weekly alibi - albuquerque's alternative newsweekly - alibi.com
Everybody knows that it's cooler in the mountains. The Alibi's 2012 Summer Guide leads the way up to the higher points in New Mexico. During her time in office, pioneering state legislator Danice Picraux lobbied for abortion rights and made domestic violence a crime for the first time in the state’s history. Eliot Michael's Rumble Seat Music showroom, located on Central Ave. in Albuquerque's Upper Nob Hill neighborhood, contains a collection of the most hotly coveted vintage instruments, gear and motorcycles in the world. The IVB Canteen, part of the ever-expanding Il Vicino empire, offers not pizza in a hip neighborhood, but fresh-brewed beer, sandwiches and live music in what is usually an industrial zone. U.K. director Lynne Ramsay takes the evil children genre in an arty, esoteric direction with her darkly unnerving but deeply flawed domestic nightmare We Need To Talk About Kevin. UNM area mainstay Casa de Piñatas creates those vibrant, beautiful, confection-filled papier-mâché vessels designed to be smashed to pieces with a broom handle.