daughter

One sure sign of this German dramedy's success is how quickly the American remake rights were snapped up.

Reel World

Apply to the New Mexico Actors Showcase, learn How to Sell Your Film, take a workshop in TV commercials or see Voces Inocentes.

Iceland on Viceland

“Trapped” on Viceland

“Trapped” is an icy murder mystery marked by a claustrophobic setting, a bit of international intrigue and a whole lot of snow.

Alibi V.26 No.6 • Feb 9-15, 2017

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Amorous Verbiage

Sultry sonnets for sundry sweethearts

With Valentine’s Day approaching, Weekly Alibi offers up some sultry sonnets for sundry sweethearts.

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Albuquerque is Immigrants

Council considers sanctuary, law enforcement, low-income housing

The latest Council meeting focused on the status of immigrants in the Duke City.

Newscity

A reduction in student testing, a new place to play ball on the West Side and the future of the sun in New Mexico energy usage.

Fountain of Youth

Ultra Health and graceful aging

An elderly gentleman’s creeping aches and irritability give way to a meditative state and pain-free hands that can mash game controller buttons like they’re young again.

Odds & Ends

Funny because being charged too much for weed happens to someone else.

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Food News

Zullo’s Bistro moves in, El Pinto is expanding its operations, Cottonwood area loses more restaurants, Flying Star announces a new menu, Blue Corn Café & Brewery celebrates its 20th and registration begins for the Organic Farming Conference.

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Reel World

In which The Pajama Men briefly return to their Duke City roots…

Ad Age

The Best and Worst Super Bowl LI Commercials

This year’s array of Super Bowl ads, from best to worst.

Week in Sloth

There’s “The History of Comedy,” a new Lifetime flick featuring Judd Nelson, the yearly Grammy Awards broadcast and a documentary that investigates the world’s strangest underground locations.

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Got to Keep on Rising

Let’s change the mood from sad to gladness

August March is too freaked out by his dog Phranc and Jim Morrison to care if people recognize him at shows around town. But he still wants you to go see Alibi’s Best of Burque Music Showcase as well as concerts by Alcest and The Quebes.

Sonic Reducer

Alibi record reviewer Geoffrey Plant gets all local on us, discussing new recordings by Sunlight, Dad & Steve as well as Lone Piñon.

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Strength in Fragility

Our Glass Figures examines trauma through performance

Instead of erasing the fullness of women's identity by highlighting trauma, Our Glass Figures aims to empower and educate.

Who Comes for the Girls

Zadie Smith's inquiry into race, belonging and privilege

A reader could easily pick up this novel and enjoy it without putting any thought to the underpinnings of all the drama; just as likely, what underpins each scene might be what others find most compelling and important.