Alibi V.21 No.47 • Nov 22-28, 2012

Most Likely to Suck Seed

Luigi brings the XXX

Get (really) up close and personal with Punk Bunny front man Luigi in this week’s Show Up!

The Mayor’s Race Is a Thing

Albuquerque election forum is happening this Wednesday, August 23

All the candidates are jockeying for position as they come around the home bend. Get right up there on the edge of the running, as it were, when the North Valley Coalition and Weekly Alibi present a forum for Albuquerque Mayoral Candidates at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (2401 12th Street NW).

Jurassic Best of Burque Restaurants World

The most ferocious of prehistoric reader polls is back

What's your favorite New Mexican food? What's your favorite dinosaur? Ok, now put them together and what do you get? An Enchiladodon? A Chileopteryx? A Tacoraptor? A Sopaipillatops? Awesome! Get ready for the T. Rex of “Best of City” contests: The original Best of Burque Restaurants will be hitting Weekly Alibi racks and website on Thursday, Oct. 12. The polls are open now. Vote on your favorite Frito pie, vegetarian food, Japanese restaurant and local brewery. Let your voice be heard! Rawr!

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Vice Patrol

The people behind new strip club laws and what they’re fighting

Cities around the nation are passing replicas of the same bill designed to clamp down on strip clubs and avoid legal challenges.

A Simple Majority

Councilors can override the will of the people

Though Burqueños did their civic duty and weighed in on the minimum wage, it’s possible for city politicians to squash their votes. Turns out, it’s pretty easy.

Shop Local

Tax revenues are down, so keep the money circulating in Albuquerque this year by buying gifts from local shops, says Councilor Ken Sanchez.

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Illusion Noir

Stage Magician of the Year talks beauty and mentalism

Former Possum Dixon frontman has spent the last decade as a magician. His old-school methods have brought him much acclaim.

Of Swine and Man

Toby, the chief philosopher of the swinish race, escapes the abattoir and embarks on a series of adventures in Pyg.

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The Silver Linings Playbook

Are Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence crazy or in love or both?

Indie auteur David O. Russell’s latest film, Silver Linings Playbook, suggests that all crazy people need is another crazy person to fall in love with.

Reel World

The New Mexico Film Series continues at KiMo Theatre on Wednesday, Nov. 28, with a screening of the shot-in-our-state Western 3:10 to Yuma.

American Idle

“Killer Karaoke” on truTV

TruTV’s latest salvo may take the victory in the “so awful it’s awful” wars.

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Music to Your Ears

Whether your post-Thanksgiving weekend finds you craving Afro-Latin and Brazilian grooves, pounding house music or heavy metal, Music to Your Ears has your second helping covered.

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to new albums by Night Sins, Talk Normal and U.S. Girls.

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Beyond King Corn

In search of maize redemption

Celebrate the diverse world of corn—a world where stalks can grow between two and 20 feet high; ears range in size from salad forks to golf clubs; and kernels span the color wheel in saffron, pomegranate, mauve, rose, black and lavender.

Alibi V.21 No.46 • Nov 15-21, 2012

Also-Ran

Local GOP reacts to spate of losses

After months of scathing partisan attacks in the most expensive election cycle in U.S. history, spirits were low at the New Mexico GOP results watch party. It wasn’t looking good for Republicans.

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Gift Guide

Whether you love a good Tweet or don’t believe life can be reduced to a series of status updates, social media provides invaluable holiday gift-finding information. Hit the streets of Albuquerque and support local businesses. Here are some of our favorite presents on shelves in the 505 this year.

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Our favorite Burque vendors on the cottage-industry supersite—just in time for the holidays.

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Avoid the crush of crowds at mega-chain outlets vying for your dollar. Find one-of-a-kind presents and support our local makers at these holiday fairs.

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Articulating The Limbs

Blues-rock revival gets hyper-local

Lizzy Von Stange chats with bluesy rock and roll duo The Limbs about classical training, musical influences and touring aspirations.

Big in South Korea

Danceable Americana duo unveils debut album

Jim Phillips reports on banjo-pop project Todd and the Fox’s stateside album release.

Plenty of Doubt

Racist video mars old band's return to relevance

Marisa Demarco meditates on the many reasons why No Doubt’s “Looking Hot” video is racist and highly offensive.

Gallup / Burque Gallop

This week’s Flyer on the Wall allegorizes the power of community-powered radio and announces a joint birthday party for KNIZ 90.1 FM and Small Engine Gallery.

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Route 66 Malt Shop

Albuquerque’s stretch of the old Mother Road is home to the Route 66 Malt Shop, a restaurant that attempts to capture the spirit of a storied era while also addressing the foodie concerns of the Nob Hill neighborhood it calls home.

A Root Beer with Roots

Root beer has been an important part of American refreshment since colonial times. Back in those days, old-timey settlers would take a break from fighting off bears to boil mixtures of sassafras root and other herbs. Since then, of course, the drink has evolved into yet another mass produced soda pop, but if you've got a hankering for the real deal, why not take part in the great American tradition of brewing your own?

The Spirits of Autumn

Three drinks to sip as temperatures drop

The icy, frosted cocktails of summer take a back seat to heartier liquors in the fall as we seek the warmth of our fireplaces and some drinkable companions for our holiday turkeys and hams.

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Odd Man Out

Election night with the Libertarian presidential candidate

The Libertarian presidential candidate wasn't cloistered inside a room at Hotel Albuquerque waiting to find out whether he'd won or lost. He'd lost. He knew that going in.

Close to Home

UNM halts plans to build a substance abuse clinic after neighbors protest

Longtime reporter Carolyn Carlson pens an opinion column about opiate addiction in Albuquerque.

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The Sessions

Sex-positive dramedy gets between the sheets with two remarkable actors

John Hawkes and Helen Hunt are front-and-center in this based-on-a-true story tale of a severely handicapped man and the professional sex surrogate who kinda loves him.

Reel World

Described as a “live fictitious documentary,” The History of Asking the Wrong Question will have its world premiere on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17, at 8 p.m. in the N4th Theater (4904 Fourth Street NW).

The Other Idiot Box

“BSG: Blood and Chrome” on YouTube

Americans are spending more time staring at iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and other computerized devices and less time watching actual televisions. Networks are well aware of this fact. They’ve been trying to exploit it for years, investing heavily in websites like Hulu.com and producing the occasional web-based mini-series. Now, Syfy is making the unusual move of “premiering” the prequel to its much-loved space opera “Battlestar Galactica” on the Internet.

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Home Made

3D artist builds herself a dwelling as her master's thesis

With salvaged scrap materials, artist Bethany Delahunt created a real house for herself as her master’s thesis.

Freud vs. C.S. Lewis

Fusion Theatre Company tackles weighty philosophical questions

Fusion Theatre Company tackles a theoretical debate between atheist Freud and Christian C.S. Lewis.

The Hive Minds

Political art group draws up the cost of coal

For two years, members of The Beehive Collective interviewed hundreds of people about how mountaintop removal and coal mining affected their lives. After those conversations, the hive's illustrators drew up visual metaphors and scenes from the stories they'd been told.

Alibi V.21 No.45 • Nov 8-14, 2012

Humanity and Divinity

Santa Fe playwright infuses love story with dark philosophy

A precocious young stenographer is sent to help the famous Russian author in dire deadline straights.

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Feast on Film

Your nutritious guide to holiday movies

What’s hitting the table this holiday season?

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News Feature

Reporter Margaret Wright speaks with strippers and politicians about the city’s new batch of strip club regulations.

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Skyfall

For a man of 50, James Bond is looking better than ever

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise. The famed superspy’s first cinematic adventure, Dr. No, hit theaters in 1962. To celebrate, producers have pulled out all the stops to make Bond’s latest big-screen adventure his biggest and boldest yet.

Reel World

Award-winning author (The American Way of War) and filmmaker (Why We Fight) Eugene Jarecki will visit Albuquerque this weekend to introduce his new documentary The House I Live In.

“Glee” for Straight Dudes

“Wedding Band” on TBS

TBS’ new hour-long comedy is more or less Wedding Crashers and The Wedding Singer crudely sewn onto an episode of “Glee” with those big, Frankenstein-style stitches. Ignore the scars, though, and you might discover an amiably raunchy musical comedy with which to while away a boring Saturday night.

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To Burque, With Love

Jenny Invert delivers dark, operatic pop

We chatted with Jenny Invert’s Sam Miller about stamps, philosophy, music, Seattle and Mike Watt.

A/V Reducer

Check out the debut of our A/V Reducer column, wherein we meditate on and muse about music videos.

Sonic Reducer

This week, we listened to Bat for Lashes, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and The Soft Moon.

Music to Your Ears

Whether you’re into punk, folk or thrashcore, Music to Your Ears has you covered.

In the Wake

This week’s Flyer on the Wall hypes both a mixed-media photography show and a corresponding concert at The Kosmos.

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X-mas 4-eva

The holiday season is expanding, encroaching on more weeks of the year. To get away from the madness, check out the Hipster Craft Fair at Hipstich. This is definitely not a mainstream fare.

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